I cannot even touch the darkelves and fireballs and shiny knights of prophecy stuff.
The last good fantasy I recently read was D. Abraham’s ‘The Long Price Quartet’, although I still have to buy the last one. Nice books, non-fairy-prancy believable, consistent world and characters.
Warning: At best homoeopathic dosages of swordplay.
I heard ‘the Witcher’ books (Sapkowski) were being published in English.
Fantastic series, clear recommendation, although slavic languages aren’t easy to translate into english.
The first books establish the main character and the world via short stories over several years, then shit hits the fan and a big plot unfolds.
‘The Steel Remains’ by Richard Morgan, much recommended by some was tossed into a corner after 100 or so pages.
Just because he is cocksuckingly inclined…
Still a badass.
Also, The Witcher series is very much recommended, if only to get you to play The Witcher 2.
You know you want to.