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