An amazing guy with his own show on the travel channel. He travels the world eating one nasty thing after another. Does a wonderful job describing what things taste like, although we have to wonder if bugs can be, "delightfully crunchy and slightly citrus-y." ?
The books are fantasy/ sci-fi and plenty of satire and action to please anyone. Go read them.
Some of the titles are: Jhereg, Athyra, Orca, Tiassa, Dragon, and many others. Each book is named after a House (groups of elves born into different social brackets called "Houses" which are named after animals.)
An imaginary animal created by Steven Brust. Small, and dragon-like with poisonous fangs. The only tame jhereg are ones who have been earned by witches to be familiars.
Also, a branch of people are called Jhereg.(You can tell if he means the animal or the people by the capitalization) Also in the books by Steven Brust, these people are the lowest house and are mainly involved in black market type business. Such as: Assassins, Thieves, Pimps, and they run gambling houses and many other things.