Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A map of Hild's world

Hild, when published, will have at the front a gorgeous map of seventh-century Britain. The Hild ARC, though, is mapless.

It occurred to me that those who are reading the mapless ARC might want a rough idea of where Hild's been and what the country looks like. So here's a high-quality version of my initial map of Hild's world. Thanks to two friends, Angélique Corthals and Jennifer Durham, it's better than anything I could have come up with on my own—but it's not nearly as nifty as the final published version will be.

For those who don't like to click through, here's a smaller iteration:

seventh-century Britain, a draft—click to enlarge (buy, hey, it's not as big as the one linked to above)
The island of Glannauc is hugely enlarged; I wanted readers to be able to see it. Also, some of the region/people names are disproportionately labelled. So Craven and Elmet look like polities of the same size, even though Elmet is much, much more important. Hopefully that'll be fixed in the spiffy published version. Everything else is about right. (Er, except for one of the rivers. But I'll let you figure that one out for yourself.)

Enjoy.

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7 comments:

  1. Awesome Nicola, well chosen.

    Dave Fouchey

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  2. Thank you! I'd love to have the time/resources to make one of those huge, endlessly zoomable maps with little pictures of people and places embedded, maybe even snatches of dialogue...

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  3. Thank you for this!! I have been reading the Kindle version which seems mapless... or at least I haven't found it yet. I've been Googling names to try and figure out where things take place - but this is much better! Thank you!

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