One of Shannon's top ten fantasy fiction universes, as shared at the Guardian:
Lormere, from The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda SalisburyRead about another entry on the list.
Lormere is one of the three disparate lands in the Sin Eater’s Daughter trilogy, which concluded this month with The Scarecrow Queen. Unlike its more science-minded neighbour Tallith, Lormere is a kingdom shaped by tradition and religion. Under the rule of the sadistic Queen Helewys, its people worship the god Dæg and the goddess Næht. The narrator, Twylla, is Daunen Embodied, the reincarnation of Dæg and Næht’s child, and is worshipped as a goddess at court. Salisbury has fleshed out her world with innovative takes on alchemy, golems and potions.