Has anyone else read the series?
On thelis' recommendation, I bought the first two books. I'm nearing the end (by nearing I mean, 200 pages left) of the first one, and I love it. Plot twists, and killings on every page. No character (no matter how big) is immune from harm or death which is what I like. The good guy isn't going to win every time.
I just want to point out though that this isn't a series for minors. There is a good level of detail in the sexual relations of the characters.
For those who don't know, the creator of the Ctrl+Alt+Del comics is a fan of the series. for example in this commic: http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/comics/20071112.jpg
The "stick them with the pointy end" is a line directly from the first book.
If you're 17 or older, like fantasy books with good detail, this puts Tolkien or even Rowling (if you like HP over LOTR) to shame.