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I am convinced that Alalia is somewhere south of Alagaesia with an ocean between them.

A great many fantasy novels employ these tropes, and it all goes back to Tolkien Tyler Moss is the ma editor of WD. When wondering where a city is in relation to another, they can quickly flip to the map and acclimate. All continents are basically islands, because at some point, they are surrounded by an ocean.

For stories that take place on a smaller scale, a map may not be necessary. Singular1ty I guess, but as long as you and other readers understand the question, I don’t get why that matters. He drew it on an 8. However, if there are any extremely careful readers, they might know. But what is your support for this? Eragon and Saphira fulfil the prophecy made by Angela in the first book and “leave Alagaesia for ever” to settle down in these unexplored lands far to the east.

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Alagaesia was most likely a continent using logic. Paolini realized he needed one about a third of the way through writing Eragonthe first novel in his series.

I know that this implies that Alagaesia was an unexplored continent, but it could also imply that it was an unexplored island. Would this river be a good shipping route? Populating multiple books would require a greater variety of settings, and overcrowding any single area of the map would feel unrealistic and limiting.

But more than pure illustration, a map can be a plotted and deliberate literary device.

The sheer size of them like Australia, for instancebecomes so large that ‘island’ simply doesn’t fit in common English usage, and continent has alavaesia be used instead. Here’s a map of Alagaesia: As for the mountain ranges, he may have moved the Atlas mountains farther south for the Spine, and moved the Ahaggar mountains south for the Beor mountains.

Where exactly does Eragon take place? Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count.

Most of this is purely speculation. Beyond that, if brainstorming unique elements proves difficult, Paolini recommends turning to nature for points of reference. Thank you for your interest in this question. In writing his novels, Paolini took a great many ideas from established fantasy authors such as Tolkien. This question came from our site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts.

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It only shows part of the Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

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I’m wondering about the setting. You must be logged in to post a comment. But then the story started to expand. If it was a continent, there would be other people on it, even if unmapped. Now to the north, somewhere the Du Weldenvarden forest must end, and I imagine over there a volcanic place with lava mountains or a huge grassland like the land that Eragon and Brom crossed after the Udgarnd mountain.

How to Map Your Fantasy World

I want to believe that Alagaesia is south of middle earth, separated by an ocean above Du Wendelvarden. But over time, he realized the proportions were qlagaesia confining. I also agree with Richard. I would venture to say that Alagaesia is an island like Australia.