Blood of Elves wins first ever David Gemmell Legend award

David Gemmell Award Winner

Blood of Elves, a novel by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski has won the first ever David Gemmell Legend award at a prestigious ceremony held at the Magic Circle headquarters in London.

Blood of Elves is the first volume in the Witcher Saga, originally published in the authors native country of Poland in 1994 and won the Janusz A. Zajdel Award for best novel in the same year. It was then published in the Czech Republic in 1995, Russia in 1996, Spain in 2003 and Lithuania in 2006.

It wasn't translated into English and published in the UK until 2008 but quickly became a best seller.

The shortlist held a very respectible line up including Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson and Brent Weeks, with the prize being a replica of "Snaga" created by Raven Armoury, the famous Axe wielded by one of David Gemmell's most famous characters, Druss.