I too voted no as I've not read any of his work, and agree that it is probably best to have a more open/flexible challenge to draw more people in. Heck, even this month's lite challenge, which is pretty open, has turned me off, simply because I've never done a city-scale map before.
Sorry, this IS getting off topic, but...
Jaxilon - I ended up trying the first of the Wind On Fire series. I read a few chapters and just couldn't get into it. I know you recommended them really highly, so I ask your advice: do I just need to push through for another chapter or two, or what?
I have seen the map from the book, but would like to see other maps of specific areas such as the Old Worls, The Deep Nothing, etc.