Originally Posted by DiapDealer
Try Stephen R. Donaldson's Gap Cycle.
The first book is very, very short. More of an intro, really, to the meat and potatoes of the SF series.
I've actually read those I think, although that was many, many years ago
Morn Hyland and Angus Thermopolye (sp?) ring a bell or two, although I can't actually remember much of it.
May have to head back in that direction.
Good call on the David Gemmell though, I've actually read the Rigante and Skillgannon series, although not the Drenai. I'd agree those were very, very good books
I probably should have specified not mainstream, or at the least hard to please
It's this ebook reader, can keep so much more stuff about the place now.