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Today, I’m so excited to welcome Intisar to the blog and her absolutely fantastic fantasy novella, Sunbolt! One of the hallmarks of the fantasy genre tends to be a large emphasis on world building — a large, sprawling world. Characters go on epic journeys, there are fabricated kingdoms, made-up countries with unique customs, languages, religions, and philosophies, intricate political machinations, diplomatic exchanges, warring groups, economic systems. All that good stuff. And why is there such a large emphasis on world building? Well, because the novelist is creating and trying to establish an entire world of their own making, rather than setting their characters and story within a contemporary, geopolitical framework and that is already, at least somewhat, familiar. So, Intisar is here to introduce us to her world of the Eleven Kingdoms — the world of Sunbolt — and to tell us a little bit about the vivid, vast, ever-developing (and geographically connected) landscape of her stories.
Annnnnnd…. THERE MAY BE A MAP. Ok, there’s DEFINITELY a map. A MAP!!!
I’m so excited. I LOVE maps. I love charting the characters’ journeys, visually seeing where they’re going, gauging how big the world is by how long the travel takes. Yes, I’m a nerd. I come by it honestly, and maps just make my heart happy. So without further ado, I give you Intisar… and her map.
(Did I mention there’s a map?)
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AND… that’s not all. I will pick one lucky commenter at random to win an ebook of Sunbolt! So leave a comment!
Ends March 7th @ 11:59pm.
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