Another author you might find interesting is P. C. Hodgell. The reader meets the main character, Jame, when she is injured, missing much of her memory, and on the run from zombie like creatures. She must take the pieces of her father's sword and his ring(still on his finger), to her twin brother. She gets side tracked by a city that is infested with gods, and that's understating the situation, Jame and her people have only one god and can't wrap their minds around the possibility of more than one existing. The books in the series are; The God Stalker Chronicles, Seeker's Bane, Bound In Blood, and Honor's Paradox. She has just sent the next in the series to the publisher, Sea Of Time. She also has a short story collection with stories relating to the series, Blood And Ivory: A Tapestry. Don't be put off by the covers, apparently the publisher wanted to attract more male readers.