A Throne of Bones is high fantasy, written by Vox Day: pretty good stuff , so far, but I can’t help but think that it’s maybe the second book in the series, or something. Ach, well: I can keep track of the characters and the societies*, which is often the big problem when it comes to high fantasy.
I’m quite keen to see how it all ends. The body count of developed characters is already quite impressive, and I’m only halfway through the book.
*Vox takes the reasonable enough position that if you’re going to heavily use, say, tropes involving Republican-era Roman legions (and late medieval Christianity, and Sun King-era France) then you might as well be explicit about all of that and avoid what TV Tropes calls a Crystal Dragon Jesus situation.