Galt House

The next house I had to find was Galt House. Galt House is the ancestral home of our main protagonist. They’re a complicated bunch, slightly on the ruthless side, and they really, really want the Klarion scroll.

The house that I’ve patterned Galt House on is Abbotsford. Abbotsford is in the south of Scotland, and was built by Sir Walter Scott. There are some amazing features that I think will add much to the book. The library is a feature that I will leave in tact. Most of the formal entertaining area is in one part of the house, and the private chambers, which are currently being turned into suites for rental during tourist season, can easily be shaped into one wing of the house. More rooms for family members can be imagined above the first floor. The grounds are also spectacular.

Now I just have to airlift the entire house to Hathersage.

Abbotsford is closed for restoration and remodeling until 2013, when it will reopen with improved facilities.

Next up, Mistraldol. The most complicated house I need.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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