From fan artist Ben D. comes another look at Durzo Blint:
I like how menacing he looks as he holds the knife. Very Durzo.
(Also, new poll!)
I wanted to let you know that besides the Legend Award, The Blinding Knife has also been nominated for an award that I have absolutely nothing to do with! And that is the Ravenheart Award, which celebrates fantasy cover artists and their work. Congratulations to Silas Manhood, who illustrated The Blinding Knife’s cover. I noticed that the voting page for the Ravenheart Award doesn’t have the cover art listed on the voting page, so I thought I’d put those amazing covers up here. Click on any one to see it full size.
Go HERE to vote for your favorite. (Psst! Blinding Knife!)
While we’re on the subject, there’s another category, the Morningstar Award, for new fantasy writers. Congratulations to finalists Saladin Ahmed, Miles Cameron, John Gwynne, Aidan Harte, Jay Kristoff. To vote for your favorite debut author, go HERE. This is also a great place to find wonderful new writers for your wishlist!
First, thank you! Because of your votes, I am a finalist for the David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Novel. This means, no matter what, I will have a baby Snaga to add to my weapons belt. MOST helpful. You see, I have two baby Snagas (Babies Snaga? Baby Snagae?) right now, but there are situations in which one can draw and throw a baby Snaga as a free action. (1d4+STR) But if you throw one, and you only have two, you’re no longer dual-wielding. So having a third solves a terrible problem.
Between me and the object of my barbarian longings? A slew of talented rivals. And Joe Abercrombie. (Congrats to Helen Lowe, Mark Lawrence, and Jay Kristoff. Abercrombie is now writing children’s books, so I’ve heard he’s withdrawing. Don’t waste your vote.)
Voting only takes three clicks (HERE). Let your conscience be your guide.
For those of who’d like to see the character sketches for The Way of Shadows graphic novel in one place (or who missed seeing them in the first place), we now have a page under the “Extras” tab that lets you do exactly that. Go HERE to see the all the characters.
Also, new poll!
Now, a very special submission from artist Syku. He does freelance work in illustration and architecture visualization (you can see more of his work HERE). We’re very happy to have this piece from him depicting Jarl and Kylar meeting. I love the details he included from the book, such as Jarl’s elaborate microbraids and the posh interior you’d find at a place like Momma K’s: