A Geography of Haarth: Announcing A New Post Series
What with it being the new year’n’ all I have been thinking of new things I could do on the blog and I will admit I extracted this one from something pioneered by the estimable and excellent Mary Victoria.
So sparking off that idea, I thought: Why not do A Geography of Haarth series for the blog—for no particular reason other than that it could be fun, which is of course the very best possible reason there could be.
And I am thinking that I will post on it every Friday, or every other Friday (I haven’t quite decided on that yet.)
Haarth—since some of you may not know—is the name of the world in my The Wall of Night series, so A Geography of Haarth will effectively be a small travel-logue through the world.
To get you in the mode for the new post series — and perhaps the mood, as well — I thought I would remind you of two of last year’s posts on Haarth.
The first, World Building: The Wall of Night Series & The World of Haarth was posted on July 26:
“One of the aspects I have always loved about Fantasy-Science Fiction (F-SF) is the door it opens into fantastic worlds…So it is perhaps not surprising that in The Wall of Night series I have introduced my own world of Haarth.
In the first book, The Heir of Night, much of the wider Haarth world is only alluded to. The dominant landscape is the twilit and wind-blasted Wall of Night, a mountainous barrier range garrisoned by the alien and warlike Derai. The Derai keeps are also worlds in themselves, which open, like puzzle boxes, to other realms: the abandoned layers of the Old Keep and the Gate of Dreams—a place of forests and wreathing mist which may—or may not—only be accessed through the Old Keep’s secret heart …”
To reacquaint yourself of the full post and Haarth goodness (should you feel so minded), click here: World Building: The Wall of Night Series & The World of Haarth
The second, Developing The Wall of Night Series Map, posted shortly afterward on August 20:
“… today I thought it might be fun to focus in on the process of developing the map—both from my point of view as the author, but also from the viewpoint of the artist, Peter Fitzpatrick.”
And we do just that: again, to read in full, click here on Developing The Wall of Night Series Map
So these posts, I think, form the preview to my new A Geography of Haarth post series—to commence next Friday: watch this space!