Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:
Places / Worlds Books Have Made Me Want To Visit
Places or worlds that books have made me want to visit – this topic is going to be really difficult! There are just so many places where I would love to go! I definitely lean towards fantasy novels – the more fantastical the better – so most of my choices reflect this.
1. The Six Duchies
My favourite fantasy series so of course this is going to be at the top of my list! I would love to spend some time in this world with two of my favourite literary characters – Fitz and The Fool.
2. Kate Daniels World
I know this may seem like an odd choice – a futuristic Atlanta, post-apocalypse and struggling to maintain the balance between magic and technology? It most likely would be the last place anyone would want to visit – except me apparently! I think the world sounds fascinating.
I know Lumatere was previously cut-off and occupied and is still struggling to regain its foot in the world but I adore these characters and I would love to help them re-shape their nation!
4. Middle Earth
Rather obvious choice – Middle Earth has always fascinated me. I would be in seventh heaven if I were to find myself magically transported there. Look out Legolas – I’m coming to get you!!
5. The Edge / The Weird
I wouldn’t like to live in the Broken (the normal world, the one without any magic) but the Weird seems delightfully odd and the Edge sounds like the place where all the cool kids come from! I mean, that place spawned Jack and George for Pete’s sake!
6. Warchild Universe
If anyone has read this series they are probably giving me the real side-eye now but bear with me! The world that Karin Lowachee has created is a brutal, violent place but who wouldn’t love getting to travel around on a cool-ass ship like the Macedon with Jos, Erret, Evan, and Ryan (even Yuri)? I know I would (just don’t get on the wrong side of Captain Azarcon)!
7. Terre d’Ange
This pseudo-France sounds wonderfully decadent and just a little bit indulgent. I would really enjoy partaking in all the balls and other events. It may seem like an overtly frivolous place but underneath all the pomp is a really rich and interestingly diverse culture.
Again, this may seem an odd choice what with all the scary wizards and torture and whatnot. However, just imagine getting to hang out with Mildmay and Felix – two of the most interestingly messed up, flawed individuals I have ever had the pleasure of reading about? I just want to give Felix a hug (if he would let me) and Mildmay…well, I will leave that to the imagination! 😛
Ahem, another fairly obvious choice! The Narnia books made up such a huge part of my childhood there is no way I could leave them off this list (plus talking animals for the win!) Definitely one of the places I have most wanted to visit!
10. Thisby Island
This seems like a fairly dangerous place to live (with scary man-eating water horses to boot!) but something about this mysterious island just tugs at my more whimsical side. I would actually really love to visit (and maybe meet a Sean Kendrick of my very own!) 😉
Hah, Thisby was thiiiiis close to making it onto my list too. There’s something magnetic about that place!
I totally agree! It draws me too. 🙂
I completely forgot about Narnia on my list! Great list 🙂
Thanks! I forgot to put Westeros on my list – there is always something you leave out! 🙂
Too many amazing places to visit, both fictional and real 🙂
I know what you mean – I could easily have had about three times as many choices on this list! 😉
Now, would you want to be inside the walls of Lumatere? Or with the Exiles? Either way, it’s heartbreak all around. :'(
Lol, no I was thinking afterwards when everything is all sorted out (mind you there never seems to be an angst-free moment really)!
I love Finnikin of the Rock and I have the sequel but haven’t picked it up yet. And those other Scorpio Races covers are gorgeous. I would buy them all and just stare at them all day.
Finnikin of the Rock is amazing but I think the sequel is even better (the third book is pretty amazing too).
The Scorpio Races books all have really gorgeous covers – I can’t quite decide which one I like best. 🙂
I’d want to visit (very, very cautiously) some of the Ilona Andrews worlds, too.
Caution would probably be wise – especially in the Kate Daniels world (though the Edge seems pretty rough living too). 🙂
How did I forget Middle Earth and Terre d’Ange?!
Lol I totally forgot Middle Earth and Hogwarts – it’s very easily done when there are so many amazing fantasy worlds to consider. 🙂