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.
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
Fortress of Magi
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An influx of monsters causes chaos in the action-packed second fantasy in Bolender's Chronicles of Amicae (after City of Broken Magic). The truth is out about the infestations of ravenous monstrosities that spawn from broken amulets in the city of Amicae, and the public is panicking. Since the Sinclair Sweeper department, responsible for fighting the infestations, is down to just Laura Cramer and Okane Sinclair following a scandal, the City Council brings in Juliana MacDanel and her brother, Lester, Sweepers from Puer, to join the team. Unsure whether to trust the inquisitive newcomers, Laura and Okane decide to keep secret the manufacture of Sinclair kin, the magical weapon their former boss invented. Fighting infestations with Puer's less powerful equipment while caught between the agendas of rival mobs vying to control the city, Laura and Okane must fend off the MacDanels' prying as the tension builds toward a thrilling climax. The complex magic system will prove difficult to parse for new readers, but series fans will be glad to be back in Amicae. Intricately crafted and exhilarating, this is a worthy continuation of the series with a denouement that promises more danger to come.