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2023 Silmaril Award Nominations for Most Majestic Ruler

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Welcome to the eighth annual Silmaril Awards. fantasy character awards. This is one stop of eleven where you can nominate characters for the internet’s most unique online fantasy fiction awards.

Unlike most literary awards, these are for the characters, not the authors who create them or the books they come from. Each award will be presented by one of Tolkien’s characters, since they represent the apotheosis of fantasy fiction.

Each award is hosted on a different page. You have arrived at the award for the Most Majestic Ruler.

So think of the greatest king or queen you’ve ever read about. Someone you would gladly serve or even follow into battle, who was just and fair and noble, and who loved his people with all that was in him and sought to lead by example.

Now that you’ve got a few characters now rambling around in your head, then read on for the rules and get nominating!

2023 Silmaril Award Nominations

There are eleven awards up for grabs (see the list below for links to the other awards).

All you have to do to nominate is post a comment with the name of the majestic fantasy ruler you’d like to see considered for the award. Or, if you notice that the character has already been nominated, you can simply reply with a “second” to the original comment for that character.

The rules for nominating are as follows:

  • You may nominate as many characters as you wish.
  • You may also second as many characters nominated by others as you choose. The more “seconds” (and thirds, fourths, etc) a character receives, the more likely that character will move on to the voting round, which will feature the top five most nominated characters from each category (the host will break any ties).
  • Nominations can be for fantasy book characters only! (No movie or TV characters allowed).
  • The Silmaril Awards are “lifetime” awards. Characters who have already won a Silmaril in previous years are not eligible to win the same award again (though they may win other awards.) Previous winners of the Most Majestic Ruler include
    • 2021 Aslan from The Chronicles of Narnia
  • For a list of past winners for other awards, please visit silmarilawards.com.
  • Also, characters from Tolkien’s works are not allowed. Instead, they are the presenters of the awards. These awards are for all the “other guys.”

This year’s awards

Here it the list of the rest of this year’s awards with links to where you can make your nominations:

Sound the trumpets, polish the scepters, roll out the carpet, and don the regalia! Because the Most Majestic Ruler nominations are now officially open!

Go forth and nominate!

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56 thoughts on “2023 Silmaril Award Nominations for Most Majestic Ruler”

  1. Nominating:

    -Braith (The Weaver Trilogy)
    -Errance (Moonscript by H.S.J. Williams)
    -Gwydion (The Chronicles of Prydain)
    -Averett (Elven Alliance series)
    -Rharreth (Elven Alliance series)
    -King Eliam (The Door Within trilogy)
    -Beowulf (Beowulf)
    -Attolia (The Queen’s Thief series)
    -Eddis (The Queen’s Thief series)
    -Saoirse (the Beaumont and Beasley series)

    Also, seconding Kai!

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  3. I second Jasnah (Stormlight Archives)
    I second Weylind (Elven Alliance)
    I second AVerett (Elven Alliance)
    I second Rharreth (Elven Alliance)
    I nominate Britt Arthurs (King Arthur and Her Knights by KM Shea)
    I nominate Queen Adelaide (The Lost Princesses by Jody Hedlund)
    I nominate Noctus (Gate of Myth and Power by KM Shea)

  4. You beat me to nominating Maia! (DJ, I’m listing all my seconds in a separate comment. So this is not technically a second, but I will be seconding Maia.)

  5. I second:

    Maia Drazhvar
    King Eliam

    And I nominate:
    Laisren from The Dark King’s Curse
    Prince Aethelbald from Tales of Goldstone Wood
    Captain Grimm from The Aeronaut’s Windlass
    Captain Marik from The Orb and the Airship
    Amber & Granite from The Worth of a King
    Petra & Reuben from The Rizkaland Legends

  6. I second Beowulf

    I Nominate
    Duncan (Rangers apprentice)
    Erak starfollower (rangers apprentice)

    darn it I wish I could nominate narnia

  7. I nominate:
    Hrothgar (Beowulf)
    Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
    The Erlking (Gilded)

    I second:
    King Arthur
    Duncan and Erak

  8. I second
    Britt Arthurs from King Arthur and her Knights
    Petra and Reuben from The Rizkaland Chronicles
    I nominate the High King from Melanie Cellier’s Four Kingdoms, Beyond, and Return, series.
    and Qadir the dragon, from Deborah Grace White’s Kyona Chronicles.

  9. I second:

    I nominate:
    Eugenides from The Queen’s Thief
    Unauwen from The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt

  10. I second:
    King Arthur
    Prince Aethelbald from Tales of Goldstone Wood
    Captain Grimm from The Aeronaut’s Windlass

    I nominate:
    King Edmond (Dragon and Scholar series by HL Burke)
    Etran (Greywolf’s Heart by CM Banschbach)
    Guardian Selena (Vindor duology by Emily Golus)
    The Patrician (Discworld by Terry Pratchett)
    King Bran (King Raven trilogy by Stephen R Lawhead)
    King Weylind (Elven Alliance by Tara Grayce)

  11. I second
    Beowulf (it would be freakin awesome if he won)
    Hrothgar (I love him too)
    King Arthur
    Duncan (!!!!!!)

  12. I second (or it’s way past seconding at this point but you get the idea) Rendar and Errance from Moonscript. And also Beowulf. Thankee’ friend! Tallyho!

  13. seconding:
    King Arthur

    Dalinar (Stormlight Archive)
    Fighting Prawn (Peter and the Starcatchers)
    Orual (Till We Have Faces)
    Elend (Mistborn series)
    Susebron (Warbreaker)
    Shardas (Dragon Slippers)
    Alexos (The Chosen Prince)
    Levana (The Lunar Chronicles)
    Hephestia (Queen’s Thief)
    Nasuada (Inheritance Cycle)

  14. Seconding:
    Fighting Prawn
    Orual (I’m so happy she was nominated!)

    The Childlike Empress from The Neverending Story
    Sabiana from The Raven Son Saga
    Alys from Through a Shattered Glass
    Princess Irene from Princess and the Goblin

  15. I second the Prince from the Kingdom series, Rendar, Errance, Smalls, King Arthur, and Beowulf.

  16. I second:

    Kai (Lunar Chronicles)
    Makaidos (Dragons in Our Midst)
    Mendanbar (Enchanted Forest Chronicles)
    Prince Aethelbald (Goldstone Wood)
    Captain Marik (The Orb and the Airship)
    King Arthur (Arthurian Legends)
    Shardas (Dragon Slippers)
    Princess Irene (The Princess and the Goblin)

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