The author, Brandon Sanderson, who is currently finishing the Wheel of Time series, has many a great books of his own. Warbreaker and Elantris, incredible novels. Definitely worth a read. His Mistborn trilogy and his best book by far "The Way of Kings" are outstanding reads. The Way of Kings, fully capable already of being far better than any Wheel of Time book, which is really hard to believe, I know. I'm obsessed with the WoT series!
Also, Patrick Rothfuss has two books I would suggest everbody read are, "The Name of the Wind" and it's sequel, "The Wise Man's Fear." Amazing books. You should definitely give them a look.