R Scott Bakker The Warrior Prophet
Orbit, January, 7.99 [pounds sterling], 1841494100
Previously in trade paperback, this is the second book of the Prince of Nothing series. This is a stunningly dark and sophisticated fantasy novel. A fine mixture of the styles of George R R Martin and Anne Rice. Dense and demanding are not terms you would use to describe most commercial fantasy, but I feel they are the very reasons why this should sell well.