I am so fucking sick of Drizzt, Bruenor, Cattie-Brie and all the other over hyped characters that he refuses to give up.
I read and enjoyed The Halfling's Gem and the rest of the Icewind Dale chronicles (I even played the PC games back in the day; they were fun) and even enjoyed the Legacy of the Drow series, but with the dozen books after that, he's just tanked what could have been memorable characters by giving them repeatable, predictable plot lines and continually using Deus Ex Machina to keep his main characters alive.
The only author in fantasy writing I see more guilty of this is that twat Terry Goodkind. "Wizard's First Rule" was a decent read, even tho it repeated the themes from every fantasy series from Tolkien onwards. When I picked up the sequel, all of the sudden the tidy ending from the last book (dark lord vanquished, hidden powers discovered, love attained) never happened in a "but wait, the dark lord is BACK and your girl had 2nd thoughts and you need to rediscover your other secret-secret power" type way he dragged the exact same premise out another dozen books or so.
Most fantasy series these days just reek of stale, recycled characters and ideas that pander to fan bases that turn at the slightest sign of being challenged with anything new.
If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere committing evil deeds, an it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?