At this weekend's Nineworlds, we were delighted to see Tor author Brian Staveley win the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut Fantasy! His novel The Emperor's Blades pipped some excellent competition to secure the prize. Well done Brian!

If you've yet to enter the world of The Emperor's Blades, you can read the first 7 chapters and an exclusive interview with Brian right now over at GamesRadar.


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‘A vividly imagined story of conspiracy and empire’

Col Buchanan


‘A complex and fast-moving fantasy set in a world where treachery and intrigue are everywhere, accomplished through ferocious brutality, subtle intrigues, and everything in between’

L. E. Modesitt, Jr.


'A richly imagined world and vibrant characters . . . an exhilarating adventure'

Elspeth Cooper

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We're also very proud of two more of our authors, who both received nominations: John Gwynne's Ruin for the David Gemmell Legend Award for Fantasy and Ben Peek's The Godless for the Morningstar Award. Click the images below to read an extract of each.