What is your favourite fantasy world?

Over the decades there has been countless literary fantasy worlds for readers to explore and immerse themselves in. From Tolkien’s Middle Earth to Rowling’s wizarding world. But why is it that so many of us flock to these fictional places? Perhaps it is because it offers  a place to escape to, or that its another world we can imagine living in, just for a short while. Personally, I, like legions of other readers, would jump at the chance to attend Hogwarts or explore the rolling hills of the Shire. But what is my favourite? Hogwarts and the wizarding world will always be my top fantasy world, not just because it is so awesome but because it isn’t all that unbelievable – in a way, it seems real. The again, i grew up with the Potter books and have been immersed in them since i got my hands on The Philosopher’s Stone. There is also another fantasy world that i always return to and that is Camp Half Blood from Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series. Just like Potter, i grew up with the Percy Jackson books and Camp Half Blood is just so cool and fun that its impossible not to want to go there. 

So when i decided to write my own series and create a world that exists alongside our own, i did so by planning out a place where i would want to visit. That way i was able to begin giving it as much authenticity as i possibly could, creating a place that, hopefully, readers would enjoy exploring and be happy to return to.

So, what is your favourite fantasy world? Hogwarts, Camp Half Blood, Narnia, Middle Earth, Alageisa… 


About Sam Whitehouse

Sam spends most of his time in a different world to other people. If it isn’t one he’s created himself, it’s one he’s reading about. In the rare moments when this isn’t the case, Sam can either be found addicted to a sci-fi or crime show, re-watching Marvel movies, finishing up an assignment for his final year of studying Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, or trying to get the dozens of ideas for stories in his head under some kind of control. Sam has lived in the same small village in Yorkshire, surrounded by countryside on all sides ever since he could remember. His childhood saw him get into plenty of scrapes climbing trees and crossing rivers and generally believing he was Indiana Jones. Sam gives credit to his Grandad for him wanting to be a writer, and his bedtime stories for keeping Sam’s imagination stoked. But credit must also go to Steven Spielberg, J K Rowling and Stephen King, who have provided plenty of inspiration over the years, too. Sam writes what he reads, and that is pretty much anything—save romance. Fantasy, thrillers, or crime: once an idea takes root, he can’t stop until the world, characters, and plot are on paper. A huge Marvel fan, Sam one day hopes to pen a screenplay for one of their movies, or direct one, or do anything at all related to one. Until then, he’ll stick to his own fantasy worlds and wait for Marvel’s phone call.

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