Not only are the Gemmell Awards international in scope but it is wonderful to be on a list with so many other fabulous author of epic and/or heroic fantasy. The crown of good company, indeed. :)
And because the Gemmell Awards are decided by public vote, the voting is now open -- and on! -- to decide the shortlist.
1. Clicking on the following link to the award voting page:
2. See the heading “Vote for your favorite Legend award nominee (2017 longlist)” and:
i) scroll down the list of titles until you reach the book you wish to vote for: for example, “Daughter of Blood by Helen Lowe"); & then
ii) click in the circle to the left of the title.
3. Finally, scroll to the end of the list of titles and click “Vote.”
And it's done!
You can also vote for the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer and the Ravenheart Award for Best Cover Art (Daughter Of Blood's UK cover is in the running for that, as well!)
A Little More About Daughter Of Blood:
Daughter of Blood was one of Fantasy Literature's Best Books of 2016 -- and here's what a few more readers & reviewers have had to say:
"...a heady imaginative tale full of Lowe's haunting prose and bold characters, that builds to a startling climax that will leave readers anxious for more." ~ Romantic Times
"Helen Lowe's Daughter of Blood may well be the best ... epic fantasy novel of the year." ~ Rising Shadow
"...[a] transcendent series." ~ Fresh Fiction
"Daughter of Blood remains my favourite and best book read last year...It's the best fantasy, actually best book of any genre, that I've read in a long time." ~ UK reader, via webmail
"My favorite epic fantasy of last year." ~ US reader, via webmail
Helen Lowe is a novelist, poet, interviewer and blogger whose first novel, Thornspell (Knopf), was published to critical praise in 2008. Her second, The Heir of Night (The Wall Of Night Series, Book One) won the Gemmell Morningstar Award 2012. The sequel, The Gathering Of The Lost, was shortlisted for the Gemmell Legend Award in 2013. Daughter Of Blood, (The Wall Of Night, Book Three) was published this year. Helen posts regularly on her “…on Anything, Really” blog and is also on Twitter: @helenl0we