Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Setting Behind the Highland Bound Series

I'm a very visual writer. I like to see the scene in my head, like a movie. So when I'm doing research, I like to gather pictures of the places. If I can go myself, I will. Sometimes I find alternatives to the places I'm writing about, and other times I find pictures in research books and online. For the Highland Bound series, because its time travel, I made up my own castle -- Castle Gealach -- but I based it on Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness. Below are some of the inspiring pictures for the series!

A view of Loch Ness from the castle, and the lands beyond.
© 2016 Eliza Knight 

The top of an arched doorway at Urquhart.
© 2016 Eliza Knight  

The main gate of Urquhart Castle.
(I don't know the person in the picture)
© 2016 Eliza Knight 

A forest! This was taken new Dunstaffnage Castle.
 © 2016 Eliza Knight 

Standing in the ruins of Urquhart looking toward the tower.
© 2016 Eliza Knight  

An arrow-slit window at Urquhart. © 2016 Eliza Knight 

This is a window inside Urquhart Castle, and I used this for
the scene in my book where Moira, Emma and Shona are looking at the bailey below. © 2016 Eliza Knight 

Circular stone stairs at Urquhart Castle.
 © 2016 Eliza Knight  

This is actually a creek in Maryland, where we went on a hike!
But it was so pretty and the woods so inspiring, that I've used
this image for when my characters stop to water their horses. © 2016 Eliza Knight 

Urquhart Castle, the Loch and the mountains beyond. Isn't it gorgeous? © 2016 Eliza Knight 


I'm so excited for the 5th book in my Highland Bound series to release! Highlander Undone is going to reveal even more secrets than the first four books! Only four more days!!!

Want to read more??? Pre-order your copy today from one of the below e-tailers!

Highlander Undone


Check out Eliza Knight's New and Upcoming Releases!

Releasing February 16th!
Taken by the Highlander
(in the Captured by a Celtic Warrior Anthology)

Releasing March 31st!

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