Gemmell Awards Shortlist

The 2015 David Gemmell Legend Awards finalists have been announced:

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel

  • Half a King, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey; Voyager UK)
  • Valour, John Gwynne (Tor UK)
  • Prince of Fools, Mark Lawrence (Ace; Harper Voyager)
  • Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (Tor; Gollancz)
  • The Broken Eye, Brent Weeks (Orbit)

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer

  • Traitor’s Blade, Sebastien De Cassel (Jo Fletcher; Quercus)
  • The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley (Angry Robot)
  • The Godless, Ben Peek (St. Martin’s; Tor UK)
  • The Emperor’s Blades, Brian Staveley (Tor)
  • Age of Iron, Angus Watson (Orbit)

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art

  • Laura Brett for the cover of The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss (Gollancz)
  • Mike Bryan for the cover of Half a King by Joe Abercrombie (Harper Voyager)
  • Jason Chan for the cover of Prince of Fools, Mark Lawrence (Harper Voyager)
  • Sam Green for the cover of Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (Gollancz)
  • Jackie Morris for the cover of Fool’s Assassin, Robin Hobb (Harper Voyager)

The winners will be announced August 8, 2015 as part of the Nine Worlds Geekfest.