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By A. Yamina Collins | February 1, 2016
You’re probably wondering what Star Wars: The Force Awakens has to do with the antagonist Gilead, in my fantasy/romance novel The Last King.
What I love about the song is one line of lyric (it doesn’t have a lot of lyrics to begin with) which states the following:
I hope you make it through the darkness when the ache is gone…
At least I have some control over Gilead (though you never know where a character will take you if you let them “speak” honestly), but Kylo…ah, Kylo. He is my favorite character in TFA (yes, he did some horrible things, but I liked his complexity; he’s easy to hate, and easy to understand, too), and maybe I dig wounded souls in some way. Maybe that’s why I dig Gilead, too.
Anyway, enjoy the video and the song.
By A. Yamina Collins | July 15, 2014
You might know this song from the movie The Notebook. There are several versions of it, from Billie Holiday to Frank Sinatra. But for my money, I love the Jimmy Durant version the best. Considering that young Gilead was alive when this song first came out, I imagine this to be one of the songs he loved – and it’s a song I think he would play for Emmy.