Praise for "Golden Son"
"Gripping . . . Both author and lead character have cranked up the emotional stakes. . . . With "Golden Son, "[Pierce] Brown avoids the sophomore slump, charging the novel with the kind of dystopia-toppling action you'd expect in a trilogy ender, not a middle volume. On virtually every level, this is a sequel that hates sequels--a perfect fit for a hero who already defies the tropes. [Grade: ] A"--"Entertainment Weekly"
"Stirring . . . Comparisons to "The Hunger Games "and" Game of Thrones" series are inevitable, for this tale has elements of both.""--Kirkus Reviews"
"Brown writes layered, flawed characters . . . but plot is his most breathtaking strength. . . . Every action seems to flow into the next."--NPR
"It's a far superior sequel, in fact: one of the rare breed of reads that improves upon its predecessor in every conceivable category. . . . In a word, "Golden Son" is stunning. Never mind how little we've seen of 2015: Among science fiction fans, it should be a shoo-in for book of the year."--"Tor.com"
"Pierce Brown is a prodigy. As great as the first book of the Red Rising Trilogy is, "Golden Son" is even better. A wild ride full of suspense, intrigue, and serious ass-kicking bravado, it's expertly written and emotionally engaging, with top-notch universe-building that begs for further exploration. I want more!"--Christopher Golden, "New York Times" bestselling author of" Snowblind"
"The stakes are even higher than they were in "Red Rising, " and the twists and turns of the story are every bit as exciting. The jaw-dropper of an ending will leave readers hungry for the conclusion to Brown's wholly original, completely thrilling saga."--"Booklist" (starred review)
"Dramatic . . . the rare middle book that loses almost no momentum as it sets up the final installment."--"Publishers Weekly"
Praise for Pierce Brown's "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 meteoric."--"Entertainment Weekly"
"[A] top-notch debut novel . . . "Red Rising" ascends above a crowded dystopian field.""--USA Today"
"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 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."--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"show more