This post goes out to all fantasy novelists like myself. Or any writer for that matter. I've just found (or I should say rediscovered) the perfect music to write to.
Music by E.S. Posthumus, best known perhaps by their song Nara, which was used as the themesong for Cold Case. It's absolutely perfect. They just released a new album called Cartographer. What is so great about this music is that it sounds like a score to a really good movie.
The album includes heavy pieces but also soft melodic, celtic sounds. Something for every mood, too.
Go buy. Go listen. Youtube is your friend.