By Pierce Brown
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER • NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE yr via NPR, BUZZFEED, AND BOOKLIST • With colours of The starvation video games, Ender’s video game, and video game of Thrones, debut writer Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the floor working and wasted no time changing into a sensation. Golden Son keeps the beautiful saga of Darrow, a insurgent cast by means of tragedy, struggling with to steer his oppressed humans to freedom.
As a crimson, Darrow grew up operating the mines deep underneath the skin of Mars, enduring backbreaking exertions whereas dreaming of the higher destiny he used to be development for his descendants. however the Society he faithfully served used to be equipped on lies. Darrow’s sort were betrayed and denied by way of their elitist masters, the Golds—and their in simple terms route to liberation is revolution. And so Darrow sacrifices himself within the identify of the higher sturdy for which Eo, his real love and idea, laid down her personal existence. He turns into a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm in order that he can smash it from within.
A lamb between wolves in a merciless international, Darrow unearths friendship, recognize, or even love—but additionally the wrath of robust opponents. To salary and win the conflict that may switch humankind’s future, Darrow needs to confront the treachery arrayed opposed to him, triumph over his all-too-human wish for retribution—and try now not for violent insurrection yet a hopeful rebirth. even though the line forward is fraught with hazard and deceit, Darrow needs to decide to stick to Eo’s rules of affection and justice to loose his people.
He needs to dwell for more.
Praise for Golden Son
“Gripping . . . either writer and lead personality have cranked up the emotional stakes. . . . With Golden Son, Brown avoids the sophomore stoop, charging the unconventional with the type of dystopia-toppling motion you’d count on in a trilogy ender, now not a center quantity. On almost each point, this can be a sequel that hates sequels—a ideal healthy for a hero who already defies the tropes. [Grade:] A”—Entertainment Weekly
“Stirring . . . Comparisons to The starvation video games and online game of Thrones sequence are inevitable, for this story has components of both.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Brown writes layered, unsuitable characters . . . yet plot is his such a lot breathtaking energy. . . . each motion turns out to circulate the next.”—NPR
“It’s a miles more desirable sequel, in reality: one of many infrequent breed of reads that improves upon its predecessor in each attainable class. . . . In a observe, Golden Son is lovely. by no means brain how little we’ve visible of 2015: between technology fiction fanatics, it may be a shoo-in for publication of the year.”—Tor.com
“Pierce Brown is a prodigy. As nice because the first e-book of the crimson emerging Trilogy is, Golden Son is even greater. A wild trip choked with suspense, intrigue, and severe ass-kicking bravado, it’s expertly written and emotionally attractive, with top-notch universe-building that begs for extra exploration. i would like more!”—Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling writer of Snowblind
“The stakes are even greater than they have been in Red Rising, and the twists and turns of the tale are every piece as interesting. The jaw-dropper of an finishing will depart readers hungry for the belief to Brown’s fully unique, thoroughly exciting saga.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Dramatic . . . the infrequent heart publication that loses virtually no momentum because it units up the ultimate installment.”—Publishers Weekly
From the Hardcover edition.