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.
Mitch is trying to teach Alice that a woman can feel empowered, in control, while wearing a dress if she so chooses. To prove his point, he wears a dress himself, complete with high heels. He does all of this with Alice in public during a montage of them throughout the city much to her delight.
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.
Queen's Court : The Movie
She can properly embody Mina's fierce personality early in the story. As Mina develops into the woman she wants to be, Perdita has proven that she can reveal this gradual change. She is able to express so much emotional depth with a look in her eyes or a flicker of a smile.
Hoven expresses much of who he is with his facial expressions and in his eyes. Both are talents that Tom Holland excels at. I feel he could express the wounded soul, give great comedic moments of him reacting in confusion to Alice's behavior, and at the same time reveal a heartfelt compassion worthy of Hoven.
Her style of acting is dominant without being aggressive. She can speak with an edge to what she has to say presenting strength without raising her voice. She creates this presence in scenes that demands respect with a lingering stare. She can embody Alice’s mother with such a perfect authority and control.
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.