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Who would you cast? (Answer, and You Might Win a Prize.)

One of my favorite kinds of “wishful thinking” is to cast movies of my favorite novels. I’ve been “dream-casting” since I was a kid. I remember deciding that I wanted to see Ian Holm play Bilbo Baggins when I was in high school, and lo… it came to be. I wanted to see Daniel Day-Lewis play Aragorn… and it’s been reported that they actually offered him the part more than once! (Oh, if only he’d taken that.) So…

… that has made me braver. Why not imagine who might be cast in my own stories? Who knows? It might happen!

So, as the third book in The Auralia Thread approaches, I’m giving away some free copies. You can win them simply by dream-casting three characters from any of the first two books: Auralia’s Colors and Cyndere’s Midnight.

Here’s how to enter the contest:

On your blog, website, or Facebook page, name the actors you’d cast as THREE major Auralia Thread characters.

You can post the book covers for decoration. (Just steal it from here: Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder)

Then… and this is important… Send me a private message (FB or email) with a link to your entry. My new Facebook page is here, my email is joverstreet@gmail.com. Please title your message RAVEN’S LADDER CONTEST.

I’ll talk with the book’s editors about which entry is most inspired.

GRAND PRIZE: All 3 Auralia Thread books, signed.
RUNNER-UP: RAVEN’S LADDER, signed.

Deadline: 2/10/10.

Got it?

Here are some characters you might cast:

  • Auralia
  • The Ale Boy
  • Cal-raven
  • Krawg
  • Warney
  • King Cal-marcus
  • Jaralaine
  • Stricia
  • Scharr ben Fray
  • Cyndere
  • Emeriene
  • Jordam the Beastman
  • Ryllion
  • Mordafey
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2 Comments

  1. Uncle Paul
    February 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm — Reply

    How about Ellen Page as Auralia?

  2. Rick Paul Poole
    February 10, 2010 at 12:39 pm — Reply

    Auralia – Jennifer Connelly

    Cal-raven – Billy Connelly

    Jordam the Beastman – Dom Deluise

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Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet

Novelist and critic Jeffrey Overstreet teaches writing (Seattle Pacific University) and film studies (Northwest University and Houston Baptist University). He's written a memoir of moviegoing and faith (Through a Screen Darkly, Baker, 2007) and a fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors (The Auralia Thread, Random House, 2007-11). He's worked since 2001 as a film critic and columnist at Christianity Today, and he's been a regular contributor to Image, Paste, and Christ & Pop Culture. His writing has been recognized by The New Yorker and The Seattle Times. He regularly speaks at universities, conferences, and churches in the U.S. and abroad. Want to invite him to teach or speak? Email joverstreet@gmail.com.