Ok, I searched for a bit, and couldn't find a thread like this one. So I decided to changed that.
I just started reading "Expendable" by James Alan Gardner,
and I'd recommend anyone that likes fantasy read "Wizard's First Rule" by Terry Goodkind. "Legend of the Seeker", that show on ABC, is trash. I beg that you please do not misjudge such an incredible book solely on that hollow bastardization. WFR is absolutely nothing like that, and the inconsistencies between them are STAGGERING.
The book is one of my all time favs, and I'm sure you'd all enjoy it.