Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson’s first published novel, Elantris, is an engaging, stylish fantasy novel. The cover blurbs make much of the fact that it’s a "complete and thoroughly satisfying story in a single volume." And it is that, although at the very end there are a couple of hints that the author might have other books in mind. I certainly hopes he returns to this world and these characters. I’d heartily recommend this book.