The King's Trial by M. L. Farb and gives it a roaring five claws!
Many quotable lines, but I plan to buy the paperback so I can better mark them. (I want a copy anyway because the cover art is so gorgeous!) This is the only one I managed to highlight in my Kindle:
"Prejudice is a powerful mask for fear."
The faith elements in this book are integral to the story and gently encourage and admonish the reader, which I love in Christian fantasy! Highly recommended!
Here's a better image of that gorgeous cover: