Five royal houses will hear the call to compete in the Trial for the dragon throne. A liar, a soldier, a servant, a thief, and a murderer will answer it. Who will win? Think THREE DARK CROWNS meets THE BREAKFAST CLUB with DRAGONS.
Jessica Cluess is a writer, a graduate of Northwestern University, and an unapologetic nerd. After college, she moved to Los Angeles, where she served coffee to the rich and famous while working on her first novel. When she's not writing books, she's an instructor at Writopia Lab, helping kids and teens tell their own stories.
An Indie Next Pick
"Witty and funny, with well-rounded characters who face complex moral issues." -Kirkus Reviews
"A wonderful adventure book for teens that challenges ideas of right and wrong, chaos and purity, as well as good and evil." -School Library Journal
"Readers will be lured in by the dragons and 'Game of Thrones'-style subterfuge, but Cluess's world building and high-stakes conflict will ensure they stick around for the sequel." -BookPage
"A strong sense of social justice and the inevitable inequities in wealth and power drive the story as well, and the triumphant communal efforts of the candidates to subdue the evil priestess running the selection process will have readers cheering for the power of unity." -Booklist
"Utterly brilliant. House of Dragons is propelled at a breath-stopping pace by a cast of misfits who will steal your heart, break it, mend it, and hand it back again. I adored it with every fiber of my being." -Margaret Rogerson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens
"An action-packed fantasy that has it all-a world you want to live in, a lovable cast of characters, and most importantly, DRAGONS." -S. Jae-Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Wintersong
"Cluess has created a sweeping start to a series that is sure to enthrall fans everywhere." -Cailey Neuschaefer, Bookmarks (Winston-Salem, NC)