What’s an epic fantasy without a map?
In the original release of the first book in the Legends of Tirmar, I decided to forgo a map of the world. After all, this was a new world for Flyn, so I felt the reader should discover it with him. A map at the front of the book might take away from that. I’ve always had maps of the world, of course. They’re crude, hand-drawn things I would never release in public, and I had always intended on putting a map in the second book. My thinking was that by the second book, Tirmar isn’t a mystery to Flyn, and it certainly isn’t to the other characters.
With a new edition of the first book, though—with a new title and updated scenes—I changed my mind. First, it gives a little bit more to those who read the first edition. Second, I decided that if readers don’t want to have spoilers by looking at the map, they don’t have to look at it.
But for those who want a sneak peek, here it is. It was drawn by my friend and fellow author, Joshua Dyer. I think he did a great job. Tell me what you think.