Well, we're in a charitable mood. Or else there's something weird in the water here. Either way, we're proud to announce our latest competition, the Comp of Kings.
In honour of the releases of Paul Kearney's The Monarchies of God omnibuses (Hawkwood and the Kings, out now, and Century of the Soldier, due out next month) and Rowena Cory Daniells' The Chronicles of King Rolen's Kin trilogy (The King's Bastard and The Uncrowned King, out now, and The Usurper, due out next month), we're holding an all-kings-themed competition.
(by way of illustration, here are King Tutankhamen, The Lich King, Alison King, Stephen King, The Burger King, Martin Luther King, Jr., King Henry VIII, a King Charles Spaniel, King, and the King:)
"Very nice," I hear you cry, appreciatively, "But what exactly is this competition, David? What do we stand to win?"
I'm glad you asked. The two winners will each win a complete set of one of our current monarch-related series; one will receive both The Monarchies of God omnibi (here are those gorgeous Pye Parr/Andrew Evans covers again for you):
...and the other will win all three The Chronicles of King Rolen's Kin books, complete with book-plates signed by Rowena herself! (here are those kick-ass Clint Langley covers again):
"All very well, David," you persist, "But what do I have to do?"
Nothing simpler. Just jump on here, or on our Twitter at @SolarisBooks, and tell us who your favourite fictional king is and why. We'll probably weigh in with our own favourites, purely for the sake of the debate, although, naturally, we're excluded from the competition.
We'll leave the competition open for a couple of days; probably decide on a winner next Monday or something.