Darrow is a Helldiver, one of a thousand men and women who live in the vast caves beneath the surface of Mars, generations of people who spend their lives toiling to mine the precious elements that will allow the planet to be terraformed. Just knowing that, one day, people will be able to walk the surface of the planet is enough to justify their sacrifice. The Earth is dying, and Darrow and his people are the only hope humanity has left.
Until the day Darrow learns that it is all a lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down at Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.
Until the day Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their society.
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.
Pierce offers a Hollywood-ready story with plenty of action and thrillsPierce Brown's relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins and Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card.RED RISING is what The Hunger Games
should have been.Incredible Sci-Fi Cross Between 'Hunger Games'
And 'Enders Game'
Pulls It OffIt has hints of Harry Potter
and Hunger Games
, but it is its own animal. And it is not YA. The writing is excellent and the story is better. This is one terrific fantasy book, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.With all of the tension of The Hunger Games
and heady dose of savagery that lives somewhere in the space between The Lord of the Flies
and ancient Greek mythology that revels in the violent deeds of the deities of old, RED RISING is compulsively readable and exceedingly entertaining. The blend of familiar and unfailingly effective machinations that clash with the stark new reality Brown has created make this tale a must for both fans of classic sci-fi and fervent followers of new school dystopian epics.The heart-stopping excitement of the Hunger Games meets the pulse-pounding majesty and complexity of Game of Thrones, all wrapped up in the visionary beauty and melancholy of Blade Runner... A shot of adrenalin for your imagination.RED RISING wouldn't exist without the countless classics it takes its cues from, but this great debut builds a formidable fortress upon their familiar foundations, making such interesting alterations along the way that its piecemeal parts are essentially rendered unrecognisable. Like mankind has in the past, Pierce Brown reaches for the stars, and mostly hits that monumental mark.Ender's Game
meets The Hunger Games
in this, the final installment of an extraordinary trilogy from an incredible voice.
Pierce Brown is the author of Red Rising, the first installment in a science fiction trilogy. Though Brown was born in Denver, Colorado, his origins are a little more diverse, having called seven states home (Colorado, North Carolina, Arizona, Iowa, Texas, Washington, and California). Now twenty-four, he splits his time between Seattle and Los Angeles.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Brown spent time working as an executive aide on a U.S. Senate Campaign, a script runner at ABC, a freelance web producer, and eventually an NBC Page. His degree from Pepperdine University is in Economics and Political Science.
You can find him on Twitter @Pierce_Brown and Facebook, or visit his blog: www.pierce-brown.com
Darrow is the Reaper of Mars.
Born to toil, carved to fight, destined to lead.
But he is a broken man.
Exposed as a Red in a world ruled by Golds, he has been captured and tormented until he is something less than human.
And yet, he is humanity's last chance.
In facing a godlike, ruthless enemy, he must call on every last ounce of strength to prove that loyalty, friendship - and love - are a more powerful than any coldhearted machine of war.
He has been first Red, then Gold. Now, he must transcend them all. He must become the hero his people believe he is.
Man is no island. We need those who love us. We need those who hate us. We need others to tether us to life, to give us a reason to live, to feel.Pierce Brown, who is only 25, is one of the most exciting new voices in modern YA/crossover fiction.The Red Rising Trilogy
is a blend of the scope of Star Wars
, the battle-school setting of Ender's Game
, and the thrill of a war straight out of Game of Thrones.Morning Star
is the final volume in an incredible trilogy, the movie rights for which were sold to Universal for seven figures.