My novel takes place in the modern day for these reasons. I think this because all the technology around them is up to date. For example, people have cars and are able to drive around.
Also in the hospital they have the latest medical equipment for X-rays and scans. The last thing is they have modern day sport equipment like special kayaks for the river and snowboards.
The environment in my book is very cold because it is high up in a mountain. The weather is very snowy and there are lots of avalanches.
This makes me imagine it to be very cold and very dangerous to be up there. This makes me feel like the characters are taking very big risks and are risking their lives for the competition.
The overall mood of my book is thrilling because all kinds of things happen to Max. For example, Max saw the monk get shot when he was skiing down the mountain.
Another example is when Max was attacked during the kayaking part of the competition. These make me feel very excited to read more and more because it keeps getting more interesting.