"Why, it's a henge!" I said delighted. "A miniature henge." exclaims Claire Randall Fraser, the female protagonist in the wildly popular Outlander book series (and now TV series too!) by Diana Gabaldon. This is her first of several visits throughout the series by her to the stone henge called Craigh na Dun, as well as other important characters later on. Referred to as the standing stones, these rocks play a key role as they are how Claire time travels from 1945 Scotland to 1745 Scotland, where she meets and falls in love with James Fraser, a Scottish Highlander. When she leaves 1945, she leaves behind her husband Frank Randall who can find no trace of how she vanished or where she vanished to despite searching the entire country side where they were visiting, the same area that Craigh na Dun is found.
As an avid Outlander fan you want to display your collection of books by as well as any other trinkets that pertain to the books. Postcards and pictures of the historical buildings and landmarks come to mind but sometimes feel flat and 2-D. Now there are several important places that are a focal point that the characters center around. The first of these would have to be Craigh na Dun. Others include James' family home in Scotland and Claire and James' home in back country of North Carolina pre-Revolutionary War. Outlander trinkets are nice and all, but I thought to myself why not have a miniature henge, a miniature Craigh na Dun to display alongside some of my favorite books. So that's what we did, we created our own set of standing stones. Up next might just be Lallybroch or Fraser's Ridge, but we might need more book shelves! I will just have to be careful around the stones when dusting and rearranging books so I won't accidentally travel back 200 years and find myself my own red-headed Scottish Highlander.
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