Hum... will my to-read pile be influenced by the newcomers to my shelves? I certainly think so, and I'm pretty sure that when I finish The Crippled God, I'll pick Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick. The reviews I read so far got my attention. It seems that 2011 will be a great year in Fantasy not simply for the big guns but for a substantial number of great debut (if I could also grab a copy of Mark Lawrence's The Prince of Thorns....).
Sadly, I think the Among Thieves cover from Tor looks way better than the ROC cover... By the way, for an excerpt of the novel, head over to Hulick's page.