Rebellion (River Wars Trilogy, Book 1)

Rebellion (River Wars Trilogy, Book 1)

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Sekinah Jones By naseeming Completed

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In a world governed by war, the Guild of Protectors is the last of the ancient guard castes, made up of orphaned children trained to become indentured bodyguards to the leaders of the Confederation of Cities. Fortified by high walls and protected by municipal militaries, the Cities are islands of civilization within the vast, lawless Territories. 

Like all Guild apprentices, Samsara is an orphan, plucked from the poverty and violence of the Territories and brought to Enderun, the Guild's secret training compound in the hidden hills of the Last Coast. 

For ten years, she and the other three members of her band have been trained by the world's most elite and secretive organization of fighters. They have looked forward to the honor of becoming Guildmembers in their eighteenth year, to proving themselves  in the world beyond Enderun. Yet on their first assignment as Protectors to the young heir to an Assembly Seat, Samsara is kidnapped by a rebel and taken beyond the city walls. Unexpectedly, she finds herself in the midst of a rebellion fleeing unknown assailants with the rebel Lucan as her erstwhile ally. 

Protectors do not exist. There are no images or records to document their lives. Who is after her, and why? Catapulted on a journey of discovery against her will, Samsara encounters events that lead her to question everything she was taught about the world, the Guild, and herself. 

Will she choose her band, or will she break her vows to follow the rebel Lucan in pursuit of the truth?