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THE GREAT PENINSULA: series resources for The Three LandsBy Dusk Peterson

Updated May 2016.


Map of The Three Lands of the Great Peninsula

Much larger version of the Three Lands map (1.67 MB).

Series introduction

Koretia, Emor, and Daxis were all founded on the same day, but as the centuries have passed, the Three Lands of the Great Peninsula have become increasingly divided by religion, government, and culture. Koretians worship many gods, Daxions worship one goddess, and Emorians revere only their law. Emorians claim that Koretians are vicious and superstitious, Koretians think that Daxions are vile oath-breakers, and Daxions charge that Emorians abuse their children and slaves.

If a god were to appear in the Three Lands, would his appearance bring an end to the fighting between nations? Or would he merely help to spark an inferno of war?

As the inhabitants of the Three Lands struggle to adjust to the appearance of an unexpected visitor into the human world, two people will play crucial roles in the conflict. One is a young Emorian clever, courageous, and affectionate who will come to understand the Koretians with a depth and intimacy that few others of his land can match. The second person is a Koretian boy whom the Emorian will seek to destroy.

The Great Peninsula is a cycle of fantasy series about an epic battle between cultures, set at a time when a centuries-old civilization is in danger of being destroyed.


The Three Lands. He vowed himself to his god. Now the god is growing impatient . . . ¶ The Three Lands is a fantasy series on friendship, romantic friendship, romance, and betrayal in times of war and peace. The series is inspired by conflicts between nations during the Roman Empire and the Dark Ages.


Chronology of the Great Peninsula. A timeline, updated whenever a new Three Lands novel or story is published. It includes spoilers for political events but not for events in the lives of individual characters.

Pronunciation Guide to Proper Names in the Great Peninsula. Includes an MP3 file.

Peter's Family Tree. An Emorian royal genealogy for the period of the Late Charas. Includes minor spoilers for Law Links and Blood Vow.

Shared Universes: Works set in the Three Lands world by other authors and artists.

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