Saturday, April 18, 2009

The David Gemmel Legend Award for Fantasy

I am a big fan of David Gemmel, so I have been following the Gemmel Award progress for a while. The shortlist vote is now open to everyone for the following five books:
  1. The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
  2. The Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
  3. Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
  4. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
  5. Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier
Out of these five, I've read two. One is Heir to Sevenwaters which I reviewed in January, the other one is The Way of Shadows whose sequel has been sitting in my reading pile for a little while now. I have read an earlier book in The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself. And I have read an earlier work by Sapkowski, The Witcher. Though the latter fell into my hands so long ago that I barely remember anything about it. Brandon Sanderson is an author whom I haven't read yet, but it certainly sounds like I should judging by all the reviews floating around.

At the end I decided to vote for Heir to Sevenwaters. Now it's your turn, go forth and vote for your favorite fantasy novel.

1 comment:

  1. I read THE WAY OF SHADOWS and LAST ARGUMENT OF KINGS. I read the German edition of the first volume of the WITCHER series. I don't know any book by Juliet Marillier.
    Today I started to read MISTBORN by Brandon Sanderson in order to get an impression of his writing style.
    I will vote but I still think about for whom I will vote.