Awesome new fantasy author. Just finished reading his First Law trilogy. The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and Last Argument of Kings. Dark fantasy with gritty, realistic characters that are more shades of grey than black and white (like George R.R. Martin's characters). Trust me when I say you won't be able to put this series down. Also has a new book called Best Served Cold (how cool a title is that?) coming out this summer.