The Other Lands - David Anthony Durham I find this author's writing really compelling. He has fantastic, incredibly complex, human characters and in general I have difficulty putting his books down. I would say he does have a few too many characters, though. I admit I have very little interest in reading about Sire Dagon. I want more of Mena, Corinn and Dariel.

He also has a tendency to sometimes use exposition when I really wanted to SEE an event happen. I wish he wouldn't do that. Still, he's really excellent with endings. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book.