The Known World

Are we there yet?

Why do so many fantasy novels have maps? You may think it’s because writers feel that their readers will be lost without one, but that should never be the case if we did our job right. Mostly, maps help the writer keep track of where things are, how long it takes to get from point A to point B, and so on. Of course, once we make a map, why not share it? This one’s is actually cobbled together from real-world maps, so you may recognize the occasional bit of coastline here and there. It also includes many places that haven’t been mentioned in the story at this point in time (no spoilers though, worry not), and some may yet be added in the future. I hope that I may be forgiven for any “geologically incorrect” features on this map—remember, I originally created it solely as a reference for my own use.

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Map of the Four Realms