Sunday, 26 December 2010

Voting for the 2011 David Gemmell Legend Award is now open.

The third annual David Gemmell Legend Award for epic fantasy will be held in the summer of 2011. The winners of the first two awards were Andrzej Sapkowski for Blood of the Elves and Graham McNeill for Empire.

Voting for the third awards are now open. This is for the books that will make it onto the shortlist. The frontrunner for me on this list is easily Paul Kearney's Corvus, though I suspect it will lose out to some of the big-hitters (such as The Way of Kings, Towers of Midnight and Stonewielder). The final shortlist and the last round of voting for the winner will be announced in the Spring.


Longasc said...

You are right, Kearney is very similar to Gemmell. I really like "The Way of Kings" and some of the other novels that will probably win. That's a pity somewhat, no doubt a great novel will win the award, but apparently not the most Gemmell-ish.

flowsnake said...

I'm on the last novel of Kearney's Monarchies of God series and I've enjoyed it so far. Which Gemmell book would you (both) recommend?