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Pierce Brown

Author of Red Rising

42+ Works 17,242 Members 784 Reviews 13 Favorited

About the Author

Pierce Brown worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, as an NBC page, and as an aide on a U.S. Senate campaign. He is the author of the Red Rising Trilogy. Morning Star, Book 3 of the Red Rising Trilogy, made the New York Times ebook show more bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Series

Works by Pierce Brown

Red Rising (2014) 7,358 copies
Golden Son (2015) 3,622 copies
Morning Star (2016) 2,850 copies
Iron Gold (2018) 1,589 copies
Dark Age (2019) 1,154 copies
Light Bringer (2023) 387 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
20th century
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
Los Angeles, California, USA

Members

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This was like a mix between game of thrones & hunger games but set in space

SO.MUCH.VIOLENCE

That being said I'm curious To see how it plays out so I shall be continuing the series
 
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spiritedstardust | 407 other reviews | Jun 1, 2024 |
I was not ready for the man to die!!!!
 
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TheDragonHoard | 185 other reviews | May 27, 2024 |
Crap! The twists be twisty and it hurts.
 
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TheDragonHoard | 407 other reviews | May 27, 2024 |
This review refers to the whole Red Rising trilogy (Red Rising, Golden Son, and Morning Star). It's about a future society that spans the whole Solar System, with a rigid system of castes, including the Golds, who are the ruling class, and the Reds, who are slaves without rights and perform the more menial grunt work. The trilogy tells the story of a revolutionary leader who infiltrates the Gold caste to gain power and bring the system down.

It has a lot to recommend it. It's very readable and entertaining. The first book reminded me in some ways of the Hunger Games, only on a bigger, more strategical scale. The worldbuilding is interesting, although implausible at times, with the elite Golds basically acting as a pantheon of Roman gods of war. I was engrossed but at the same time I had the nagging sensation that this is one of those stories where you have to disconnect your brain and go along with the ride. Our hero will be taken prisoner repeatedly by the most ruthless enemies, who inexplicably will fail to kill him when they can... The way people act is often too extreme and larger than life... I'm sure future battles would not work in the way the books describe... But if you are willing to overlook things like that you have very compelling characters, intense relationships, often not romantic, and a ripping story.

For entertainment value it gets 5-stars easily, but I will withhold one for the eye-rolling moments. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, though.
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Statistics

Works
42
Also by
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Members
17,242
Popularity
#1,289
Rating
4.1
Reviews
784
ISBNs
238
Languages
14
Favorited
13

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