Love this trilogy, the ending also took me completely by surprise and was I cheering like an idiot. The magic system was also really unique.
His new Stormlight Archive series is fucking incredible too. Kaladin is already one of the coolest characters I’ve ever come across in a book.
Brandon Sanderson is probably my favourite author right now. He also finished off the Wheel of Time series which most people regard as one of the all time great epic fantasies, and was obviously held in very high regard by the late great Robert Jordan.
If anybody else is into the genre, I can’t recommend Malazan Book of the Fallen highly enough. Hands down my favourite fantasy series ever. So many amazing characters, Karsa Orlong, Fiddler, Kalam, Quick Ben, Tool, Anomander Rake, Kruppe and the amazing Tehol / Bugg bromance, the list goes on and on.