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Red Rising

(2012)
(The first book in the Red Rising series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book (nominee)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, BUZZFEED, AND SHELF AWARENESS

"Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow." - Scott Sigler

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 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 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

"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 of The Sword of Shannara

"Pierce Brown has done an astounding job at delivering a powerful piece of literature that will definitely make a mark in the minds of readers." - The Huffington Post

"Compulsively readable and exceedingly entertaining . . . a must for both fans of classic sci-fi and fervent followers of new school dystopian epics." - Examiner.com

"[A] great debut . . . The author gathers a spread of elements together in much the same way George R. R. Martin does." - Tor.com

"Pierce Brown's empire-crushing debut is a sprawling vision." - Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Pandemic

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Hardback Editions

July 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Red Rising (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 0-606-39460-5 / 978-0-606-39460-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 1-4104-6964-6 / 978-1-4104-6964-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 1-4447-5897-7 / 978-1-4447-5897-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 0-345-53978-8 / 978-0-553-39079-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Red Rising: Book 1 of the Red Rising Saga
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 0-525-61831-7 / 978-0-525-61831-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey Books
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October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 1-59413-774-9 / 978-1-59413-774-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 1-4447-5899-3 / 978-1-4447-5899-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 0-553-84125-4 / 978-0-553-84125-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House USA
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 1-4447-5898-5 / 978-1-4447-5898-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 0-345-53980-X / 978-0-345-53980-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Audio Editions

December 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Red Rising (Red Rising 1)
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Ronin - Horverlag
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October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Red Rising (Red Rising 1)
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Random House Audio, Deutschland
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Avid Audio
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Avid Audio
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August 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 1-4712-7200-1 / 978-1-4712-7200-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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July 2014 : USA Audio CD

Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN: 1-4640-4215-2 / 978-1-4640-4215-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Red Rising
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Iron Gold: Book 4 of the Red Rising Saga (Red Rising Series)
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Del Rey
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January 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Red Rising (The Red Rising Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Del Rey
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January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Red Rising: Red Rising Series 1 (The Red Rising Trilogy)
Author(s): Pierce Brown
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK