2018 Silmaril Awards voting is now open. It’s time to vote for your favorite fantasy characters. Voting ends September 16th and the winners will be announced, one each week day, between September 17-28.
I’ll be announcing the winner of the Silver Tongue award here, but the nominees are listed below. In case you are not familiar with them, here’s a quick look at our would be Silver Tongues for this year.
Eanrin (from Tales of the Goldstone Wood) Knight of Farthestshore and bard of King Ibudan, is a cat-man and poet of Rudiobus. He is famous across all realms for his songs and poetic accounts of historical events and his tales of love – jilted and otherwise.
The Florid Sword (from the Wingfeather Saga) This mysterious freedom fighter is known not only for his acts of derring-do, but also his witty quips and clever remarks. Wherever danger lurks or dull-witted villains threaten to bore you to death, count on the Florid Sword to save the day.
Howl (from Howl’s Moving Castle) An infamous wizard who is as eccentric as he is misunderstood. With a flare for the dramatic and the comical, you can depend on this mercurial wizard to enliven even the most mundane of situations.
Kiernan Kane (from The Minstrel’s Song Series) A wandering minstrel, a guardian of prophecies, and a bumbling baffoon, Kiernan Kane is all of these things a much more. You never quire know what he will say or when he will appear, but you can count on it being memorable.
Lionheart (from Tales of the Goldstone Wood) A jester who has performed before the Emperor of the East, and who once sang his way out of becoming a tiger’s dinner. Also known as Leonard the Lightning Tongue, has always had a love for riddles and tomfoolery.
Information about the nominees for the other awards can be found on the sites for the presenters of each award:
- Least Competent Henchman
- Most Epic Hero
- Most Epic Heroine
- Most Faithful Friend
- Most Nefarious Villain
- Most Magnificent Dragon
- Most Mischievous Imp
- Strangest Character
- Wisest Counselor
For more information about the other nominees, be sure to check the websites of the presenters for each award, which can be found on silmarilawards.com.
Who do you think will win? Share your predictions in the comments below!