Brown, Pierce


This one speaks for itself...

Red Rising by Pierce Brown 

"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 colour-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 liveable for future generations.

Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing 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 already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks 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.

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Dust jacket illustration by Tommy Arnold.

Darrow au Andromedus is now a Peerless Scarred, the pinnacle of Gold achievement, yet finds himself at a loss. In the two years since becoming Primus at the Institute and a scion of House Augustus, he has heard nothing from the Sons of Ares, whose underground rebellion is turning into increasingly destructive terrorism. Mustang is gone, and Sevro and the Howlers are scattered to the furthest reaches of the solar system. Darrow is surrounded by the shining brutality and cruelty of the Golds, the memory and warmth of Eo and her dream fading with each pitiless act of revenge.

A chance encounter brings Darrow back into the fold of Ares, but these are not the Sons who Carved him. These are the angry masses, screaming to destroy the Golds and willing to accept any collateral damage no matter what their Color is. Standing on the precipice, Darrow has a choice: Trust in Ares and reject Eo’s dream, or build the world she wanted. What he chooses will change the fate of all Colours. 











Morning Star by Pierce Brown

 Darrow au Andromedus ascended Gold society with the dream of building a better world for the Reds. The Golds continue to take from him. They have taken his wife and now his liberty, imprisoned and tortured by the ArchGovernor of Mars, just as they enslaved his people. But they can not take away his dream. Darrow will not relinquish his goal of dismantling the hierarchy once and for all. 

It is time for Darrow and his comrades to face their powerful enemies. It is time for the revolution to begin. 

But this war will not be easily won. Certain of the knowledge that the masters will fight to death to keep them down, Darrow’s best hope is to lift up those kept chained in darkness.













      

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The UK signed limited edition of ‘Iron Gold’:

The Blurb: They call him father, liberator, warlord, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the pale blue planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy. It is the tenth year of war and the thirty-second of his life.

A decade ago, Darrow was the hero of the revolution he believed would break the chains of the Society. But the Rising has shattered everything: Instead of peace and freedom, it has brought endless war. Now he must risk everything he has fought for on one last desperate mission. Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself?

And throughout the worlds, other destinies entwine with Darrow’s to change his fate forever:

A young Red girl flees tragedy in her refugee camp and achieves for herself a new life she could never have imagined.

An ex-soldier broken by grief is forced to steal the most valuable thing in the galaxy—or pay with his life.

And Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile to the sovereign, wanders the stars with his mentor, Cassius, haunted by the loss of the world that Darrow transformed, and dreaming of what will rise from its ashes.

Red Rising was the story of the end of one universe, and Iron Gold is the story of the creation of a new one.




 

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