Dimensions: 400 pages, 3.75 × 2.52 × 0.54 in
Published: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0345539788
ISBN - 13: 9780345539786
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1 Helldiver The first thing you should know about me is I am my father’s son. And when they came for him, I did as he asked. I did not cry. Not when the Society televised the arrest. Not when the Golds tried him. Not when the Grays hanged him. Mother hit me for that. My brother Kieran was supposed to be the stoic one. He was the elder, I the younger. I was supposed to cry. Instead, Kieran bawled like a girl when Little Eo tucked a haemanthus into Father’s left workboot and ran back to her own father’s side. My sister Leanna murmured a lament beside me. I just watched and thought it a shame that he died dancing but without his dancing shoes. On Mars there is not much gravity. So you have to pull the feet to break the neck. They let the loved ones do it. I smell my own stink inside my frysuit. The suit is some kind of nanoplastic and is hot as its name suggests. It insulates me toe to head. Nothing gets in. Nothing gets out. Especially not the heat. Worst part is you can’t wipe the sweat from your eyes. Bloodydamn stings as it goes through the headband to puddle at the heels. Not to mention the stink when you piss. Which you always do. Gotta take in a load of water through the drinktube. I guess you could be fit with a catheter. We choose the stink. The drillers of my clan chatter some gossip over the comm in my ear as I ride atop the clawDrill. I’m alone in this deep tunnel on a machine built like a titanic metal hand, one that grasps and gnaws at
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow."-Scott
Pierce Brown's relentlessly entertaining debut channels the
excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
"I live for the dream that my children will be born free," she
says. "That they will be what they like. That they will own the
land their father gave them."
"I live for you," I say sadly.
Eo kisses my cheek. "Then you must live for more."
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded
society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day,
believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars
livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly,
knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better
world for his children.
But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that
humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush
wilds spread across the planet. Darrow-and Reds like him-are
nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.
Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of
lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary
Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the
next generation of humanity's overlords struggle for power.
He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of
civilization against the best and most brutal of Society's ruling
class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . .
. even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.
Praise for Red Rising
"[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . .
Pierce Brown's dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger
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"[A] great debut . . . The author gathers a spread of elements
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About the Author
Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts
and setting traps for cousins in the woods of six states and the
deserts of two. Graduating from college in 2010, he fancied the
idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts. Unfortunately, he
doesn't have a magical bone in his body. So while trying to make it
as a writer, he worked as a manager of social media at a startup
tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios,
did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new
meaning during his stint as an aide on a U.S. Senate campaign. Now
he lives Los Angeles, where he scribbles tales of spaceships,
wizards, ghouls, and most things old or bizarre.
“[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender’s Game . . . . [ Red Rising ] has everything it needs to become meteoric.” — Entertainment Weekly “[A] top-notch debut novel . . . Red Rising ascends above a crowded dystopian field.” — USA Today “ Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience.” — Richmond Times-Dispatch “A story of vengeance, warfare and the quest for power . . . reminiscent of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones .” —Kirkus Reviews “Fast-paced, gripping, well-written—the sort of book you cannot put down. I am already on the lookout for the next one.” —Terry Brooks, New York Time s bestselling author of The Sword of Shannara “Pierce Brown has done an astounding job at delivering a powerful piece of literature that will definitely make a mark in the minds of readers.” — The Huffington Post “Compulsively readable and exceedingly entertaining . . . a must for both fans of classic sci-fi and fervent followers of new school dystopian epics . ” — Examiner.com “[A] great debut . . . The author gathers a spread of elements together in much the same way George R. R. Martin does.” — Tor.com “Very ambitious . . . a natural for Hun