Map of Kaldwyn (from Sufficiently Advanced Magic)

Hey everyone,

Last week, I received the final version of the map of Kaldwyn, the continent where Sufficiently Advanced Magic takes place.

I’m planning to include this map in either a revised version of Sufficiently Advanced Magic, the sequel, or both – I’m not sure just yet. But in the meantime, you can take a look right here!

kaldwyn final sma

The map was drawn by Karl Vesterberg from, and I was very pleased with the results.

If you want to see it in a larger size, click on this link.

16 thoughts on “Map of Kaldwyn (from Sufficiently Advanced Magic)

  1. I look forward to your next publication release. I have finished all three of your books and enjoyed them immensely. You have a writing style that I find very appealing, with characters developing as the story progresses. I’m hooked now on both story lines and must patiently wait until next year for the stories continuation. While I am waiting, do you have any recommendations in the sword and sorcery vein that you would recommend? I

    1. Thank you, I’m glad you like the books!

      If you’re looking for something somewhat similar to mine, I’d recommend reading any of Will Wight’s books or Valley of Embers by Steven Kelliher. They both draw from similar influences to mine, and tend to have similar degrees of detailed magic and world building.

  2. This is unrelated Andrew, but I saw an ad for ascend online audiobook, I think I saw your quote saying it’s a great book. So I bought it and listened to the first 3 chapters and it was painstakingly slow…..but then, but then I’m in love. It’s like playing an MMO in my head. Just thought I’d share my experience. Thanks. Still waiting on SAM 🙂

  3. I can’t wait for your next release! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the Audio version of Sufficiently Advanced Magic. Do you have any new details as to the release window for your next book?

  4. I just finished Suffciently Advanced Magic and all I can say is wow. I literally screamed when I finished the last chapter. That ending was so good!! Looking forward to reading your other stuff, and I am now on your mailing list! 😀

    1. Thanks so much, I’m glad you enjoyed the ending! I hope you enjoy the other books, and I’ll try to get the sequel to Sufficiently Advanced Magic out soon. =)

  5. I just finished SAM 20 min ago and i loved it and seeing the map here makes me want to have a full sized one on my wall do you think you will sell a bigger version in the future? Just curious and thanks for the great book now im going to start on your other 2 books and spread the word

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the book!

      If my books end up being successful enough, I’ll probably set up a store for merchandise (including maps) eventually. Right now, my main focus is just on getting the next book written!

      Thanks for the support, and I hope you enjoy the other books!

  6. So, the cities in the expansionist nation have german names and the Hydra-Spire is located in one of them …

    I had a lot of fun with the book!

    Greetings from Kiel 🙂

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the book!

      Good catch on the names. Edria isn’t supposed to be a direct Germany analogue, though.

      Most of my cultures tend to be more based around a theme than a national analogue. In essence, Valia is “magical research”, Edria is “military/imperialism”, Dalenos is “divine rulership”, and Caelford is “technology”.

      From there, I tend to draw from a lot of different cultures and ideas to support those themes. There’s some German influence there, but there’s also a lot of influence from other powerful empires throughout history, like Russia, China, Japan, and even ancient Rome.

      I tend to find that going the direct cultural analogue route makes it easier for people to identify with the nations, but I prefer the hodge-podge approach because I find it more interesting.

      Anyway, thanks for reading the book, as well as the post!

      I hope Kiel is nice this time of year. =D


  7. I do not know if the map drawer is being carried away, but I think I see several additional half size towers on the new map. I wonder how correct that will turn out to be (in future books), and what might be in them if they are actually there.

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