Love the Valdemar series - its too bad she's taking a break from writing them. Bah.
I also like the Mistborn series. Its my new favourite. It takes the fantasy genre and turns it on its head. So what if the hero doesn't win? What happens then? Its by the guy who's going to finish up/flesh out the final book of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series.
I'm going back over the Wheel of Time series again. I want to make sure I have an idea of what's going on for when the final book comes out (late 2009-ish).
I was really into Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth novels, but I haven't picked any of the last three up.
Anne McCaffery's Pern series always intrigued me. I like the ones that pick up in the "middle" of the colonization more than the "beginning" books.
I also enjoy Kristen Britain's Green Rider series. Its about how magic has faded from the world and the knowledge that most people have is few and far between. Then you have the big bad guy who opens up their world to all these evil monsters and the heroine, a Rider (messenger), has to save it. Yet all she has is this brooch and keeps seeing the very first messenger who started the Green Riders.
Eh those are my faves...
My cute little demons:
Leo - male, kitten, April 15th 2006
Pawz - male, kitten, April 5nd 2006