I'm delighted to announce that Fantasy Book Critic ranked The Rats and the Ruling Sea as their second-favorite fantasy novel of 2009, out of a whopping 280 books read and considered. You can see the complete list of books here (Stephen Deas' excellent The Adamantine Palace is also in the top ten).
Also check out the site's review of The Rats and the Ruling Sea.
The Rats and the Ruling Sea will appear in the United States on February 16, published by Del Rey. The title will be shortened to The Ruling Sea.