David Gemmel Legend Awards


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The David Gemmell Legend Award was created in 2008 to honor fantasy novels in the spirit of David Gemmell's work. Initially for Best Fantasy Novel, categories for Best First Novel (the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer) and Best Cover Illustration (the Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art) were added in the award's second year.
Process
Nominations are made by publishers and editors; voting is open to the general public to cull nominations down to five finalists; the public then votes again to determine the winner.
Comments
Coverage of the first year's results claimed that over 10,000 fans from 75 countries voted.
— Winners by Year —
— 2017 — Steal the Sky, Megan E. O'Keefe (Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut)
  Warbeast, Gav Thorpe (Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel)
  Alessandro Baldaserroni for Black Rift by Josh Reynolds (Black Library) (Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art)
— 2016 — The Liar's Key, Mark Lawrence (Legend Award for Best Novel)
  Jason Chan for The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence (Harper Voyager) (Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art)
  The Vagrant, Peter Newman (Morningstar Award for Best Debut)
— 2015 — Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson (Legend Award for Best Novel)
  Sam Green for Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (Gollancz) (Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art)
  The Emperor's Blades, Brian Staveley (Morningstar Award for Best Debut)
— 2014 — Emperor of Thorns, Mark Lawrence (Legend Award for Best Novel)
  Jason Chan for Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (HarperCollins UK) (Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art)
  Promise of Blood, Brian McLellan (Morningstar Award for Best Debut)
— 2013 — The Blinding Knife, Brent Weeks (Legend Award for Best Novel)
  Didier Graffet & Dave Senior for Red Country by Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz) (Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art)
  Malice, John Gwynne (Morningstar Award for Best Debut)
— 2012 — The Wise Man's Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (Legend Award for Best Novel)
  Raymond Swanland for Warhammer: Blood of Aenarion (Black Library UK) (Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art)
  The Heir of Night, Helen Lowe (Morningstar Award for Best Debut)
— 2011 — The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel)
  Olof Erla Einarssdottir for Power and Majesty by Tansy Rayner Roberts (HarperCollins Australia) (Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art)
  Warrior Priest, Darius Hinks (Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer)
— 2010 — Empire: The Legend of Sigmar, Graham McNeill (fantasy novel)
  Didier Graffet & Dave Senior, illustration, and Laura Brett, art direction for Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie (Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art)
  The Cardinal's Blades, Pierre Pevel (Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer)
— 2009 — Blood of Elves, Andrzej Sapkowski (fantasy novel)


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