Nov 172009
 

Our final treat in the run-up to First Lord’s Fury is the long-awaited map of Alera, illustrated by our Priscilla Spencer.
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Shout-outs go to forum members Belgarion, Kokolores, and Tsunami for their exceptional work on the fan-made map, which served as a great reference point for the project.
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  28 Responses to “Codex Alera Map”

  1. I know the map in front of the phat fantasy novel is a cliche. But I am a map lover, and I applaud finally getting to see a map of Alera.
    And its such a lovely map too. Kudos to Ms. Spencer!

  2. Beautiful!

  3. Beautiful map, great job fans. Excellent work Priscilla, it is wonderful to see such great fantasy materialized. Especially when readers Ideas are taken in to account.
    Cant wait for the Novel.
    JW

  4. Wow! I mean, wow!

  5. If their remote ancestors are the Romans shouldn’t it be a map of Italy ?????

  6. No, it shouldn’t be a map of Italy, because Alera is not Earth.

  7. Absolutely outstanding!
    Reminds me of ‘The Marauder’s Map’ from “The Prisoner of Azkaban” by JK Rowling (Harry Potter, Book 3).
    “Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs
    Purveyors of Aids to Magical Mischief-Makers
    are proud to present THE MARAUDER’S MAP”
    Love it.

  8. Thank you, thank you! I’ve so often wished for a map while I was reading The Codex Alera. It’s perfect and almost exactly like I imagined.

  9. Interesting map. Though, it makes me think of an early map of America with Canada and Mexico removed. And the east coast split off partially to create it’s own landmass. It’s still nice to have though and it should be interesting to re-read the novels with the use of a map. It would be cool if there were more in depth regional maps for places within the novels though, for instance a map of Alera Imperia.

  10. Leviathans look like sea turtles? I always pictured them as giant eel looking things

  11. I always thought leviathans looked different than turtles as well. Huh.

  12. If you read Captain’s Fury, during the part where the Slive is being chased by the Mactis, Isana clearly sees a leviathan. by her description, they resemble turtles without the shells. I think the pic is highly accurate.
    The map is great! I also have a fondness for maps – it helps to track movements & puts everything into perspective. I also would like to see detailed area / region maps.
    Keep up the great work Jim & Priscilla & all mapmakers!

  13. The map is really cool! It is very well done!
    I thought Canea’s shorelines were 4x larger than Alera’s, according to the canean maps, but I’m probably off somewhere. Maybe Canea is full of big fat liars.
    sorry to sound whiney. It is an amazing work of art, so therefore I can’t help poking at it, because I am jealous. I’ve never been able to escape from black and white.

  14. I would imagine the shorelines *are* 4x as large. We only see the slightest nearest edge of them in the pic, here. 🙂

  15. Ah, been waiting for so long for a map…I love maps at the beginning of fantasy books; cliche or not, they provide reference points which I constantly flip back to while reading, and Alera’s is no exception. Love the picture details and the font and the sepia tone. Huzzah!!

  16. PS–I am going to keep the map as my desktop background for YEARS.

  17. Now we just need a detailed map of Canea to go with Captain’s Fury…

  18. oh, princeps fury… my bad. had captains on the brain

  19. ummm, Aren’t aricholt and kordholt the same place? Kordholt was renamed after his son Aric took over.

  20. I love this map. Fantasy books with maps at the beginning are so helpful when you read them. I am always flipping back to the map as I read to make sure I know where things are happening. This map was very well done and just makes the book that much better. But the map is just the icing on the cake because the book itself, not to mention the entire series, is a pure work of art. I love it.

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