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Red Rising (The Red Rising Series, Book 1)

by Pierce Brown

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? Pierce Brown?s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender?s Game by Orson Scott Card.

?Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.??Scott Sigler

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, BUZZFEED, AND SHELF AWARENESS


?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.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Pierce Brown's Golden Son.

?[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

Amazon.com Review

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, February 2014: Look beyond the inevitable comparison to The Hunger Games--Red Rising is the first book of a gritty, complex trilogy that blazes its own trail. On desolate Mars, the protagonist, Darrow, is caught in a class system that thrives on oppression and secrecy. He is a Red, the lowest member of society, born to toil in the bowels of the planet in service to the sovereign Golds. When Darrow suffers a devastating loss and betrayal he becomes a revolutionary, taking on a dangerous role in an attempt to bring about social justice. Questions of fate, duality, and loyalty, evolve in a cruel test of war between the sons and daughters of the ruling elite. By turns brutal and heartfelt, Red Rising is nonstop action with surprising twists and unforgettable characters. --Seira Wilson

Product Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? Pierce Brown?s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender?s Game by Orson Scott Card.

?Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.??Scott Sigler

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, BUZZFEED, AND SHELF AWARENESS


?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.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Pierce Brown's Golden Son.

?[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

ASIN B00CVS2J80
Amazon Sales Rank 232
Main Category Kindle Edition
Group eBooks
Publisher Del Rey
Studio Del Rey
Manufacturer Del Rey
Language(s) English (Published)
Adult Product? No
 

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