New Maps for The Straits of Galahesh
Do you love maps? If you’re like me, you do. I just got the two new ones that are being included in my second novel, The Straits of Galahesh. Here they are, one for Galahesh, which (as you might have guessed from the title) figures prominently into the novel, and one for Vostroma, the Duchy that deals most closely with Galahesh, a semi-autonomous state between the Empire of Yrstanla and the Grand Duchy of Anuskaya.
If you embiggen the picture, you can see the actual straits more clearly. It lies between the cities of Vihrosh, the old seat of power on Galahesh, and Baressa, where the Kaymakam of Galahesh resides.
In this map you can see the largest city in the Vostroman islands, Evochka, the parallel to Volgorod on Khalakovo. North of Evochka, along the coast, is Palotza Galostina, the oldest of the palotzas in the Grand Duchy and the seat of power for the Vostroman family. It is the home of Zhabyn Vostroma, the Grand Duke of Anuskaya, and his three daughters, Ishkyna, Mileva, and Atiana.
I generated the original maps myself from a mapping program, but it was William McAusland that brought them to life. And the multi-talented Amy Popovich from Night Shade books added the awesome borders around the edge. They make my old maps look plain, but I’m going to try to add the borders to those maps as well.
I just need to get my grubby paws on those borders.
Cool, huh? (Did I mention I love maps?)