Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Where Dreams Descend

Kingdom of Cards #1

Janella Angeles

fiction Fantasy Young Adult
adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

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In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.

As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.

The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost

The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told

The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide

Where Dreams Descend is the startling and romantic first book in Janella Angeles’ debut Kingdom of Cards fantasy duology where magic is both celebrated and feared, and no heart is left unscathed.

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mysterious 77%
dark 61%
adventurous 58%
tense 29%
emotional 22%
funny 12%
inspiring 9%
challenging 3%
lighthearted 3%


medium 65%
slow 28%
fast 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 37% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 31%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 70% | No: 14% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 10%

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