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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:44 pm    Post subject: Hello...new but not new Reply with quote

Thought I would say hello after posting for the first time yesterday in the art section (with a question).

I have been an avid reader of the Covenant books since the early 1980s, though I bought my first copies before the second chronicles were released.

I finished The Last Dark just before Christmas after my latest and longest marathon through The Land. With plans that tied in with the estimated publication dates for the last chronicles I started a 10 year read through, reading the last chronicles (of course!) for the first time. The readthrough actually took 11 years as The Last Dark UK paperback release was delayed!

My next readthrough will be when I quit the rat race. I've always said the first thing I'll do when slowing down is grab all 10 books and lock myself away somewhere for a while to read the whole saga in a short space of time.

Anyway after many years of reading this forum I've finally joined as (i) I've finished The Last Dark and (ii) I'm searching and hoping that fans have drawn their own maps over the years of the land.

I'd love to see far more detail than in the official versions including all key locations as mentioned in the books and perhaps key events noted. I can't believe I'm the only person that has ever thought of this or wanted it. Unfortunately my artistic skills are zero and my cartographic skills even less than that!

I'm aware of the book published 30 years ago but sadly the author is no longer with us and it is long out of print. (And of course it only covers the first and second chronicles).

A blank so far in the art section, but I hope that someone somewhere has drawn up some sketches of The Land with maps that I only have in my imagination to this point.

Hello again and thanks for having me!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the Watch, andyfair. I presume you must be either good looking, light skinned, very impartial, amply sized, clear skied, or operate an agricultural show. But which?

Is there a particular map for which you crave? Or is it a general thing? If a general thing, what's up with that? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still have my hardcover Atlas of The Land by Karen Wynn Fonstad. It was a gift from the mezzo-soprano with whom I was involved at the time and is the only object from that relationship which I valued enough to keep, a decision which had nothing to do with her.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi andyfair, Welcome to the Watch!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the Watch Andy. Very Happy Sorry I can't help about the maps...I'm sure I saw a couple somewhere...If it comes to me I'll bump them or whatever. Might just have been ones from the books though.

10 years to read the Chrons? That's Jay-like speeds man. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, andyfair! I also lurked on the Watch (for four-and-a-half years) just reading the posts, until finishing The Last Dark inspired me to join so I could talk about it with others here. At that point, I just had to become visible and converse with our fellow Donaldson fans here!

It sounds like you already know your way around here, so I'll forgo posting a key to several notable forums, as I do with some new members (but you have only to ask!).

I'm unaware of there being any maps of the Land here on the Watch, andyfair, except for these:
http://kevinswatch.ihugny.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1044

http://kevinswatch.ihugny.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1584

http://kevinswatch.ihugny.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1548

Good to have you here! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all for the welcome and particularly Cord Hurn ... that's a great start and a big help.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If those maps linked by Chord Hurn are not exactly what you were looking for, maybe you can try writing a few descriptiive paragraphs of the maps you would like to see.

Many Watchies here have been around for a long while - seen it, done it, worn the T-shirt inside and out - and you may have to go the extra mile to inspire more interest.

Good luck, and Welcome.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. I didn't know that blackhawk had done a map of the Land. Thanks, Cord.

The first link is a map which, which has the attribution: Map originally drawn by Lynn K. Plagge (c) 1977, colorized and enhanced by Sunbane (c) 1996. I had seen it around. Not sure who Sunbane is.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be Welcome to the Watch, andyfair.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I was thinking of the first one CH posted. I remembered Blackhawks once I'd seen it again...pretty cool. Would like to see his version with the names from the first one on it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+JMJ+

Welcome!

Sorry that I can't help you with the maps. But good luck!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this count as a map? tj4242 put it together.

What were the Ravers up to?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put what together? And who? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avatar, do you think wayfriend intended to include a link for andyfair, and forgot it? Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was my assumption, but it is always possible that there is a joke in there that is too subtle for me to pick up on. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too subtle for me too, Av!
Anyhow, for andyfair: a close-up on Mount Thunder, from one of Blackhawk's maps:

http://kevinswatch.ihugny.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1547
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what you're talking about. I didn't forget to include the link. Now excuse me, I am off to accept my Nobel prize.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mistake. Very Happy My advancing age is probably affecting my eyesight. Very Happy

That's pretty cool...it could probably be updated what with the Last Chrons time hopping...

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