Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try looking for them at the library.
Some of Sanderson's works:
2. The Well of Ascension
3. The Hero of Ages
4. Alloy of Law (Novella that takes place centuries(?) after the original trilogy)
Stormlight Archive: (my personal favourite of his series so far)
1. The Way of Kings
2. Forthcoming title
He also has a few other novellas like the Rythymtist and a few others, not to mention his continuation of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series.
IMO he is a very accessible author, and is known as the Magic Systems guy. Always has some interesting concepts for magic systems in his world building, and they are always well explained.
One thing you can count on with Sanderson is he is very prolific. In an age where authors take their time (far too long for my tastes) you can count on Sanderson to output 1-2 quality novels per year. He is like David Gemmell in this regard.
I'd also recommend David Gemmell if you want some great hero with flaws based fantasy. Many of his novels are standalones or tie ins, and while there are few trilogies or series within his novels, they are usually identifiable. Often times you come across some tropes and such, but his writing is always honest and straightforward. His Rigante series (one of my favourites), to this day leaves you with some super memorable characters. Years after reading it, my friend and I still talk about it. He is often emulated, but never copied. He had this genre down pat in my opinion.
It's too bad he passed away just as he was finishing his masterpiece series, Troy. Over the years, he always said he wanted to polish up his writing skills so that he could do justice to this series of novels. He eventually did, and it's quite evident when you compare earlier works to his last novels.
These are just fantastic novels, and while the final novel was finished by his wife who also edited his works for him over the years, the fantasy marketplace is a sadder place for not having David Gemmell around any longer.