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Wizard and Glass | Stephen King
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“[They] sat before it in silence, watching the sunset turn the huge glass edifice ahead of them into a castle of fire. Its towers and battlements glowed first a fierce red, then orange, then a gold which cooled rapidly to ocher.”

#WanderingJune | 4: #CastleOnTheHill

📷: Made with Typorama

Fan_of_70 I grew up super close to there! It always reminds me of the Disney castle. (edited) 8mo
bewareofwords I love the DC temple. 😍 8mo
BarbaraBB Great post! 8mo
Cinfhen How striking!!! 8mo
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#CastleontheHill made me think of Revelstone, the fortress giants carved out of the Westron mountains. I tagged book one of the Final Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever because that‘s where this particular map first appears, but please note there are six books before this one! #WanderingJune

gradcat Love the name of this hero...Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever...so ancient sounding. 8mo
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Keys to the Castle | Donna Ball
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#WanderingJune #CastleontheHill
Five books that are about castles, some in a hill and some not, from my book stacks. I've read them all but The Keep & I hope to get to it one of these days.

BarbaraBB I read the two on the right and loved them both! 😘 8mo
gradcat Shirley Jackson & Jennifer Egan!! 👏🏻♥️🙌 8mo
Cinfhen I haven‘t read any 🙊 8mo
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#wanderingjune #castleonthehill

Was going to post a book I‘ve talked about before and then saw some touristy posts - so darn it - I‘m joining in. There are no real castles in New Zealand so this was my first “fake” castle which i saw at 10yo. Larnach Castle built in 1871, in England would barely be a grand house 😂 Still I loved the narrow spiral stairs up into its turret and imagined ghostly dancers in its deserted ballroom.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I remember visiting this place when I was in New Zealand! 8mo
Centique @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian oh! Yay 💕Hope you enjoyed it - not much on other countries stately homes but it‘s a pretty spot. 8mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Centique I remember it being very pretty. 😀 8mo
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BarbaraBB I love this variation on the traditional castle! 8mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon And the Alice in Wonderland themed garden bits! Loved it. It‘s a castle for sure 🏰 8mo
Centique @elkeo_TheBookDragon YES! Great memory. When did you visit? 8mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon I‘ve been to NZ twice - Larnach was part of my first trip in 2004. I love both islands but the South island speaks to me a tad more💕 Hope to go back again someday! 8mo
Centique @elkeo_TheBookDragon oh I totally agree with you! I‘m always recommending overseas guests spend more time in the South Island. There‘s so much beauty there, especially in the wilder places. Hope you get to visit again! 8mo
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The Castle on the Hill | Elizabeth Goudge
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I always think of Poe's classic The Fall of The House of Usher when someone says #CastleontheHill

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BarbaraBB I have read that one but somehow I don‘t remember much about it ☺️ 8mo
RamsFan1963 @BarbaraBB I probably remember the movie version, with Vincent Price, better than the book. I had my Poe phase during my late teens where i devoured everything i could find by him. 8mo
gradcat Ooooo, I love, love, love this picture! 8mo
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Blackburn Castle | R.C. Matthews
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#WanderingJune #CastleOnTheHill

This castle is literally situated on a promontory hill!

Written by my good RWA author friend 🥰

BarbaraBB That is cool! 8mo
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Megabooks I enjoyed seeing that! 8mo
BarbaraBB One day I‘ll go there...! 😍 8mo
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The White Queen | Philippa Gregory
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Where there is a Queen, there must be a castle! #castleonthehill #wanderingjune

bg_reads What a cover! 😍 8mo
DivineDiana @bg_reads It‘s a beauty! 8mo
bg_reads @DivineDiana I've tried reading a Gregory book in the past and I didn't get into it. It was so slow... I tried pushing through in hopes that it'd get better but I quit. 🙊 8mo
DivineDiana @bg_reads This is on my TBR. Haven‘t tried one of her books yet, but I know she has a huge following. To each his/her own! 🙂 8mo
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Soubhiville I love this cover! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville thank you!! Me too! It‘s why I bought it 🙊 still haven‘t read it though 😂 8mo
BarbaraBB Great cover indeed! 8mo
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LibrarianRyan Love it!!!!!!! 😁😁😁🤣🤣🤣😁😁😁❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Soubhiville Very creative! Great job! 8mo
LeahBergen Good one! 😆 8mo
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JennyM 👌👏🏼👊 8mo
Centique 😂😂🙌 8mo
Reggie Lololol nice!!!! 8mo
BarbaraBB Perfect 🤣 8mo
BiblioLitten Well-played!! 😁😎 8mo
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