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Golden Son

(2015)
(The second book in the Red Rising series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Prometheus Award Best Book (nominee)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BUZZFEED, AND BOOKLIST . With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender's Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown's genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom.

As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow's kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds - and their only path to liberation is revolution. And so Darrow sacrifices himself in the name of the greater good for which Eo, his true love and inspiration, laid down her own life. He becomes a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm so that he can destroy it from within.

A lamb among wolves in a cruel world, Darrow finds friendship, respect, and even love - but also the wrath of powerful rivals. To wage and win the war that will change humankind's destiny, Darrow must confront the treachery arrayed against him, overcome his all-too-human desire for retribution - and strive not for violent revolt but a hopeful rebirth. Though the road ahead is fraught with danger and deceit, Darrow must choose to follow Eo's principles of love and justice to free his people.

He must live for more.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Pierce Brown's Morning Star.

Praise for Golden Son

"Gripping . . . Both author and lead character have cranked up the emotional stakes. . . . With Golden Son, 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

"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

Genre: Science Fiction    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Golden Son (Red Rising Trilogy)
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 0-606-39461-3 / 978-0-606-39461-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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January 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Golden Son (The Red Rising Trilogy)
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 1-4104-7612-X / 978-1-4104-7612-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Golden Son: Red Rising Series 2
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 1-4447-5901-9 / 978-1-4447-5901-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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January 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Golden Son: Book 2 of the Red Rising Saga (Red Rising Series)
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 0-345-53981-8 / 978-0-345-53981-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Golden Son Signed First Edition (January 6th 2015) (SIGNED COPY)
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 0-8041-7760-0 / 978-0-8041-7760-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon   


Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Golden Son: Red Rising Series 2
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 1-4447-5903-5 / 978-1-4447-5903-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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August 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Golden Son (The Red Rising Trilogy)
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 1-59413-919-9 / 978-1-59413-919-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Golden Son: Book 2 of the Red Rising Saga (Red Rising Series)
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 0-345-53983-4 / 978-0-345-53983-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Golden Son: Red Rising Series 2
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 1-4447-5902-7 / 978-1-4447-5902-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Golden Son
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Avid Audio
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April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Golden Son
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Avid Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Golden Son
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 1-4712-9201-0 / 978-1-4712-9201-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


January 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Golden Son
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 1-4640-4212-8 / 978-1-4640-4212-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

January 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Golden Son: Red Rising Series 2 (The Red Rising Trilogy)
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Golden Son (The Red Rising Series, Book 2)
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA