Hundreds and thousands

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N K Jemison has just been published by Orbit. You can read sample chapters on Jemison’s website.  This is the first book in the Inheritance Trilogy: ” 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 a pair of cousins she never knew she had.”