The Morningstar Award, taking its name from one of David Gemmell's bestselling novels, honours the author judged, by open vote, to have made the year's best debut in fantasy fiction.
In addition to the Morningstar Award, Infernal is nominated for the Ravenheart Award, which is given to the artist/s responsible for the year's best fantasy book cover art, as chosen by open vote. Infernal's cover was designed by Head Design.
Voting for the Longlist opened at midday on Friday 17th February and closes on Friday 31st March; voting for the Shortlist opens at midday on Friday 21st April and closes on Friday 2nd June.
The Award presentation will take place on the evening of Saturday 15th July at Edge-Lit 6 in Derby.
Any votes you have going spare for Mark and Infernal are much appreciated, and you can do so here. If you would like an educated opinion on what you'll be voting for, click here.
"Stratus wakes alone, with no memory of his past. All he knows is his name and that he is not human. Possessing immense strength, powerful sorcery and an insatiable hunger, he sets out across a landscape torn apart by war, as a dark magic drives the world to the brink of destruction.
Disorientated and pursued relentlessly by enemies, he will have to learn what he truly is, or risk bringing the world to ruin..."
Mark is represented by Harry Illingworth.