Gemmell Award Longlist. Get your votes in

I am a big fan of the Gemmell Awards.It tends to sit much better with my general taste in books than the other genre fiction awards, and I can generally get enthusiastic as I have read a reasonable amount of the nominees in any given year.
For those unfamiliar with the Gemmells there are three awards to keep it simple –

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

The Morningstar Award for Best Debut Fantasy Novel in English

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art

Trophies for the awards are as follows <!–more–>

Legend Award

legendawardsnagaThis is Snaga, the trophy presented for the year’s best fantasy novel.  A half-sized replica of the weapon wielded by Druss the Deathwalker in the works of David Gemmell, our Snaga is fashioned annually by Simon Fearnhamm of the Raven Armoury.

 

Morningstar Award

SCW51morningstarThis crystal trophy is presented for the year’s best debut fantasy novel.  The trophy will be replaced by a new, specially commissioned version at our 2015 ceremony.

 

Ravenheart Award

The Ravenheart Award is presented for the year’s best fantasy novel cover artwork.  Specially created for us by artist Lee Blair, this depiction of David Gemmell’s character Druss superseded our previous crystal trophy, and was first presented at our 2014 ceremony.

All the awards are voted for by the general public.For books to qualify they have to be epic fantasy , in the spirit of the late David Gemmell.
The awards are funded by the occasional release of Anthologies , Legends and Legends II were spectacularly good collections and the signed special edition of both was great value

Go here to vote – http://www.gemmellawards.com/award-voting-2016/

Below are the nominees. Vote wisely

 

 Legend award nominee (2016 longlist)

  • Half a War by Joe Abercrombie
  • Twelve Kings by Bradley Beaulieu
  • The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett
  • The Darkling Child by Terry Brooks
  • The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
  • The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron
  • Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan
  • Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia
  • The Cathedral of Known Things by Edward Cox
  • Skyborn by David Dalglish
  • The Silver Kings by Stephen Deas
  • The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
  • Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell
  • Black Wolves by Kate Elliott
  • Gotrek & Felix: Slayer by David Guymer
  • Ruin by John Gwynne
  • Ascendant’s Rite by David Hair
  • Spark and Carousel by Joanne Hall
  • Devastating Hate by Markus Heitz
  • Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb
  • Foreign Devils by John Hornor Jacobs
  • The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin
  • Chaos Unleashed by Drew Karpyshyn
  • Swords and Scoundrels by Julia Knight
  • Path of Gods by Snorri Kristjansson
  • Valkyrie’s Song by MD Lachlan
  • The Dagger’s Path by Glenda Larke
  • The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence
  • The Hunter’s Kind by Rebecca Levene
  • Old Man’s Ghosts by Tom Lloyd
  • A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall
  • War of Shadows by Gail Z. Martin
  • The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • The Boy Who Wept Blood by Den Patrick
  • Those Above by Daniel Polansky
  • The Heir to the North by Steven Poore
  • Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan
  • Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson
  • Spinning Thorns by Anna Sheehan
  • The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley
  • Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis
  • Reign of Iron by Angus Watson
  • The Sword of the South by David Weber
  • The Price of Valour by Django Wexler
  • The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams

 

 

 Morningstar award nominee (2016 longlist)

  • Battlemage by Stephen Aryan
  • The Traitor by Seth Dickinson
  • The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
  • Starborn by Lucy Hounsom
  • The Vagrant by Peter Newman
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

 

 

Ravenheart award nominee (2016 longlist)

  • James Annal for Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • Tommy Arnold for Skyborn by David Dalglish
  • Kerem Beyit for The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron
  • Jason Chan for The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence
  • Wendy Chan for Swords and Scoundrels by Julia Knight
  • Alejandro Colucci for The Boy Who Wept Blood by Den Patrick
  • Bastien Lecouffe Deharme for The Darkling Child by Terry Brooks
  • Krzysztof Domaradzki for Old Man’s Ghosts by Tom Lloyd
  • Larry Elmore & Carol Russo Design for Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia
  • Mark Ferrari for The Flotsam Trilogy Omnibus by Peter M. Ball
  • Christopher Gibbs for The Cathedral of Known Things by Edward Cox
  • Sam Green for Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson
  • Manuela Hackl for Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell
  • Mohamad Hani/Archangel Images for An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • Teddy Eduardo Iglesias for The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
  • Patrick Insole for The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams
  • Jaime Jones for The Vagrant by Peter Newman
  • Nik Keevil & Nick Castle for Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan
  • Patrick Knowles for Foreign Devils by John Hornor Jacobs
  • Laura B for Spinning Thorns by Anna Sheehan
  • Tim McDonagh for The Hunter’s Kind by Rebecca Levene
  • Chris McGrath for The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
  • Jackie Morris for Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb
  • Lauren Panepinto for The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin
  • Lauren Panepinto, Gene Mollica & Michael Frost for The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan
  • Rhett Podersoo for Those Above by Daniel Polansky
  • Larry Rostant for The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett
  • Larry Rostant for Black Wolves by Kate Elliot
  • Larry Rostant for War of Shadows by Gail Z. Martin
  • Larry Rostant for Reign of Iron by Angus Watson
  • Duncan Spilling for Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan
  • Steve Stone for Battlemage by Stephen Aryan
  • Steve Stone for The Dagger’s Path by Glenda Larke
  • Raymond Swanland for Archaon: Lord of Chaos by Rob Sanders
  • Andrew Unangst for Twelve Kings by Bradley Beaulieu
  • Stephen Youll for The Silver Kings by Stephen Deas
  • Paul Young for Ruin by John Gwynne
  • Paul Young for Acendant’s Rite by David Hair
  • Paul Young for Valkyrie’s Song by MD Lachlan

 

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