Here is a book review, after my foray into politics at Critical Faculty Dojo. Well more a series review really.
The Sharing Knife series, by Lois McMaster Bujold. The first book of the fantasy series is Beguilement.
Followed by Legacy, Passage and Horizon to date. I am halfway through Passage right now.
There is action, romance, adventure and thoughtful stuff also.
I think it is well written too.