Yes, yes...Another one of those rare book threads.
I'm curious if anyone has any suggestions for the genres I mentioned in the thread title? I really enjoy those genres, but often feel like the quality of writing is subpar. I'm not a huge Tolkien fan...Too black/white...Too "typical fantasy tale" even if it created that typical fantasy tale.
What I'd love is something that has the dark tone of the Warhammer 40k universe but with more character development (not just the constant religion and battle you find in 40k).