Thanks Mark, it is good to be back. I have my fantasy engines revved up and ready to go. Those links were a great starting point for me, and also have
i'd second the guy gavriel kay shout - that's the author who came to mind when I read your original post....
For those interested, the Mistborn Trilogy is available today as an Amazon ebook bundle for under six bucks:
Mistborn tends to get better review scores then the stand-alones, although all are high rated. This kind of tracks my own personal belief -- Mistborn
Thanks again for most recent suggestions. Patiently awaiting mailbox deluge still from all these books I ordered. I'm really excited to get in some