James Enge can do wondrous things with words. He can make you feel like you're in the middle of a battlefield or stuck in a dungeon, he can make you weep for the wicked and cheer for them too. If you haven't yet read any of his books (or short stories)
Morlock Ambrosius is a crooked man. Well, sure he's got a bit of a mean streak--but with his hunched shoulder he's literally crooked. He's also a drunk. And his dad is Merlin. So, life hasn't really been all that easy for Morlock.
If you're looking for a tale of swords, magic, dragons and dwarves, told with a healthy dose of humor and wit, then look no further than Enge's Morlock books. The final volume of his Tournament of Shadows series, The Wide World's End, came out earlier this month.
If you're not willing to commit to a trilogy, you can pick up any of these epic stand-alones (which I promise really isn't an oxymoron) featuring the one and only Morlock Ambrosius.