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Golden Son: Book II of The Red Rising Trilogy - Pierce Brown
Golden Son: Book II of The Red Rising Trilogy
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWith 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,... show more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWith 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 Golden Son  “Gripping . . . Both author and lead character have cranked up the emotional stakes. . . . With Golden Son, Brown avoids the sophomore slump, charging the novel with the kind of dystopia-toppling action you’d expect in a trilogy ender, not a middle volume. On virtually every level, this is a sequel that hates sequels—a perfect fit for a hero who already defies the tropes. [Grade:] A”—Entertainment Weekly  “Stirring . . . Comparisons to The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones series are inevitable, for this tale has elements of both.”—Kirkus Reviews“Brown writes layered, flawed characters . . . but plot is his most breathtaking strength. . . .  Every action seems to flow into the next.”—NPR“It’s a far superior sequel, in fact: one of the rare breed of reads that improves upon its predecessor in every conceivable category. . . . In a word, Golden Son is stunning. Never mind how little we’ve seen of 2015: Among science fiction fans, it should be a shoo-in for book of the year.”—Tor.com“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 WeeklyFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780345539830 (0345539834)
ASIN: 0345539834
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Red Rising Trilogy (#2)
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Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) rated it
5.0 Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Genre: Science FictionYear Published: 2015Number of Pages: 691 pagesDate Read: 8/4/2017 Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning (Large Print) Series: Red Rising #2Source: Library “Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark.” It has been awhile since I had last read...
Turn The Page
Turn The Page rated it
4.5 Book #836 - 337,114 Pages Read
The follow-up to Red Rising, this one really ratchets things up as Darrow continues his studies of the art of war under Augustus all the while wondering what his role in the Sons of Ares revolution still is. I really enjoyed how Brown further developed key characters and presented them in a very int...
susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it
5.0 Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Note: You really need to read Book 1, Red Rising, to understand this book. This book picks up several months (a year?) after the end of Red Rising. It’s a space battle! Well, it’s a training space battle for the Academy. Darrow and his crew finish out the contest well enough, but then Darrow is publ...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
5.0 Why oh why did it have to end that way??
Ok, so I LOVED this second book in the Red Rising trilogy. Darrow is a great main character, flaws and all. It breaks my heart all he goes through. Once again you may think you know what is happening, but just when things seem good... BAM...something unexpected and usually bad happens. Lots of feels...
NerdyBirdie
NerdyBirdie rated it
3.0 Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown
Please understand that my rating isn’t the same as the Goodreads system and that when I give 3-stars, it means that the book was okay for me. If I were to rate this book based on the Goodreads rating system, this book would probably be 2 stars. One thing that really, really annoys me is that there i...
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