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THE FREAKING GOODIES LINK
Another special and numbered edition came today! Supposedly tomorrow, my Dark Age Box with Sevro plushie should be here! Fingers Crossed!
If I live to read the next book, I’m afraid!! 😳
Well, one of my special editions came today 😉
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but gorydamn, my goodman, this book broke me and then drowned me in my own tears.
i took the day off from work yesterday just so i could stay home and dedicate my full attention to reading this entire beast of brutality, with full focus and no distractions or interruptions. after meeting pierce brown last week and listening to him talk so passionately about this, i knew that was the only way i could show the complete respect this book deser ...more
Gory (literally) damn insane, violent, bleak, and ruthless. Helldivers, prepare your soul to be hell-drilled by Dark Age’s brutality.
“During war, the laws are silent.”—Quintus Tullius Cicero
Two things first. If it has been a long time since you’ve read Iron Gold or Red Rising Saga, I strongly recommend you to reread the entire series before you read Dark Age. I didn’t do this and I truly believe that my reading experience of this book suffered from it. Secondly, throughout ...more
And it is BRUTAL. Just look at that title.
Now assume that the death count will be on par with the Black Plague. Only it's just super-soldiers in mech armor with genius IQs sporting the most massive war-erections ever conceived and both sides are willing to cut no corners to annihilate each other.
I'll be honest, I haven't been in much of a mood for total gr ...more
I kept going back in my mind to how Pierce said he wanted this trilogy to be about rebirth, after the end of a civilization and the dark ages. I kept thinking how brutal, in my very little knowledge, the Dark and Middle Ages actually were, trying to justify the brutality. The thi ...more
*Spoiler* section included at the end
If I had to describe Dark Age in one word it would be brutal. This book was absolutely, by far, the darkest of the Red Rising series. I kept thinking throughout this book, especially after a certain part, that this was in fact grimdark Sci Fi because it was just that dark.
I absolutely loved it. Dark Age was a crazy, intense, wild, non-stop, action packed ride that just wouldn’t let ...more
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 destruction in his wake, is he still the hero who broke the chains? Or will another legend rise to take his pla ...more
+ Lyria's character development is so good (despite having very little page time compared to the other POV characters)
+ I would die for Lyria, Ephraim, and Volga
- Soooooooooooo many dead LGBT+ characters
- There's no plot. It's 750 pages of no plot
- Violence for the sake of violence. It's like Pierce Brown is just using shock factor to make up for the lack of plot
- It feels like after finishing the original trilogy, Pierce wasn't ready to let go of the characters or the world, but he did ...more
I hate Pierce Brown. (I don't hate Pierce Brown.)
I won't reveal any actual spoilers but if you haven't read the book yet, I don't recommend reading this review because it's just impossible to talk about without revealing SOME small things.
DARK AGE is the book to break us all, friends. Remind me why we were excited to read this book? Because I just got epically crushed. SO much happens in DARK AGE but it never felt like it ...more
"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 ...more
I don't even know if I'm still alive. Might have suffered multiple minor heart attacks.
Will definitely have to reread this.
Review = coming AFTER my vacation.
UPDATE: Review coming AFTER my reread. I'll be rereading Dark Age when the Hodder&Stoughton paperback comes out in February 2020! ...more
My main takeaway, for those who don’t want to be spoiled or don’t want to read a long rant, is this: Dark Age read very much like what must happen every time Quentin Tarantino and the tv show creators of Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead are given money to make all of their 12-year-old straight white male fantasies come true. It was an excuse for gore and v ...more
I have pretty much lost count as to how many times I dropped this book on my lap gasping, or even yelling at Pierce, as he broke my heart again and again and again. I don’t think I’ve ever had a book affect me this much. Move over George R R Martin! Pierce has bested you!
In Dark Age, we g ...more
Update: February 2019 huh... I knew it was too good to be true.
There will be BIG spoilers ahead! If you haven't finished Dark Age, do not read on. I'm not hiding them in spoiler tags like usual because there are just too many of them haha. You have been warned.
- The pace was great, as always.
- I loved Alexandar!
- Darrow redeemed himself a bit.
- The writing made me intrigued as to wh ...more
Age’s plot summary might go something like this: Who’s good? Who’s evil? Is anyone purely one or the other? And who will ally with who to face off in what’s sure to be a giant, definitive ...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