2018 Silmaril Award Nominations for Silver Tongue - djedwardson.com
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2018 Silmaril Award Nominations for Silver Tongue

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Welcome to the third annual Silmaril Awards, the fantasy character awards that celebrate the best in fantasy fiction. But they’re not your typical awards. They don’t go to books or even authors, but instead to the characters in the books themselves.

There are ten awards being presented this year, and for each award nominations may be made by anyone. This is done by simply posting a comment on that particular presenter’s site (the full list is below). 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 be the top five most nominated characters from each category.
  • Nominations are allowed for fantasy book characters only! (Movie characters are not allowed, unless the book came first).
  • 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.) For a list of past winners, please visit silmarilawards.com.

The Silver Tongue award

If it’s not obvious from the title, this page is where you’ll find the Silmaril Award Nominations for Silver Tongue.

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The Silver Tongue silmaril goes to a character who held you rapt with their words. Their voice is full of riddles, wit, and a magic all their own. They hold you spellbound with their clever speech, leaving you wanting more. They are blessed with the gift of a silver tongue, and they wield it well.

The award will be presented by an individual who may be small, but his quick wit and clever riddles have helped him out of more than a few sticky situations.

This year’s awards

Here it the full list of this year’s awards with links to each site where you may make your nominations:

Awards schedule

The awards this year will go by the following schedule:

Nominations week — September 3-7

Voting week — September 10-14

Awards ceremonies — September 17-28

This year we also have an official website so we can keep all the links and latest updates about the awards. Bookmark it and check back often as the awards unfold!

visit silmarilawards.com

And now, let the nominations begin!


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Comments (88)

  1. R.F. Gammon (Florid Sword) September 3, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Awww, bummer, Mo isn’t eligible this year? He’s one of my favorite characters ever <3 Glad he won last year though!

    I nominate Eanrin from Goldstone Wood
    Lionheart from Goldstone Wood
    Florid Sword from Wingfeather Saga

  2. Sarah Ashwood September 3, 2018 at 11:54 am

    I nominate Sorek from Angie Grigaliunas’ Purification Era series!

  3. Rogue9 September 3, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    I nominate Kiernan Kane from the Minstrel’s Song series by Jenelle Schmidt!

  4. sparksofember September 3, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    My daughter nominates Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle.

  5. Deborah O'Carroll September 3, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    I nominate:

    Arbrook Huxley from The Electrical Menagerie by Mollie E. Reeder

    Chrestomanci (Christopher Chant) from the Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones

  6. moonlakeku September 3, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    I nominate Nakor from Raymond E. Feist’s Conclave of Shadows series (he appears in other books/series set in Midkemia too but I can’t remember which ones exactly).

  7. Erika September 3, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I nominate Timothy from Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight.

  8. Erika September 3, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    I nominate Granite from Rizkaland Legends by Kendra E. Ardnek.

  9. Andrew Hylen September 3, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    I nominate Wit from the Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson.

  10. Karis September 3, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    I second Granite from the Rizkaland Legends and Timothy from the Ilyon Chronicles. (It wasn’t letting me reply to anyone’s comments.)

  11. BlondeRJ September 4, 2018 at 4:04 am

    I nominate Zhenya from Windswept by Sarah White

  12. BlondeRJ September 4, 2018 at 4:06 am

    I nominate Theryn from Dragon Lyric by Bethany A. Jennings.

  13. Jenelle September 4, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    I nominate Will from The Ranger’s Apprentice – he gets pretty good with the musical skills 🙂

  14. Addyson M. Huneke September 4, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    I nominate Percy Jackson from the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series.

    And Fred the Singing Sword from the Dark Sea Annals/Myridian Chronicles (I think that’s what they’re called now?).

  15. Rebekah Stargazer September 4, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    I nominate Gonff, prince of mouse-thieves, from Mossflower!

  16. Christine September 4, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    I nominate Koren from the Dragons of Starlight series by Bryan Davis.

  17. Gracelyn September 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I nominate:

    Puddleglum (The Chronicles of Narnia)
    Severus Snape (Harry Potter)

  18. lilyorphaned September 5, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    I nominate Harry Potter. Think of all the sticky situations he’s talked himself out of!

  19. Deborah O'Carroll September 5, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I second Granite and Gonff!

  20. Pete Gosden September 6, 2018 at 2:58 am

    Lyra Silvertongue Belacqua from His Dark Materials (Northern Lights etc).

  21. hannarothfuss September 6, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    I nominate Oberon from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. I’ve loved his “I know a bank. . .” speech since I was little.

  22. Tracey Dyck September 6, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    I nominate:

    -Tanwen from The Story Peddler by Lindsay Franklin (I mean, someone who can make crystal figures out of her storytelling words must have a silver tongue!)
    -Merlin from Dragons in Our Midst by Bryan Davis (a prophet from the days of King Arthur!)

  23. Abi September 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I nominate Maggie Folchart (if that’s her name) from Inkheart.

  24. Gracelyn September 7, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    I second Maggie!

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