Series: Red Rising Trilogy

Review: Morning Star – Pierce Brown

Review: Morning Star – Pierce Brown

Morning Star. It blew my mind. My brain is scrambled. My heart is broken. My breath is taken. Morning Star is dark, following several different characters, even if a lot of the narration is from Darrow’s perspective. There is treason, suspected treason, politics, war, torture… and there is still a sense of hope in places, where the characters are ready to continue the war if that means the future will be better for those who come after them. However, there are also characters who are ready to continue the war for their own gain, for greed, to make sure the Golds stay on top of the societal pyramid. The writing is beautiful, even when the subject matter is ugly. Brown […]

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Review: Golden Son – Pierce Brown

Review: Golden Son – Pierce Brown

I don’t even know where to start! Golden Son is fast-paced awesomeness, danger, brutality, chess-play, intrigues and deadly battles. My Golden Son review: Golden Son starts two years after the end of Red Rising, and it’s obvious from the start that much has happened in Darrow’s life in the meantime. The readers are brought into the midst of the action, on a space-ship where there is either a big victory to be won, or a loss so bad it might be impossible to recover from. The pace is more or less at break-neck speed through-out the story, and that really goes well with the plot and the characters and all that’s at stake in Golden Son. The intrigue in Golden […]

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Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy #1) – Pierce Brown

Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy #1) – Pierce Brown

Red Rising is a well-woven story set on Mars, in a dystopian society, where the readers follow Darrow from the mines where he extracts precious helium 3 to help the population from earth to come and colonize the red planet. The Reds working and living deep inside of Mars have little food, and everything is done to make sure the clans do not band together with each other – only staying with their own. Many things are forbidden, but not many people dare to rise and try to make things better. When Eo brings her husband to a secret place she’s found, a place that is fully terraformed already, Darrow has no idea what she means when she tells him […]

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