The Shattered City: Book Two
She could hear that laughter again, and for a moment Velody was confused, not sure which dead man was mocking her.
Velody now holds the leadership of the Creature Court. The unsteady alliances within the Court are beginning to fracture, as a series of murders and disappearances throw suspicion on one of their own. Ashiol finds Aufleur’s many festivals frivolous, until a major one is cancelled. Unease grows.
It seems nothing can save the city from a massacre … nothing but the ultimate sacrifice from one of the Creature Kings.
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Shortlisted for the 2012 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel.
“This book has everything you could want from the sequel to a great dark fantasy. It’s sexier, nastier and answers questions while asking harder ones. There’s a lot more detail on the exotic members of the Creature Court and it’s just as deliciously decadent as the first. With hints of ‘Gormenghast’, goth and anime, this is a book that oozes with contemporary cool.”
Stefen Brazulaitis, Bookseller+Publisher
“If you’re a fan of dark fantasy – especially if you’re a fan of Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels books – the Creature Court books are highly recommended.”
“Action, blood and lust and a little bit of dressmaking. If you enjoy well written action, political intrigue, anime like transformation of characters into monstrous beasts and well written sex scenes give the whole series a go.”
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“The Creature Court series offers a layered, detailed, credible world, peopled with a cast of complex, motivated individuals.”