The finalists for the 2017 David Gemmell Awards have been announced. <Open public voting on the shortlist continues until at midnight on June 2. The awards will be presented July 15 at Edge-Lit 6 in Derby, UK.
Legend Award – 2017
The Legend Award is presented to the fantasy title judged the year’s best by open vote.
- Wrath by John Gwynne
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
- The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence
- The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
- Warbeast by Gav Thorpe
Morningstar Award – 2017
The Morningstar Award honors the author judged to have made the year’s best debut in fantasy fiction.
- Infernal by Mark De Jager
- Duskfall by Christopher Husberg
- Steal the Sky by Megan E. O’Keefe
- Snakewood by Adrian Selby
- Hope and Red by Jon Skovron
Ravenheart Award — 2017
The Ravenheart Award is given to the creator of the year’s best fantasy book cover art.
- Alessandro Baldasseroni for Black Rift by Josh Reynolds
- Jason Chan for The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence
- Sam Green for The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
- Kerby Rosanes for Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
- Paul Young for Wrath by John Gwynne