Brandon Sanderson snags second Gemmell Legend Award!


On Saturday night, the Gemmell Awards were announced, and we’re very happy to report that Brandon Sanderson‘s WORDS OF RADIANCE won the Legend Award for best fantasy novel! Published in the UK by Gollancz, it is the second in the author’s Stormlight Archive series — the first novel, THE WAY OF KINGS, also won the Legend Award in 2011.

Here’s the synopsis for WORDS OF RADIANCE

Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artifacts from a past civilisation that can win wars.

As the world tips into a war for control of the mythical artifacts of power made from Shard, characters are swept up into new dangers which will threaten their integrity and their lives.

In addition, Sam Green’s artwork for WORDS OF RADIANCE won the Ravenheart Award for best cover!

Zeno represents Brandon Sanderson in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

Here’s a photo (from the Gollancz Twitter feed) of Brandon’s award…


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