The Last Apprentice is really good. It's young adult, but at times fairly graphic. Basically it's about a kid who is trained by a current older man who is called a spook. The job of a spook is dealing with getting rid of witches, demons,ghosts, anything that's dark and goes "bump" in the night to keep the County safe. Witches are the most common darkness they have to get rid of. But it's not the cliche pointy hat witch, it's witches that drink chilidren's blood, take thumb bones to conjure of dark magic and a ton of other stuff. The apprentice also has to write notes to fill books because there is so much to learn. It goes in the spook's library which has generations of books from past apprentices before them. It's pretty neat. There is much more than that though. It's not just random stuff. It actually is focused on one main plot and it builds up and continues to. I won't give it away, but they have to deal with the devil. The 10th book was just released and it was very good. The series is winding down sadly. You get very attached to the characters and they age throughout the series.
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Im not an overly huge fantasy fan, but some that i have read and enjoyed would be The Dark Tower series by King, and the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks. The Lightbringer series Weeks is currently working on is also pretty good.
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Definitely try The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks! New favorite author by far! Another great series he has been working on is The Lightbringer Series. His first book The Black Prism has been out and the second book in the series just came out, The Blinding Knife, and they are all great reads. You will constantly want more! Great newer author who is getting better and better. And he is a great guy too! Definitely read them, READ THEM NOW!
All three series are written by Glen Cook. Once you read his work you'll laugh when people say George R.R. Martin is the master of the craft.
Game of Thrones book and/or series. Pure win.