N.K. Jemisin's The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The first in a new fantasy trilogy, this story involves nobles, gods, and lots of intrigue. When a young woman is summoned by her grandfather to be one of the possible heirs to their kingdom (or whatever), she finds herself in danger of losing her life, as well as befriended by enslaved gods (one of whom is very Sandman-ish). I didn't always love the narrative voice here (the body of the story is interrupted frequently by the narrator's later inner thoughts, which is more effective at some times than others) but will definitely read the second book when it comes out. B+.