David Gemmell was one of my favourite writers as a teenager. His high octane fantasy novels such as Legend and A Wolf in Shadow really rocked my world. In memory of his fantastic stories the David Gemmell Legend Award has been established to celebrate the best in fantasy writing (with a focus on epic and heroic fantasy to judge by the shortlist ((the very long shortlist)) )
I haven’t picked my favourite yet, but reading through the list I’m realising just how little recent epic fantasy I have read. This needs to be remedied…I feel a visit to the bookshop coming on! Any suggestions for where I should start appreciated.