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Where Dreams Descend

(2020)
(The first book in the Kingdom of Cards series)
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"Vibrant imagery, jaw-dropping set pieces, sizzling romantic tension, and unstoppable heroine Kallia bring this ambitious debut novel to spectacular life. Fans of Caraval and The Night Circus will be delighted!" - Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn

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.

"[A] spellbinding melody of a book, and the true magic is how Angeles puts all the best parts of an enrapturing theatrical performance onto paper and ink. From the gripping twists in the first pages all the way to the final, heartbreaking crescendo, Where Dreams Descend will surge you to your feet in a standing ovation.” – Sara Raasch, New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes trilogy

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Janella Angeles steals the 2020 show with her fiercely imagined debut starring larger than life characters, a dangerous world alive with magic, and a dizzying dose of grab-a-fainting-couch-and-swoon-away romance!" - Roshani Chokshi

"Where Dreams Descend is a glamorous dark gem of a tale, sparkling with romance, magic, and intrigue. Readers will be captivated by prima donna Kallia as the mystery is slowly unmasked. Bravissima!" - Julie C Dao

"Lavish and opulent in a way that feels warmly familiar yet demands your attention. There are secrets upon secrets, a girl who's boldly ambitious, and truly riveting stage magic. I didn't want the show to stop." - Emily A Duncan

"Vibrant imagery, jaw-dropping set pieces, sizzling romantic tension, and unstoppable heroine Kallia bring this ambitious debut novel to spectacular life. Fans of Caraval and The Night Circus will be delighted!" - Claire Legrand

"[A] spellbinding melody of a book, and the true magic is how Angeles puts all the best parts of an enrapturing theatrical performance onto paper and ink. From the gripping twists in the first pages all the way to the final, heartbreaking crescendo, Where Dreams Descend will surge you to your feet in a standing ovation." - Sara Raasch


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Hardback Editions

August 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Where Dreams Descend: A Novel (Kingdom of Cards (1))
Author(s): Janella Angeles
ISBN: 1-250-20435-6 / 978-1-250-20435-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Where Dreams Descend: A Novel (Kingdom of Cards (1))
Author(s): Janella Angeles
ISBN: 1-250-75435-6 / 978-1-250-75435-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Where Dreams Descend: Kingdom of Cards, Book 1
Author(s): Janella Angeles
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Where Dreams Descend: Kingdom of Cards, Book 1
Author(s): Janella Angeles
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Where Dreams Descend: Kingdom of Cards, Book 1
Author(s): Janella Angeles
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Where Dreams Descend: Kingdom of Cards, Book 1
Author(s): Janella Angeles
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Where Dreams Descend: A Novel (Kingdom of Cards Book 1)
Author(s): Janella Angeles
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU