Rebellion by Rachel Cotterill
When her dreams are smashed by an assignment which would leave her trapped in a job far beneath her abilities, Eleanor has nowhere to turn. The Imperial system prides itself on perfection, leaving no space for complaints. In desperation she rejects her assignment and the quality of life she would have been guaranteed - then, suddenly free for the first time in her life, finds her imagination captured by legends which tell of a secret society of elite assassins.
Rebellion is the first of three novels in the Chronicles of Charanthe series.
"I was drawn in by Eleanor's situation and found this very difficult to put down." -- Louiz on Amazon.com
"Many hints of a rich and well thought through history that I'm hoping the other books will expand and explain!" -- CM on Amazon.co.uk
"My only criticism would be that the story could have easily been spread over more than one books" -- Nathan on Amazon.co.uk
"This novel is as charming as it is exciting, and it contains everything I seek in a novel; mysteries, challenges, friendship, but foremost, strong characters who are easy to sympathise with" -- Josephine on Amazon.com
"I'm a voracious fiction reader, most often in the historically-researched and fantasy genres. Rebellion is a wonderful novel which fits neatly into neither" -- Sara on Amazon.co.uk
Rachel lives with her husband in the Cotswolds. When not writing, she's probably out looking for the next adventure, or possibly blogging about the last one. She collects skills the way some collect stamps, and enjoys getting lost in as many countries as possible.
Rachel's first novel, Rebellion, was published on 10th October 2010 (because, well, she's a bit of a geek and it seemed like a cool date).
You can visit her blog at http://blog.rachelcotterill.com