Where Dreams Descend: A Novel (Kingdom of Cards Book 1)

Where Dreams Descend

Where Dreams Descend
"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 faces 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 riskier and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for the 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
Where Dreams Descend