Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
“Never come to Hellfire House without wearing a mask.” Thus begins Janella Angeles’ debut novel, Where Dreams Descend. Hellfire House is a magical nightly masquerade existing in the Forrests beyond Glorian, a town that wears its own mask, with a shrouded past that is seemingly insulated from the surrounding world. But when a Competition of Magicians calls for contestants to breach the city’s walls, Kallia, Hellfire House’s headliner, sees her ticket out. The fame and freedom winning the competition would provide become Kallias’ single-minded goal. But as the ghosts of Hellfire House bite at her heels, Glorian’s secrets both entice and threaten her to further push the limits of her power, putting both new friends and old dreams at risk. Perfect for fans of The Night Circus, Caravale, and The Crown’s Game, Where Dreams Descend is new tale of old magic, and the unmasking of secrets that drive both audiences and performers to thirst for more. - from Jenni's Picks
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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