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Golden Son - Pierce Brown

Golden Son

Author Pierce Brown

  • Published: 2015-01-06
  • Category: Adventure
5 Stars
From 45 Customers Review
Price: $10.99


With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom.

As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. And so Darrow sacrifices himself in the name of the greater good for which Eo, his true love and inspiration, laid down her own life. He becomes a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm so that he can destroy it from within.
A lamb among wolves in a cruel world, Darrow finds friendship, respect, and even love—but also the wrath of powerful rivals. To wage and win the war that will change humankind’s destiny, Darrow must confront the treachery arrayed against him, overcome his all-too-human desire for retribution—and strive not for violent revolt but a hopeful rebirth. Though the road ahead is fraught with danger and deceit, Darrow must choose to follow Eo’s principles of love and justice to free his people.
He must live for more.

Advance praise for Golden Son
“Pierce Brown is a prodigy. As great as the first book of the Red Rising Trilogy is, Golden Son is even better. A wild ride full of suspense, intrigue, and serious ass-kicking bravado, it’s expertly written and emotionally engaging, with top-notch universe-building that begs for further exploration. I want more!”—Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Snowblind
“The stakes are even higher than they were in Red Rising, and the twists and turns of the story are every bit as exciting. The jaw-dropper of an ending will leave readers hungry for the conclusion to Brown’s wholly original, completely thrilling saga.”Booklist (starred review)
“Dramatic . . . the rare middle book that loses almost no momentum as it sets up the final installment.”Publishers Weekly
“Darrow is an assertive hero. . . . Comparisons to The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones series are inevitable, for this tale has elements of both.”Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Pierce Brown’s Red Rising
“[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
“Compulsively readable and exceedingly entertaining . . . [a] must for both fans of classic sci-fi and fervent followers of new school dystopian epics.”—
“A story of vengeance, warfare and the quest for power . . . reminiscent of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fast-paced, gripping, well-written—the sort of book you cannot put down.”—Terry Brooks

From the Hardcover edition.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Golden Son

    From novemberrain2010
    Amazing book! Thoroughly captivated me throughout, from beginning to end. I'd recommend - and actually have - this series to any sci-fi junkie. Can't wait to continue on to Morning Star. This story takes so many turns, it's almost biblical in its grandeur and overtones of the 'saviour', Darrow bringing his people into freedom and the battle against the overlords of the time. The level of deceit is excruciating and profound, like judas betraying Jesus with a kiss. Almost expecting to find Roque hanging from a tree. Simply can't wait to dig into Morning Star.
  • Amazing

    From Emma Ryks
    Best book ever!
  • Entertaining

    From Brad0014
    Pretty good but not as good as the the first.
  • Hopefully the next big thing

    From Kalinx101
    Short and sweet review. This book is awesome. If you liked hunger games and game of thrones you will like this book. Even if you don't like those you will like this book. It starts quick and once the action starts it does not stop until the very last page. Brown creates an amazingly detailed world filled with vibrantly complex characters that will make you want to read cover to cover without stop.