Hail and well met!
How are you doing this fine Tuesday? And why am I writing like this?
Honestly, I have no idea. I never do, really.
No, but seriously, how are you doing?
This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is all about our most favorite book settings. I have to say, I loved this topic. It really made me think about the worlds in which the characters I love inhabit. I really had to think about it this week.
Hogwarts from the Harry Potter Series
This one is pretty obvious. She-who-shall-not-be-named created a rich and vibrant world in Hogwarts and I would love to go visit. Maybe not live there. Too much crazy stuff happens.
Middle Earth From Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Just…all of it. Well, maybe not Mordor. But Tolkien created something lush and wonderous when he created Middle Earth, and I would love to go.
Sevenwaters from Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
Technically, there is an entire series set in Sevenwaters. Six books, to be precise. And they are all fabulous. And I absolutely love Sevenwaters itself. Its an enchanted keep! How cool is that! Terrible things always seem to happen to the people that live there, but I love the setting. It’s fabulous.
Tri-Cities Area from the Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs
The Tri-Cities is exactly what it sounds like. Three cities, Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland in Washington. Home to a Fae reservation, a Vampire seethe, and a Werewolf pack, there is no shortage of colorful characters. I especially want to see what Mercy has done to the car in her backyard.
Graves Glen from The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
I loved the setting of The Ex Hex, which I will have a review up for later this month. Graves Glen reminds me of Stars Hollow, but, you know, in Georgia. The cover even has a gazebo on the cover of it, for crying out loud!
Lenfell from The Exiles Series by Melanie Rawn
This world has it’s terrifying places, like the Wastelands, but I still want to visit! I apparently like castles. And ruins of castles.
Valdemar in any of the Valdemar Series by Mercedes Lackey
I have loved reading about Valdemar since I was a teenager. I would love to go visit for a while. Why wouldn’t I want to go live in a place I love so much? No indoor plumbing.
The Five Kingdoms from the Dragonlord Trilogy by Joanne Bertin
Ignoring the fact that there are weredragons (weredragons!), there is a huge library in the second book (Dragon and Phoenix) that I would love to visit. Because, you know, bookworm. Also, weredragons.
Raverra from the Swords and Fire series by Melissa Caruso
Raverra sounds a bit like the Italian city of Venice, with it’s rivers and canals. Except for the whole built in a swamp thing that Venice has going for it.
2058 NYC from the In Death Series by J.D. Robb
I’ve been to New York City a couple of times, and I’d be curious to see how it looks in the future, what with all the FLYING CARS! Oh, and the colonies on the moon! Yeah, I wouldn’t want to see that city in the future at all.
There you have it. I have complied such a great list with utterly terrible descriptions of what the worlds are like.
Did you make a TTT list? Share you link in the comments so we can go visit!