The Gemmell Awards shortlist has been announced. Voting on the Gemmell Awards is open to the public. Voting on the shortlist opened today and closes on Friday, June 1. The awards will be presented at Edge-Lit 7 on Saturday, July 14.
I read and reviewed a number of works on the shortlist this year.
The Legend Award is given for the best fantasy book of the year and is named for the late David Gemmell’s first and most famous book. I reviewed one book on the shortlist, with one review to come.
The Fall of Dragons by Miles Cameron – 5 of 5 Stars
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson – 4.5 of 5 Stars (review to come)
The Morningstar Award is given for the best fantasy debut of the year. I reviewed three books on the shortlist, presented below in descending order of awesomeness.
Blackwing by Ed McDonald – 5 of 5 Stars
Age of Assassins by R.J. Barker – 4.5 of 5 Stars
The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso – 4 of 5 Stars