What is the World of Elturas?
The World of Elturas is the setting for Name of the King by Katie Cordy. Here you can explore the intricate world of Ireen and the Black King. This website is broken down into several sections, from Elturas and its regions to the characters and artwork.
What is Name of the King About?
Name of the King is a political intrigue fantasy that focuses on the hardship of loyalty and family in a world where mythical creatures are given a voice.
Ireen’s dreams burn to ashes when she helps a stranger – a stranger who turns out to be the mysterious Black King. As cold and deadly as the wars he begins, the unicorn monarch had conquered Ireen’s country mere months before, and her hatred for him is only equal to the horror she feels when her beloved mentor’s restaurant is destroyed. Desiring her magical ability to know all names, the Black King promises that he will rebuild the restaurant in exchange for a year of servitude. Unable to refuse, Ireen is pinned between the Black King and her sister’s plots to see him fall. As the Black King’s secrets threaten everyone she loves, Ireen must decide where she stands before her city breaks apart.
Name of the King is the first book in a planned quartet.
The idea for the World of Elturas came from considerably too many unorganized pages of worldbuilding information. It was becoming difficult and frustrating to find the information when needed. In 2016, I bought the domain and spent 2017 through summer 2019 creating over 150 pages of information ready for the outline and the rough draft. Almost all of these pages are public for you to see now. The website made it easy to find what I needed by linking everything together. Then, of course, I couldn’t help but use the website as a place to store my pieces of concept art that I painted.
The main reason I made the World of Elturas public (rather than keeping it a private, password-locked website) was so that I could have what I always want with a book: a single website filled with canon information. The World of Elturas will be there to remind readers of any forgotten facts and deepen the world without bogging down the book. This website is an act of love. And considerably too many hours daydreaming.