The Road to

Book-based Mapbox style
following the steps of Bill Bryson
16-04-2024
All maps are products of human imagination. Sometimes the places they depict are products of imagination, too. In the case of fantasy novels, where characters are travelling, fighting and chasing each other across continents most of the time, it is especially interesting to know the geography of the area where all these actions take place.

The project started with the idea to create a map illustrating the fantasy book series 'Volkodav' ('The Wolfhound') by M. Semenova. The plot is set in an imagined quasi-medieval world which is not totally unfamiliar: developed countries trade, enlightened citizens of a distant island study natural science while some mountainous tribes are busy fighting each other. In some places we can identify a bit of the Middle East, western port cities are just like European, volcanic archipelago has a hint of Maori culture, and there are very Slavic settlements hidden in the north woods.
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All maps are products of human imagination. Sometimes the places they depict are products of imagination, too. In the case of fantasy novels, where characters are travelling, fighting and chasing each other across continents most of the time, it is especially interesting to know the geography of the area where all these actions take place.

The project started with the idea to create a map illustrating the fantasy book series 'Volkodav' ('The Wolfhound') by M. Semenova. The plot is set in an imagined quasi-medieval world which is not totally unfamiliar: developed countries trade, enlightened citizens of a distant island study natural science while some mountainous tribes are busy fighting each other. In some places we can identify a bit of the Middle East, western port cities are just like European, volcanic archipelago has a hint of Maori culture, and there are very Slavic settlements hidden in the north woods.