As most of the world gathers to celebrate Christmas, the most winter-y holiday of the year, my mind turns toward winter-y things. Last year, I put together a list of best fantasy places to spend Christmas. This year, I want to expand that to my favorite permanently snowy fantasy worlds.
Winterfell (A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin)
Well, this one is almost permanently under snow. (Close enough.) So what that you’ll probably be gruesomely murdered by violent fellow tourists? (Pictured above.) The views will be epic and the architectural badassery is undeniable.
Mylena (Mylena Chronicles by Chloe Jacobs)
Yeah, so this is the result of a curse, but it counts. Here, we run into the problem of humans being illegal. Um…I should have thought that through. But just imagine: Snowball fights with the extra thrill of rabid goblins!
Limeros (Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes)
Also the results of a curse, this country is literally snow and rocks. It is good for nothing but sledding and snuggling around a fire and freezing until you hate winter so much even Christmas is ruined. The current government is pretty heavy handed, just so you know, but safety is for wimps.
Thalmas (Souls of the Stones series by Kelly Walker)
Another country that is pretty much snow and rocks. It’s most notable feature is rulers who aren’t evil. Bonus points!
Scandia (Shadowlight Saga by Mande Matthews)
Even if you die, it will be epic. In a land of wolves, trickster gods, and fierce marauders, you’re in for an adventure! But if any incorporeal voice claims to be your long-dead mother, make sure your mother is actually dead before you believe it.
And there we have it! My ideal winter vacation spots. I seem to favor high-danger locales for Christmas. Hmm. Anything is better than some of my relatives, I guess.
What are some of your favorite fantasy winter worlds? Did any of yours make my list? Leave a comment and let me know!