Author: Pierce Brown
Series: Red Rising Trilogy #3
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: February 9th, 2016
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Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.
Finally, the time has come.
But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied - and too glorious to surrender.
Golden Son leaves you hanging pretty darn good. I think it might have been the worst cliff hanger ever, so if you haven't read these books and plan to, make sure you have Morning Star in the wings waiting.
I really loved this Trilogy. Red Rising was the best book by far. Golden Son and Morning Star are very full of war and tactical stuff. Jen had mentioned she was unsure of reading these because they are kinda "boy books". That is completely accurate. Those things your little brothers would talk about and gross you out in life.. totally all over these books. lol. Mostly in the form of Servo. That kid is one crazy mother fucker.
I had a little trouble getting through Morning Star. It was full of action for sure. It was none stop from the first page. Definitely a lot more going on than in Golden Son. It was longer than the first two installments. I felt like I never made any progress when I sat down and picked up my kindle. Also, my daughter discovered Gortimer Gibbons on Amazon Prime, so I've missed out on my nightly reading time, watching all of those with her. lol. So there have been a number of things that slowed me down, but most had nothing to do with the book itself. And I was perfectly okay with that, because final books should always be read slowly.
Or so I thought. Apparently there will be more books from this world. I haven't looked much into it because I didn't want to spoil anything for myself at the time. But let me tell you, after that ending... holy shit.. I need to read more.
Don't be scared, it wraps up nicely. No cliffy's, but just curiosity at a huge reveal. Which I'm still reeling over because I had no idea. And even by me saying that, I don't think that would give anything away to anyone. :)
Overall, the Red Rising Trilogy is awesome, and Morning Star was a fantastic ending. I only gave it 4 stars, because I didn't like it as much as Red Rising. I probably would have given it a 4.5 to be technical.
Now I have to go read about what other books Mr. Brown has in store for us.
LOL, so I was looking for a gif that had to do with Mars, since this is where everything started....
I cannot stop laughing.
About the author:
Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for his cousins in the woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a magical bone in his body. So while trying to make it as a writer, he worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new meaning during his stint as an aide on a U.S. Senate Campaign. Now he lives in Los Angeles, where he scribbles tales of spaceships, wizards, ghouls, and most things old or bizarre. Note to the reader: Always feel free to contact him via his website, twitter, or facebook. He likes people. Except if you're a trollish person. Then he merely puts up with you for the sake of manners and propriety.
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