Epic Fantasy filled to the brim with Grimdark Reality
You know how you always see "In the style of GRRM" on the back cover of books or in blog reviews? Shattered Dreams by Ulff Lehmann is the only book I've read that actually deserves the comparison.
SHATTERED DREAMS by Ulff Lehmann is a grimdark low fantasy epic which immediately draws comparisons to A Game of Thrones for the fact it is a multi-perspective view on an invasion of a Medieval country by its northern neighbors. It deals with the supernatural, politics, and violence in a non-romanticized way which works well for bringing about this is a gritty world where people are killed for trivial reasons. One of the best moments of the book is at the start when there's a casual murder in the street and no one dares lift a finger.