Gwen & Kate's Library

Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.

Gwen’s Collection of Fantasy Maps

I love geography and am fascinated by the maps you see in fantasy novels, with fancy borders and unique place names. Here is a collection of some of my favorites, from wonderful young adult fantasy books.

The city of Gerse from Thief Errant series, by Elizabeth C. Bunce:

The details in this map is simply amazing. Each building and guard tower is perfect!


Tortall from the Tortall books, by Tamora Pierce:

The version of this map in Tamora Pierce’s books is much nicer, but this map is also very detailed and precise. Tortall looks more like an actual place than a fantasy location.


The Seven Realms from the Seven Realms series, by Cinda Williams Chima:

This map is so handy while reading the series – it really helps explain the routes the characters take on their various journeys.


Bitterblue City, the Seven Kingdoms, and Bitterblue’s Castle from Bitterblue, by Kristin Cashore:

The black in these maps really makes them stand out. And the beautiful details in Bitterblue’s Castle map makes it more of a piece of art than a functioning map. I also love the ribbon-like labels.



The Eight Realms from Book of a Thousand Days, by Shannon Hale:

The names of these places are very unique and beautiful and the angle of the map makes for a nice perspective on this world.


Ravka from the Grisha series, by Leigh Bardugo:

The fancy decorations on this map make it hauntingly gorgeous. I specifically love the deer in Tsibeya and the monsters in the Unsea.



2 comments on “Gwen’s Collection of Fantasy Maps

  1. lilajune
    March 13, 2014

    These are great!!! I adore book maps :)

  2. AJP
    May 12, 2014

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