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House of Dragons

(Royal Houses #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  626 ratings  ·  164 reviews
USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde introduces the Royal Houses series with House of Dragons: the story of Kerrigan Argon, a half-Fae, half-human as she seeks her place in an unforgiving world filled with magic, mayhem, and romance. Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Holly Black, and V.E. Schwab.

Ten years ago, half-Fae, half human Kerrigan Argon was discreetly dropped
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Published October 13th 2020 by K.A. Linde Inc.
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Sentranced Jem
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-2020

I see the words "Dragons" and "Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Holly Black, and V.E. Schwab"......

I am excited!!!


Ok..I can see it. I can totally understand why they would recommend this book for SJM fans. Kerrigan gives me total Aelin vibes..she is badass, reckless, unapologetic and I totally dig her.

House of Dragons is the perfect fantasy read.It has everything I want in a fantasy’s adventurous, has wonderful characters, it is high in magical elements; be it magical fl
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I wanted to read 🎧︎📚House of Dragons for a while now. So when the opportunity came for me to listen to it on audio, I took the plunge. Narrated by Amy McFadden 🎧︎📚House of Dragons introduced the reader to a world of faes, dragons and elemental magic.

I had a great time with 🎧︎📚House of Dragons, which came as no surprise. I trust the author to deliver an engaging
Steph's Romance Book Talk
4.5 Stars / 1 Steam Fans

I will never doubt the skill and amazing writing of K.A. Linde. I never thought I would enjoy a YA fantasy so much until I dove into House of Dragons. Kerrigan, Fordham, and the entire hosts of characters were very diverse and interesting. An underlining social commentary was interesting, not preachy or tilted in any one direction other than equality. I am very excited for the rest of the series and learn the connection of this series with K.A. Linde's other fantasy serie
Abibliophobia-the fear of running out of things to read 🥺
Yay! So exciting! This looks super cool... Can’t wait :)
4.5 stars!!

House of Dragons is set in a world where full-blooded Faes are at the top. Humans and half-Faes are on the bottom, and they are the ones who must fight for their place in the world and Kerrigan is among them. She is half-Fae who doesn’t really belong anywhere. She was left at Draco Mountain when she was a child to be a Dragon Blessed and at the age of sixteen she can be chosen by a tribe to join their clan. However, things don’t go as planned when it’s her turn at the ceremony and she
Kodie Mackay
I'm at a loss of words here. I just wasn't ready for it to finish.

This is my first read from this author but I'm already hooked. It's so different to what I normally read but it was so refreshing. Whilst it has a small romance element, that is definitely not the front focus of the book and it's more N/A-Y/A vibe but it was so freaking good.

There is so many things I love about this book but the first and most important things are the fact that there is a pronunciation guide and glossary type inf
Tanaka The Bibliophile
Scales!!! What did I read? I am utterly bewitched. Wow!!! K.A. Linde has cast a spell on me with an incredible and brilliant story, House of Dragons. A deeply entrancing tale, intriguing me as a reader and taking me on a journey of magic and fantasy. I am a huge fan of fantasy. Lord of Rings being one of my favourite movie trilogies ever made but I am new to reading it. Let me tell you, K.A. Linde swept me away with a beautiful, exciting and captivating world with thrilling storyline and impecca ...more
Katie Prouty
Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Do you trust me?"
"Yes," he said easily.
"Then trust me."

Kerrigan Argon, half fae, half human, abandoned when she was a child and fighting for a place in her world. Adopted into House of Dragons. Ker makes a bargain... one month until the end of the tournament to find a tribe to accept her. As a form of punishment, she is to escort Fordham Ollivier, the fae prince who escaped hs dark throne in House of Shadows. A favor for a favor and the duo ally themselves. Will Ker be able to find a tribe
Cate at Fiction Beer & Cupcakes
I received an arc for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

You never know until you try. That was my motto going in this book as it was my first book about Fae or Fae like. It also helps that K.A. Linde writes this book as I felt like I floated to a magical land that I never wanted to leave. A land that needed Kerrigan Argon, a heroine who wanted to do the right thing regardless of what the high Fae’s had thought and what rules had been set in place. It was time for a change, and Kerri
Books, Coffee & Passion
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This world is complex, magical, stunning and captivating. I was not expecting a fae world as complex as this one. There are a lot of characters, 12 tribes divided into 4 groups that use magic differently: one group that uses magic for might: warriors; another group that uses magic for good: healers; a group that uses magic for efficiency, basically for everyday tasks and another group that doesn't use magic at all. I think the first three groups are pretty much self-explanatory but the fourth gr ...more
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
House of Dragons Review on K-Books

House of Dragons is definitely one of the biggest surprise reads of the year so far for me. I’d never heard of it before seeing a shout out on social media looking for bloggers to review this book. As soon as I looked this one up and read the blurb I knew that this was a book I needed to read. I am a huge fan of YA Fantasy and add that to the fact that there was dragons this was a must-read for me. I am so glad I gave this one a chance as I loved every moment of
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Wow - I have been misguided in the past. I have not enjoyed the fantasy genre previously but holy crap this one sucked me in from the opening pages and I literally never put it down. It made the trip out to dinner and it was with me everywhere I went today. Filled with mystery and mayhem, magic and imagination but it was not all just fluff. The strong heroine in Kerrigan and the wickedly shameless hero in Fordham Ollivier were both characters that were a perfect union with each other. Love and f ...more
Erica Chilson
I received a free copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

4 Stars

Word of advice, you should probably read the Ascension series prior to Royal Houses. House of Dragons is the debut in the Royal Houses series. I didn't find out until after I finished the novel that it is directly tied to another series, Ascension. Do I believe this affected my reading enjoyment? No. Do I believe you can read the two series independently of one another? Probably. I suffered no confusion, as the story
Oh, I enjoyed this much more than I did with The Affiliate in terms of capturing my attention and keeping me hooked and entertained!


4 Stars!

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Rhonda Ziglar
Oct 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 AMAZING STARS!! WOW, is all I can say....I am so addicted to this story from the first page. Kerrigan was so fun to watch, she had me on the edge of my seat all the way through. I can't wait for the next book. You must read this book. ...more
Devin McCain
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh how I missed Linde's fantasy writing! House of Dragons was such a great read. Full of magic, mystery, mischief, strong women and one roguish dark prince, this new world doesn't disappoint. Gimme an underdog, a secret identity or two, and all the magic and dragons!! I couldn't get enough. ...more
I really enjoyed this story a lot :) now just waiting for the next one..
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Oh, how I missed the amazing and truly magical worlds that K.A. Linde creates for her readers. House of Dragons is everything you could ever need or want in a fantasy novel. This book has it all. Suspense and mystery around every corner. Amazing characters and let’s not forget the element of magic and the brilliant dragons. I just can’t say enough about how much I absolutely loved everything single thing
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I was excited for House of Dragons the moment I learned about it.  Odd, because I am not always a fan of young adult fantasy.  While there is a classification of fantasy romance, the story is not very focused on this aspect.  The main character, Kerrigan, is growing up in the House of Dragons. When they are 17, the royal houses s
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Roaring Stars!!

I’ve missed this world, Linde has created, immensely. I was so excited to dive back in and boy did Linde ever deliver! I love Linde’s take on fantasy and her books just keep getting better and better! (Side note: You do not need to read the Ascension series to pick up the Royal Houses series, but everyone should pick it up anyway!)

The House of Dragons is the first book in Linde’s Royal Houses series. The book was utterly phenomenal, pulled me in from page one, and I didn’t wan
Gayathiri C
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, favorites, arc, 2020
4.5 stars...

House of Dragons is the first book in K.A Linde's new fantasy series Royal Houses!!
We have already come across House of Dragons, Alandria and Kerrigan Argon in the Ascension series.

Kerrigan Argon, Dragon Blessed, Half-Fae is under the care of the house of dragons, after being abandoned at their door step at the age of 12. In a world where a Half-Fae is considered to be unworthy of living by some of the Fae population, Kerrigan is Brave, smart and Relentless...
Despite the discrimin
The synopsis sounded so good, it gave me high expectations. Not all of those expectations were met, but I'd still call this a solid start to a series, that I'm giving 3.5 stars.

I listened to the audiobook and unfortunately checked out sometimes and was then confused as to what was going on (obviously my bad). There were a lot of people to keep track of. I loooove the dragons, though, and the bonding, so I'm looking forward to learning more about that as the series continues.
I also liked Kerrigan
Novel Grounds
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS BOOK WAS THE MISSING PART OF MY SOUL? I meant really though guys. It was missing and I didn't know and Kyla took it and put the words down on pages and it was beautiful and I was not ready for it to be over.

If you are an SJM fan this is for you. If you are a fantasy fan this is for you. If you aren't a fantasy fan, this book is also likely for you.

This book was so full fo magic and mystery that it help me on my toes from the very start. Throw in some
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantasy lovers, K A Linde has your new addiction.

You have a feisty heroine who wants to chart her own path, not what is prescribed for her. You have a mysterious hero who both attracts and intimidates our heroine. You have powers and auras and, yes, dragons. So take a breath and dig into this beauty.

I can't call myself a big fantasy fan. The books always look so long, and I worry I won't be interested in spells and powers and all that stuff. This book, though, grabbed me. I liked how Linde kee
Ashley Cade
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Game of Thrones meets The Hunger Games in this enthralling YA fantasy!
I loved every second of this book! The imagery was amazing, each chapter playing in my mind like a movie scene. The characters were complex. Flawed, yet relatable.
Kerrigan, a half fae girl abandoned by her father, Lord Kivrin must fight for her place in this world and a place among the Society if she is to have any kind of future. While fighting against the injustices and prejudices toward her kind and humans alike, she must a
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved House of Dragons!! The main character, Kerrigan is tough, smart, and best of all mischievous! The author also has strong characters to support her as best friends with banter that tugs at your heart. And the romantic interest? Yes please! It’s not R rated romance, (hopefully it’ll get there 😋) but it was perfect for the story and the characters. And of course we can’t forget the social and political issues that the author acknowledges that ring true in real life too.
At the beginning, th
K.  Ramjohn
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Filled with mystery magic and imagination, House of Dragons was fantasy at its best and had me hooked from start to finish. This story had politics, intrigue, betrayals, loyalty, love, loss, friendship, and honor and so much more and takes us on an epic adventure. Its fast paced and action packed and you will love the heroine Kerrigan an independent, strong and intelligent half human half fae. You will also love the broody Dark Fae Prince. This story was well written and layered and the author d ...more
Oct 13, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I can’t believe I didn’t know this book existed before a few months ago!

I could go on and on about all the things I loved about this book. The story had me captivated from the first page and didn’t release its hold on me until the end. I mean I should’ve expected it after reading the synopsis because dragons, a dark prince, and a badass heroine trying to find her own way...that’s right up my alley. But it had been a long time since I’d read a YA fantasy and I was nervous about jumping into this
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Having read Ms.Linde's work many times before I've been wanting to get into her fantasy books. As soon as i found out about this first Royal Houses book i wanted to pick it up first. I enjoyed this first book!

Right from the first chapter, Kerrigan's journey pulled me in! I wasn't sure what all to expect going into this book which got me into it even more! I really liked how it was different and how i could picture it all clearly. I enjoyed what Fordham brought to the story as well!

With House of
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
House of Dragons is a mesmerizing tale that I did not want to end. I was taken on a journey that I had no intention of disembarking from. I positively love anything to do with magic or simply a protagonist having the ability to control the elements and this book had one hell of a strong heroine who did that.

Kerrigon was considered somewhat of an underdog because she was a half breed. She should not possess the power she had and people have no clue of her true abilities and he full power. She us
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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy n ...more

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