Originally Posted by BroncsRule
Regarding George Martin, as someone said earlier, he's a cat of a different stripe. The Song of Ice and Fire novels aren't really a fantasy series at all - they're finely crafted novels written in a low magic fantasy setting.
Totally agree about Rothfuss and Sanderson. Another relative newcomer I like a lot is Joe Abercrombe.
Also agree that Goodkind is worthless, and Robert Jordan
a) had no freakin' idea how to end his story, and
b) had Mommy Issues
lol oh come on, he WROTE the ending before he died, I just think his wife kept making him string it on since it's such a cash cow