Fellow author Brian Staveley is mad about maps as well!
in his post (http://www.torbooks.co.uk/blog/2016/3/22/uc5f1je73z7vx1jjhzzo5z04gb2o9m?platform=hootsuite) he explains why!
well, I have already written here that any epic fantasy book needs a map, period.
I am gathering support!
needless to say my map is far better and beautiful (and wait to see the full colored!!!!)