I'm a big fantasy fan, but I'm having trouble finding a series I actually like these days, mostly due to a single trend. Once it was interesting and exciting to have a protagonist struggle against the overwhelming might an evil or corrupted God, a foe so terrible few could even hope to defy them. But recently there has been a strong trend of "Man vs. the Gods" that is getting very dull and unappealing. In books like this, Gods and religion are nothing but a stifling, corrupt force in the world, with Gods either being frauds, corrupt, or at best indifferent, and the protagonist usually ends up throwing off the shackles of divinity and ushering in a world without religion.
In a few cases this was done in a thought provoking way. In most it reads like nothing more than the revenge fantasy of someone angry about having been forced to attend church as a child.
Maybe I'm just a bit sour at this since Cleric is my favorite D&D Class, but I would much rather read a book where religion is just another multi-faceted detail to the world with its good and bad points, not the focus of an angst filled power trip with a hero even Gods can't boss around.