by Brandon Sanderson. Anyone read them? He is the author chosen to complete the WOT series. The Mr. found out about a series he had written and we both just finished reading it. I have to admit extremely well written! It's based on the idea that a hero of ages went to save the world, and failed. The story itself takes place 1000 years later.
I love how they explain the powers people have, as opposed to the general idea used in almost all fantasy books. Very different from your average fantasy book.