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“Red Rising” by Pierce Brown

Red Rising by Pierce Brown is an action-packed science fiction novel set in a dystopian future world. It tells the story of Darrow, a lowly Red from the depths of Mars, who joins a rebel group in order to gain freedom for himself and his people.

It is a thrilling story of courage and perseverance, as Darrow unravels the secrets of the oppressive Golds who rule his world.


The novel follows Darrow’s journey as he rises from a lowly Red miner to a powerful Gold leader. Through a series of daring and dangerous missions, Darrow infiltrates the ranks of the Golds, eventually coming to the attention of the powerful Sovereign, the ruler of the Golds, who takes him on as a protege.

Along the way, he discovers the many secrets of the Golds and the truth of his world. The story is filled with unexpected twists and turns, as Darrow struggles to stay one step ahead of the Golds and expose their secrets.


The characters of Red Rising are both compelling and complex. Darrow is the hero of the story, a passionate and determined figure who will do anything to achieve his goal of freedom for the Reds.

The other major characters include

  • Sevro, the small but fierce leader of the rebellion
  • Mustang, the beautiful and resourceful Gold who befriends Darrow
  • and the Sovereign, the powerful ruler of the Golds.

These characters are brought to life in vivid detail, making the story an engaging and unforgettable experience.

Writing Style

Pierce Brown’s writing style is fast-paced and action-packed. He manages to capture the intensity of the story with vivid descriptions and thrilling dialogue.

The novel is filled with suspense and unexpected plot twists, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat. Brown also does a great job of weaving in themes of courage and perseverance, making the story an inspiring and uplifting journey for readers.


Red Rising is an exciting and thrilling science fiction novel that is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seat. With its compelling characters and suspenseful plot, Pierce Brown’s novel is an unforgettable experience that will leave readers inspired and changed. A must-read for fans of science fiction.

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