The Rebel - C.J. Archer

The Rebel

By C.J. Archer

  • Release Date: 2013-10-23
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
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Elizabethan England:

Cole's heart is dark. 

He's a mystery, even to those closest to him in the Assassins Guild. All anyone really knows for sure is that he's ruthless, grim, and cares little for his own life. So when he loses his memory during an attack and thinks himself a naive eighteen year-old again, no one can really believe the transformation. But as his memory returns, so do the nightmares and the dark reality of who he has become.

Lucy's world is bright. 

When gentle-natured Lucy falls in love with the damaged stranger, she thinks him a smiling, amiable gentleman. But rumors of a murder in the nearby village have her suspecting that her patient may be hiding a terrible secret.

Can opposites really attract?

What will happen when Cole regains his memory and his past catches up to him? 

The Rebel is the second novel in the Assassins Guild series. The books in this series do not need to be read in order, but it will enhance your reading experience if they are.


Writing THE REBEL was harder than I thought it would be when I first put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). I thought I had the hero, Cole, all worked out. He was gruff and strong-willed, a silent giant who got the job done with no fuss and very little conscience. But then I had to go and give him amnesia, and everything changed. Without his dark memories to haunt him, he became a different guy entirely. Suddenly I was writing two heroes instead of one. Lucy, the heroine, is one of the sweetest characters I've ever written, and she is totally NOT the sort of girl the troubled Cole should be with - but she is the one he needs. Hopefully you'll agree :)