Alice is a modern-day princess, born into privilege. Having broken free from a dominating matriarch, she lives in fear of what her mother will do next. When a mysterious man crosses her path, she is inspired by his noble soul buried under self-doubt.
Hoven has never known love. Abandoned by his parents, abused by all who entered his life. Each day he thinks of suicide, a man without hope. An accidental meeting leads to a glimmer of happiness in a world of despair.
Can a chance encounter reveal a future no longer shackled by uncertainty before it’s too late?
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.
In the opening of the movie, Alice is walking through the city she lives in, enjoying the richness of the world around her. The lyrics describe someone who is thinking about a future unburdened by the past. Alice is trying to figure out where she belongs in the world and this song reflects that about her.
The novel confronts the topic of depression and suicide. At one point Hoven is standing on a bridge, considering leaping off the ledge to end his life. Alice stops him from doing so by telling him, “I want you to stay.” It is a scene that this song embodies beautifully by gently speaking to someone in need.
This reflects the relationship between Alice and Hoven. He is an isolated man who has built up this emotional barrier between himself and others. It makes it difficult for him to form new relationships. Alice wants to get through to Hoven and to help him break free from this prison he has created for himself.
The lyrics fit Alice's struggle with a strict childhood that nearly stripped her of her humanity. All she wanted was to be loved by her mother, who was cold, distant, and unforgiving in molding what she felt was an ideal daughter. When Alice sings on stage in the novel, it is this song that she is singing during that scene.
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.
Romance novels should end on a positive note and provide hope. That happily ever after that we may not find in real life, you can read about in the pages of a book. it is not the end but the beginning of a new life together as a couple. This is a wonderfully charming song to cap off the end of the book with a smile.
Two years ago, Alice broke free from the influence of a matriarch that had dictated how to live most of her life. She now explores the city as she tries to discover her place in the world. Her greatest desire is to feel empowered, no longer the princess trapped in a castle waiting to be rescued, but a queen worthy of admiration.
Hoven was abandoned by his parents, grew up in an abusive foster home, and barely survived to the point he could live on his own. He saved up enough money to buy a car in which he now lives in. For him, it represents freedom, not trapped at any single location. His passion for music has helped him cope with his depression.
Mitch is a top level manager at a fine dining restaurant which has provided him the luxuries that was denied to him growing up in a humble home. He has recently set aside his years of being a devoted bachelor and found a relationship with help from his long term friend, Mina. He is now focused on helping Alice become a queen.
Oliver has built a new life with Mina, the woman he loves. After several years of being in a relationship with her, there is a growing yearning to take the next step forward in their future as a couple. He provides support for his sister, Alice, after going through a similar journey of discovery separated from their family.
With a renewed faith in love, Mina has healed much from the painful scars of the past. The former Ice Queen has moved beyond living in the shadow of her old life. She has gone from hiding away in a cubicle, avoiding standing out, to being a rising star in her company. She provides firm, but nurturing guiding advice for Alice.
Katherine is a dominant force that controls the company that she took over after the death of her husband with stern leadership. She did the same with her four children, keeping them firmly under her control. She is accustomed to those in her presence obeying her command in that she sees herself as modern day royalty.
Bonus Scene: Not Found In Book
In a movie/television presentation of Queen's Court, the final scene is a musical involving the main cast singing the song "This is Me" as mentioned early on this page. It begins with Alice looking in a mirror, then walks outside to meet Hoven who joins in. Cuts to Mina and Oliver. Finally, there is Mitch dressed up in an elaborate costume at Comic Book Convention. There is a mixture of people in full cosplay costumes, others just attending, but everyone is doing the chorus to the final part of the song. Hidden among them is Kimberly, Penelope, and Logan from the novel: Eye of the Beholder. A fun cameo that ties that book into the Noble Souls trilogy and an Easter Egg for fans of that story.
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?
During a stage production of Y-M-C-A, four indiviuduals are singing the song. Oliver, Mitch, Mitch's close friend, and a fourth individaul that is not named. That last person on stage, singing with three individauls from the novel? You guessed it! The author. What better way to be a part of this experience that is Queen's Court then to show his talent, or lack there of, concerning his singing and dancing capabilities. If anything, it will be an opportunity for the author to have some fun.