Kiwi writer Helen Lowe makes 2017 Gemmell Legend Award longlist
Kiwi writer Helen Lowe has made the 2017 Gemmell Legend Award longlist for her novel Daughter of Blood.
The Awards were established to honor epic fantasy author David Gemmell, following his death in 2006, and were first awarded in 2009.
There are three awards, all named after a David Gemmell novel: the Legend Award for Best fantasy Novel (the “open” category); the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer; and the Ravenheart Award for Best Cover Art (i.e. this is for the artist, not the author.)
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About Daughter of Blood
A failing wall, a broken shield . . . and an enemy that will exploit every weakness
Malian and Kalan are coming home, but already it may be too late. The Wall of Night, dangerously weakened by civil war among the Derai families that garrison it, is on the verge of failing. Everywhere their ancient enemy, the Darksworn, is on the move as the threads of an old pattern begin to tighten about Kalan, and Malian searches for answers in the fabled Shield of Heaven, which every account agrees was broken beyond repair.
In Grayharbor and in the Red Keep, a child and a young woman are caught in conflict's maw, as whispers gather around Dread Pass and a Darksworn prophecy points to Malian herself being the stake the ancient enemy will drive into the heart of the Derai Alliance.
One of FantasyLiterature.com's Best Books of 2016.
A richly told tale of strange magic, dark treachery and conflicting loyalties - Robin Hobb on THE HEIR OF NIGHT