Kings of the Castle by Naleighna Kai is a multicultural literary feast. This is book one of a nine book series.Books two through nine are standalones with no cliffhangers and can be read in any order.
Naleighna Kai, S.L. Jennings, Martha Kennerson, J.L. Campbell, Lisa Watson, Karen D. Bradley, Janice M. Allen, London St. Charles and MarZe Scott have created a new world. There are nine stories and nine bestselling, award-winning authors. Enter the world of The Castle and it’s Kings.
Khalil Germaine, a teacher of philosophy and science, founded both the Macro International Magnet School and The Castle. Both were humanitarian endeavors. The school was a way to positively influence the development of young men. The Castle was founded to provide assistance to worthy humanitarian programs and to create them where there was a need not being met. Khalil focuses extra attention on his son and eight other young men he felt had the potential to become leaders.
Vikkas Germaine, Jaidev “Jai” Maharaj, Daron Kincaid, Victor Alejandro “Dro” Reyes, Shastra “Shaz” Bostwick, Grant Khambrel, Mariano “Reno” DeLuca, Kaleb Valentine and Dwayne Harper proved Khalil Germaine correct. They all became successful. When Khalil is shot, he calls these young men to his ICU bedside to pass the torch.
It’s now up to Khalil’s protégés to bring The Castle back to it’s humanitarian roots. They decide for themselves that they will seek revenge on those who attacked their mentor. The new Kings vow to root out and eliminate the evil that has infiltrated The Castle and protect it and each other from future attacks.
Naleighna Kai is the primary author of book one and has done an admirable job of introducing all the characters and the premise of the series. I’m sure this was somewhat a team effort but there is no obvious difference in writing style. Chicago is a complex city and it has been utilized within these pages in it’s full multi-faceted nature. There are a lot of characters in this novel, but I didn’t feel shortchanged on any of them. The primary characters all have complete backstories and there was enough detail of secondary characters to prevent them from being flat. There are so many character details that it seems almost impossible that even a team of writers was able to create such rich characters. The plot kept me enraptured from start to finish and the ending is a perfect lead-in to any of the other books in the series.
Kings of the Castle is a more than suitable beginning for a series that promises to be a standout. I am compelled to rate it an easy 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to anyone who enjoys multicultural romantic suspense, or anyone who enjoys good fiction. There is some sexual content that may be offensive to some readers.
My thanks to INscribe Digital and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: November 19, 2019