Utopia Hunters: Chronicles of the High Inquest - Somtow Sucharitkul I liked this better than the first two books.

I think partly because Somtow is focusing a bit more on more ordinary humans and not the nearly omnipotent Inquestors and he's become a more subtle writer. The first books had a bad tendency to hit you over the head with the points Somtow was trying to make and too self-consciously symbolic.

I'm enjoying the final book so far and for much the same reasons.