The David Gemmell Awards were established and first awarded in 2009 to honor the late David Gemmell by recognizing exemplary fantasy novels. Now in its seventh year, the three awards have honored some of the best recent fantasy novels.

Here’s the winners:

  • Ravenhart Award: (Best cover art) Sam Green for Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
  • Morningstar Award: (Best debut) The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Stavely
  • Legend Award: (Best novel) Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

Both authors, Brandon Sanderson and Brian Staveley, noted their appreciation on Twitter:

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Read our reviews of The Emperor’s Blades and Words of Radiance.

[David Gemmell Awards via SF Signal]

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