5 Fictional Worlds I Want to Visit (but maybe not live in)

April 24, 2017 Discussion 30

One of the reasons I love fantasy so much is the worlds it lets us visit. We can emerge ourselves in so many different environments, experiencing a lot of different fictional cultures and people. Some of those places are so amazing, I really wish I could visit them.

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Poison Study

Sitia

While Ixia would be either boring or unpleasant (so cold and strict), Sitia would be a fantastic place to holiday. The culture is rich with so many tribes and mix of cultures, especially at the Magician’s Keep.

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

The Witchlands

Having only read Truthwitch so far, I can’t pinpoint where, exactly, I’d want to visit so let’s just say ALL of it! Sail around with Merik, visiting all the different countries and seeing all the different cultures and environments. Hopefully there isn’t a war going on a the time, that makes travel a bit more difficult.

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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Itreya

I would most definitely die or have something terrible happen to me in this world, there is no doubt about that. The appeal is the almost constant sunlight (the novelty of which would wear off very quickly) and the Mediterranean atmosphere of the world. Also I’d love to go exploring the creepy Quiet Mountain.

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Throne of Glass

Terrasen

Terrasen reminds me of the highlands of Scotland and New Zealand. It sounds so gorgeous, with rolling hills, magnificent mountains, and large, dense forests. The experience would be awe-inspiring.

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Eileanan

Eileanan

This world has a lot of nostalgia for me. It’s the world of one of the first adult epic fantasy series I ever read, one of the first fantasy novels I ever read actually. Plus it has flying horses and I’d love to see them!

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What fictional worlds would you like to visit?

30 Responses to “5 Fictional Worlds I Want to Visit (but maybe not live in)”

  1. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    The only world here that I’m familiar with is Terrasen but I would definitely want to go there. Any of the lands in ToG would do, other than the truly terrifying bits of course o_O Oh but I am familiar with The Witchlands (I lied) but I was a black sheep with that book so I’ll pass. I need to read Poison Study and Nevernight ASAP! LOVE this post^^
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    • Bec

      MICHELINE GO VISIT THE OTHER WORLDS!! Especially get your hands on Poison Study and Jay Kristoff’s books. READ THEM SOON FOR MY SAKE YOU’RE MISSING OUT ON AMAZING FANTASY STORIES

    • Bec

      They would be, especially if you could use the elemental magic!

      Hogwarts is a given haha. And it’s technically part of our world, not a fantasy world ;)

  2. Cait @ Paper Fury

    I was about to say YES I WANT TO VISIT THE NEVERNIGHT WORLD!! And then promptly realised I would just die. So. Maybe not. Tbh I think I’d just die in all fantasy worlds because I am a smol weak hermit fish and I need a hobbit hole or something…oooh WAIT. I would go to Hobbiton!! I think I could thrive there!! And I do love The Winner’s Curse world (although again: so dead) and The Crown’s Game world because RUSSIA AND MAGIC. ahhh fantasy. l love it so.
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    • Bec

      They’re all quite dangerous worlds. The only safe one truly is Hobbiton!

      I haven’t read The Crown’s Game yet but it’s on my TBR! I can’t wait to dive into that world :D

    • Bec

      They are so well written! It’s so easy to imagine yourself in them. If only we could get there in real life.

    • Bec

      Lots of danger haha.

      I NEED to go on a holiday to the Scottish Highlands as soon as I can. The south island of New Zealand too because it looks just as magical as Scotland in photos.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post :)

  3. Greg

    I am a sucker for a good map and sometimes the map makes me want to buy the book even if the blurb isn’t really wowing me! In this case I love that Witchlands map and that makes me want to read those even more. Terrasen sounds fabulous too.
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    • Bec

      Maps are gorgeous additions to books. I always love a good map!

      They’re both brilliant! I hope you decide to visit those worlds soon :D

  4. Sara L.

    Ooooh, I actually have a Goodreads shelf called “settings I wish I could visit”! So I just checked it, and here are some of the fictional worlds on my list:

    – Weep, from Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer
    – Joya d’Arena, from Rae Carson’s Fire & Thorns Trilogy (love the Spanish and Mediterranean influences there)
    – Eddis, Attolia, and Sounis, from Megan Whalen Turner’s Queen’s Thief series (I got jsut a teeny bit excited when parts of that world reminded me of ancient Greece)
    – Le Cirque de Reves, from Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus
    – Akaran, from Roshani Chokshi’s The Star-Touched Queen
    – Temerant, from Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicles
    – Hogwarts and Middle-Earth, just because. ;)
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    • Bec

      That Goodreads shelf is an amazing idea!!

      WEEP IS GORGEOUS!! I made this list before I read Strange the Dreamer though, it’s the only reason Weep didn’t make it on there. I have a desperate need to go there, as well as La Cirque de Reves. Why can’t they be real T_T

      Hogwarts you can kind of visit by going to a European castle haha. As for Middle Earth, just take a casual trip to New Zealand and visit the filming sites haha

      The other books I haven’t read book but I really want to!

  5. Pamela

    Sitia is SO a place I would be down for visiting. I’ve always loved the Study series worldbuilding. How Ixia and Sitia juxtapose each other and represent some of our own world’s government models and ways of living.

    The fact that I’d probably be able to actually survive there is also a plus! It’s just so rich and diverse!
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    • Bec

      I know, right?! It sounds like a gorgeous tropical jungle area. Definitely a bit safer as long as you stay in the bigger towns and don’t run into any shady magicians haha

  6. A Canadian Girl

    Your pictures are so pretty! And look at all the maps! For me, the places I’d really want to visit are Narnia and Hogwarts (for nostalgic reasons) and Eddis, Attolia, and Sounis from The Queen’s Thief series because I love that series and can’t believe we’re getting a new book soon.
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    • Bec

      Thank you! Narnia would be cool! I really need to read those. I loved the movies.

      Hogwarts is a given haha

      I haven’t read The Queen’s Thief series yet but I really want to! Especially with that new book coming out.

    • Bec

      It’s such a gorgeous place! I definitely want to go to New Zealand and see the Middle Earth movie settings one day.

  7. ShootingStarsMag

    I love that these all have maps. I haven’t read any of them yet so I can’t really comment – HOWEVER, I’m going with a popular answer and saying the world of Harry Potter/Hogwarts because I love those books and it sounds fantastic – as long as it’s post-Voldemort.

    -Lauren
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    • Bec

      It should be mandatory that all fantasy novels have maps! I love being able to visualise the world and places the characters talk about.

      Hogwarts is on a lot of people’s wish lists! It would have to definitely be a post Voldemort visit when they’ve finished building everything haha.

  8. Uma @ Books.Bags.Burgers.

    Omg I love these all! Except I’ve not read the last one! I love the map in Nevernight so much! And hey I’m all for sailing around with Merik :P Throw in Valek too and I’ll be all set :D :P Also I’m gonna give the most cliched answer! HOGWARTS! I wanna visit the Hogsmeade village, drink butterbeer at Three Broomsticks and so much more!!!Also I wanna visit middle Earth and live in the shire <33
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    • Bec

      Not many people know about Eileanan. Kate Forsyth is an Australian author whose new books have only just made it overseas. The Witches of Eileanan series and Rhiannon’s Ride trilogy are so underrated.

      Verek and Malik can be our personal tour guides XD

      One day I want to try butterbeer! It’s such a strange name for something that is apparently so delicious.

    • Bec

      Yeah! They’re a big part of the sequel trilogy, Rhiannon’s Ride! The presence of flying horses on the cover was what made me check the trilogy out hahaha

      The Shire would be gorgeous

  9. Kat

    The only ones I’m familiar with here are Sitia and Terrasen, and I most certainly agree with them both! I would definitely also wish to visit the Night Court … and quite a few others, if I’m honest. I don’t know how you narrowed it down to five!
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    • Bec

      It was so hard NOT to put The Night Court on here, but I don’t want every post to show just how much SJM trash I am hahaha It was so hard to narrow it down to only five.

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