“But not being noble born, you aren’t allowed to enter a tournament.”
Since at least some part of Theft of Swords, Rise of Empire, and Heir of Novron were all previously released prior to the Orbit editions, none have been eligible for any awards. I found it amazing that in 2010 Emerald Storm (which was the only self-published book nominated) made it to the prestigious goodreads Choice Awards.
This year the individually released second half of Heir of Novron, Percepliquis, does qualify and miraculously made the Goodreads Choice Awards list. Nice placement I thought, but it seems to look very out of place among all those other, more confident, more professional and eye-catching covers. You can barely read the title, and who could possibly hope to pronounce it?