The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu. An epic story, very well told. Highly recommended.
The book reminded me of Bridge of Birds which is long out of print and, in my not so humble opinion, excellent.
Get them both on Amazon (or borrow my copies).
Could do an in-depth review but I'm busy. You're just interested in a book to read, right? Right.
In unrelated news I picked up some hummingbird feeders because this place could use some local wildlife and also they are savage little beasts.