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Pierce Brown

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Pierce Brown's first novel, RED RISING (Del Rey Books), debuts January 28, 2014. It is the first installment in The Red Rising Trilogy.

Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for his cousins in the woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 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 in Los A

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Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)

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Golden Son (Red Rising, #2)

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Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)

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My noble Howlers, that time of the year is upon us! The Goodreads Choice Awards are in full swing, and MORNING STAR has been honored enough to make it to the final round.

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If your leg's a little wet and your heart beats like a drum it's because they Reaper's come to collect your vote.

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"At just 26, this Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Debut Author has struck gold with Red Rising, the first installment of a dystopian trilogy set on Mars." ...More

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“You do not follow me because I am the strongest. Pax is. You do not follow me because I am the brightest. Mustang is. You follow me because you do not know where you are going. I do.”
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“Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark.”
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Vote for the July discussion book! Read in June, discussion opens July 1st. Please remember, a vote is a commitment to read/discuss if your book wins. Happy voting!

Ariel by Steven R. Boyett
1983, 325 pages, 3.63 (1,300+ ratings)

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On the Beach by Nevil Shute
1957, 312 pages, 3.9 (29,000 ratings)
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Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson
2010, 253 pages, 3.91 (2,000+ ratings)

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2013, 382 pages, 4.19 stars (34,000 ratings)
$6.99 Kindle, $8.94 paperback

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message 15: by Adrian

Adrian Congrats on being the two time winner for best science fiction from Goodreads! It is well-deserved!

message 14: by Dayla

Dayla Thank you for friending me! Greatest morning surprise!


message 12: by Ardis

Ardis Trancoso I just received the best surprise ever! A pack
age "Brown". Guess what, it is a signed manuscript of "Morning Star" by Pierce Brown. What a fantastic gift!! Been waiting for the last in the Trilogy and get this wonderful copy! I am so proud of my great-nephew that I tell all my reading friends about him! I'm not too good on the computer but, I hope I am on Pierce's friends list.
READ the Trilogy, everyone!

message 11: by Gazelle

Gazelle Hi, thanks for accepting my friend request and congrats for your win. :)

message 10: by Pr!ya

Pr!ya Congrats on writing the best sci-fi book of 2015!! :D

message 9: by Ellen

Ellen Sandberg Are you going to be at NY Comic Con again this year?

message 8: by Aja:

Aja: The Narcoleptic Ninja Thank you for adding me! I really appreciate it.

I haven't finished gushing over book 2 and can't wait for the third book!

message 7: by Brian

Brian Thank you for accepting my friend request, really appreciated that. I recently start reading Red Rising in Chinese for several chapters, love it, but still kind of strange, so I finally get an English copy on my hand so that I can start reading the novel in English from the beginning.

message 6: by Becky

Becky Ashcraft Just finished Golden Son. Holy. Crap. Well done, sir. You had me guessing right up until the very end, and I've been left reeling. And now for the looooong wait til next January. Can't wait to find out how everything is resolved.

(Also, I hear you're going to be at SpartanCon next month! Looking forward to hearing you speak about the trilogy.)

Jeniece Goellner Thank you for accepting the friend request. It is great authors like yourself are so willing to connect with fans.

Also have to say your novels are some of the best I have read in a long time. They have stuck with me long after reading them and I can't stop telling my friends, family, and coworkers to read them.

Warren Nast Even though its been days since I finished Golden Son, I am still thinking about it. Well done sir.

Can't wait till the third part. I do not have the faintest idea how you will end this.

message 3: by Luke

Luke Mr. Brown, please tell NetGalley that they absolutely must approve me for an ARC of Golden Son on account of my sanity possibly not lasting until January :D

message 2: by Laura

Laura Marcela ✎・:*:・ |spoilers af| Thank you for accepting. I've heard nothing but good things about your book and I'm looking forward to reading it.
Have a really nice day :)

Mollie  (Bookdictive Reviews) You still haven't told me when you're coming to Texas. :((((

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