Dark Age

Dark Age

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The no. 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 place?

Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile, has returned to the Core. Determined to bring peace back to mankind at the edge of his sword, he must overcome or unite the treacherous Gold families of the Core and face down Darrow over the skies of war-torn Mercury. 

But theirs are not the only fates hanging in the balance.

On Luna, Mustang, Sovereign of the Republic, campaigns to unite the Republic behind her husband. Beset by political and criminal enemies, can she outwit her opponents in time to save him? 

Once a Red refugee, young Lyria now stands accused of treason, and her only hope is a desperate escape with unlikely new allies.

Abducted by a new threat to the Republic, Pax and Electra, the children of Darrow and Sevro, must trust in Ephraim, a thief, for their salvation—and Ephraim must look to them for his chance at redemption.

As alliances shift, break, and re-form—and power is seized, lost, and reclaimed—every player is at risk in a game of conquest that could turn the Rising into a new Dark Age.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 155 x 233 x 43mm | 947g
  • Del Rey Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • International edition
  • MAP
  • 9781984817501
  • 1,169,617

Review Text

PRAISE FOR PIERCE BROWN AND HIS RED RISING SAGA

Dark Age

[Pierce] Brown s plots are like a depth charge of nitromethane dropped in a bucket of gasoline. His pacing is 100 percent him standing over it all with a lit match and a smile, waiting for us to dare him to drop it.
NPR
 
An epic story of rebellion, social unrest and sacrifice.
Orlando Sentinel
 
Dark Age proves that Brown has truly become a master.
The Geekiary
 
Much like A Song of Ice and Fire s George R. R. Martin, Brown is an author who is interested in exploring the consequences of his protagonist s actions. Revolution doesn t come without a price and no one can stay a hero forever. . . . Dark Age continues the trend of compelling characters, fast plotting, action, and the feeling that no one is truly safe and no one is who you think they are.
The Mary Sue

Iron Gold

Complex, layered . . . mature science fiction existing within the frame of blazing space opera . . . done in a style [that] borders on Shakespearean. NPR

[A] thoughtful blend of action, intrigue, and prosaic human drama. Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Fascinating . . . This is one you absolutely will have to read. The BiblioSanctum

Morning Star

A page-turning epic filled with twists and turns. Booklist (starred review)

Golden Son

In a word, Golden Son is stunning. Among science fiction fans, it should be a shoo-in for book of the year. Tordotcom

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. Entertainment Weekly
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Review quote

PRAISE FOR PIERCE BROWN AND HIS RED RISING SAGA

Dark Age

“[Pierce] Brown’s plots are like a depth charge of nitromethane dropped in a bucket of gasoline. His pacing is 100 percent him standing over it all with a lit match and a smile, waiting for us to dare him to drop it.”
—NPR
 
“An epic story of rebellion, social unrest and sacrifice.”
—Orlando Sentinel
 
“Dark Age proves that Brown has truly become a master.”
—The Geekiary
 
“Much like A Song of Ice and Fire’s George R. R. Martin, Brown is an author who is interested in exploring the consequences of his protagonist’s actions. Revolution doesn’t come without a price and no one can stay a hero forever. . . . Dark Age continues the trend of compelling characters, fast plotting, action, and the feeling that no one is truly safe and no one is who you think they are.”
—The Mary Sue

Iron Gold

“Complex, layered . . . mature science fiction existing within the frame of blazing space opera . . . done in a style [that] borders on Shakespearean.”—NPR

“[A] thoughtful blend of action, intrigue, and prosaic human drama.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Fascinating . . . This is one you absolutely will have to read.”—The BiblioSanctum

Morning Star

“A page-turning epic filled with twists and turns.”—Booklist (starred review)

Golden Son

“In a word, Golden Son is stunning. Among science fiction fans, it should be a shoo-in for book of the year.”—Tordotcom

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.”—Entertainment Weekly
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About Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising, Golden Son, Morning Star, Iron Gold, and Dark Age. His work has been published in thirty-three languages and thirty-five territories. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on his next novel.
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Rating details

28,024 ratings
4.43 out of 5 stars
5 59% (16,447)
4 29% (8,162)
3 9% (2,654)
2 2% (569)
1 1% (192)
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