Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, ...more
Ragnar will clearly play a great roll in the third book. He is Power incarnated (clearly an homage to the mountain troll in Terry Brooks' Shannaras Sword btw). Perhaps he (together with an obsidian army) will be the one that frees Darrow from his capturers.
I really hope Pierce Brown is an author that likes good endings. Its a little bit stupid but bad endings leave you somewhat dissapointed. I was so impressed by Joe Abercrombie's First Law trilogy until he started to make all the main charactres either dead or miserable in the last book... The same with the finishing of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time saga. So lets hope for a sunny end where Darrow and Mustang live happy ever after etc... (hide spoiler)]
No. The big issue with a multi-volume story is how the *whole* thing wraps up. And as anyone who ever watched the Matrix movies knows, the final part of a trilogy can, in effect, go back in time and ruin the previous otherwise enjoyable story.
I'm happy to say th ...more
BREAK THE CHAINS! OMNIS VIR LUPUS!
God!!!!!!!!! This book was so freaking good I can't even people! But there were more deaths. There always are, but I had forgotten on purpose some of the deaths. One damn near broke my heart.
One of my loves is gone..... I have to stop loving people in books, damn it!
The crew is fighting all of the evil peeps once again and it finally comes to a head. A few heads.
Re-reading these books on audio ...more
ALL HAIL, HOWLER ONE! 🐺
gorydamn, my goodman. i. am. obsessed.
this is the best sci-fi series i have ever read. without a doubt.
and as if i needed any more reason to be madly in love with pierce brown, he incorporated ‘bye, felicia’ in one of the most iconic ways possible. i literally screamed.
if you have been sleeping on this series, you need to wake up ...more
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads
I'm a mess. FYI.
Usually, when I'm this torn over a book, I take some time to reflect, to settle my FEELINGS--so many bloodydam ...more
Buddy reading this book with my favorite Howlers:
Sarah, Celeste, Mary, Tweebie, Jennymort
Short version: If you love Sci-Fi & Space Opera, do yourself a favor and go fucking read this trilogy.
As I predicted since Red Rising, this is another new entry to my favorite series of all time list and definitely one of the best Sci-Fi series I ever read. I read the whole trilogy within 9 days even though I have a full-time job to attend to, I sacrificed my sleeping hours to read during these ...more
In my “Golden Son” review I remarked that reading the second book of this amazing trilogy was like playing chess without any rules. Well, guess what?!
Yes, you already figured it out!
To read “Morning Star” was even worse! *lol*
Forget renegade chess figures that give you the finger!
This time around it’s the storyline, nature, two fleets, gravity AND the countless chess figures that all riot like there ...more
4.5 stars because that was superbly concluded, truly!!!!!!
It's one thing to have a good book throughout, but it's another thing entirely to have a marvelous book, then slam the readers in the face with a ridiculously wonderful yet entirely unpredictable ending. I did not see that coming, not at all.
The book was a rather enthralling ending to a action packed and thor ...more
“My son, my son
Remember the chains
When Gold ruled with iron reins
We roared and roared
And twisted and screamed
For ours, a vale
of better dreams”
Darrow au Andromedus, the son of Lykos, the Helldiver, the Howler, the Reaper, concluded his epic journey, a journey paved with blood, tears, mass murders and sacrifices, seeking a better future for the oppressed, the slaves and the victims of the Gold caste's cruelty. Break the chains. He was tortuted for months, and was left broken an ...more
We're here to blow shit up." He throws open his arms and cackles. "Any questions?"
I'm horrible about finishing series once I start them. My attention gets taken by another book and I don't have the best memory. That being said, I knew I had to see this one to the finish. Even though it took me a freaking week to read it. This book is a big old chunker. Not that a chunker i ...more
I just let out a breath I didn't realize I was holding!
Morning Star, the 3rd-book of the Red Rising Saga, exceeded all my expectations. My favorite of the series so far!
Currently, Pierce Brown is in a head-to-head battle with George R.R. Martin to become the 'Author Intentionally Trying to Crush My Soul' the most.
Brown has created a hellishly brutal world here. No character is safe. Ever!
Just when you start to let your guard down...
Without giving too much away, as this i ...more
What a POWERFUL story! Even second time around.
THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING!
I just finished it couple of minutes ago and I think I'm still in shock from what I read.
Morning Star is poignant story that crushed me, gave me goosebumps and consumed all my waking thoughts ever since I started reading it. Pierce Brown can tell a story in a way that only very few authors can. Morning Star is a masterpiece. Whole series is a masterpiece. And I believe that this is a story that child ...more
❝We will howl and fight till our last breath, not just in the mines of Mars, but on the shores of Venus, on the dunes of Io’s sulfur seas, in the glacial valleys of Pluto. We will fight in the towers of Ganymede and the ghettos of Luna and the storm-stricken oceans of Europa. And if we fall, others will take our place, because we are the tide. And we are rising.❞
What can I even say? Where do I even begin? When I started the Red Rising trilogy on the eve of Christmas, I never anticipa ...more
Goryhell and Bloodydamn!
This series has knocked about 10 years off my life I swear!
There isn’t really much I can say here. I was constantly shocked by the characters switching loyalties and plot twists.
The number of people being killed off had me on the edge of my seat.
This trilogy has a good ...more
Buddy Read with team Howlers; Speedy eye Oppa, Whorefart Aga, Dewi, Minxy & Voldemort
“The Reaper has come. And he’s brought hell with him.”
After thinking on this book for a night I realize I have a lot to say about it, good and bad. Read at your own risk because I'm about to bring the rant, minor spoilers may be included in this review. So I thought Morning Star was a great conclusion to a fantastic series the Epilogue was gorgeous but very short. Let me start with saying I'm going to ...more
I might be able to handle it if Darrow takes a dirt nap, but if Brown kills off that crazy little Howler, I'll probably set my library book on fire.
What? You didn't think I'd set something I paid for on fire did you?!
Pffft. You obviously don't understand the depths of my frugal...ness? Frugality?
What's a word for cheap that doesn't sound quite as awful? Anyone?
Forget it. The point is, somewhere along the ...more
#2.) Golden Son ★★★★
“The Reaper has come. And he’s brought hell with him.”
For those of you unfamiliar with Red Rising, even though I might be the only one left at this point, in this world that takes place in our universe, starring a young man from Mars, everyone is subdivided into color categories based on their skill sets, income, hair color, and what last name they possess (information provided by the Red Rising Wiki page):
• Golds - Rulers of so ...more
The downtime and boring moments are few and far between and Mor ...more
So let him do his worst.
I know how to suffer.
I know the darkness.
This is not how it ends.
You know those books where, even though you know it will be cemented into your favorites list until the end of time (the whole series, for that matter), words just don’t describe how you feel?? Like, no matter what you say, everything will seem like useless drivel that couldn’t possibly compare to what you felt while reading that novel?? Well…this is one of those books-One of those books where you h ...more
Great ending to a great series!
It's been a long time since I've read a book that gave me chills. I can't count how often Morning Star raised the hair on the back of my neck! It seemed like every chapter had some shock or great surprise, some moment of 'holy shit!!". Literally, this kept up until the final chapter!.
If you've read the second book you know Darrow was captured and on his way to be dissected. I won't spoil anything for you, just be prepared for the action to start in the first chapt
THIS happened :P I wrote a recap of the signing here.
*bangs head* I had to wait about a week to even start writing this review. I was stunned speechless. That's only because I had no idea what to write about. I'm going to try make sense of what I thought, wish me luck.
Pierce Brown delivered the last book in timely fashion. I hate to say this, but he is not afraid to kill off his characters in the same lines as Rowling and Martin :S There was always this sense of fearful apprehension that ...more
Pierce Brown is my sort of author. His writing is highly engaging and has a beautifully melancholic and poetic feel to it. The story itself was ...more
Expected publication: Spring 2016...Fuck.
2.5 to 3 stars. Unpopular opinion time! This will serve as a review of not only this book, but the whole series.
Thank goodness it is over! This drug on forever - I read it on Kindle and felt like I was between 50 and 70% forever. This was not an enthralling series for me - I read it because it is a popular series right now and I am a sucker for pop culture.
Here is the pattern: things are okay, things are bad, someone gives a powerful speech, charge to battle, everyone ...more
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 love, violence, hope, and power--what it means, why people seek it, and how th ...more