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Red Rising (Hardcover) (Pierce Brown)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, BUZZFEED, AND SHELF AWARENESS“Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott SiglerPierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins andEnder’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 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.Praise for Red Rising“[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokesThe 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 TodayRed 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 Gamesand Game of Thrones.”—Kirkus Reviews“Fast-paced, gripping, well-written—the sort of book you cannot put down. I am already on the lookout for the next one.”—Terry Brooks,New York Times bestselling author
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.
Number of Pages: 382
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Pierce Brown
Language: English
Street Date: January 28, 2014
TCIN: 14948990
UPC: 9780345539786
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-4414
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