Damien Flynn is a politician with a conscience.
Once on the rise in one of the largest colonial empires in history, he now faces certain doom for favoring his disenfranchised constituents. Betrayed by his peers and sentenced to death he realized too late that bleeding hearts are often terminal. Damien's planned execution ignites a series of events that turn his world, and possibly his allegiances, upside down.
Victoria Montgomery was orphaned by the last war and now finds herself as the de facto leader of a new rebellion that has stagnated and atrophied. She is not unfairly painted as a leader of little more than criminals and vagrants. What she needs is a catalyst. What she needs is Damien Flynn.
The two of them could not have been further removed from each other, but now the fate of Riccha lies in their collective hands. An unlikely partnership provides the direction and motivation lacking in the unsettled heart of Braiton's largest colony. Early successes catapult the rebellion forward but leave Damien, and others, questioning their roles.
With growing numbers and stronger purpose comes greater scrutiny. Wary eyes from Braiton turn toward the fledgling insurrection hoping to stamp it out with swift and final justice before it can take hold.
Rise: Birth of a Revolution is the first in a trilogy of low-fantasy novels by Mark S. Moore.