I did a search and the last S&S thread was quite old and I have read pretty much most of the works suggested there, so hopefully you guys won't mind a new thread here.
I need some new suggestions! Sword and Sorcery is definitely my most favorite genre, but lately, I haven't come across anything new that has blown me away.
Off the top of my head, some of my favorites are:
Brett's Warded Man
JV Jones' Sword of Shadows
GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire
Jim Butcher's Codex Alera
Sherwood Smith's Inda
Michael Sullivan's Riyria Revelations
Sharon Shinn's Twelve Houses
Rothfuss Patrick's Kingkiller Chronicle
Joe Abercrombie's First Law
Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos
Lian Hearn's Tales of the Otori
Dave Duncan's A Man of His Word
Adrian Tchaikovsky's Shadows of the Apts
Brent Week's Night Angel
Elizabeth Moon's Paksenarrion
I also tried David Gemmell's works. They were good, but I much prefer series over standalones. Same for Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, they were decent, but I much prefer continuous stories over collection of short tales. I enjoyed JV Jones' and Martin's epic series very much, yet I could not get into Malazan even though they are suppose to be similar. Perhaps Malazan's scope is just too big for my taste. I could not get through the fourth book of Wheel of Time, some of the characters became too dull for me and the story just seem to drag on and on. I did not like the narrative of Cook's Black Company. Zelazny's Amber series was pretty good, but I found that the ending to be tangled and confusing. I liked Hobb's long descriptive pose, yet found myself skimming through Mercedes Lackey's works as she tends to rumble off about the most pointless stuff (felt like she could shorten most of her works by at least 100 pages, if she cut out all the unnecessary long talks during travel).
I am also waiting to borrow Stover's Heroes Die and Bakker's Prince of Nothing from a friend. Hopefully these two series will live up to the hypes that they have been getting.
S&S is just pure mindless fun. Even if they are cliched or poorly written, most of the time I will still find them enjoyable. I am sure I left out a lot of good works, so please feel free to discuss and share your favorite Sword and Sorcery books.