Originally Posted by Nyssa
I strongly 2nd The Dresden Files, and The Honor Harrington series. I tentatively 2nd the Vorkosigan series..it is on my TBR list, but I have not read any of them as yet.
Well, I'll positively 2nd the Vorkosigan series. Lots of humor, lots of action, an intriguing central character (Miles Naismith Vorkosigan) - Poisoned in the womb, he's 4-foot-nine, hunch-backed, and fragile boned. An aristocratic Vor and the leader of a mercenary army. One of the best space opera series I've read recently.