This year’s Gemmell Awards are open for voting from now until March 30th! This is a very cool award that we’ve highlighted in the past on the podcast, and general voting is open to the public. Be sure to swing by their website and vote for your favorite! Over the past year we’ve had the privilege of interviewing the authors and discussing several of the titles nominated for this year’s various awards. We’ve centralized a few of those interviews in one place with links to Amazon and to each interview. For a complete archive of all past episodes you can swing by our Podbean site! Best of luck to all, be sure to follow us on Twitter @GrimdarkFiction to stay updated on who makes the short list!
THE LEGEND AWARD – The best overall fantasy title for the year via open vote.
Sebastien de Castell – Tyrant’s Throne, Book 4 of The Greatcoats
Brian Staveley – Skullsworn
THE MORNINGSTAR AWARD – Also an open vote on the best debut fantasy of the year.
RJ Barker – Age of Assassins, Book 1 of The Wounded Kingdom
Anna Smith-Spark – The Court of Broken Knives, Book 1 of The Empires of Dust
Nicholas Eames – Kings of the Wyld, Book 1 of The Band
Deborah A. Wolf – The Dragon’s Legacy, Book 1 of The Dragon’s Legacy Saga
Ed McDonald – Blackwing, Book 1 of The Raven’s Mark
Anna Stephens – Godblind, Book 1 of The Godblind Trilogy