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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pierce 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 ascends above a crowded dys­topian field.”—USA Today

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, BUZZFEED, AND SHELF AWARENESS


“I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.”
“I live for you,” I say sadly.
Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.”


Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he toils willingly, trusting that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power.  He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

Praise for 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

“Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler

Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience.”Richmond Times-Dispatch

Don’t miss any of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga:
RED RISING • GOLDEN SON • MORNING STAR • IRON GOLD • DARK AGE

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2014
January 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8.8
MB

Customer Reviews

BluesHarpist ,

Excellent, despite typos.

My rating system:

5 stars are reserved for books that totally blow me away. I don’t give too many of these out, since it is almost like giving the book a 100%. It is nearly impossible to write a truly perfect book.

4 stars for books that I would recommend to just about anyone, or, at least, to someone who doesn’t dislike the genre.

3 stars for books that I would only recommend to someone with a strong interest in the particular genre.

2 stars for books that I would be hesitant to recommend to anyone at all, but the book was not a total disaster.

1 star for books that were so terrible or ridiculous for me that I wish I had not wasted time on reading it to begin with.

brightlygold ,

Red Rising Trilogy

First book shows a highly evolved leader. Then boring, redundant, platitudes, moralistic, the same crap over and over. Save your money. I stopped half way through the last book as it was always the same drudging, interminable themes.......

rick.a.wood ,

Amateur Hour

I'm sorry but the writing style is so amateurish that I just couldn't take it after 150 pages. I wanted to like it because the story has potential but the writing is awful. The publisher should have refined and professionalized it.

The reviews compared it to Hunger Games. That is more than a slight insult to the Hunger Games author.

I'm disappointed because, as I said, I wanted to like it.

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