The final 2008 longlist for the David Gemmell Legends Award

The David Gemmell Legend Award will be presented for the very first time in 2009 for the best Fantasy novel of 2008. The award will be given to a work written in the ‘spirit’ of the late, great David Gemmell, a true Master of Heroic Fantasy. Voting opens at midnight on 26th December – but you have until 31st March 2009 to
register your vote. Vote here!

  1. The Margarets Sheri S Tepper
  2. Red Wolf Conspiracy Robert V.S. Reddick
  3. The Last Argument of Kings Joe Abercrombie
  4. The Burning Man Mark Chadbourn
  5. The Steel Remains Richard Morgan
  6. Blood of Elves  Andrzej Sapkowski
  7. Red Gloves Beth Vaughan
  8. Ravensoul by James Barclay
  9. The Grave Thief Tom Lloyd
  10. Graceling Kristin Cashore
  11. Dragonforge James Maxey
  12. The Blood King Gail Z. Martin
  13. The Ten Thousand Paul Kearney
  14. Gladiatrix Russell Whitfield
  15. Going Under Justina Robson
  16. Bloodheir Brian Ruckley
  17. The Company K. J. Parker
  18. The Way of Shadows Brent Weeks
  19. Shadow Gate Kate Elliott
  20. Wolfblade Jennifer Fallon
  21. The Riven Kingdom Karen Miller
  22. Path of Revenge Russell Kirkpatrick
  23. The Painted Man Peter V Brett
  24. Royal Exile Fiona McIntosh
  25. The Kingdom Beyond the Waves Stephen Hunt
  26. Wrath of a Mad God Raymond E. Feist
  27. The Twisted Citadel Sara Douglass
  28. The Divine Talisman Eldon Thompson
  29. Shadowmage Matthew Sprange
  30. The Clockwork King of Orl Mike Wild
  31. Heldenhammer Graham McNeill
  32. Nagash the Sorcerer Mike Lee
  33. Elfslayer Nathan Long
  34. Magic Burns Ilona Andrews
  35. City of Jade Dennis L. McKiernan
  36. Dragon Strike (Age of Fire) EE Knight
  37. Empire in Black and Gold Adrian Tchaikovsky
  38. The Dog of the North Tim Stretton
  39. Winterstrike Liz Williams
  40. Heir to Sevenwaters Juliet Marillier
  41. King of Ithica Glyn Iliffe
  42. A Darkness Forged in Fire Chris Evans
  43. The Return of the Crimson Guard Ian C. Esslemont
  44. Toll the Hounds Steven Erikson
  45. The Two Pearls of Wisdom Alison Goodman
  46. Havemercy Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett
  47. Iron Angel Alan Campbell
  48. Fallen Tim Lebbon
  49. Tracing the Shadow Sarah Ash
  50. Final Sacrifice Patricia Bray
  51. Shadows Return Lynn Flewelling
  52. The Vacant Throne Joshua Palmatier
  53. A Magic of Twilight S.L. Farrell
  54. The Hidden City Michelle West
  55. Goblin War Jim C. Hines
  56. The Shadow Ilse Katharine Kerr
  57. The Dark Ferryman Jenna Rhodes
  58. King’s Shield Sherwood Smith
  59. The Soldier King Violette Malan
  60. Foundation Mercedes Lackey
  61. The Golden Tower Fiona Patton
  62. The Dragons of Babel Michael Swanwick
  63. In a Time of Treason David Keck
  64. Steward of Song Adam Stemple
  65. The Ancient RA Salvatore
  66. Mage-Guard of Hamor L. E. Modesitt, Jr
  67. Ill Met in the Arena Dave Duncan
  68. The Phoenix Endangered Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
  69. The Hero of Ages Brandon Sanderson
  70. The Gods Return David Drake
  71. Thirteen Orphans Jane Lindskold
  72. The Queen’s Bastard C. E. Murphy
  73. Shadowbridge Gregory Frost
  74. Victory of Eagles Naomi Novik
  75. The Engine’s Child Holly Phillips
  76. A Woman Worth Ten Coppers Morgan Howell
  77. Dragon Strike EE Knight
  78. City of Jade Dennis McKiernan

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