RUIN and The David Gemmell Awards Shortlist


Slaine69_-_DRUSSTo my immense shock and great pleasure RUIN has made it through to the shortlist for the David Gemmell Legend Award.

Voting in the final round has now re-opened and begins all over again.

I’d like to say a huge thank-you to everyone that voted for RUIN, I’ve always been a huge fan of David Gemmell, and he has played a big influence upon my own writing, so to see a book of mine on a list with his name at the top feels like a great honour.


The shortlist is now open for voting again – if you think RUIN or any other of the fine books on the list deserve your vote please do head on over to the website via the link below:

A huge congrats to the other nominees:

The shortlists are:

Legend Award (best novel)
The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron (Gollancz)
Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia (Baen)
Gotrek & Felix: Slayer by David Guymer (Black Library)
Ruin by John Gwynne (Pan Macmillan)
The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence (Harper/Voyager)

Morningstar Award (best debut)
Battlemage by Stephen Aryan (Orbit)
The Traitor by Seth Dickinson (Pan Macmillan)
The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig (Harper/Voyager)
Starborn by Lucy Hounsom (Pan Macmillan)
The Vagrant by Peter Newman (Harper/Voyager)
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Harper/Voyager)

Ravenheart Award (best cover art)
Kerem Beyit for The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron (Gollancz)
Jason Chan for The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence (Harper/Voyager)
Larry Elmore & Carol Russo Design for Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia (Baen)
Raymond Swanland for Archaon: Lord of Chaos by Rob Sanders (Black Library)
Paul Young for Ruin by John Gwynne (Pan Macmillan)
Voting on the shortlists will close at midnight (GMT) on Friday 19th August.
The results will be announced at a presentation ceremony taking place at 8pm on Saturday 24th September at Fantasycon in Scarborough, UK.

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