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FINALISTS: 2015 David Gemmell Awards

This year’s finalists for the Gemmell Awards for Fantasy have been announced!


Legend Award (Best novel)
  • Half a King by Joe Abercrombie (HarperCollins)
  • Valour by John Gwynne (Pan Macmillan/Tor UK)
  • Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence (HarperCollins)
  • Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (Gollancz)
  • The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks (Orbit)


Morningstar Award (Best debut novel)
  • Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley (Angry Robot)
  • The Godless by Ben Peek (Pan Macmillan/Tor UK)
  • The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Stavely (Pan Macmillan/Tor UK)
  • Age of Iron by Angus Watson (Orbit)

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

The David Gemmell Awards ceremony will take place at Nine Worlds on August 8th, 2015.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).

1 Comment on FINALISTS: 2015 David Gemmell Awards

  1. David Greybeard // June 3, 2015 at 6:03 am //

    Finally an award where I want to read ALL of the nominees. Gods, I love the GEMMELL AWARDS. They pick the best books year after year. The hottest award in genre!

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