As I mentioned in my previous blog entry, I've already finished the second book in the Codex Alera. The second book follows the further adventures of the first set of protagonists, but ramps up the intrigue. There are lots more enemies, both political and monstrous. Oh, and it has zombies. I <3 zombies. F(x_x)F
If you want to get technical and argue with me on the point, I might concede that they're not "true" zombies.