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Megan E O’Keefe wins the Morningstar award!

Glad tidings from Derby! This weekend, at a wonderful ceremony during the EdgeLit literary festival, the Gemmell Award for Fantasy 2016 winners were announced. We’ve got to tell you, we were absolutely delighted!

Firstly, our Megan E O’Keefe, author of Steal the Sky (part of the Scorched Continent series, which also includes Break the Chains and Inherit the Flame) won the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut! *Throws glitter* Alas, Megan couldn’t make the ceremony, what with living in California AND spending the weekend celebrating her birthday but the wonderful Matt Dovey collected on her behalf (see picture below). Thanks for everything Matt!

Secondly long time Robot, Gav Thorpe won the Legend award for best novel for Warbeast (Black Library). See, we always knew you were a legend, Gav and now you’ve the trophy to prove it! Luckily, as a local, Gav was around to collect the award and wandered off at the end of the night looking a bit shady clasping four foot axe.

Congratulations to both on such wonderful wins!

Now, to get this Morningstar Award in the post. *Searches for bubblewrap*

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Steal the Sky Shortlisted for Gemmell Morningstar Award

Steal The Sky by Megan O'KeefeHave you heard the good news?

The brilliant Steal the Sky, written by the equally brilliant Megan E O’Keefe has been shortlisted for the Morningstar Award in one of the most respected fantasy awards around, the Gemmells!!!

You can vote for Megan right here. Voting is open now until June 2.

The Gemmell Awards are presented each year for outstanding contributions to fantasy and are so named after the late, great master of fantasy himself, David Gemmell.

The award ceremony will be held at the Edge-Lit Festival in Derby on Saturday, July 15. For more info on the festival, please click here.

Right now Steal the Sky is on offer on our  website, at just £1.55. The third book in Megan’s Scorched Continent series, Inherit the Flame, was released just this month too, so make sure to pick up the set!

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Kameron Hurley shortlisted for a Gemmell Award!

We’re proud, overjoyed, excited and delighted to announce that Kameron Hurley’s The Mirror Empire has been shortlisted in the Gemmell Awards.

TheMirrorEmpire-144dpi (1)The award, named Morningstar after one of David Gemmell’s bestselling novels, is awarded for the best debut in fantasy fiction.

Kameron: “I was incredibly pleased to find The Mirror Empire on the Gemmell Morningstar shortlist with some amazing company. Thanks so much to all the passionate fans who voted for it! It’s fabulous news to get here with just a few more months to go before the sequel, Empire Ascendant comes out in October. Sentient plants 4ever.”

 

Voting is very simple, just click here and choose The Mirror Empire. We don’t mind who you vote for in the Legend or Ravenheart award…go crazy, pick who you like. The important thing is you click on Kameron’s name for the Morningstar Award. Follow the link, vote, submit. Easy! The Gemmell Awards are not balloted, so you don’t have to worry about signing up or paying to make your voice heard.

 

The winner will be announced at the Gemmell Awards at Nine Worlds in London on Saturday, August 8. Good luck to all!

 

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