Of Maps and Technology

Tuesday, April 24

I love maps. I don’t think I’ve ever written a book without needing to draw myself a map of some sort. Which is why it is too bad that, due to a slight technology fail, the map of Brittany in GRAVE MERCY dropped some of the place names when it was transferred to the printer. So for those of you who are fellow map aficionados and simply canNOT go another minute without knowing where ALL the places in the book really are, I’ve uploaded a correct version of the map. Because no, the entire western half of Brittany is not really city-less. :-)   Future printings of the book will have the corrected version! (And just as an aside, how much do I love that compass rose!!)

And in other news, I really am still working on that contest. But I had to find my camera so I could take a picture of the prizes. Then I had to find the camera battery recharger because the battery was completely dead, then I had to figure out how to use Rafflecopter. Once all those technicalities have been mastered, the contest will commence! Probably Wednesday…

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Alwyn April 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I have to admit I’m so used to maps of fictional places in fantasy novels that when I opened Grave Mercy my first reaction was “oooh fantasy map!” (even though I knew the book was set in Brittany). It took me a few beats to recognize France in spite of the fact that I grew up there. It was a serious spaced out moment! (And geography was always my worst subject at school)

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Robin April 25, 2012 at 5:27 am

It probably didn’t help any that the way they decorated the map made it absolutely look like a mythic rather than real place!

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Alyssa Susanna April 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I love this map, and the one in the book. I adorethe old quality of both (yes, I know, the book is set in the 15th century). I ESPECIALLY love that compass rose- woahhh!!!! It’s gorgeous.
Thanks for the share!! :)
Alyssa <3

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Robin April 25, 2012 at 5:28 am

So glad you liked it! It’s fun to have fellow maps geeks to squee over this stuff with. :-)

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