David Gemmell Awards shortlist

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Back in June, I posted the longlist for the David Gemmell Legend Awards for Fantasy and it's now time to present the shortlist. Hopefully, my votes in the longlist for Mark Lawrence's King of Thorns for the Legend, Miles Cameron's The Red Knight for the Morningstar and Didier Graffet and Dave Senior for the cover of Red Country by Joe Abercrombie for the Ravenheart are still possible!!!

Legend Award (Best Fantasy Novel of 2012)

Joe Abercrombie: Red Country (Gollancz)
Jay Kristoff: Stormdancer (Pan Macmillan UK)
Mark Lawrence: King of Thorns (HarperCollins/Voyager)
Helen Lowe: The Gathering of the Lost (Orbit)
Brent Weeks: The Blinding Knife (Orbit)

Morningstar Award (Best Fantasy Debut)

Saladin Ahmed: Throne of the Crescent Moon (Gollancz and DAW)
Miles Cameron: The Red Knight (Gollancz)
John Gwynne: Malice (Pan Macmillan UK)
Aidan Harte: Irenicon (Jo Fletcher Books)
Jay Kristoff: Stormdancer (Pan Macmillan UK)

Ravenheart Award (Best Fantasy Book-Jacket)

Didier Graffet and Dave Senior, for Red Country by Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
Dominic Harman, for Legion of Shadow by Michael J. Ward (Gollancz)
Clint Langley, for Besieged by Rowenna Cory Daniells (Solaris)
Silas Manhood, for The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks (Orbit)
Colin Thomas, for Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (Pan Macmillan UK) 
Stephen Youll, for The Black Mausoleum by Stephen Deas (Gollancz)  


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