Do You Like Fantasy Maps in Your Novels?

Hello Readers,

I released my first fantasy novel this year and in what seems like a bit of a fantasy tradition to me, I included a fantasy map in the front. I was just flicking through my blog pages to see if they needed an update and I stumbled across the picture. The artwork is my own and does have some rough edges, but I felt this gave it an authentic feel (though others may feel it looks amateurish). Anyway, I got to thinking, as a reader, do you like to have a map or do you just skip over it to get to the story? Personally I like them, but I’m interested in what other readers think. And for those that like fantasy maps, here is a picture of mine which can is found in the front of ‘Blood Rage’.

Map of Armada20170219 So, what do you think? Is a map important to you? Does it add anything to the story? Please let me know your thoughts.

Thank you and happy reading!

Allan Walsh writes Fantasy and Horror. If you’re looking for something new to read in these genres, why not check out his books here

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2 thoughts on “Do You Like Fantasy Maps in Your Novels?

  1. I very much like to see a map in all fantasy or sci-fi novels and will often ponder over them before I even start reading the story itself. In fact if there is no map I often feel somewhat disappointed. So yes, I think it is definitely worthwhile taking the time to include one.

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