The Show Pitch
Where Dreams Descend: “Phantom meets Moulin Rouge and the atmosphere of The Night Circus.”
When Night Breaks: “Hadestown meets Phantom of the Opera with the flair of The Great Gatsby.”
“A lush, captivating blend of The Phantom of the Opera and fresh, new magic . . . Readers will ache for the next installment.”
– Kirkus starred review for Where Dreams Descend
“Perfect for fans of Moulin Rouge and The Phantom of the Opera, Angeles’ debut is spectacular, spectacular!”
“Entertaining new characters, clever dueling magic, a touch of romance cap off an unforgettable tale . . .This gloriously spectacular finale steals the show.“
– Kirkus starred review for When Night Breaks
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Where Dreams Descend
The stage is set, the spectacle awaits . . .
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.
An instant national bestseller!
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When Night Breaks
The competition is over, but the show has only just begun.
The competition has come to a disastrous end, and Daron Demarco’s fall from grace is front-page news. But little matters to him beyond Kallia, the contestant he fell for who is now missing and in the hands of a dangerous magician. Daron is willing to do whatever it takes to find her. Even if it means unearthing secrets that lead him on a treacherous journey, risking more than his life and with no promise of return.
After falling through the mirror, Kallia has never felt more lost, mourning everything she left behind and the boy she can’t seem to forget. Only Jack, the magician who has all the answers but can’t be trusted, remains at her side. Together, they must navigate a dazzling world where mirrors show memories and illusions shadow every corner, ruled by a powerful showman who’s been waiting for Kallia to finally cross his stage. But beneath the glamour of dueling headliners and never-ending revelry, a sinister force falls like night over everyone, with the dark promise of more―more power beyond Kallia’s wildest imagination, and at a devastating cost.
In Janella Angeles’s When Night Breaks, the dramatic last act of the Kingdom of Cards duology, the truth will come out, a kingdom must fall, hearts will collide.
And the show must finally come to an end.
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