The castle in this photo is a bit what I have been picturing as I have been reading Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones. Much of the story takes place in a castle and there are a lot of great descriptions.
Roger Wedegis, the photographer of this picture offers a bit of history about the structure:
“Inverness Castle sits on a cliff overlooking the River Ness, in Inverness, Scotland. The red sandstone structure evident today was built in 1836 by architect William Burn. It is built on the site of an 11th-century defensive structure. Today, it houses Inverness Sheriff Court.
A succession of castles has stood on this site since 1057.
The castle is said to have been built by Máel Coluim III of Scotland, after he had razed to the ground the castle in which Macbeth of Scotland according to much later tradition, murdered Máel Coluim’s father Donnchad I of Scotland, and which stood on a hill around 1 km to the north-east.
The first Inverness Castle was partially destroyed by King Robert I of Scotland and a replacement castle was sacked in the 15th century by the Clan Donald during the Siege of Inverness (1429). The castle was occupied during the Raid on Ross in 1491.”
Art available at Society6.
I am almost done reading Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones by Sochia DuBois. You know how you have book you want to read and you finally get around to it after months. And then you wish it had not taken so long. Zoraida was on my TBR list for far too long!
I’ve been listening to the audiobook of the military scifi novel Terminus by Kevin Hardman. While I am not impressed with the writing style, the story is quite exciting.
What are you reading this weekend?