N.K. Jemisin's The Broken Kingdoms
I think when I first read this series, this one was my favorite--I still liked it very much, but certainly saw the appeal of the first one even more this time, and am eager to read the third (and the novella) to see how it all comes together. Anyway, this one takes place ten years after the first one, and involves a fallen god, a blind artist with magical abilities, and someone attacking local godlings. Can they figure out what is going on, and can the world recover from the events of the first book? And will the story be moving and exciting and sad and wonderful? Um, yeah.