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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
Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender's Game. . . .
[Red Rising] has everything it needs to become
"[A] top-notch debut novel . . . Red Rising ascends above
a crowded dystopian field."-USA
"Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will
find a devoted audience."-Richmond
"A story of vengeance, warfare and the quest for power . . .
reminiscent of The Hunger Games and Game of
"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 Times 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
"[A] great debut . . . The author gathers a spread of elements
together in much the same way George R. R. Martin
"Pierce Brown's empire-crushing debut is a sprawling
vision."-Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling
author of Pandemic
"A Hollywood-ready story with plenty of action and