Golden Son

Golden Son

By Pierce Brown

  • Release Date: 2015-01-06
  • Genre: Adventure
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Description

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.”—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

From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

  • Deus Ex Machina

    1
    By apptuner
    Pretty bad when a sequel is so far off where the author left us that he has to pull a Deus Ex Machina in the first chapter. A boy who literally learned "didn't see that coming" (invisible enemies) in book one, didn't see "that" coming. Twice. Then there's the plot device that a ruling elite that thrives on power and punishes weakness allows one family to bear a grudge because a weak child is killed by a nobody. Other great houses not only do not laugh, ridicule or kill them for their weakness, but actively support them instead. This universe works or it doesn't, Mr Author, and apparently it doesn't.
  • Fantastic read

    5
    By Bdawg75
    Buy it and settle in for a great ride!
  • Excellent

    5
    By DeltaY
    Great series of books.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Chef_Ninja
    I cannot wait until the next book comes out. After red rising, I didn't think it could get any better... Oh, but it did
  • Epic

    5
    By Ahhhhhtheha
    Most trilogy's I read the second book always slows down and sets the stage for the third book, but not with this time. Golden Son picks up pace and never slows down from start to finish. By far the best Books I've read in years and I can't wait for the third to come out and finish the adventure that Red Rising started
  • A lot of hype

    3
    By sross
    The over arching theme to this book is not original. There are so many books on the market that have young men battling against the old guard. I really wanted to like this book. But it's lack of originality became tiresome.
  • Tragic and Suspenseful

    5
    By Mary113
    I appreciate that people compare this book to Hunger games, etc., but I kept thinking Shakespeare. Tragedy combined with comedy. It is a reflection of the human condition of violence, rage, vengeance, love, friendship and family. I truly loved it and can't wait to see how Darrow finishes this incredible journey.
  • epic!!

    5
    By canceryans
    I love what others are comparing the book to game of thrones, and Star Wars.. after the first which was very hunger games. This series is fantastic!! although it does help I have a crush on the author. 😉
  • Excellent

    5
    By RSeanMc5
    Very good! Not a typical 2nd book in a trilogy, great story! Can't wait for book 3!!
  • Great!

    5
    By Hhhhaeey
    Can't put it down. I hate that I finished it so fast but I couldn't stop reading. I can't wait for the third!

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