In the ancient past, six civilizations formed an alliance bound by magic. Generations passed before the prosperity of this union was shattered, as devastation was unleashed upon the world.
After these events faded into history, a jewel stone is discovered by Benjamin. Alongside the elf warrior, Fera, he begins a quest inspired by a mysterious force. With the aid of Gertrude, a brilliant inventor, and a gnome named Gregory, they explore the world in
a steam powered carriage.
The past and present collide as a malevolent entity prepares for war. It is determined to finish what it began long ago.
Music often inspires scenes, helps mold the tone of a narrative, and in some cases, defines a character.
What follows is a collection of songs that are the soundtrack to this novel.
This song inspired a "deleted" scenario that does not occur in the novel but would be ideal visually for a movie or television series based off the book. This will add to the experience for the visual representation of the book. Learn more about this new addition below under the "Bonus Scene" section of this page.
Gertrude is a human living in a city predominantly inhabited by gnomes. She is an inventor with a curiosity that often gets the better of her. She loves living in Gnowing, a place where creativity is celebrated. Her latest project involves a jewel stone given to her by her mother. Can a machine decipher the mysteries of magic?
Benjamin is the son of a merchant in a small village whose family has helped the community flourish. He discovers a yellow jewel stone without any explanation as to its origins in his room one day. The mystical object inspires him to leave his homeland to explore the known world. His journey soon takes him to the city of Gnowing.
Fera came from a small village of elves whose ancestors were sent into exile generations ago. It is during her travels, exploring the known world that she first meets Benjamin's father as a young man. She has been a part of his life as he grew up, was married, and had a son with whom she has chosen to accompany on his journey.
Gregory was once a map maker as he researched the known world. Once he returned to his home in the city of Gnowing, he became enamored of mechanical devices, pivoting from cartography to becoming an inventor. He was happy with this life until he meets Gertrude, inspiring him to become an explorer once more.
Vernon inherited the inn that he runs from an uncle he barely knew who abruptly left the run-down business in the hands of his nephew. Denying his potential as a wizard, he fears the power of magic taking control of him. He hides behind a facade of being a ladies' man, attempting to charm any woman to enter his life.
Winmir is the chieftain of the last of seven tribes that has not been lost to darkness. His people have been living in secret, protected by spirits of the dead of an ancient kingdom and a magical illusion spell. He is a noble warrior that follows a code of honor as he prepares to confront an ancient evil that nearly conquered the world.
Bonus Scene: Not Found In Book
In a movie/television presentation of Mystical Alliance, the final scene expands beyond the dialogue between Benjamin and Gertrude. Set to the song "Emerald Tiger" as mentioned earlier on this page, Vanessa Mae would be an elf playing the violin. The chanting portion of the song would be a group of minotaurs. The clanging sound that joins in is a unique instrument created and played by a gnome. Lastly, what would be a second violin joining would be another favorite violin player, Lindsey Stirling who is playing the role of a wizard. At one point she uses magic for the instrument to continue playing while she dances around. It's a culmination of all these various groups being together at the end.
Where would the Author make a cameo?
Stan Lee is notorious for making a cameo in movies and television series based off his written works. With that in mind, where would the author of this novel make an appearance in a visual adaptation of the book?
The author can make multiple appearances as a wizard. First in a crowd at Nexus. Then again among the those who are preparing for the final confrontation. Lastly, there is the opportunity for the same spellcaster to show up at the anniversary at the end. He can be there among the others dancing and singing along with the celebration. It would make sense for the same people to be at each event.