The Hammer of God is Karen Miller's final book in the "Godspeaker" trilogy. Rhian, newly instated as the rightful queen of Ethrea, has trouble at home and abroad. Petty dukes defy her right to rule and refuse to swear allegiance to the crown. The Mijak threat grows by leaps and bounds, and Rhian's treatied trading nations don't like being dictated to by a woman. Zandakar, Empress Heket's banished son, has sworn to protect Ethrea against his own mother and brother, but can he be trusted?
I read through the second and third book very quickly, interested to know the outcome. Again, this is a recommended read.