Gemmell Awards

The winners of the Gemmell Awardswere presented at a ceremony held the Metropole Hotel in Brighton in conjunction with the World Fantasy Con on October 31.

2013 Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art: Didier Graffet and Dave Senior for the cover of Red Country, by Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
2013 Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut: Malice, by John Gwynne
2013 Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel: The Blinding Knife, by Brent Weeks

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Gemmell Nominations

The nominees for the Gemmell Awards for fantasy have been announced. The Gemmell Awards are popularly voted awards. Anyone can vote by visiting the Gemmell Award website.

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel

  • The Red Country, by Joe Abercrombie
  • Stormdancer, by Jay Kristoff
  • King of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence
  • The Gathering of the Lost, by Helen Lowe
  • The Blinding Knife, by Brent Weeks

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer

  • Throne of the Crescent Moon, by Saladin Ahmed
  • The Red Knight, by Miles Cameron
  • Malice, by John Gwynne
  • Irenicon, by Aidan Harte
  • Stormdancer, by Jay Kristoff

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art:

  • Didier Graffet & Dave Senior for the cover of The Red Country, by Joe Abercrombie
  • Dominic Harman for the cover of Legion of Shadow, by Michael J. Ward
  • Clint Langley for the cover of Besieged, by Rowena Cory Daniells
  • Silas Manhood for the cover of The Blinding Knife, by Brent Weeks
  • Colin Thomas for the cover of Stormdancer, by Jay Kristoff
  • Stephen Youll for the cover of The Black Mausoleum, by Stephen Deas

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Obituary: Deborah Miller

Author Deborah Miller died on May 7. Miller, who published under the name Miller Lau, founded and administered the David Gemmell Legend Award. A protege of Gemmell’s, she published The Last Clansman trilogy. More recently, she published the first volume of the Swarmthief Trilogy and the stand-alone novel The Sin Eater.

Gemmell Award Winners

The winners of the Gemmell Awardswere presented at a ceremony held in London at the Magic Circle headquarters on June 15. Nest year’s awards will be presented at World Fantasy Con in Brighton, which means the organization will be shifting its nomination and voting timeline next year.

  • Legend Award (Best Novel): The Wise Man’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Morningstar Award (Best Debut): The Heir of Night, Helen Lowe
  • Ravenheart Award (Best Cover Art): Cover for Warhammer: Blood of Aenarion, by Raymond Swanland

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Gemmell Nominations

The nominees for the Gemmell Awards for fantasy have been announced. The Gemmell Awards are popularly voted awards. Anyone can vote by visiting the Gemmell Award website.

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:

  • Prince of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence
  • Among Thieves, by Douglas Hulick
  • The Unremembered, by Peter Orullian
  • The Heir of Night, by Helen Lowe
  • Songs of the Earth, by Elspeth Cooper

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art:

  • Raymond Swanland for the cover of Blood of Aenarion
  • Didier Graffet and Dave Senior for the cover of The Heroes
  • Frank Victoria for the cover of Oracle’s Fire
  • Larry Rostant for the cover of Among Thieves
  • Aaron Briggs for the cover of Journey by Night

The David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2010:

  • The Heroes, by Joe Abercrombie
  • The Wise Man’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Blood of Aenarion, by Willian King
  • Alloy of Law, by Brandon Sanderson
  • Black Veil, by Kristen Britain

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Gemmell Nominations

The nominees for the second Gemmell Awards for fantasy have been announced. The Gemmell Awards are popularly voted awards. Anyone can vote by visiting the Gemmell Award website.

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:

  • Spellwright , by Blake Charlton
  • Warrior Priest, by Darius Hinks
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by N.K. Jemisin
  • Shadow Prowler, by Alexey Pehov
  • Tymon’s Flight, by Mary Victoria

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art:

  • Olof Erla Einarsdottir for the cover of Power & Majesty
  • Victoria Frank for the cover of Tymon’s Flight
  • Todd Lockwood for the cover of The Ragged Man
  • Cliff Nielson for the cover of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
  • Jon Sullivan for the cover of Shadow King

The David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2010:

  • The Desert Spear, by Peter V. Brett
  • War of the Dwarves, by Markus Heitz
  • Towers of Midnight, by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
  • The Alchemist in the Shadow, by Pierre Pevel
  • The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Black Prism, by Brent Weeks

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Gemmell Award Winners

The winners of the David Gemmell Legend Awards have been announced. The awards are popularly selected by internet voters from around the world.

Best Fantasy Novel: Empire: The Legend of Sigmar, by Graham McNeill
The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:The Cardinal’s Blades, by Pierre Pevel
The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art: Best Served Cold, by Didier Graffet & Dave Senior

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Gemmell Nominees

The nominees for the second Gemmell Awards for fantasy have been announced. The Gemmell Awards are popularly voted awards. Anyone can vote and voting will open in the near future.

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:

  • The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart, by Jesse Bullington
  • The Adamantine Palace, by Stephen Deaas
  • The Drowning City, by Amanda Downum
  • The Cardinals’ Blades, by Pierre Pevel
  • Lamentation, by Ken Scholes

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art:

  • Didier Graffet and Dave Senior for illustration, and Laura Brett for art direction, for the cover of Best Served Cold, by Joe Abercrombie
  • Jackie Morris for illustration, and Dominic Forbes for art direction, for the cover of The Dragon Keeper, by Robin Hobb
  • Larry Rostant for illustration, and Loulou Clarke for art direction, for the cover of Fire, by Kristin Cashore
  • Jon Sullivan for the cover of Empire, by Graham McNeill
  • Jon Sullivan for illustration, and Sue Michniewicz for art direction, for the cover of The Cardinals’ Blades, by Pierre Pevel

The David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2010:

  • Best Served Cold, by Joe Abercrombie
  • The Gathering Storm, by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
  • Empire, by Graham McNeill
  • The Cardinals’ Blades, by Pierre Pevel
  • Warbreaker, by Brandon Sanderson

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First Gemmell Winner

Andrzej Sapkowski has been announced as the first winner of the David Gemmell Legend Award for Fantasy. Sapkowski’s novel Blood of Elves won the award which is given at the Magic Circle headquarters in London on June 19. The award includes a replica of the double-headed battleaxe Snaga from Gemmell’s novels.

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David Gemmell Legend Award Nominations

The nominations for the first David Gemmell Legend Award have been announced. The award, founded to honor the memory of late fantasy author David Gemmell, is presented for work written in the “spirit” of David Gemmell.

  • Last Argument of Kings, by Joe Abercrombie
  • Heir to Sevenwaters, by Juliet Marillier
  • The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson
  • Blood of Elves, by Andrzej Sapkowski
  • The Way of Shadows, by Brent Weeks

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