I’ve finally made a large scale map of the vast majority of the world of Avenesse. This covers the three grand empires from the novels: over the Avenesse Empire, the Dragon Empire and Orun Aye: the Deathlands. These empires in turn cover the majority of three continents: Eirenna in the north, Anara in the south, and Assuwa in the far east.
Here is a blowup of a little more of the Avenesse Empire minus the arctic regions of Umtlond and Thula, the mysterious unnamed province in the map in the book. It covers most of western Eirenna and surrounds the White Sea.
The Dragon Empire, which dominates large parts of the continents of Eirenna and Assuwa, separated by the Golden Channel, a very shallow sea. Khirek and Parset continue far beyond this map in near endless grasslands and deserts until they collide with the distant eastern lands of Kyoushou. Which probably won’t come up in the novels. Probably.
And last but certainly not least, the mysterious Deathlands. The locals don’t call it that of course, they call it Orun Aye, a blasphemous name that in the Yoruba language means something approaching Heaven on Earth. The Deathlands covers most of the continent of Anara and has pushed into southern Eirenna in the region called the Auwali, which is Swahili for ‘border’ or ‘boundary’. The Avensh call this region ‘the Doomed Kingdoms’ as they were conquered and slaughtered by the armies of the Deathlords so quickly. Back when living mortals lived here, it was referred to as the Illgarian subcontinent. It pushed into the Eirenna continent and formed the massive Dragonspine mountains (roughly equivalent to the Himalayas), which for now serves as a natural barrier to the advance of the armies of Unlife. I’m not entirely sure how much I’ll reveal of the inner workings of Orun Aye in this series of books.