I have just discovered Brian Staveley. He has written what I can only say is possibly one of the best fantasy books I have ever read, and I read A LOT of fantasy. I’m about to start the second in the series and I can’t wait! The first book is called The Emperor’s Blades, and I urge you to buy it now!
I also discovered he has a blog! Attached is what I believe to be his first post.
I’m truly impressed and excited to see what this guy can deliver next!