It's getting later in the release cycle, so I'm spending more time in my "wait for people to complain" mode, allowing me to read more.
And happily, I found Lois McMaster Bujold. I don't think I've read anything by her before, but picked up The Curse of Chalion and The Hallowed Hunt and read them very happily over the last couple of days.
Now I guess I'll have to go out and buy some more books by her to see if I was just lucky, or whether she just is consistently good.
And judging by reviews on Amazon, it wasn't just me being lucky in the two I picked up.