Artemis has led a sheltered life, secluded from the world due to a health condition that a single mistake could prove fatal. Inspired by the memory of her mother, she enters a contest to share her talents as a singer with the world.
Belinti appears to be a powerful figure that exudes strength. However, beneath the surface is a shy man from a small Irish village, drawn to London where he will reveal his skills as a dancer at a talent contest.
Music becomes the key to opening a gateway between parallel worlds as two souls are reunited once more.
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.
The song, Think of Me, is sung by Artemis after she is encouraged by Tomasa in CHAPTER 1. When she thinks about the musical, Phantom of the Opera, she feels both a connection to the Phantom hiding away from the world as well as Christine who yearns for her voice to be heard. She even wears a similar white mask.
In CHAPTER 2 Belinti is encouraged to dance by a female singer who is also there to perform. The author drew a lot of inspiration concerning the character from Toni, the real life singer behind the music that he dances to. The song, Dance Monkey, is an upbeat, energetic tone that felt ideal for this scene.
In CHAPTER 3, both Tammy and Tomasa play their version of the song from the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, The Inner Light. A story is told of an old Irish legend that is parallel to the events that take place in the television show. Tammy’s flute is a tin whistle, mimicking the one from the show.
At the end of CHAPTER 3, Belinti dances to a song using a wide range of dance styles which reveals his skills as a performer. This song is ideal for that in that he is so vibrant, energetic, finding joy in everything around him. He tries to not let the troubles of the world to burden him or to weigh him down.
The song, Undercover, is the final melody of CHAPTER 3 and is sung by Artemis. It is a representation of how she feels, hidden away from the world, masking herself from others. She often feels that people judge her based on the way she dresses. She yearns to break free from this life and reveal the truth of who she is.
During the interview in CHAPTER 4, Belinti tells the story of how his grandfather would get up out of bed each day with a dance, a traditional Irish jig. He approached his friend, Tammy, who plays a tin whistle flute to help him demonstrate. This is a traditional Irish jig played by a similar instrument.
In CHAPTER 5, Artemis takes a moment to practice a song before the audition before the judges. The lyrics of this song is perfect for what she’s feeling and the hint of a connection to an unknown force is ideal for her. This version is passionate, energetic, and powerful. That is exactly how Artemis performs it
For his audition before the four judges in CHAPTER 6, Belinti dances to this song. He starts out with one more traditional style of dance then shifts to break dancing. This leads to another form of style before shifting once more to a faster footwork kind of dancing. All of it accumulates in an explosive conclusion.
In CHAPTER 6 before the four judges, Artemis sings this song. It reflects not the movie version, but the cover done by Pink with a single solo female artist singing. In an early draft idea for the story, it was meant to be a duet, but that’s represented by her sensing someone there and reacting to them on stage.
As much as the author liked the original and the cover done by Johnny Cash, this version with a female singer creates this haunting echo that opens CHAPTER 7 for Artemis. This is what she is singing to herself, making references to the original affecting her as a teenager and later a cover by a “country music singer”.
In CHAPTER 8, for the first time in the book, the same song plays in both the story of Artemis and that of Belinti. Each are invited to a party by someone they meet. A man for her, a woman for him, with whom they eventually dance to this melody. They also experience a shocking moment as the music come to an end.
In CHAPTER 9, Belinti performs in front of the judges to this song while dressed like he’s from the early 1920s in America in a stylish suit. He mimics the dance styles of multiple famous male performers as a homage to all those who had inspired him. The audience would be challenged to figure out who all he was matching.
Artemis performs in CHAPTER 9 as a representation of her strength, her ability to overcome obstacles. The lyrics of this song reflects hat. Also, the merging of two octave sung by the same woman set up for an interesting plot element. Lastly, Carole and Tuesday is about a pair of aspiring musicians.
CHAPTER 11 explores the idea of an empty room that is suddenly filled with individuals while two people are focused on one another. The flute sparked the idea that there was something bigger going on that is hinted at for the audience to discover. What triggers this magical moment is connected to music itself.
The song inspired the scene and set the tone with the haunting melody. In CHAPTER 12, the author departed from the original lyrics to create a new poem. The original song has two stanzas. He created four new sections to be sung. The concept of one, then two voices, leading up to a choir drew its inspiration for this.
The original song was an energetic version created by Avicii. Following his suicide, this dedication was made in his honor. These events are alluded to in the book as having occurred in the world Artemis belongs to in CHAPTER 13. It represents her fears of fame taking its toll on her, potentially destroying her.
The four men and the woman singing are given a small cameo of sorts in CHAPTER 14 as they play this song with Tammy and Nashota. The author wanted to use it for this book practically from the beginning but kept choosing other options throughout. He was happy to find a way to include it as inspiration for his book.
The author knew from the beginning that the final song would be this one. Even in early drafts when the story was much different, this song was still in mind as to concluding the story. The themes, the lyrics, everything fit as a perfect conclusion in CHAPTER 15 for Twin Flame. Both characters together on stage.
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.
Belinti grew up in a small town in Ireland, the youngest of nine children and the only son of his parents. He is inspired to go to London, entering a talent competition to show the world his skills as a dancer. Little does he know that the reason for choosing this location is because another soul is calling out to him, his Twin Flame.
Artemis is the daughter of a tailer that crafts designer suites for a merchant in the Savile Row in London. She has spent her life in the city. A little over a year after her mother died, she has found the courage to enter a talent contest to share her skills as a singer with the world. Unknown to her, she is about to connect with another world.
Tammy has entered the competition with the goal of sharing her music with the world. Her talent is using a tin whistle. She is drawn to Belinti, not just because of his appearance, but for the gentle soul she feels in his presence. She senses his hesitation and doubt, wanting to encourage him to fulfill his dreams as a dancer.
Nashota has entered the competition with the goal of sharing her talent as a violinist. Shortly after arriving, she finds that her curiosity gets the better of her as she approaches Artemis. It isn't just for her unique style of clothing, but the aura of pain and sorrow. She wants to help heal the woman's wounded soul to achieve her dreams as a singer.
Elbert is meticulously detailed to the point that he has obsessive-compulsive disorder in that each detail of his life must be in perfect order. As a judge, he focuses on exacts, such as the correct pitch in music, the perfect angle during dancing, and specifics that in his mind must be technically correct.
Manal loves creativity, self-expression through the arts, and discovering new forms of presenting ideas to the world. She likes to be caught off guard by the unexpected, the unusual, and those who are willing to push the boundaries. She loves poetry, literature, music, dancing, painting, among many other interests.
Janis grew up in a home that opened up her mind to spirituality. She claims that she can see the aura of someone in the form of a glow of energy that surrounds them. As a judge at the competition, she seeks the soul of a presentation, someone who cares dearly for what they have created and are passionate about their art.
Nico loves people of all types and is encouraging of all who come on stage to present their talents. They are openly flirtatious with men and women alike, enjoys the sensual details of the body, and doesn't hold back with a compliment. Friendly, outgoing, and is passionate about helping others achieve their dreams.
Gemini travels from one reality to the next seeking to aid in making certain that love flourishes. In the case of Artemis and Belinti, they are a Twin Flame, two halves of a single soul separated by parallel realities. She befriends each in the hope of unlocking their potential so that they can share in a happily ever after.
Bonus Scene: Not Found In Book
In a movie/television presentation of Twin Flame, the conclusion of the story takes place after the final scene of the novel. It's a celebration of music, with people who participated in the competition throughout the movie/television series appearing on stage for one final performance. Artemis and Belinti are together, he dances while she sings this song along with others who add a chorus of voices. This novel has been influenced, inspired by, and in some instances, directly responsible for individual scenes throughout the book. The final song is meant to represent that joy that music brings to everyone.
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?
Television talent shows are notorious for revealing people who may not be as skilled as others. They are allowed to audition before the judges for comical reasons or to create something interesting to add to promotional videos. A great way for the author to make an appearance in Twin Flame is to be one of those comically entertaining acts in between the featured talents of Artemis and Belinti? Now then, the question one must wonder, what would his talent be?