I was delighted and honored Friday afternoon to find out that Promise of Blood had won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for best debut novel. I was totally blown away by the news. I was up against some really cool books and to come away with the win was amazing. After all, a fantasy author is eligible for the David Gemmell Legend Award every year they've put out a book, but you only get a shot at the Morningstar Award once. So how cool is it that I get to put this awesome trophy on my shelf?
Congratulations to Mark Lawrence for winning the Legend Award for best novel for the excellent Emperor of Thorns, and for his artist Jason Chan for taking home the Ravenheart Award for best cover art. Very well deserved on both accounts.