'Sea Hearts' by Margo Lanagan is the next Short Listed book I'll read! Its from the Older Readers list. Apologies for not updating in recent times, it took me a while to get through Brandon Sanderson's "The Way of Kings.
"You start thinking: it can't be a great cosmic game of chess, it has to be just very complicated Solitaire." Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett