I think that the universe which Joe Abercrombie created in his books is equal to Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and the likes.
Does anybody read his trilogy "The First Law"? In my opinion he has managed to create a very detailed and brutal fantasy universe and I highly recomed his books for all lovers of this genre.
He published several standalone novels and new series called "Shattered Sea" which I don't read yet, but I hope I'll have the time to do it in the future.
His novels are an excellent scenario for a TV series or a full-scale movie. All fans of his works would be glad to watch the action developing on the screen instead of in their minds.