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…