'The Broken Kingdoms' by N K Jemisin
The second book in the 'The Inheritance' trilogy. After reading this the first book felt more like a prologue than an actual book. In contrast to the first one this one felt more like it had an interesting and engaging plot.

Its somewhat of a continuation of the story in the first book. Some years has past between the books though, and the story revolves around a new protagonist and and does not really have anything to do with the story in the first book. Still... lots of characters from the first one are involved so it didn't feel like a complete waste :).
Rated 8.5/10 on 2012-01-20