2020 Fellowship of Fantasy Book Club Awards

Fellowship of Fantasy 2020 Book Club Awards!

Every year, the Fellowship of Fantasy Book Club reads eleven books (one per month, with a break for December), nominated by our readers. At the end of the year we vote amongst ourselves for our favorites of these. The biggest award is “Book of the Year,” but we also include categories for favorite leading man, leading lady, sidekick, and more!

Without further ado: here are the winners, with runners up listed.

Favorite Prop/Item of Importance:

WINNER: The Yellow Umbrella from Between Jobs.

Runners Up:

1st: Traveling ring from To Catch a Magic Thief

2nd: Elven Conditioner from Fierce Heart

Favorite Creatures:

WINNER: The Snail Circus from Heart of the Curiosity.

Runners Up:

1st: Dragons from King’s Warrior

2nd: Tie

Akashi Keiji, the Clever Fox from The Dragon’s Flower

and Sterling from To Catch a Magic Thief

Best Sidekick:

WINNER: THREE WAY TIE!

The Old Man Bloke from Between Jobs
Henry from To Catch a Magic Thief
Ichiro from The Dragon’s Flower

Runners Up:

1st: TIE

Tuatu from Between Jobs
Kiernan Kane from King’s Warrior

2nd: 4 Way Tie

Yole from King’s Warrior, Zilpath from Lawless: The Ironfire Legacy Book 1, Muse from Heart of the Curiosity, Persi from The Lady of Kingdoms

Best Couple:

WINNER: Essie & Farrendel from Fierce Heart

Runners Up:

1st: Athelas and Earl Grey Tea from Between Jobs

2nd: 4 Way Tie

Leo and Paxton from Heart of the Curiosity, Kesia and Zephryn from Lawless: The Ironfire Legacy Book 1, Marta Bessarion and Miles of Plancy from The Lady of Kingdoms, Shichiro and Hanako from The Dragon’s Flower

Best Magic System (or Creative Use of Fantasy Elements):

WINNER: Knacks, small individualized magic abilities, from Heart of the Curiosity

Runners Up:

1st: Tie

Half-magics from To Catch a Magic Thief
Farrendel’s use of pure magic or mix of fantasy magic to power early modern devices (like trains) from Fierce Heart

2nd: Creative use of shifters and Talents from Lawless: The Ironfire Legacy Book 1

World You Most Want to Visit:

WINNER: The elven treetop city of Estyra from Fierce Heart

Runners Up:

1st: The Curiosity Theater from Heart of the Curiosity

2nd: The World Between from Between Jobs

Best (worst?) Villain:

WINNER: The trolls from Fierce Heart

Runners Up:

2nd: TIE

Sturgis from Heart of the Curiosity
Magic Thief from To Catch a Magic Thief

3rd: 3 Way Tie

Sibylla of Jerusalem from The Lady of Kingdoms, Princess Katsumi from The Dragon’s Flower, Garishton Ironfire from Lawless: The Ironfire Legacy Book 1

Favorite Leading Man:

WINNER: Paxton from Heart of the Curiosity

Runners Up:

1st: Tie

Prince Farrendel from Fierce Heart
Marcel Ellsworth from To Catch a Magic Thief

2nd: Tie

Brant from King’s Warrior, Shance Windkeeper from Lawless: The Ironfire Legacy Book 1

Favorite Leading Lady:

WINNER: Princess Essie from Fierce Heart

Runners Up:

1st: Pet from Between Jobs

2nd: Leo from Heart of the Curiosity

Book of the Year: 2020!

WINNER: Fierce Heart, author Tara Grayce

Runners Up:

1st: Tie

Heart of the Curiosity, author H. L. Burke
Between Jobs, author W. R. Gingell

2nd: Tie

To Catch a Magic Thief, author E.J. Kitchens, Labyrinth of Shadows: A Greek Mythology Retelling, author Kyla Stone.

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