The Kingkiller Chronicle (Days 1 and 2), by Patrick Rothfuss
18 Aug 2011
The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear
For specific examples, see this Penny Arcade strip (contains spoilers).
Good for: Fans of fantasy epics, gifted wily orphan heroes, wondrous realms, schools of magic, etc. Just try not to scoff or roll your eyes too much at how amazing and special Kvothe is. Or you could hurt yourself. Your eye-rolling muscles could be permanently harmed!