City of Broken Magic
Mirah Bolender's fast-paced, adventure fantasy debut, City of Broken Magic, features a bomb squad that defuses magic weapons.
i09--Best of November Science Fiction and Fantasy
SyFy--Best of November Science Fiction and Fantasy
Kirkus SFF--Best of November Science Fiction and Fantasy
Paste--Best Books of November 2018
Five hundred years ago, magi created a weapon they couldn't control. An infestation that ate magic--and anything else it came into contact with. Enemies and allies were equally filling.
Only an elite team of non-magical humans, known as sweepers, can defuse and dispose of infestations before they spread. Most die before they finish training.
Laura, a new team member, has stayed alive longer than most. Now, she's the last--and only--sweeper standing between the city and a massive infestation.
Chronicles of Amicae
City of Broken Magic
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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
"[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 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.