Here's how things will work. I thought about doing a simple random drawing from among the entrants, but where's the fun in that? Instead, I'm going to select the winner based on creativity. Paul Cornell has called Enge's work "Conan as written by Raymond Chandler". The giveaway takes off from that.
What fantasy author/famous nonfantasy or literary author mashup would you like to see? (For this contest, William Shakespeare counts as a fantasy author.) Specifically, what famous fantasy character would you like to see written by another author?
Got that? Name a fantasy character you would like to see written by a nonfantasy or famous author and why. The "why" is essential if you want to win. I'm judging the entries on originality and creativity. Your reasoning is where your creativity can really shine.
Place your answer in the comments. You can enter up to three times, but each character must be entered separately. Comments containing more than one entry will be disqualified. Entries will be judged on creativity. Contest closes at 11:59 p.m., CDT, Sunday, October 30. Winner will be announced later that week in a blog post and asked to send me a private email with a shipping address.
Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below. Good luck and have fun!
Update: More than one person who already has a copy of This Crooked Way has submitted an entry just for fun. That's great! The more, the merrier. Thanks, guys.