Top Ten Settings I'd Like To See More Of (Or At All)
This one took some thinking. I'm still not sure if these are my final ten. But let's just go with it.
1. Some Arabian country - Arabian nightsssss! Like Arabian daysssss! Okay, I know what you're thinking. But don't think it! I'm not asking for a genie in a bottle or a flying carpet or a Whole New World. All I want is a epic book set in the desert. Maybe some thieves with sabers. Camels. But some cool camels. There could be a kasbah and tombs and Arabian horses! And lets not do modern day. Okey doke?
2, 3, 4. England/Ireland/Scotland - Yes, I grouped these together because they're all cozy neighbors, right? Lots of differences but I'd go for some fantasy, fairytale retelling, or ghost story set in any of the above countries. Set near a loch? Maybe some Nessy action (kidding). But just picture it. The fog over the moors. Maybe some highlanders in kilts with longswords (kidding again...partially). An abandoned, dilapidated castle. Lets throw in an ancient manor with a mile long cemetery in the backyard.
5. Asia - This means just about anywhere in Asia. Or it could take place in an Asian inspired setting. With katanas and kimonos. I don't know how anyone is going to top Eon and Eona, but if at first you don't succeed...well, then you pick another Asian country. It's a BIG continent.
6. Wild West setting - I'm thinking some dystopian, Wild West, futuristic setting. Something like The Dark Tower series, Blood Red Road and Chaos Walking all together. I love the combination of saloons and futuristic weapons.
7. Romania - I have very good reasons for why I picked Romania: 1) Vlad Dracul 2) Creepy castles
8. A mirror world - Imagine everything in reverse? Freaky huh? When I was younger, I used to wonder what it would be like to just step into the mirror and become my mirror self. I know. I was weird even then. But it's definitely Alice in Wonderland material.
9. A city in the sky - I still need to read The Floating Islands and Castle in the Air, but there can always be more books with cities, kingdoms, islands, etc. in the sky. Maybe I've been playing too much The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
10. A labyrinth - I love the movies Pan's Labyrinth and Labyrinth, and I want to see a book take place in a labyrinth. Sort of like the one test in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (the book's hedge maze and not the movie's since the book's maze had actual challenges).
I'm sure if I had put my mind to it, I could have come up with crazier settings, but alas, this is my final list. What's everyone's Top Ten this week?