The winners of the 2016 Gemmell Awards have been announced. The fantasy novel awards are voted for by the general public and are named after the fantasy author David Gemmell, who died in 2006.
The awards are split into three categories: The David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel, the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer and the Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art.
The awards are well known for the unusual shape of the prizes; The Legend Award is an actual axe, which is a scale model of Snaga, the axe wielded by Gemmell’s iconic hero Druss. The other two awards are statues inspired by Gemmell’s works.
The awards were announced at Fantasycon 2016 on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 in Scarborough, UK.
The winners are as follows:
Ravenheart Award (Best Artwork): Jason Chan for The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence.
Morningstar Award (Debut novel): The Vagrant, Peter Newman.Legend Award (Best Novel): The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence.
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