David Gemmel LEGEND Awards Shortlist

David Gemmell Legend Award
The David Gemmell LEGEND Awards are for Fantasy Books published in the previous year, in this case 2009, and they are voted on by the general public via the website at gemmellaward.com.

The shortlist was recently published and looks like this:

MORNINGSTAR Award for "Best Fantasy Newcomer"

The Cardinals' Blades - by Pierre Pevel
The Drowning City - by Amanda Downum
The Adamantine Palace - Stephen Deas
The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart - by Jesse Bullington
Lamentation - by Ken Scholes

RAVENHEART Award for "Best Fantasy Cover Art"

JON SULLIVAN for Illustration, and SUE MICHNIEWICZ for Art Direction, for THE CARDINAL'S BLADES by Pierre Pevel
JON SULLIVAN for the cover of EMPIRE by Graham McNeill
LARRY ROSTANT for Illustration, and LOULOU CLARKE for Art Direction, for FIRE by Kristin Cashore
DIDIER GRAFFET (sword) and DAVE SENIOR (mapwork) for Illustration, and LAURA BRETT for Art Direction, for 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

David Gemmell LEGEND Award for "Best Fantasy Novel 2010"

The Gathering Storm - Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (Tor US)
Empire - Graham McNeill (The Black Library)
Warbreaker - Brandon Sanderson (Tor US)
Best Served Cold - Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz & Orbit US)
The Cardinals' Blades by Pierre Pevel (Gollancz)

If you pop along to the website you can watch a short video showing all the authors and all the artwork to help you vote and there's a growing community of fantasy readers there to connect with and talk fantasy!

The WINNERS will be announced at the Award Ceremony in June 2010 at the gala Ceremony to be held at the Magic Circle Headquarters, London.

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