The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson - The Literary Phoenix
I am absolute trash for a good high fantasy. The Storm Crow is built in an incredible world... and really, you can always tell when the world building is going to be awesome in high fantasy, because there are appendices. Throughout the course of The Storm Crow, we're introduced to half-a-dozen different kingdoms, each with unique histories and climates. If this already sounds intense, fear not! This is not Tolkien-esque and we don't delve into the art and culture and royal genealogies.