I'm about to finish the second book in the First Law series written by Joe Abercrombie. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes adult fantasy.
The story is good and interesting but the best thing about the novels are the characters. They are not your typical paladins and sorcerers. All have a good side and a bad side; some mostly try to do the right thing, others not so much.
The interactions between the main characters are great, and being so different give way to interesting -and sometimes outright comical- situations.
Adding to the above, Abercrombie's mastery of English is delightful.
The Blade Itself - The First Law: Book One