City of Lies
A great fantasy novel revolving around a civil war in a small country, but focusing mainly on the experiences and interactions of the two main characters. I enjoyed the nuance around the different factions' and characters' motivations, as well as the fact that the protagonists were regular people in particular situations and not Chosen Ones. Apart from being in a different world, the fantasy treatment is very subtle and well-judged. I'm looking forward to finding out what the sequel has in store!