Author's Notes on
The Dark Knight Rises:
Weapon of the Shadows

So I was reading emiv's awesome story The Longer You Stay adding all the Robins to the Nolanverse, when multiple commenters asked about the Batgirls. emiv told OnceUponASweetDream, Irony_Rocks, and Ladymercury_10 that she had no plans for them. The muse started plotting. I had already reintroduced Barbara "Babs" Gordon in Meanwhile in Gotham City and I have plans for Stephanie Brown in the Part of the Night series. That left Cassandra Cain, my favorite little bad ass, and bam this story hit my brain.

It wasn't supposed to be a novel. I didn't realize how much I had written until I printed out the first draft and tried to decide on the best way to post it. But I can't begrudge Cass one single chapter. I hope you enjoyed the ride before Alfred showed up.

Alfred showing up: my beta reader totally guessed wrong on who gave Cassandra the intercept mission. Who's your guess?

The first draft of Weapon of the Shadows was finished November 15, 2013. I added it to the Library on April 27, 2014, and posted it on and AO3 soon after.

Usually the songs I select for the soundtrack focus on characters and scenes. The songs for this soundtrack focused on each chapter.

  1. Chapter One - "Rush Hour Main Title Theme" by Lalo Schifrin
  2. Chapter Two - "Only Hope" by Switchfoot
  3. Chapter Three - "A Praise Chorus" by Jimmy Eats World
  4. Chapter Four - "Flood I" by The Sisters of Mercy
  5. Chapter Five - "Only For a Night" by Florence + the Machine
  6. Chapter Six - "What Do You Do" by Papa Roach
  7. Chapter Seven - "Why Do You Love Me" by Garbage
  8. Chapter Eight - "Meteor Shower" by Owl City
  9. Chapter Nine - "Power of One" by Merril Bainbridge
  10. Chapter Ten - "Everything" by Lifehouse
  11. Chapter Eleven - "Teardrops" by Massive Attack
  12. Chapter Twelve - "Into Temptation" by Crowded House
  13. Chapter Thirteen - "Feel the Quiet River Rage" by Live
  14. Chapter Fourteen - "Not Afraid" by Earshot
  15. Chapter Fifteen - "My Big Mouth" by Oasis
  16. Chapter Sixteen - "Shake It Out" by Florence + the Machine
  17. Chapter Seventeen - "I Will Not Bow" by Breaking Benjamin
  18. Chapter Eighteen - "Something I Can Never Have" by Nine Inch Nails
  19. Chapter Nineteen - "Running Away" by Hoobastank
  20. Chapter Twenty - "Run to the Water" by Live
  21. Chapter Twenty-One - "That's What You Get" by Paramore
  22. Chapter Twenty-Two - "On My Way Home" by Enya

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