We’re almost halfway through Wyrd & Wonder. The fourth book I am reading this month is Assassin’s Apprentice, the first part of The Farseer Trilogy. At the beginning of the book you can find a nice map of the Six Duchies. I have used it a few times to look up some places mentioned in the story. I also love to just look at these kinds of fantasy maps!
For #MapMonday I present my four favourite fantasy maps. My pet dragon is usually content with just marking the page, but today he insisted on being in the pictures!
1. Eretz from the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor
Not only is this the world from my favourite fantasy trilogy, the map is also beautiful! I like the logo too. It illustrates that Eretz is the world of the chimaera and the seraphim, and that they are at war.
2. The world of Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
This map made by Keith Thompson is truly a work of art! Leviathan is about an alternative version of the First World War. This war is between two parties: the Clankers (Austria-Hungary and Germany) and the Darwinists (the United Kingdom, France and Russia). As you can see on the map, the Clankers have steam-powered war machines and the Darwinists use fabricated beasts.
3. Orïsha from Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
The magic in Orïsha disappeared eleven years ago. In her attempt to bring back magic, Zélie travels a big part of this map. The design is beautiful, and really urged me to learn more about this world. The map of Orïsha is made by Keith Thompson, the same person who made the map in Leviathan. That guy is clearly talented!
4. The world of The Mapmakers Trilogy
As you may expect from a trilogy about maps, multiple maps can be found in the books. Every part has a map of the whole world. Next to that, in each books maps of smaller areas relevant to the story are included. I love that these maps made by Dave A. Stevenson are supposed to be drawn by Shadrack Elli, one of the characters in the book.