Vices and Vixens Official Map
I released a new edition of Vices and Vixens recently that included some new interior materials: chapter headings, scene breaks, and a new prologue and epilogue that place it as book three in the Exiles of Eire series. The biggest visual change, though, was the addition of a map that goes along with Riona's solo journey.
And if you haven't read Vices and Vixens (or the Exiles of Eire series) yet, this information may contain mild spoilers.
Drawn by the same artist who did Tir Na Nog's official map (the wonderful @aaguireart on Instagram), it depicts western Ireland before the Aos Si became trapped in their Otherworld home. The border has close ups of the places depicted at each corner, and has little wind-swept oak leaves on the upper left side and holly climbers on the lower left.
The landmarks feature significant points of interest along Riona's quest:
The Village: A small village with a market that sits by the mouth of a gorge rumored to house a pack of Aos Si--either warriors or wild hounds. It's known for the monastery nearby, which used to get along fine with the local wise woman living by the forest, Saoirse. However, once new leadership took over the order of monks, conflicts began cropping up.
Tory Island: A small island to the north without many inhabitants. Legend says the fortress of the great Fomor king, Balor of the Evil Eye, used to be there.
Lough Na Suil: A lake that appears on some days and disappears on others. It was a site of importance for the Aos Si hero Lugh, who slew Balor of the Evil Eye.
The Bog: Just another bog, though history has found plenty of human remains in places like it.
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