Golden Son

Golden Son

Book - 2015
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"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 from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within. A life-or-death tale of vengeance with an unforgettable hero at its heart, Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown's continuing status as one of fiction's most exciting new voices. 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 "I don't know what Pierce Brown did before he started writing books, but whatever it was, he was wasting his time. Fast-paced, gripping, well-written--the sort of book you cannot put down. I am already on the lookout for the next one."--Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of The Sword of Shannara "Pierce Brown has done an astounding job at delivering a powerful piece of literature that will definitely make a mark in the minds of readers."--The Huffington Post "Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow: Pierce Brown's empire-crushing debut is a sprawling vision of humanity's diaspora to the stars."--Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Nocturnal "[A] great debut. The author gathers a spread of elements together in much the same way George R. R. Martin does."--Tor.com"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345539816
0345539818
9780345539823
Branch Call Number: F BRO
Characteristics: xii, 446 pages ; 25 cm

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susan_findlay
Sep 08, 2017

Excellent sequel to Red Rising. I look forward to Morning Star.

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isaachar
Apr 26, 2017

A solid follow-up to to Red Rising. The second chapter of the series expands the cast and the overall character interaction. There's more action, betrayal and revelation than the first book. Darrow is finally past the introduction phase of his mission, and he can now work to truly infiltrate The Society. Along the way he makes new friends, loses old friends to betrayal and makes sacrifices to move his mission forward. You also learn more about the origins of The Society, and why it has lasted almost a millennia. Everything I enjoyed about the first book was kicked up a few notches in the second.

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kwsmith
Mar 24, 2017

This is the follow-up book to the hugely entertaining Red Rising. Just like its predecessor, this book delivers fast paced thrills, but adds 100% more giant space battles. I'm a great fan of the tense romance developing between Mustang and Darrow and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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JLMason
Nov 15, 2016

Where the first book was fresh and interesting, the second is just more of the same, which is what happened to the Hunger Games series. Note: Don't read it before bedtime, because there will be too much adrenaline in your body to sleep!

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JackPurcell
Oct 13, 2016

Second book in Pierce Brown's trilogy, Red Rising..... It's well enough written to keep the reader reading. And when it ends, send him/her to the catalog to put the third of the trilogy on hold.

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PearlyBaker
Jun 02, 2016

Jerry Garcia sang a lyric that sometimes influences my decisions as it hits a little too close to home. It kills me just a little inside every time I hear him sing, "All the things I planned to do I only did half way." Let's face it sports fans this is exactly why I've been a certified yellow belt in Judo, Aikido, and Tae Kwon Do since the year of our Lord 19 and 84. Thus, I have a complete love/hate relationship with this trilogy. I was so excited when Red Rising began since it appeared there was finally something interesting being written about Mars. However the story rapidly fell apart when it turned into yet another televised dystopian war game. I guess the only thing I really love about it is some of the lingo like "Gory Hell", which is like a good Stephen King novel that changes my vocabulary. Otherwise it is more like a Russian novel in which I get lost in its epic scale and quickly lose interest in the vast amount of vapid and tedious characters. However, I am going to soldier on simply because I am slightly interested in how it all ends even though I find the plot less appealing than Pride and Prejudice times the Brothers Karamazov. Besides I set my intention on the mat this morning at the 5 am heated, power, cardio, sculpt yoga class that I was going to begin finishing things I start.

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sat7
Feb 21, 2016

Very well done. Imaginative and robust. I see these are being made into a feature length film. Good stuff -

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Tripnannagins
Feb 14, 2016

Pierce Brown did it again! Wholly imaginative and super engrossing. He takes the series in an unexpected direction and leaves you wanting for more. I can't wait for the final installment. If done right, this series would be a sight to behold on the big screen.

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euclide
Sep 10, 2015

I would strongly advise to read first Red Rising

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LadyJaneBrais
Sep 07, 2015

This is the second novel, the first being "Red Rising". They were very entertaining and I would definitely recommend them both (third novel is on order). I've been reading sci-fi novels for 50 years, and I don't impress easily. I can't wait to see more of this relatively new author. 5 Stars PLUS!!

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AshleyF2008 Aug 07, 2017

"The human spirit tries to break free, again and again, not in hate like the Dark Revolt. But for love. They don't mimic each other. They aren't inspired by others who come before them. Each is willing to take the leap, thinking they are the first. That's bravery. And that means it's a part of who we are as a people."

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"I will die. You will die. We will all die and the universe will carry on without care. All that we have is that shout into the wind--how we live. How we go. And how we stand before we fall."

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