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Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.
Finally, the time has come.
But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied and too glorious to surrender.
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Multilayered and seething with characters who exist in a shadow world between history and myth, much as in Frank Herbert s "Dune" . . . an ambitious and satisfying conclusion to a monumental saga. "Kirkus Reviews"
Praise for Pierce Brown and the Red Rising Trilogy
A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes "The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, "and" Ender s Game." . . . "Red Rising"] has everything it needs to become meteoric. "Entertainment Weekly"
A] top-notch debut novel . . . "Red Rising" ascends above a crowded dystopian field. " USA Today"
Pierce Brown has done an astounding job at delivering a powerful piece of literature that will definitely make a mark in the minds of readers. " The Huffington Post"
Brown writes layered, flawed characters . . . but plot is his most breathtaking strength. . . . Every action seems to flow into the next. NPR
In a word, "Golden Son" is stunning. Among science fiction fans, it should be a shoo-in for book of the year. "Tor.com"
The jaw-dropper of an ending will leave readers hungry for the conclusion to Brown s wholly original, completely thrilling saga. "Booklist" (starred review)"
- ISBN-13: 9780345539847
- ISBN-10: 0345539842
- Publisher: Del Rey Books
- Publish Date: February 2016
- Page Count: 544
Series: Red Rising Trilogy #3
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-02-08
- Reviewer: Staff
in the excellent closing book of Brown's Red Rising trilogy, revolutionary Darrow is given a second chance to overthrow the government of a class-based future society obsessed with Ancient Rome and segregated by color-coded functions. Red-born Darrow's attempt to incite revolution while hiding among the godlike Golds, rulers of the Solar System, has failed, but it inspired an open revolt. Darrow struggles to figure out whom to trust; uniting an interplanetary uprising requires unstable and unpalatable alliances. His decisions often make him barely better than the oppressors he seeks to overthrow, blowing apart the all-too-overused trope of a plucky good-hearted band overcoming a corrupt oligarchy. Brown's vivid, first-person prose puts the reader right at the forefront of impassioned speeches, broken families, and engaging battle scenes that don't shy away from the gore as this intrastellar civil war comes to a most satisfying conclusion. (Feb.)