Court of Fives
Court of Fives Book Cover
The greatest danger is that she might win.
Author Kate Elliott
Country America
Genre(s) high fantasy
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date August 18, 2015
ISBN 978-0-316-36419-5
Court of Fives is the first high fantasy book in the Court of Fives series by Kate Elliott. It was released on August 18, 2015.


On the Fives court, everyone is equal.

And everyone is dangerous.

Jessamy’s life is a balance between acting like an upper-class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But away from her family, she can be whomever she wants when she sneaks out to train for the Fives, an intricate, multilevel athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best competitors.

Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an improbable friendship between the two Fives competitors—one of mixed race and the other a Patron boy—causes heads to turn. When Kal’s powerful, scheming uncle tears Jes’s family apart, she’ll have to test her new friend’s loyalty and risk the vengeance of a royal clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.

In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott’s first young adult novel weaves an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege.


  • Prince Kalliarkos "Kal" Morgen - Karl has been training for the Court of Fives at a young age in hopes to become an adviser. At the begging of the book, he mets Jessamy by running a trail against her and ends up losing.
  • Jessamy "Jes"
  • Bettany "Bett"
  • Amaya
  • Lord Ottonor
  • Maraya Grayland
  • Denya Belcourt
  • Lord Gargaron
  • Maggie Herondale