I’m reading The Girl of Fire and Thorns at the moment and it got me thinking about maps. Mostly because I really hope the finished copy has one, but also because I’m a map nerd. I love high fantasy. It’s probably my second favorite genre. I don’t read it as often because it’s time consuming. I think that makes it even better, though. It’s like a treat or reward for me. The icing on the cake for (some) fantasy is the maps. I love the maps. Maybe some people flip right past them, but I can’t. I study them and then I back and study them even more as places start getting mentioned in the story.
They are very simple maps, but I remember consulting them often while reading these (amazing!) books. (Can we have Bitterblue soon, please?)
There’s also a book on my shelf that I have yet to read, but it has a incredible map, The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima:
I’ve had this book for a year and I even met the author, but I still haven’t read it! I must change this soon. Especially since Candace just read it and loved it.
There’s also one book that I really, really wish had a map…..
I know it’s not high fantasy, but I would still love a map. You can kind of picture how/where the districts are laid out because they are all important staples of the US, but I would still love to see them. Maybe one day we will get a guide or encyclopedia?
I’ll stop with my map nerdy-ness now. What are your feelings on them? Are you indifferent? Are you nerdy like me?