When that news came through, dear Supernatural Undergrounders, there "may" have been a happy dance!
The David Gemmell Awards celebrate excellence in the fantasy genre so I feel deeply honored that readers have voted The Gathering Of The Lost onto the shortlist for the Legend Award.
I would also like to thank everyone here who voted for The Gathering Of The Lost in the shortlist round – you are wonderful, and as the David Gemmell Awards are voted awards, I couldn't have done it without you!
“Helen Lowe writes wonderful stories, yes, but her work also speaks with lyricism to deeper questions ... This is an author with a gift for fantasy.” ~ Nebula Award-winner, Catherine Asaro
"The Gathering of the Lost returns the reader to a world of hidden history and shadowed loyalties and keeps you there until well past your bedtime, loving every minute of it." ~ Fantasy Book Review
To Support "The Gathering of the Lost" To Win – Here's What You Do!With voting now on to decide the winner and who gets to take home the axe – yes, the prize is a battleaxe form the Raven Armory! – I would love it if you felt you could support The Gathering Of The Lost to win.
i) Click on the following link: Legend Award 2013 Shortlist
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.
Voting closes midnight, September 30 (UK time.)
But There Is More: A Giveaway (International) And An E-book Price Break (US Only)!
- a copy of Gathering, with the winner choosing between the US or UK mass market covers (shown above), together with
- Robin Hobb's City Of Dragons (The Rain Wilds Chronicles)
- NK Jemisin's The Broken Kingdoms (The Inheritance Series)
The draw is fully international and will be made by Random.Org and the winner's name will be posted here on the Supernatural Underground on Monday 9 September.
The E-book Price Break!If you're in the US and prefer ebooks, my US publisher, Harper Voyager, is celebrating The Gathering Of The Lost's shortlisting with a .99c price break until September 30, when voting closes. So do spread the word on this!!
To see retailers, click here