NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With shades of The Hunger Games, Enderas Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brownas 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. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrowas kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Goldsaand their only path to liberation is revolution. And so Darrow sacrifices himself in the name of the greater good for which Eo, his true love and inspiration, laid down her own life. He becomes a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm so that he can destroy it from within. A lamb among wolves in a cruel world, Darrow finds friendship, respect, and even loveabut also the wrath of powerful rivals. To wage and win the war that will change humankindas destiny, Darrow must confront the treachery arrayed against him, overcome his all-too-human desire for retributionaand strive not for violent revolt but a hopeful rebirth. Though the road ahead is fraught with danger and deceit, Darrow must choose to follow Eoas principles of love and justice to free his people. He must live for more. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Pierce Brown's Morning Star. Praise for Golden Son aGripping . . . Both author and lead character have cranked up the emotional stakes. . . . With Golden Son, Brown avoids the sophomore slump, charging the novel with the kind of dystopia-toppling action youad expect in a trilogy ender, not a middle volume. On virtually every level, this is a sequel that hates sequelsaa perfect fit for a hero who already defies the tropes. [Grade:] AaaEntertainment Weekly aStirring . . . Comparisons to The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones series are inevitable, for this tale has elements of both.aaKirkus Reviews aBrown writes layered, flawed characters . . . but plot is his most breathtaking strength. . . . Every action seems to flow into the next.aaNPR aItas a far superior sequel, in fact: one of the rare breed of reads that improves upon its predecessor in every conceivable category. . . . In a word, Golden Son is stunning. Never mind how little weave seen of 2015: Among science fiction fans, it should be a shoo-in for book of the year.aaTor.com aPierce Brown is a prodigy. As great as the first book of the Red Rising Trilogy is, Golden Son is even better. A wild ride full of suspense, intrigue, and serious ass-kicking bravado, itas expertly written and emotionally engaging, with top-notch universe-building that begs for further exploration. I want more!aaChristopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Snowblind aThe stakes are even higher than they were in Red Rising, and the twists and turns of the story are every bit as exciting. The jaw-dropper of an ending will leave readers hungry for the conclusion to Brownas wholly original, completely thrilling saga.aaBooklist (starred review) aDramatic . . . the rare middle book that loses almost no momentum as it sets up the final installment.aaPublishers WeeklyHe must live for more. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Pierce Browna#39;s Morning Star. Praise for Golden Son aGripping . . . Both author and lead character have cranked up the emotional stakes. . .
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