3 Fantasy Lands You Should NOT Visit

Oh, this will be fun! Almost like a poll, let’s see what dark places of fantasy worlds are top of our do-not-visit list.

The Land of Mordor

If I ask the question: What are three fantasy lands that you would not want to visit? What comes to mind?

My top three at the moment would be:

  1. The Land of Mordor
    The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
    What is more unlikeable than a nest of unwashed orcs, volcanic mountains, and a sky that sees no sun?
  2. Hades’ Underworld
    Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
    Whether in Riordan’s series or in mythology, I want no part of that place.
  3. The Valley of Death
    The Sword of the Dragon by Your’s Truly(-;
    There is precious little in my first three books about this place, but when I built Letrias a lair I made it a place I would not want to be. And you’ll learn more about it in the forthcoming books in that series.

So now that you know the three at the top of my list, here’s my question for you:

Which Fantasy Lands/Places are You Least Inclined to Visit?


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5 thoughts on “3 Fantasy Lands You Should NOT Visit

  1. 1. Tartaros
    From Rick Riordan’s “Heroes of Olympus” series
    2. The Circles of Seven
    From Bryan Davis’ ” The Oracles of Fire” series
    3. Hell
    From C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce”

  2. 1. Cythraul’s Bone Chapel- Wayne Thomas Batson’s Dark Sea Annals
    Creepiest villain lair ever written.
    2. Shelob’s Lair- J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
    Don’t laugh, but I would rather die fighting an army of orcs than live after walking through a cave infested with giant spiders. Imagine the cobwebs and nightmares clinging to you when you leave.
    3. Arpiar- Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s Tales of Goldstone Wood
    Barren wasteland ruled by a bloodthirsty king who sends a giant unicorn of death to hunt for escapees. No thank you.

    • Arpiar sounds inventive. I have not read any of Stengl’s books though I have heard good about them. As to Batson he really is a fantastic writer. I loved his The Door Within… definitely one of my faves! And Shelob’s Lair is a good choice from Tolkien… maybe I should re-think my choice before I get thrown in there instead of Mordor LOL!