Waiting on Wednesday: House of Dragons
House of Dragons
Written by Jessica Cluess
Published by Random House Books
Publication date: 12th May 2020
Summary (from Goodreads):
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?
When the Emperor dies, the five royal houses of Etrusia attend the Call, where one of their own will be selected to compete for the throne. It is always the oldest child, the one who has been preparing for years to compete in the Trial. But this year is different. This year, these five outcasts will answer the call….
THE LIAR: Emilia must hide her dark magic or be put to death.
THE SOLDIER: Lucian is a warrior who has sworn to never lift a sword again.
THE SERVANT: Vespir is a dragon trainer whose skills alone will keep her in the game.
THE THIEF: Ajax knows that nothing is free–he must take what he wants.
THE MURDERER: Hyperia was born to rule and will stop at nothing to take her throne.
Why I can’t wait to read this:
- The cast of characters sounds fascinating! I seem to like thieves as main characters too, although I’m not entirely sure why.
- There are dragons in this! When I first read the summary I thought that the Dragon Throne just be a name, but one of the characters is described as a dragon trainer so there will definitely be dragons in the book.
- The dark magic of Emilia, that she must hide, has caught my attention. Magic in books is great, even more so when it enacts a cost for using it or is somehow undesirable, rather than the answer to every problem.
- I am curious about the five royal families, the heirs who will have been preparing for this trial, and their reaction to their places effectively being taken by five outcasts…sounds like an explosive situation!
What do you think?
Does this sound like the kind of book you would enjoy?
Will you be reading this or do you have any other anticipated releases you would recommend to me?
Let me know in the comments!
See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here: The Starless Sea, The Lost Tide Warriors, The Princess Who Flew With Dragons, Containment. House of Salt and Sorrows, Sanctuary, Stronger than a Bronze Dragon, Gumiho/Wicked Fox, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Kingdom, The Taste of Rain, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Chinglish, Winterwood, Harley in the Sky, Into the Crooked Place, Butterfly Yellow, Seven Deadly Shadows, Shadows of Winterspell, Wicked as You Wish, The Silvered Serpents, Feathertide, Break The Fall, Deep and Darkest Red, Rogue Princess, The Forest of Ghosts and Bones, The Foundling, Special Edition, Orphans of the Tide, Thorn, Seasons of the Storm, The Circus Rose or The Court of Miracles?
Thanks for reading!