I have started The Cerulean Queen by Sarah Kozloff, the fourth and final volume of her Nine Realms series.
long last the Queen has returned! But tis one thing to reclaim the
Nargis Throne and another to keep it, leaving Queen Cerulia of
Weirandale to deal with traitors by the hundreds and foreign
fire-worshiping fanatics by the thousands, not to mention returning
order to a realm long corrupted.
"Remove your cloak and boots, weary traveler,
And rest. For you are not fully returned.
Land, walls, or brooks don't guarantee welcome,
And a nation - or a family - must be earned."