Book Cover by Paul Imrie

Schrödinger's God: Locations

The spectacular locations featured in the novel

Schrödinger's God is set both in Northern Spain and leafy Cheshire. The action alternates between the two locations as Power and Lynch advance towards a conclusion and the solution of a series of crimes.

The narrative is a both a physical and psychological journey for the characters and the reader too - Dr Power, and Supt. Lynch, walk along St James's Way through Castile and Galicia in Northern Spain to Santiago del Compostela.


Church in Castile at the beginning of the novel

Church in Castile

Ponferrada: Facade of the Templar Castle, built in the 12th century


Food is a central theme of the Dr Power novels. Here there is Caldo Gallego (recipe on the site) and roasted vegetables.

Caldo Gallego Roasted Vegetables

Dr Power and Supt. Lynch enjoy many a fine bottle of wine and enjoy the local dishes. Chestnuts feature a lot in Castilian cuisine. Chestnut trees were introduced by the Romans as a food source for their slaves. They are used in savoury and sweet dishes, the photo below is a dessert.

Marques de Riscal Wine Chestnut Pudding

Dr Power and Supt. Lynch stay in Astorga. Gaudi's Episcopal Palace is there along with a collection of religious art.

Gaudi's Episcopal Palace, Astorga Religious art

Dr. Power and Supt. Lynch stay in Astorga and watch street performers in the town square.

Las Médulas - an important gold mine. It was the largest Roman open-pit gold mine in the entire Roman Empire, accounting for around 20% of the Empire's income.The spectacular landscape of Las Médulas resulted from a Roman mining technique described by Pliny the Elder in 77 AD called the ruina montium (wrecking of the mountains), a type of hydraulic mining which involved undermining a mountain with large quantities of water.

The culmination of any pilgrimage along the St James' Way is to worship in the Cathedral of Santiago del Compostela. The elaborate shrine to St James is shown below, along with the rooftop of the cathedral which also features in the novel.

St. James in the Cathedral Cathedral Rooftop