The Word and the Void Trilogy by Terry Brooks
THese books are badass. All of them are good, including the shannara series. How can you people not recognize Brooks as one of the best? I'll admit there is repition in plot (ie big quest, alongside a huge war) but the books are phenominal nonetheless. THe demon series, (although low on action) were some of the best i have ever read especially angel fire east. Brooks can obviously handle total fantasy (shannara) and some more grounded in mondern times (demon series).