Cormac McCarthy - The Road. McCarthy's The Road describes the journey of a father and son after some unknown disaster has destroyed the majority of life on this planet. Won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2007. Very dark.
The Lords of the North is a novel based in 9th Century Anglo-Saxon kingdoms Wessex and Northumbria. The book starts where The Pale Horseman left off. It is the third book in Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Stories.
This is the first volume of a fantasy trilogy. It tells the tragic tale of treachery, greed and war that threatens the unity of the Seven Kingdoms. It is a powerful and absorbing epic in the style of Stephen Donaldson's 'The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant'.