Published on August 1st 2013
Published by Escape Publishing
A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall… King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies. Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life. Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the revolution.
In the world of Com (non-mystical) and Mys (mystical), each mystical creature has a King. And King Hall is where all Mystical attend school to learn and earn their degrees. Including the four that will rise to be their future Kings.
This book kind of dive right into the point, not much of story backgrounds. You sort of learn as it goes, and never in detail. I was quite surprised when Lily’s mate, one of the future King being assassinated early in the book. However, as much as I liked Dominic, I enjoy the “is it there, or not there” chemistry between Lily and Ezra. The book is mostly focused on the friendship develops and then training lessons on the future Kings. I felt this book was about the changes and “revolution” that the prodigies will cause within Mystical structures, rather than Coms vs Mys (since all we read was the mysterious attacks and not much else).
I thought the situation between Mys and Coms were a bit peculiar and to be honest, quite vague, Given that the suppose “systems” they have and the Coms’ knowledge of Mys. Why still living segregated, why are Mys afraid of Coms, given how powerful the Mys were. Not to mention the random open terrorist attack on the Mys? Also, Lily’s background should really be quite obvious, yet it was not.
There were few elements I really like, the friendship developments between the four future Kings, the connection between Lily and Ezra (seriously something NEED to happen between these two), and the relationships between the current kings and their prodigies.