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Pierce Brown

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Hello. I'm Pierce Brown, the author of the Red Rising Saga, a NYT #1 bestseller. The newest entry, IRON GOLD debuts January 15, 2018.

I figured I'd write you myself than have corporate copy pasted below my totally natural author photo.

In my books you'll find stories of men and women finding their inner strength when all seems lost. You'll also find me exploring themes of power--what it means, why people seek it, and how they hold onto it--love, violence, and hope.

I read a bit as a kid. Count of Monte Cristo, Dune, Lord of the Flies, Star Wars (expanded universe), GRRM, Antigone, Hyperion, and Harry Potter were some of my favorites. If you liked those books, maybe just maybe we're on the same page.

IG @piercebrownofficial
Twitter @pierce_b

Average rating: 4.36 · 369,854 ratings · 39,383 reviews · 22 distinct worksSimilar authors
Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)

4.27 avg rating — 162,579 ratings — published 2014 — 88 editions
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Golden Son (Red Rising, #2)

4.45 avg rating — 101,725 ratings — published 2015 — 65 editions
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Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)

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Iron Gold (Red Rising, #4)

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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.

Now the little book needs your help.

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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December 2014, Pierce Brown
"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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" Parker wrote: "I've been reading some Steven Pressfield of late, particularly his novel: The Virtues of War. I'm seeing a lot of similarities between ...more "
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"I think some of you know my love for Pierce Brown, this book is coming out on January 16th, which is my birthday, but I was lucky to have it in advance and it became a Christmas present.

What has marked me is the feeling than this book is both fami..." Read more of this review »
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
"The worst description EVER!!! So vague... But fuck it Whatever! I'm still buying it!!! So excited

Received the ARC from Mr. Brown himself through a IG giveaway. And I stared right away!!! Than I brought the audiobook because who am I kidding I have..." Read more of this review »
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Scintillating. Just scintillating. This author seems to really understand the way my clock ticks.

If you know what I mean, boyo.
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“Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark.”
Pierce Brown, Golden Son

“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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“I would have lived in peace. But my enemies brought me war.”
Pierce Brown, Red Rising


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105387 Ask Pierce Brown — 1047 members — last activity Mar 01, 2018 12:01PM
RED RISING is my debut novel. If you have questions. If you have comments. If you have loads of concerns. I have the time.
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Howlers and Helldivers wanted for the first fan club for the Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown. Celebrate all colors of the Society from the superior ...more
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This group is for... duh, casual readers. You don't have to be a hardcore bibliophile to fit in here. Join us for casual discussions, friends and fun! ...more
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This is the ultimate fan page for Pierce Brown's science fiction series beginning with the captivating "Red rising." For those new to this trilogy, "R ...more

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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 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 💙Ravenclaw Romance Reader💙 You still haven't told me when you're coming to Texas. :((((

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