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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 for 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gripping…Both author and lead character have cranked up the emotional stakes…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

  • “Brown writes layered, flawed characters…but plot is his most breathtaking strength…Every action seems to flow into the next.”


  • “One of the pleasures of author Pierce Brown’s world building is the juxtaposition of the primitive and high-tech…Brown amps up the tension by putting Darrow into ever greater physical and emotional conflict…Just like Red Rising, the first book in Brown’s, the end of Golden Son has me counting the days until the next (and final) book is released.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “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)

  • “Narrator Tim Gerard Reynolds gives a masterful performance of a story that ranks among the best in science fiction…Reynolds can snap from smooth urbanity to deep, gritty tones, depending on the circumstance and which of the myriad characters he is voicing. He exudes a confidence acquired by having spent significant time in Darrow’s dangerous world, and his crisp diction ensures that not one moment of conflict is missed. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Dramatic…the rare middle book that loses almost no momentum as it sets up the final installment.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A 2016 RUSA Reading List Winner for Science Fiction
  • A LibraryReads Pick for January 2015
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for January 2015
  • A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Science Fiction & Fantasy
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About the Author

Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for cousins in the woods of six states and the deserts of two. After graduating from college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a magical bone in his body. So while trying to make it as a writer, he worked as a manager of social media at a start-up tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new meaning during his stint as an aide on a United States senate campaign. Now he lives in Los Angeles, where he scribbles tales of spaceships, wizards, ghouls, and most things old or bizarre.