Good authors, good stories. You have to be a real fan, though, to get through some of them. Several authors I've never read before and there are a few I'll never read again, if these stories are any indication of what they normally produce. They're GOOD, don't get me wrong, but just too bloody for me and there's nothing at all to relieve the bloodshed - no humor, no sympathetic characters you can root for - nothing, nada, zilch.
Greg Keyes' "The Undefiled" was one of the worst offenders. I loved his Briar King series but his Fool Wolf character has no redeeming qualities at all. Tim Lebbon's "The Deification of Dal Bamore" was almost as bad. Some people may enjoy unrelieved violence; I don't.
Best of the lot? Tanith Lee's "Two Lions, a Witch and the War-Robe". Some violence, but the humor is there and characters you can really enjoy. So is Michael Shea's "Hew the Tintmaster" and "A Wizard in Wiscezan" by C.J. Cherryh. Scott Lynch's "In the Stacks" was another good one, but then I've enjoyed everything I've read of his, so far.