Monday, July 1, 2013

"The Gathering Of The Lost" Is Longlisted For The David Gemmell Legend Award — Plus Giveaway!

US cover
UK/AU/NZ cover
My current exciting news is that The Gathering of the Lost, the second novel in The Wall Of Night series (HarperVoyager, USA; Orbit, UK), has just been longlisted for the international Gemmell Legend Award.

The David Gemmell Awards are given for epic, heroic, or high Fantasy novels and were established in memory of the novelist David Gemmell, whose writing epitomized the genre. The Legend Award is for the best novel published in the preceding calendar year.

Given the international nature of the award it is a tremendous thrill for The Gathering Of The Lost to have been longlisted, especially in the company of many well known international authors.

Here's a few quotes to date from authors and reviewers on the novel:

Powerful story lines, memorable characters and a vividly imagined world.” ~ Juliet Marillier

"Helen Lowe's  Wall of Night series has the potential to become a classic right up there with the likes of George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire."  ~ SF Site

To find out more, click here or on the caption below each book cover.


Vote For The Shortlist!

The shortlist will be decided by reader vote over the next month, closing on July 31, so I do hope you will consider voting for The Gathering of The Lost.

To vote:

i) Click on the following link: Legend 2013 Longlist

or here: 

ii) Then click again in the circle above the author name and book you wish to support: for example, 'Helen Lowe - The Gathering Of The Lost'

iii) Finally, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Vote" button.

Giveaway: Hurrah!

To celebrate The Gathering Of The Lost's longlisting, I am giving away a copy of the book, with the winner getting to choose between the US or UK mass market edition (see the covers above.)

The winner will be drawn from commenters on this post over the next week, until midnight, Monday 8 July, US Eastern Standard Time.

The draw will be made by random Number Integer and the winner's name will be posted here on the Supernatural Underground on Tuesday 9 July. 


Sullivan McPig said...

Oh, i really like the Uk cover.

SandyG265 said...

I like the UK cover better too.

DB Ayers said...

Congratulations on getting long-listed, Helen! Well-deserved & I hope you win. ♥

Terri Garey said...

Congratulations, Helen! I voted for you, and while I like both covers, I like the colors on the UK version the best. :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh nice! I have the first and I need the second. :D

I like both, but the UK cover speaks to me more.

Helen Lowe said...

Thanks for all your comments and best wishes. I am excited to have the chance of becoming a 'Legend.' ;-)

Laura Serena said...

That's exciting! Congratulations!

Bethany C. said...

Congratulations, I voted for you!

Kim Falconer said...

You are a legend in my book!

Voted! Hoping you win!

I think the US cover is my fav, though I love the blues in the UK/AUS. (Sitting on the fence!)

:) Kim

Unknown said...

I would love to win a copy of " The Gathering of the Lost". This series has been well and truly on my radar since "The Heir of Night" won the morning star
Award last year.

Unknown said...

I would love to win a copy of " The Gathering of the Lost". This series has been well and truly on my radar since "The Heir of Night" won the morning star
Award last year.

Helen Lowe said...

Thanks again for all the encouraging comments! :)

I have just discovered that the Legend winner gets their very own battleaxe as the award - & clearly, in an 'epic' world, every gal needs a battleaxe! :D

Aly said...

Congratulations. I hope you win!

Helen Lowe said...

Thank you so much, Aly. :)

donnas said...


rubydog said...

I'd love to win.
The UK cover has my vote.

Leland Eaves said...

I like the U S cover myself for some reason. Hope you win your battleaxe.

Helen Lowe said...

Thank you, donnas, rubydog & Leland! :)

Bonnie Gill said...

Congrats on the long list.
I voted. Good Luck.
I love both covers and have the US book. No need to enter me :)

Helen Lowe said...

Thanks, Bonnie - I shall not enter you then, but thank you for your support.:)