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ISBN13: 9780345539786
ISBN10: 0345539788
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“Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler

 

Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

“I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.”

 

“I live for you,” I say sadly.

 

Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.”

 

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

 

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

 

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power.  He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

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

“[A] top-notch debut novel . . . Red Rising ascends above a crowded dystopian field.”USA Today

 

Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience.”Richmond Times-Dispatch

“A story of vengeance, warfare and the quest for power . . . reminiscent of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.”—Kirkus Reviews

 

“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

 

“Compulsively readable and exceedingly entertaining . . . a must for both fans of classic sci-fi and fervent followers of new school dystopian epics.Examiner.com

 

“[A] great debut . . . The author gathers a spread of elements together in much the same way George R. R. Martin does.”Tor.com

 

“Pierce Brown’s empire-crushing debut is a sprawling vision.”—Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Pandemic

 

“A Hollywood-ready story with plenty of action and thrills.”Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Debut author Pierce shoots for the next Hunger Games with mixed results in this melodramatic SF series opener. Sixteen-year-old Darrow is a Red miner, the lowest worker caste on Mars. Darrow's people live in hellish conditions underground and mine the precious silvery helium-3 needed to terraform the planet. Darrow's father was hanged for performing a traditional dance, and when Darrow's wife, Eo, discovers that Mars's surface has been livable for centuries and then sings a forbidden dirge in public, she too is executed. Awash with grief, Darrow is recruited by the rebel Sons of Ares to infiltrate high-caste Gold society and help overthrow the government. After weeks of surgery and training, Darrow enters Mars's most selective school, but being accepted at the Institute is one thing; surviving a murderous hazing, ruthless power struggles, and a brutal war game won't be so easy. Determined to lead his people to a better future, Darrow will do anything to win. Pierce offers a Hollywood-ready story with plenty of action and thrills but painfully little originality or plausibility. Agent: Hannah Bowman, Liza Dawson Associates." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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About the Author

Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for cousins in the woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating from college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts. 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 Los Angeles, where he scribbles tales of spaceships, wizards, ghouls, and most things old or bizarre.

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Reader Eternal, February 11, 2014 (view all comments by Reader Eternal)
This stunning novel grabbed me by the throat on page one and would not let go. It's an absolute body slam of a book. The story is a wonderful amalgam of The Hunger Games meets A Game of Thrones meets a Ray Bradbury short story with a little Braveheart thrown in for good measure. Though the book is set on Mars, the real heart of the story centers on human nature--the vagaries of power and vengeance and justice. No aliens here--expect rather an unflinching, pull-no-punches roller-coaster ride through the best and worst humanity has to offer. I am eagerly awaiting book two!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345539786
Author:
Brown, Pierce
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Subject:
science fiction;dystopia;fiction;young adult;dystopian;mars;ya;fantasy;caste system;colonization
Subject:
science fiction;science fiction and fantasy;adventure;dystopian;dystopian fiction;dystopian novels;dystopian science fiction
Series:
The Red Rising Trilogy
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
MAP
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.53 x 6.5 x 1.29 in 1.36 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Debut author Pierce shoots for the next Hunger Games with mixed results in this melodramatic SF series opener. Sixteen-year-old Darrow is a Red miner, the lowest worker caste on Mars. Darrow's people live in hellish conditions underground and mine the precious silvery helium-3 needed to terraform the planet. Darrow's father was hanged for performing a traditional dance, and when Darrow's wife, Eo, discovers that Mars's surface has been livable for centuries and then sings a forbidden dirge in public, she too is executed. Awash with grief, Darrow is recruited by the rebel Sons of Ares to infiltrate high-caste Gold society and help overthrow the government. After weeks of surgery and training, Darrow enters Mars's most selective school, but being accepted at the Institute is one thing; surviving a murderous hazing, ruthless power struggles, and a brutal war game won't be so easy. Determined to lead his people to a better future, Darrow will do anything to win. Pierce offers a Hollywood-ready story with plenty of action and thrills but painfully little originality or plausibility. Agent: Hannah Bowman, Liza Dawson Associates." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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