News - Abarat II Awards Nominations
...The nominees for the 2005 Quill awards - 95 of them across 19 categories - have been announced, with Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War in the top five nominees in the Young Adult category. Unlike other awards where we sit back to hear whether a select group of literary luminaries are impressed by the nominations, all (US resident) readers were able to vote for nominated titles in the Quills with the awards ceremony televised across the U.S. by NBC on the 11th October.
Competition was certainly stiff, and Abarat II eventually missed out to 'The Third Summer of the Sisterhood' by Ann Brashares.
Clive has asked us to thank, on his behalf, everyone who generously took the time to vote for Days of Magic, Nights of War. The level of support did not go unnoticed and is appreciated enormously.
Head over to the Quills website to see a full list of winners...
...More tough competition awaited Abarat II in the 2005 British Fantasy Awards. Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War was shortlisted from 27 recommendations and faced Mark Chadbourne, Susanna Clarke, Christopher Fowler and Stephen King in a battle to win the August Derleth Fantasy Award for best novel.
The winner was duly announced by the British Fantasy Society at this year's FantasyCon where Abarat was beaten to the line by Stephen King's Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower - head over to the British Fantasy Society's site for more details...