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.
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. Darrow’s kind
have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and
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 love—but also the wrath of powerful rivals. To wage and win
the war that will change humankind’s destiny, Darrow must confront the
treachery arrayed against him, overcome his all-too-human desire for
retribution—and strive not for violent revolt but a hopeful rebirth.
Though the road ahead is fraught with danger and deceit, Darrow must
choose to follow Eo’s principles of love and justice to free his people.
He must live for more.
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