Creating a believable young adult fantasy series map is so important, especially when you story involves a quest that navigates a desert, a river and a rainforest, in the hope of finding lost family.
A huge continent, Arvalonia is a vast, untouched natural wonder and only partly mapped. Cartographer Master Treadbetter created this gorgeous map an age ago, in the hope that he'd prevent a few people getting lost. As you can see, only the east is clearly recorded. This is because the largely unexplored areas in the west - known as The Other Side - can't be reached due to massive mountain ranges, unfavourable weather events and an infuriatingly large array of people-consuming creatures.
In The Dangers of Being Brave & True, True is forced to venture from the mage academy in the humid northern rainforest near Mt Resolution, to journey through the arid wastelands of the Inner Heat, True's journey is epic, especially when you consider how far she and her fellow students trek on foot.
Brave lands in the Inner Heat and hikes through the desert, joining True for a seriously long river expedition down the Sugarcane. Within the story, he also visits Fort Crag and Kingfort in the south and True returns to her home town of Harboursfort.
Although Far Forreston, Minington and the Graingrower regions aren't visited, they're mentioned along the way and will play a greater part in books 2, 3 and 4 of the young adult fantasy book series The Broken Spell.