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Dark Age

(Red Rising Saga #5)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  325 ratings  ·  34 reviews
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Morning Star returns to the Red Rising universe with the thrilling sequel to Iron Gold.

For a decade Darrow led a revolution against the corrupt color-coded Society. Now, outlawed by the very Republic he founded, he wages a rogue war on Mercury in hopes that he can still salvage the dream of Eo. But as he leaves death and destruct
ebook, 704 pages
Expected publication: July 30th 2019 by Del Rey
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Even though I would have liked to see a wolf cover, this is awesome!!


"Alea iacta est."

The die is cast and I am super excited to see how Pierce Brown is going to play this game!

Iron Gold felt like it was "only" a setup for bigger things to come and I truly cannot wait for this book.

Pre-order done. After reading blurb /which sounds perfect by the way/ I truly cannot wait to get my hands on this book!
Sh3lly (
Book 5 will be called "Dark Age" - from Pierce Brown's Facebook December 15, 2017.

"Sleigh bells are in the air, cider is on the stove, and I'm hard at work on book five. It is bloodydamn pleasure to announce DARK AGE will be coming soon. Quite soon."

Huh, it automatically saved it with the spoiler box checked, but there is no spoiler in the title announcement, Goodreads! That is not a spoiler, is it?? Weird. :P
Dec 27, 2017 marked it as i-need
SEPTEMBER 11??? 2018?? TWO BOOKS IN ONE YEAR? DO YOU WANT TO KILL ME? Oh actually yes. And pierce better not change that like Iron gold (but if he needs more time I can't complain)

Update: February 2019 huh... I knew it was too good to be true.
Dec 30, 2017 marked it as to-read
Two freaking books in 2018 from Pierce Brown ? Oh dear, it's gonna be the end of me.
Mar 07, 2018 marked it as to-read
OMG I want to and I also don't want to read these books from the Red Rising series! Why am I not allowed to pretend everyone lives happily ever after in the end!? T____T
Ash | EmeraldBookOwl
Jan 26, 2019 marked it as i-need-2019
Red Rising ★★★★★
Golden Son ★★★★★
Morning Star ★★★★★
Iron Gold ★★★★★

I need to go on record... If anything happens to Sevro, I riot.

Better yet, let's just keep Sevro's name out of the hat of death altogether.

Dark Age has been announced to be a wicked hybrid of Golden Son AND Iron Gold.

Knowing how Golden Son turned out.. I fully expect the plot to look something like this...

It's going to be one big, wild shit show of all hell breaking loose.

For.fictions.sake (Shelby)
Is Dark Age going to pack the same emotional punch as Golden Son? I’m scared.

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mark monday
Feb 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
Victra's my favorite character so it's kinda worrisome that her daughter's name is Electra. Jinx?
Braiden Smith
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely my most anticipated book of 2018. I picked up Red Rising on a complete whim. Reading the first book in one sitting, I then found myself driving to the bookstore at 9 o'clock at night to buy the rest of the series. Howlers are love. Howlers are life.
Feb 17, 2018 marked it as to-read
i need it i need it i need it i need it i need it i need it i need it i need it
Jan 20, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Chris Evans
Feb 01, 2018 marked it as to-read
Ya, after finishing Iron Gold, this title makes total sense. I'm almost afraid to read what he'll do to his characters and world next.
Jan 16, 2018 marked it as cant-wait-to-read
Shelves: science-fiction
Acaba de salir Iron Gold y me ponen este para septiembre??????????? Esto es real?????????????????? Que después igual cambian la fecha pero me está dando un telele.
May 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
best cover so far
Feb 11, 2018 marked it as to-read
Just realized.... September 11th 2018?????????????????
Apr 19, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
First off, why did nobody tell me that Pierce was publishing TWO books in one year for the same trilogy?! BRUH, thats ambitious AF.
Jan 20, 2018 marked it as to-read
Maybe? 🤷♀ less obsessed as the saga continues. He keeps saying “war is complicated” and “class conflict is complicated”, without really adding anything new to the conversation. ...more
Apr 19, 2018 marked it as to-read
Is... is that the final cover? Is it bad that I like it??
Beatrice Karsten
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It doesn't exist but I'm sure that its great.
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bring it on !
Marked as want to read 8 months ago.
Audible have just added it for pre order, release date on my birthday 9 months from now so I bought myself an early birthday gift.

For a review you’ll have to wait like thousands are already doing.
Adam Peck
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome return
GlEn EvErEtT
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it
i did not really like this book but it went with the story and it was not bad just i didnt like what was happening
Ian Darko
Update 5/28

Delayed to 2019. I knew it was to good to be true. Then again I don’t know why I’m complaining when I haven’t even finished Iron Gold yet 😅

You mean to tell me I get TWO Red Rising books in 2018!? 😱😱😱
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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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

Other books in the series

Red Rising Saga (6 books)
  • Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)
  • Golden Son (Red Rising, #2)
  • Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)
  • Iron Gold (Red Rising, #4)
  • Untitled (Red Rising Saga #6)