I have been listening to the second CD from Two Steps From Hell’s “Battlecry” for . . . oh . . . about three weeks straight now. I just hit repeat and walk away. Wonderful CD. Everything from Two Steps From Hell is wonderful.

But it occurred to me the other day that “Battlebourne,” the first song on the second CD, is actually the theme song for WINTER OF ICE AND IRON. Oh, sure, there are plot points that differ. Still.

Here it is if you would like to listen to it. Warning: you may very well go on a TSfH binge and buy everything they’ve ever produced. But since there is nothing better than TSfH albums as background while writing epic fantasy, hey, maybe that’s okay!


There is fire in the air that I am breathing
There is blood where the battles rage
These are faces I will not remember
Will I fight for the queen or the slave?

A treacherous part
To play with a heart of courage
Where the wind from the north bodes the dragon
And the armies and legions have formed
We have camp for the night, food and cover
Fading ghosts in the shadows of war

All the villagers led out to pasture
The black wing of death as their liege
Felt the ground, it was bare from the plunder
Soldiers that lie at my feet

The maidens were lost
Wading across an ocean
On a ship heading south to the mainland
I am standing in wake of the storm
I was raised by the wolf and the stallion
This sword was battleborne

If you have recently written and posted a review of WINTER, thanks! I appreciate it!

If you haven’t yet but you liked the book, maybe listening to “Battlebourne” will inspire you to do it now. Just to be helpful, here’s where you could post a review at Amazon. Here’s the link for Goodreads.

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5 thoughts on “WINTER OF ICE AND IRON theme song”

  1. The Teen said that’s the guys who did Skyworld.

    I think it sounds a bit like Miracle of Sound’s work, too, although their lead has a bass voice. (The Teen disagrees.)

  2. I was poking around DeviantArt and noticed the artist has an account there and sells prints. A quick look didn’t show WINTER’s cover for sale, but it might come along later.

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