Red Rising Book Series in order

Red Rising Book Series

Red Rising Series In Order: How To Read Pierce Brown’s Books.

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With shades of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted not a moment becoming a sensation.

What is the Red Rising series about? What You Need To Know.

Red Rising Series in Order

Darrow is a red, a member of the lower caste in the color-coding society of the future. He believes that he and his people will make the surface of Mars habitable for future generations. He knows that his blood and sweat when combined with the blood and sweat of others, will one day create a better world for his descendants. But Darrow and others have been betrayed by their own kind. He soon discovers that humanity has been on Mars for generations. Cities and parks cover vast areas of land.

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Red Rising

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Darrow and Red’s like him – are nothing more than a slave to a decadent ruling elite. Driven by a longing for justice and motivated by the memory of lost loved ones, Darrow sacrifices everything in order to infiltrate the legendary Institute of Applied Cognition, a proving ground for those who aspire to rule the world. He will be forced into competition for his life and the future of civilization against the elite of society. He’ll stop at nothing to bring his enemies down. Even if it means he has no choice but to become one of them.


Golden Son

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Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his people to freedom from the oppressors of a brutal elite future built on lies. Fully embedded among the Gold ruling elite, Darrow continues his efforts to bring down society from within. A thrilling story of revenge with an unforgettable protagonist at its heart, Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown’s continued status as one of fiction’s most exciting new voices.


Morning Star

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Darrow would have been happy living in peace, but his opponents brought him war. The Gold overlords ordered his wife to beheaded, enslaved his people, and made him their slave. But Darrow is not going to give up without a fight. Darrow has risked his life to become one of the most powerful warriors in Gold society. He has fought for years to climb the ranks and wait patiently to unleash the revolution he wants to see. Finally, it’s time to start.


Iron Gold

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Ten years after the Battle of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising is closing in on the Gold loyalists and are even closer than ever to the abolishment of the color-coded caste systems of Society. But new enemies will arise from the shadows to challenge the imperfect victory that Darrow and his allies have achieved. Pierce Brown continues expanding the size and scope of the Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts within the stars.


Dark Age

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For ten years, Darrow led a movement against the corrupt society of color-coding. After having been outlawed by the very Republic that he founded, he wages an unending war against Mercury in hopes that he might be able to salvage the dream of Eo. But as he leaves destruction and death in his wake, is the man still the hero who broke free from the chains? Will another legend rise to take its place? Every player is at risk in an alliance game of conquest that could lead to a new Dark Age.


Light Bringer

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Light Bringer by Pierce Brown is a thrilling science fiction novel that follows the story of Darrow, a young man who lives in a society that has been divided into castes. Darrow is a Red, the lowest caste in society, and he spends his days working in the mines beneath the surface of Mars. However, when he discovers that his entire life has been a lie, he sets out on a dangerous mission to overthrow the ruling Golds and bring about a new era of equality.

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