The Hundred-Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy 1)
by N.K. Jemisin
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841498171
Date: 04 February 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
A début by American author N.K. Jemisin marketed by Orbit - who release this paperback original on both sides of the Atlantic this month - as combining "...the intricate politics of George R.R. Martin with the magic and mystery of Neil Gaiman and the vision of Michael Moorcock."" - which aside from being a bit of a complicated sounding recipe, is quite a claim!
"Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history.
With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together."