Vote on the 2015 David Gemmell Award for Fantasy Shortlist

Voting on the shortlist for the 2015 David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy is now open. The award, established in memory of David Gemmell and first awarded in 2009, honors fantasy novels that adhere to the “heroic” or “epic” subgenre that Gemmell himself worked in. Awards are given for Best Novel, Best Debut Novel, and Best Cover Art. Past honorees include Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, and Helen Lowe.

You have until Friday, July 17 to cast your vote for the Legend Award, the Morningstar Award, and the Ravenheart Award. The David Gemmell Awards ceremony will take place at London’s Nine Worlds Geekfest on Saturday, August 8. Congratulations to all of the nominees!


Legend Award for Best Novel

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


Morningstar Award for Best Debut Novel

  • Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell (Jo Fletcher)
  • The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley (Angry Robot)
  • The Godless by Ben Peek (Tor UK)
  • The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Stavely (Tor UK)
  • The Age of Iron by Angus Watson (Orbit)


Ravenheart Award for Best Cover Art

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


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