And so I would like to know what fantasy books nerfighters recommend!
It can be anything at all, in terms of fantasy. Vampire, werewolf, faery, plain ol' magic.
The particular sub-category matters not.
Robert Jordan died before finishing the WOT saga. Apparently he left lots of notes and some outlines so there will be a final book put together. Brandon Sanderson is writing it and it is scheduled to be released in three parts over the next few years.
The Dark Tower series of novels by Stephen King were pretty cool. Kinda like fantasy-westerns.
Anything Francesca Lia Block wrote. Her books are LA subculture infused with fantasy, like Greek myths, fairy magic, and the like. They are amazing. The best would be Echo, Ecstasia, Primavera, and My Life as a Teenage Fairy. Oh and Pysche in a Dress