"Clay and Susan Griffith's Vampire Empire is Transforming Genre Fiction" Paul Goat Allen, BN Explorations.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Places of Vampire Empire

Prince Gareth's home -- Edinburgh Castle

In the second installment of some visual bits of Vampire Empire, we decided to share some wonderful old pictures of a wonderful old city. Edinburgh. Prince Gareth lives there, high above the Old Town, in the ancient castle.

We love Edinburgh because we were married there in Greyfriar's Kirk (hence the name of the book and the hero). We'll post shots of Greyfriar's Kirk and kirkyard later, but now we're focusing on Edinburgh Castle.

The city is both lovely and grim. The historical heart of Edinburgh retains much of the architecture of the 19th century (and centuries before too). Most of the photos posted below come from the wonderful www.capitalcollections.org.uk from the City of Edinburgh. Check it out for more old portraits of that city.

Edinburgh Castle over Cowgate

Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket

Still looks the same, except in color.


Elisabeth said...

Edinburgh before london! thank you very much!
and thanks for the link http://www.capitalcollections.org.uk/

The first photo looks like a painting, it's beautiful, I can easily imagine the characters in this place.

Dee (GoodChoiceReading) said...

I just want to say that I finished Vampire empire a couple of nights ago and I am still thinking about it. I REALLY WANT PART TWO! I need to know what happens! My review will be posted soon on www.goodchoicereading.com

Five stars from me! :-)

Clay and Susan said...

Elisabeth -- We love Edinburgh, so we had to do that one first. And there will be more later.

Dee -- thanks a lot. We really appreciate every reader who enjoyed the book. Part Two should be out in September.