Ciprian Varga Varga itibaren Brakel, Almanya
These are absolutely fantastic books! They are supposedly for kids, but they are so smart and complex and utterly well written and told. I highly recommend these, even if you don't usually like fantasy (like I don't).
Epic fantasy at its best. The characters, politics, and the entire realm pulled me right in.
Overall this should probably get 3.5 stars, but that's not an option. However, there is one passage (that I'm unable to locate right now, but will find and post soon) that forces me to round up to 4 stars.