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Chronicles of Amicae 2
The Monstrous Citadel
By (author): Mirah Bolender
9781250169297 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Action & Adventure Nov 05, 2019 Print Run: 50000
$25.99 CAD
Active 6.99 x 9.09 x 1.09 in 416 pages Tor/Forge Tor Books

The Monstrous Citadelis the sequel to Mirah Bolender'sCity of Broken Magic—a fast-paced, adventure fantasy where a bomb squad defuses the magic weapons of a long forgotten war.

Polygon—17 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Check Out This November

Amicae, City of Sweepers, survived the Falling Infestation which nearly destroyed it thanks to the efforts of Laura and Okane. While the ancient monsters have been beaten back for the moment, new and more monstrous dangers face them in the form of belligerent bureaucracy, dangerous gangs, grasping Sweepers bent on personal glory . . .

And Rex, the City of Kings, who breed their own kind of monstrosity.

Laura and Okane must go to Rex to reclaim the secret weaponry that keeps Amicae safe and come face to face with a horrifying truth about the Rex and their designs on all of Orien's cities.

Chronicles of Amicae
City of Broken Magic
The Monstrous Citadel

MIRAH BOLENDER graduated with majors in creative writing and art in May 2014. A lifelong traveler, she has traveled and studied overseas, most notably in Japan, and these experiences leak into her work. Her debut novel, and first in her Amicae Chronicles, isCity of Broken Magic. She currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Praise forThe Monstrous Citadel

“Intricately crafted and exhilarating, this is a worthy continuation of the series.”—Publishers Weekly

Praise forCity of Broken Magic

“This debut builds a fascinating setting that readers will want to keep coming back to.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[A] fascinating debut…Readers will be antsy for the next installment.”—Library Journal

“An enjoyable, anime-influenced romp.”—Locus

“With complex characters, political intrigue, and discussion of feminism and the caste system…[r]eaders will enjoyCity of Broken Magic and its fresh spin on the fantasy genre.”—Booklist

“[A] fast-paced, exciting ride. And an entertaining one.”—Tor.com

City of Broken Magic shines most brightly in the interactions between the three Sweepers, and fantasy fans will hope for more exploits in Amicae.”—Shelf Awareness

“[I]ncredible attention to detail.”—BookPage

“[F]ull of enough action and intrigue to keep you on the edge of your seat all night long.”—The Arched Doorway

“[F]antasy fans will hope for more exploits in Amicae.”—Infinite Reads

“Terrifying shadow monsters haunt a vividly rendered working-class present with the sins of generations past. A thrilling ride, with promise of deeper mysteries to come.”—Max Gladstone, Hugo Award Finalist

City of Broken Magicexplores what happens after the familiar heroes have gone, and the importance of those who remain to begin again.”—Fran Wilde, Hugo and Nebula finalist, award winning author of The Bone Universe.

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