Master of Crows - Grace Draven
I read this story because it was recommended over at the Here Be Magic group -- and I really enjoyed it. Great world building and character development/relationships. Nice use of the leviathan (well, I thought so). But I'm not great at writing long reviews. So, this is my sum up: reminded me of some of Patricia Wrede's Llyra books (which I love) but with a sexier edge. A great example of fantasy romance.