Speaking Bones, by Ken Liu (brief note)

Second paragraph of third chapter:

Servants had brought blocks of ice out of the cellar and placed them in cubbies all around the room. A windmill on top of the house drove fans behind the cubbies, filling his room with cool breezes that kept the scorching summer heat at bay.

Fourth book in a fantasy series of which I have not read the first three; over a thousand pages in length; I did not get far. You can get it here.