Tai Kulga lost the rebellion and his best friend on the same day, stripping him of everything even as a strange power flooded his bones. When the friend returns as a spirit guide, it feels like a second chance—but his friend is not who he was, and the Councilate is not done oppressing his people. Trouble with lawkeepers lands Tai’s surviving friends in a prison camp, and he goes underground seeking the last of the rebels, to convince them to break his friends free.
Along the way he meets Ellumia Aygla, runaway Councilate daughter posing as an accountant to escape her family and the avarice of the capital. Curious about the link between spirit guides and magic, her insights earn her a place among the rebels, and along with Tai’s new power help turn the tide against the colonialists.
But as the rebels begin to repeat the Councilate’s mistakes, Tai and Ellumia must confront their own pasts and prejudices, before the brewing war turns them into the monsters they fight.
"Beggar’s Rebellion is brilliant and carefully crafted fantasy with memorable characters, vivid settings, exciting plot lines, epic battles, unlocked magical talents, and layers of revelations that propel the reader along. I am normally a slow and methodical reader who likes to savor a good yarn, but I couldn’t put this one down, much to my wife’s chagrin." --Craig Cowden
"I loved this book... devoted fans of the genre will enjoy it as much as casual readers." --Leggs LaRoux
"Perhaps the best praise I can give this book is that I literally had to put it in a different room after I finished it to prevent myself from immediately starting over again at page 1." --Lora Mollo