Finished map for a new novel: A Throne of Bones
I wanted to first thank all of the fine cartographers here for your inspiration and the tutorials. This is my first professional, published fantasy map. Nearly everything is hand drawn, scanned in, touched up in Photoshop, and then traced to vector in CorelDraw. The map took nearly a year to do as author didnít know where certain locations would be until he had worked out the plot! It meant a lot of revisions all of the way until the day it was literally going to press. The map was not originally going to have screens in it and so it was drawn to be black and white. Just a few days before press I found out that it could be grayscale so there are just a few tones in it.
Hereís the info for the book and a link on Amazon.
In Selenoth, the race of Man is on the ascendant. The ancient dragons sleep. The ghastly Witchkings are no more; their evil power destroyed by the courage of Men and the fearsome magic of the Elves. The Dwarves have retreated to the kingdoms of the Underdeep, the trolls hide in their mountains, and even the savage orc tribes have learned to dread the iron discipline of Amorr's mighty legions. But after four hundred years of mutual suspicion, the rivalry between two of the Houses Martial that rule the Amorran Senate threatens to turn violent, and unrest sparks rebellion throughout the imperial provinces. In the north, the barbarian reavers who have long plagued the coasts of the White Sea beg for the royal protection of the King of Savondir, as they flee a vicious race of wolf-demons. In the east, the war drums echo throughout the mountains as orcs and goblins gather in great numbers, summoned by their bestial gods.
And when the Most Holy and Sanctified Father is found dead in his bed, leaving the Ivory Throne of the Apostles unclaimed, the temptation to seize the Sacred College and wield Holy Mother Church as a weapon is more than some fallen souls can resist.