2013 shortlists revealed!

Evening All,

You might be thinking to yourself that Sunday evening is not usually a very exciting time of the week, but this week it's a tad different, as I can now announce the shortlists for this year's David Gemmell Legend Awards for Fantasy! The live announcement was made moments ago at the Nine Worlds Geekfest in London, and I'm happy to be able to spread the word to the world! So many great books, and indeed some superb artwork up for the three awards...

Legend Award

(Best novel)

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 debut novel)

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 cover art)

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)  

So which books will you be rooting for come the ceremony in October? Come and join in the discussion on our Facebook page, or indeed on Twitter @GemmellAward - we'd love to hear from you!

Thanks a lot


  • Christine Harrison

    Please remember to cast your votes in the Shortlist!  Polls open until the 30th September - your favourite will only win with your support!