David Gemmell Legend Award Results

So… I lost. In a hard-fought, publicly-voted contest which logged 11,000 votes, I lost. No battle axe, no body cavity search with Homeland Security, no barbaric yawps from the rooftops of the world–or even London. Congratulations to Andrzej Sapkowski and his Blood of Elves for making a grown man cry. (The grown man in question being Joe Abercrombie. I, for the record, am more like an over-grown child, and I barely sniffled.) For more details about my crushing defeat, read the Guardian article or check out the Legend Award site which has pictures and eventually will have an audio recording of the ceremony. Orbit has more info, and here’s one attendee’s take on the awards night.

I am getting a small pewter battle axe, which I will use if ever attacked by a pack of feral toy poodles and miniature schnauzers. (Do you have that dream, too?)

Many thanks to the David Gemmell Legend Award Committee and to all the folks who worked so hard to put this award together and make it such a topnotch event, and thank you to all the fans who voted. Especially if you voted for me!

4 thoughts on “David Gemmell Legend Award Results

  1. JLK says:

    I’ve got to say that stinks.. As much as I like the Witcher, Kylar kicks more but and the books are written better. Maybe its the translation, but I flew through these books over the past 3 days (up until 4 this morning finishing the last one). I cant wait for more! Great job! Joe A., Patrick Rothfuss and Mr. Weeks are on top of this genre in my opinion. Thanks..

  2. Jon says:

    I’m with the above poster the Night Angel trilogy blew me away. It was incredibly well written and I hated having to go to sleep every night when I was reading it! Maybe make it a cycle?

  3. Alex says:

    I agree with both the other posters, even though I haven’t red any of Joe Abercrombie’s books. I love The Night Angel Trilogy and cannot wait for more!!

  4. Jeff says:

    I tried “The Blood of Elves” and it pretty much sucked. I was really annoyed at the whole chapter spent on a discussion by townsfolk about the events from the last book! Terrible way to catch a reader up to speed. Boring as hell it was. I only lasted five more chapters before putting the book down. I’ve got better uses for my time.
    Brent, you should have won it!

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