The Fiction Island geographical map is not only printed in the front of TN6/OooTim but also on the website
, so this topic is hardly a spoiler.
I was particularly enchanted by the name "the Dismal Woods". I suppose no existing wood in the AngloSaxon universe is called Dismal, but if anyone knows of such a place let him/her please speak up. Same when it is an existing expression and I'm missing something.
There is a book called The Beautiful Dismal Woods
, but I don't see why Jasper might want to refer to that particular book.
I once lived near a woodland area in the Netherlands poetically called "de Onzalige Bossen", which could be translated as the Dismal Woods. Would other such names exist in the world?