This is book number 2 in the Chronicles of Amicae series.
The Monstrous Citadel is the sequel to Mirah Bolender's City of Broken Magic—a fast-paced, adventure fantasy where a bomb squad defuses the magic weapons of a long forgotten war.
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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
Praise for The Monstrous Citadel
“Intricately crafted and exhilarating, this is a worthy continuation of the series.”—Publishers Weekly
“A fun and fast-paced read full of so much action and intrigue that I felt like I was sitting on the edge of my seat all night long.”—The Arched Doorway
Praise for City of Broken Magic
“This debut builds a fascinating setting that readers will want to keep coming back to.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“An enjoyable, anime-influenced romp.”—Locus
“[A] fascinating debut…Readers will be antsy for the next installment.”—Library Journal
“With complex characters, political intrigue, and discussion of feminism and the caste system…[r]eaders will enjoy City 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 Magic explores 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.