Settings are such an important part of a novel. Many places that I have been to, or have only seen on the internet have inspired the settings on this book.

Durban

Durban is the nearest big city where I live. I didn’t attend the University but plenty of my friends did.

Howard College, University of KZN
Memorial Tower, UKZN
Looking from UKZN to Durban Harbour
Eucona

“Flower” is what Eucona means in their language. I wanted to have a planet that was beautiful and extraordinary.

Bureau of Land Management
Field of Blue Flowers by Bonnie Moreland on flickr.com
Houses in Cappadocia, Turkey by Zolakoma on flickr.com
Fly Geyser by Ken Lund on flickr.com
Champagne Valley

I have been to this part of the Drakensberg more than anywhere else in this wonderful Natural Heritage Site. The town of Serenity doesn’t exist, but Winterton does.

Champagne Castle, Monks Cowl and Cathkin Peak by tdwrsa on Flickr.com
Chris Bloom on flickr.com
Champagne Castle by Garret Cunningham
The Sphinx in Monks Cowl Nature Reserve by Garret Cunningham