If that's the case, I may be aware of what you are talking about...
Good book, unfortunately i just have had the time to read it as often as id like to. needs to thought this one.
Also, "Theft of Swords" by Michael J. Sullivan and the "Hitchhiker" compilation (D. Adams). Oh, and "Reamde" by Neal Stephenson.
That's it for now, but I've got all the Joe Abercrombie books that I will dive into as soon as I finish the Sullivan books.