Well the first book finished of the new year (on 1/10/2006) was Dragons of a Vanished Moon by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Book 3 of the War Of Souls Trilogy. This really brings to a close a great story line that began many many years ago with Dragons of Autumn Twilight, probably one of the most influential fantasy novels and series of all time. This series I feel brought the Fantasy genre into the mainstream of literature.
Perhaps that's an over-dramatization, but it's a good read non-the-less. The War of Souls bring to a close this story line. Without giving too much away, the ending of this book really leaves no where to go in the current story line without making it feel like a completely different world. I'm no author though, so I'm sure Weis and Hickam could manage to pull that rabbit out of the hat if they so desired. You've got plenty of dragons, elves and battling between gods. Everything you could ask for in a good action fantasy. I would definitely recommend this book and give it a good 8 out of 10. Best way to enjoy this would be to start from the very beginning in Autumn Twilight and continue through the rest of the Chronicles series, read the Legends trilogy, then read Dragons of Summer Flame which nicely sets up the War of Souls trilogy (though you won't realize it at the time).
One book down, lots to go!