However, since it was such a close race to the finish, I will also be reading Brian Ruckley's Bloodheir (Canada, USA, Europe).
I'm a bit surprised that people selected a novel which has been around for over 25 years for me to read, but what the heck!?! I finished Sergei Lukyanenko's The Day Watch last night, and man was it good! Now I'll get to experience what the buzz surrounding that Roland fellow is all about...;-)
We'll have to do this again in the future!