Yes, Merlin’s Blade has won the silver medal in the 2014 MOONBEAM AWARD for young adult fantasy/sci-fi fiction
It is a great honor to have this vote of confidence given to a debut novelist, and I am blessed to have received it.
Their website says the following:
Creating books that inspire our children to read, to learn, and to dream is an extremely important task, and these awards were conceived to reward those efforts. Each year’s entries are judged by expert panels of youth educators, librarians, booksellers, and book reviewers of all ages. Award recipients receive gold, silver and bronze medals and stickers depicting a mother and child reading and silhouetted by a full moon.
Not only that, but this is the second award for Merlin’s Blade, having won the Grace Award this last May.
Here is an image of the cover with the two seals: