Winners of the Raven’s Ladder Dream-Cast Contest!

Here are the winners of the Raven’s Ladder Dream-Cast Contest, based on a vote by a jury of the series’ editors.

The winners were selected for their creative, inspired ideas in casting movies of Auralia’s Colors or Cyndere’s Midnight.

Krista Bussewitz wins all three Auralia Thread novels for suggesting

  • Auralia – played by Saoirse Ronan
  • Jordam – played by Christopher Heyerdahl
  • Pretor Xa – played by Cillian Murphy

RUNNERS-UP (a tie for second):

Tyler Petty
wins “Raven’s Ladder” for suggesting

  • Scharr ben Fray – played by Ben Kingsley
  • Cal-Marcus – played by Timothy Spall
  • Jordam – played by Ron Perlman

Carrie Moorehead
wins “Raven’s Ladder” for suggesting

  • Jaralaine – played by Embeth Davidtz
  • Capt. Ark-Robin – played by Guy Pierce
  • Ryllion – played by Kevin Zegers


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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at