Fictional Worlds Every Book Lover Would Love to Visit
When readers read, they don’t just absorb the words on a page. They give the page their mind, heart and soul. And so, fictional worlds reside in our memories and our hearts long after we’ve turned the last page. Here is a list of fictional worlds every book lover would love to visit, because they live in our heart rent free. These are the world for Book Nerds.
Fictional Worlds Every Book Lover Would Love to Visit:
The magic school of witchcraft and wizardry in Rowling’s Harry Potter series is perhaps the most beloved fictional worlds to ever exist. It has everything – magic, dangers, secrets, family like characters, eccentric characters and a possibilities that never end. From Dumbledore’s cabin with Fawkes to staircases that shift and change and from ghosts like Peeves and Myrtle who lurk in corners to portraits with people that move, Hogwarts is not a place but a feeling.
The fictional world of Narnia, which opens from the back of a staircase, is full of magic and adventure. The distinctive feature of Narnia is the constant tension it embodies between the forces of good and evil. There are fantastic creatures, to be sure, but the primal tension between good and evil drives the world. CS Lewis uses evil witches, anthropomorphic animals and parallels to Christianity to craft one of the most wondrous fantasy worlds.
Rick Riordan in his Percy Jackson series crafted a relatively simple yet unbelievably endearing world in the form of Camp Half-Blood. Basically, this premises hosts the children of Greek Gods with humans. Percy is one of them, and it is here that he finds his family, including Annabeth and Grover. He also meets mysterious characters like Mr Dionysus, the director and centaurs. The camp is shielded by borders of the Golden Fleece. S
This is the primary location in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series. It is a small town with cold winters. And it is here that our protagonists, Bella and Edward fall in love with each other. It has a more urbanized part as well as the woods, which is where Edward lives. It is in actuality one of the rainiest places in the United States.
The world in which Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter series unfolds is the seedy underbelly of Manhattan. Here, warlocks, vampires, shadowhunters, werewolves and other supernatural beings lurk amok. The Shadow World is a dark, disturbing place with a definite dark aesthetic, because the genre is urban fantasy. Yet, it has the unmistakable charm and lure of a mysterious place that buries millions of secrets.
Now an actual location that preserves artefacts from the iconic television series ‘The Vampire Diaries’, Mystic Falls in the book series is an idyllic, sleepy town. The Founding Families create it in the 1880s and since then, it has a long standing history of vampires , werewolves and witches. Like the Shadow World, it houses deep, dark secrets but in a more rural towny setting. This is one of the most captivating fantastical worlds due to its mood.
Well, no one in their right minds would want to be a part of Panem, the fictional word in Suzanne Collin’s Hunger Games trilogy. But it sure would be fun to visit. Panem consists of thirteen districts headed by a Capitol, which is the administrative and political centre. Each of the first twelve districts have an occupation they excel at, and the thirteenth district lies in ruin. Every year, two electives from each of the districts compete against each other in the Hunger Games.
The land on which George R R Martin’s wondrous series, The Song of Ice and Fire, unfolds is truly breath-taking. It is perhaps one of the modern marvels of fantasy, and perhaps the only modern fantasy world comparable to Tolkien’s creations. This stretches and spans the entire earth and includes snowscapes, deserts, coastal and port towns and forts too. It has a miraculous breadth and length. It’s so firmly constructed that it almost feels real.
There perhaps cannot be a more wondrous world than Alice in Wonderland’s Wonderland. However, this is more of a utopian world than some of the others on this list, which are dystopian. Wonderland has a host of awe-inspiring fantastical happenings. Here, there are anthropomorphic animals, magical potions, talking playing cards, a tyrannical queen and more. This world is out of the blue and weird and whimsical, but all of it is magical. Who wouldn’t like to tumble down the rabbit hole and mysteriously chance upon it?
Andrzej Sapkowsky in recent times has created one of the most magical worlds with his franchise, The Witcher. This world draws inspiration from East European history and Slavic folklore. From port cities like Novigrad to the idyllic ruralscapes of Toussaint, The Witcher plots take place over a huge territory. This also gives scope to movies and games to exploit the wonders and secrets of the deep, dark, hidden territories.