- ABERCROMBIE, Joe – Last Argument of Kings (Gollancz)
- MARILLIER, Juliet – Heir to Sevenwaters (Tor UK)
- SANDERSON, Brandon - The Hero of Ages (Tor US)
- SAPOWSKI, Andrzej - Blood of Elves (Gollancz) (site is in Polish)
- WEEKS, Brent - The Way of Shadows (Orbit)
Check out the main site for the official announcement. All I can say is, congratulations to everyone who made it - we have a strong representation here of authors who wrote in the spirit of David Gemmell's books.
To the others who didn't make it - Mark and I got to see a sneak peek in the way the listing panned out and let me say, it was a close run thing. Several authors (who have appeared on this blog) just didn't make it by a hair's breadth. I am glad that I was not the one looking after the listings, my nerves would have been raw.