I am soooo incredibly honored and so excited to be today’s stop on the epic DANCE OF THIEVES blog tour celebrating the newest release from the amazing Mary E. Pearson! Mary is one of my all-time favorite authors and her Remnant Chronicles series is one of my all-time favorite series. You can only imagine how excited I was when it was announced that she was writing a new book in the same world as the Remnant Chronicles. This world is so unbelievably rich and detailed and diverse, and if you look/read closely enough, you may just discover a MIND-BLOWING. But that’s al I’ll say about that! Wink wink!
When I was given the opportunity to ask Mary a question about her latest release, I knew it had to be about the The Kingdoms of the Remnants and the gorgeous map that you can find in each book of the series.
PS…I’m not posting the newest map that can be found in Dance of Thieves because I don’t want to come even remotely close to spoiling ANYTHING about this amazing book. Seriously, you guys…IT’S EPIC!
The Kingdoms of the Remnants is beautifully expanded in DANCE OF THIEVES. What was your process for creating new lands for readers to explore? Can you talk a little bit about the process to update the design of the map and how closely you worked with the artist?
When the original trilogy was written and I drew my own rough maps for reference, there were always twelve kingdoms. While the artist, Keith Thompson, transformed my scrawl of a map into something of beauty, it was the book designer who added the labels. In the process of adding them, certain areas became a little crowded, especially right around the middle left, and the designer asked if we could leave off the label for Eislandia. Though the kingdom was mentioned, it wasn’t critical to that first story, so I said sure. We agreed we could always add it later if necessary. Well, it did become necessary when Dance of Thieves was written—because that was where this story needed to take place!
PSSST…DON’T MISS ANY OF THE STOPS ON THE TOUR!
8/7: Mundie Moms
8/8: Fiction Fare
8/9: Adventures of a Book Junkie
8/10: Arctic Books
8/11: Mary Had a Little Book Blog
8/12: All Things Equilateral
8/13: Forever Young Adult
8/14: Across the Words
8/15: The Book Nut
8/16: Love is Not a Triangle
8/17: Andi’s ABCs
8/18: Good Books & Good Wine
8/19: What Sarah Read
8/20: Paper Trail YA
8/21: Ex Libris
8/22: YA Bibliophile
8/23: My Friends Are Fiction
8/24: A Perfection Called Books