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: http://www.gemmellaward.com/page/the-legend-award
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.