Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy (perhaps more)
Written by Pierce Brown.
Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds.
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 from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.
A life-or-death tale of vengeance with an unforgettable hero at its heart, Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown’s continuing status as one of fiction’s most exciting new voices.
Darrow Al Andromedaus, the Red Hell Diver, who was carved into a Gold in Red Rising is trying his damnedest to win the trust of his benefactor Nero Augustus, the Arch Governor of Mars. The goal is to free the Reds and other low colors by breaking the Golds. The ups and downs of Darrow’s fates are enough to give me whiplash in this installment but the action kept me into it. A solar system Civil war is just the thing to…reach the goal? The story and performance were excellent. Five out of five entertainment units awarded and a laurel crown.