This weekend past the shortlisted titles were announced and here they are:
This award is for the best fantasy novel of the year, that holds David Gemmell's writing close to it's heart.
This award welcomes new writers to the folds of fantasy writing!
This award celebrates some superb art we see on covers!
Hopefully I can get my butt in gear and read some of these before the awards are announced in July. What I can tell you about the book I'm halfway through - Heir of Night - is that I am honestly loving it. The writing is super easy on the eye, there are no jarring bits that I've come across and I am liking the world that the author's created. In fact, I am enjoying Helen Lowe's writing so much, I've ordered her book for younger readers too!