Fiiiiiiinished! It’s a map of the GreenSky Worlds by the astonishing Tom Parker, and I adore it.
We’re planning on adding it to the current GreenSky books (six in total) plus having it in the remaining four!
Now, a quick tour…? If you want to see more of Meton and the mountains, try Green Sky & Sparks – which, incidentally, is 99p in the UK and $1.99 in the US! Aleric, the Plains and Meton are Grey Stone & Steel and High Flight & Flames.
Any of the following can be read as stand-alones, so if you want more of The Mage’s Centre, Derah and Aden (and the oceans) try Salt Winds & Wandering; Tao and a murder mystery is Empty Skies & Sunlight. Huish and the desert is Desert Sands & Silence, and there will be more desert – and more exploring! – in the seventh book, Far Heights & Horizons.
The eighth will be the desert between Reyan and Torth; the ninth is the forest around the Mage’s Centre and Belmont; and the final is back to Meton, and some familiar faces.
So – thank you to Tom for doing the map: it’s been a ridiculously fun experience and I can’t recommend Tom’s skill and professionalism enough, along with his fantastic drawing style! I hope everyone who reads the new books is going to enjoy being able to see the places they’re reading about!
Yes, I know I am a wordsmith and can word good. But MAP!
(Also, if you’re not sure about what world this is – Green Sky & Sparks is the first book in the series!)
Not even sorry about the multitude of posts. I adore this map! I keep finding more details – like the ruins in the mountains, and the crashed glider, and the tiny oasis, and the monster whose eye I just want to poke, even though it would be super mean. (Sorry, monster.)
We’re just sorting out names on it, Tom’s doing a frame, and then there will be COLOUR!
So Tom’s comment when he sent it was “Is Meton ludicrous?”
Which…yes, it is! I adore it. I squeaked. And then I had to write a very sad email going “But it’s just…not right for what’s described. Sad Face.”
I love that castle. I want to live there. I want to climb the towers and walk through the tunnel and isn’t it so much fun?! I might have to write another story just set in that castle.
But… it’s jarring enough that it made me – and Otter, who was peering over my shoulder and has just returned from the depths of Grey Stone & Steel – pause. It’s not on the end of a cliff; it’s not a more medieval-style castle; the towers are proper towers. I just…
For most of the map, I’m more than happy for things to not ‘match’ – I don’t have a visual imagination, and so if something’s not as described – what the hell! I don’t care. There’s so many versions and visions that I honestly don’t mind. But Meton is the centre of the books, and the thing I’ve spent so much time with, and I found I had a slightly better imagination for it. So… slightly less ludicrous we go.
But hey, at least I have a setting for my next story!
(And isn’t the rest of the map AMAZING? I am loving this so much!)