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 miner and a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he digs all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of the planet livable for future generations. Darrow has never seen the sky.
Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better future for his children.
But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks 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 joins a resistance group in order to infiltrate the ruling class and destroy society from within. He will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.
As a member of the Reds--the lowest caste on Mars--sixteen-year-old Darrow spends his life toiling underground in the mines believing he is helping to make the planet's surface livable for future generations. The surface, however, is already bustling with cities and parks. When Darrow discovers the deception--and realizes that he has been nothing more than a slave to the ruling elite--he channels his anger into the single-minded pursuit of infiltrating the Gold caste, to end the reign of the overlords. A story of revenge, class warfare, and empire building, RED RISING is Brown's debut, the first in THE RED RISING TRILOGY.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Science Fiction + Fantasy, Action + Thrillers, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- January 28, 2014
- January 28, 2014
- Pierce Brown