I read a very early copy of SLEEPING GIANTS last year and absolutely loved it, so I have been anticipating the follow up for a long time. WAKING GODS did not disappoint! Now this is how you do a sequel! The story starts off nine years after the events in SLEEPING GIANTS left […]
Series: Red Rising #2
Also in this series: Red Rising
Published by Del Rey on January 6th 2015
Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Also by this author: Red Rising
Hardcover provided by My Wallet (purchased)
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.
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, andEnder’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.”—Examiner.com
“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, New York Times bestselling author of The Sword of Shannara
“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
How do I even review this? Okay, first if you haven’t read Red Rising, go RIGHT NOW and read it. I’ll wait… Now, we can talk about Golden Son. I struggled with how I can even explain this to you, dear reader. This is a complex series. Golden Son is a great follow […]
Words I would use to describe this book; action packed, great storytelling, best dystopian ever, and bloodydamn brilliant come to mind. This book was amazing! I am so mad at myself for not reading it sooner, but I am delighted that I bought the follow up book early. And because the third and […]