Light Bringer: A Red Rising Novel (Red Rising Series) (Hardcover)
Please allow me to plug my most favorite series one last time.
Light Bringer is the penultimate book to the epic Red Rising saga, and it may just be my favorite yet. The stakes have gotten higher, it had more brutality, there were more emotions, and even more twists and turns. We talk often at the bookstore about what sets these books apart from others in the genre, and for me, it’s the writing. I have never read a sci-fi/fantasy book so beautifully written, and I truly believe that every book in this series is better than the last.
This book kept me up until almost 4 in the morning, because I had to know the ending. If you would have told me when I started working here that I would have fallen in love with a story that begins on Mars, is full of death and revenge, terror and war, and also friendship and love, I would not have believed you.
I have no idea how I am supposed to wait for the final book in the series, and my mind is reeling thinking about how this story will wrap up and how I am eventually going to have to say goodbye to these characters. They feel like my friends – like I’ve been on this epic journey through the solar system right there beside them. While many of us will be anxiously awaiting the final chapter, please know it is never too late to begin with Red Rising. Until then, Hail Reaper, per aspera ad astra, and omnis vir lupus.— From Leah
The Reaper is a legend, more myth than man: the savior of worlds, the leader of the Rising, the breaker of chains.
But the Reaper is also Darrow, born of the red soil of Mars: a husband, a father, a friend.
Marooned far from home after a devastating defeat on the battlefields of Mercury, Darrow longs to return to his wife and sovereign, Virginia, to defend Mars from its bloodthirsty would-be conqueror Lysander.
Lysander longs to destroy the Rising and restore the supremacy of Gold, and will raze the worlds to realize his ambitions.
The worlds once needed the Reaper. But now they need Darrow, and Darrow needs the people he loves—Virginia, Cassius, Sevro—in order to defend the Republic.
So begins Darrow’s long voyage home, an interplanetary adventure where old friends will reunite, new alliances will be forged, and rivals will clash on the battlefield.
Because Eo’s dream is still alive—and after the dark age will come a new age: of light, of victory, of hope.
Don’t miss any of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga:
RED RISING • GOLDEN SON • MORNING STAR • IRON GOLD • DARK AGE • LIGHT BRINGER
“[Pierce] Brown’s plots are like a depth charge of nitromethane dropped in a bucket of gasoline. His pacing is 100 percent him standing over it all with a lit match and a smile, waiting for us to dare him to drop it.”—NPR
“An epic story of rebellion, social unrest, and sacrifice.”—Orlando Sentinel
“Much like A Song of Ice and Fire’s George R. R. Martin, Brown is an author who is interested in exploring the consequences of his protagonist’s actions. Revolution doesn’t come without a price and no one can stay a hero forever.”—The Mary Sue
Praise for Iron Gold
“Complex, layered . . . mature science fiction existing within the frame of blazing space opera . . . done in a style [that] borders on Shakespearean.”—NPR
“[A] thoughtful blend of action, intrigue, and prosaic human drama.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for Morning Star
“A page-turning epic filled with twists and turns.”—Booklist (starred review)
Praise for Golden Son
“In a word, Golden Son is stunning. Among science fiction fans, it should be a shoo-in for book of the year.”—Tordotcom
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.”—Entertainment Weekly