I think some kind of objective benchmark in giving recommendations is usually more helpful than everybody listing their favorite fantasy series, regardless of how different it is from what the requester likes. Not that there's anything wrong with the latter; you never know what will catch whose eye. The Lynch series certainly might appeal; it's basically caper stories in a fantasy world, gritty and laced with humor that's not unlike Martin's. It's not as concerned with depth of character or theme, at least not so far. Some of that may be entering the picture in the third book, but that's at least five years behind schedule, and with four more to follow at God knows what pace, it may not be worth picking up right now. The books are comparatively standalone, though.