Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares - An Original Graphic Novel
In the future, when mankind has spread across the stars, the hierarchy of man is dictated by the color of one's caste. The Golds rule all, but what will happen when one falls for a lowly Red? See how a forbidden love will set the course of events for the future and lead to the f ...more
I have not read the Red Rising series so I am not sure if this is a prequel, sequel or spin-off of the main story. However, it's not necessary to read the series to be able to enjoy this graphic novel, it stands on its own.
The story takes place in outer space where mankind has spread to. In this world, people are designed to perform certain tasks and are referred to by a color. The color is not their actu ...more
A good prequel to the Red Rising Saga but it's missing many things that makes the main series fantastic.
Having read all four books in the Red Rising Saga, I figure it's about time to read this prequel graphic novel to the entire saga now that it's completed already. Sons of Ares focused around the foundation of Ares and we also get to see three familiar characters from the main series in their younger days.
I think it's mandatory to have read at least the first trilogy before reading t ...more
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads
Over the course of the RED RISING trilogy, we learned of a Gold who didn’t meet the exacting standards of his peers. He wasn’t as tall, as bright, as shiny, as his gilded brethren, but rather than having the decency to die in the passage, he lived to become a peerless scarred.
And turned their world upside down.
RED RISING: SONS OF ARES is Fitchner’s story.
It’s the story of how he fell in love with a Red and how t ...more
I was to be his lesson. His first kill. A lamb to slaughter....But I'm no fucking lamb.
Sons of Ares is the gorydamn prequel to the sci-fi action novel series Red Rising, and this comic book centers around the origin of Ares, the mysterious anarchist who shall remain unnamed in this review because it's a freakin spoiler for the novel series. So probably don't read this comic book if you are planning on reading the novel.
The story switches between Ares's past and a dangerous illegal mission h ...more
However, I really liked artistic side of this graphic novel. Art in Sons of Ares is enigmatic and gritty. It has this gloomy qualit ...more
This was fun, but I have to say I was a little underwhelmed. While it was great to get a visual on the Red Rising universe, as well as a background prequel tale, this somehow lacked the magic that made the main series so memorable.
It's a good treat for Pierce Brown fans, but I probably wouldn't recommend to someone that hasn't read his work. Besides what I mentioned above, the material would spoil some of the good stuff in tho ...more
If your heart beats like a drum
and your leg’s a little wet,
it’s 'cause the Reaper’s come
to collect a little debt.
Yeah, you know that Reaper guy, he’s not in this book.
I was only half expecting for him to make a cameo. Because this is a side-story, right? Wrong!
Note to self: At some point you should really start reading blurbs or just take a look at the cover. IT'S ON THE COVER.
So, as the cover told you already, this is a prequel. If you haven’t read Pierce Brown’s original Red Rising tri ...more
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A graphic novel spin off of Pierce Brown's Red Rising series... It tells the tale of a forbidden love between members of opposing castes that lead to the formation of the Sons of Ares. In the future, the hierarchy of man is dictated by the color of one's caste. "The Golds rule all, but what will happen when one falls for a lowly Red?"
It took a bit to get my feet under me with this graphic novel because the art was... disturbing. I can appreciate ...more
Obviously what makes this novel great is the Red Rising connection of course and that was my reasoning for requesting this in the first place, I wasn't disappointed by it in the slightest.
Sons Of Ares is a great glimpse into what happened in the years before Red Rising and the rise of The Sons Of Ares, boy, did this make a great stepping off point for Red Rising and makes things that ...more
The story is a fast paced action adventure about Fitchner trying to get by despite being the outcast, the black-sheep, yet he excels past his peers. When he falls in love and has a baby with a Red all is good...or so he thinks. When you find out what happens to his wife and kid he must go on a mission to save the ones he loves.
Good: I enjoy the art at parts a lot, gritty and fucked up. I also thought Fitchner had a inte ...more
The art was very rough, in a deliberate way. On the one hand it fits the feel of the series very well, but on the other hand it ...more
This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
**READ THE RED RISING SERIES BEFORE READING THIS GRAPHIC NOVEL, as it definitely comes with a pretty big spoiler wrapped in a gigantic red bow**
Nothing very original, felt very "been there, done that." Did Ares' story really need to be fleshed out? Eh, for $10 maybe, for $22 is stretching it. Ares, a gold, was the runt of the litter. The golds, ala Spartan style, left him on a rock as a baby to survive for 3 d ...more
Story? 5 stars
Wow. Hello and welcome to the first book by Pierce Brown I’ve rated below 5. Truly it’s because of the artistry. I get that Fitchner is weathered/rugged... but you never see his eyes and I’m sorry but a gold should not have that many wrinkles boo. I wished we got to see people’s eyes in all their hues.
Great story that shows how far Fitchner went for his family and a bloodydamn great way to show how he became Ares.
I’d *love* to see more from this world, especial ...more
Not enough of the world is shown for newcomers to appreciate the world of Red Rising, those who will come from reading the series will be disappointed with the limited scope of the events covered in the graphic novel.
The storytelling is on the events leading to the foundation of Son of Ares. The focus is on Fitchner, his younger days and how he met his wife, them having Sevro and ...more
“I was to be his lesson. His first kill. A lamb to slaughter... But I'm no fucking lamb.”
I'm not a huge fan of graphic novels, but Red Rising is one of my favourite series, so I decided to give this prequel a shot.
Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares is a story about Ares, one important character in the series. In this graphic novel, we get to know his origins as a Peerless Scarred and what leads him to become the leader of The Sons of Ares. Although this one is a prequel, I think it's nece
I received an ecopy of this through Netgalley; however all opinions are my own.
Here we will follow the story of the Sevro's father and how he will fall in love with his mother a Red and the complications that entails. I must say that this book is a real bonus for fans of the series. Sevro is a favorite for many and I must say that his father who has a key role was in my eyes a mystery. Discovering his past and how Ares started is something I loved rea ...more
I am a die-hard Red Rising fan, so I was thrilled when I learned that Dynamite would be publishing a prequel to the series. In fact, I purchased and read the single issues each week that they were released. I'm impatient.
Overall, I really loved the graphic novel. Powell's art is strong, graphic, and intense, which plays well against the harsher nature of Brown's story. We're given very real characters fighting a system that's designed to beating them down. It’s harsh, cruel, unfair, and ...more
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