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All the maps were hand drawn by Ian, based on door-sized maps created during his world-building phase of the late 1970’s and early 80’s. Part of one of the earliest maps is shown below (1978).


The final map of Lauralin and Meldorin is shown below, redrawn at A4 size from an original approximately 2 metres high by 1 metre wide. The map is extensively modified from the original, including redrawing in reverse. The maps were lettered by Cathy Larsen.


To see the maps used in the books, click the links below.

The Three Worlds

The following maps are used in The View from the Mirror.

The Well of Echoes refers to:

In The Song of the Tears, this map is used.

All these maps were drawn by the author and lettered by Cathy Larsen at Penguin Books.

Runcible Jones

Here is a sketch map of part of Iltior, for the Runcible Jones books Runcie Map, and here is the published version (by Cathy Larsen). Runcible 3 Map

Grim and Grimmer

Here is the map used in the Grim and Grimmer books, drawn by Patricia Howes based on a sketch by Ian Irvine. Wychwold

Plan of the scale model of Wychwold, third floor of the Fey Queen’s Winter palace, scene of the battle in The Calamitous Queen. Map by Patricia Howes. Wychwold Scale Model

The Tainted Realm

Here is a very rough map which will form the basis of the map in Vengeance. It shows the volcanic province of Central Hightspall (which was known as Cythe in olden times). Rough Map, Cythe.

Here is the final map from Vengeance. Central Hightspall map.

Here is the Central Hightspall revised map from Rebellion. Central Hightspall revised map.

Here is the Greater Hightspall revised map from Rebellion. Greater Hightspall revised map.