St Giles Cathedral

St Giles CathedralThistle Chapel

Robert Louis Stevenson Plaque close up

When I began planning the ‘solving of the riddle’ section in the first Moon Stealer book, I looked for locations that would add interest to the story. Edinburgh provided numerous different possible locations, but one I particularly
liked was St Giles Cathedral, home to the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle, an ancient order of chivalry of knights, consisting of the Sovereign and sixteen Knights and ladies.

Many important Scottish people have memorials or monuments within the cathedral including the novelist Robert Louis Stevenson, famous for Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Linking the history or the Order, together with Stevenson’s plaque added great authenticity to the story, as well as real places to visit for anyone wanting to follow the riddle themselves.


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