The book I am reading is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, and one of the settings of the book is in the mysterious forest of Mirkwood. Mirkwood is a forest that is extremely thick, to the point where almost no sunlight gets to the forest floor, and the nights are pitch black (literally no light enters the forest). The trees are full of webs, due to the giant spiders that live off the path of the large forest. There is no edible food or safe water in the forest, which presents itself as a problem to Bilbo and the Dwarves, due to ration shortages. The only water in the forest is in the form of black streams/rivers, and the water is enchanted, making anyone who gets in it or drinks it fall unconscious. The animals are inedible, since even if you’re lucky enough to catch a small animal, they taste awful when cooked, and are poisonous. There is a path through the forest that the spiders can’t attack, due to the magic surrounding it, which means you have to stay on the path, unless you want to risk getting eaten by a spider. That’s Mirkwood.
Another setting in the book is the Misty Mountains. The Misty Mountains are a large mountain range, consisting of sharp peaks with high valleys, and small mountain passes that allow for a group of people to walk single file. The peaks are covered with a slight mist at times, hence the name “misty”. The mountains are very dangerous, due to the violent weather and stone-giants, which could easily step on you or throw boulders. The mountains are almost always cold, due to the high elevation and lack of plants.
The last setting, (yet the first mentioned in the book), is The Shire. The Shire is where Bilbo’s home is located, and is a region exclusively settled by Hobbits. The Shire usually stays out of the important matters of the realm, due to it’s low threat and peaceful nature. It’s described as very beautiful, containing small patches of forest, similar to that of the English countryside. It has moderate weather, with a normal climate (Warm in the summer, Cold/Snow in the winter). As previously mentioned, only Hobbits live in The Shire, other than the animals and livestock.