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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 sprawling parks 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow: Pierce Brown’s empire-crushing debut is a sprawling vision.”

    Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Contagious

  • “[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

  • “[Red Rising] will captivate readers and leave them wanting more.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A Hollywood-ready story with plenty of action and thrills.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator Tim Gerard Reynolds’ portrayal of a virtual slave trapped in the life-sucking mines of Mars is top-notch. The story could have been as easily set in a feudal European camp as on the distant red planet. The rugged dignity of the hero, Darrow, who escapes and challenges the universe’s ruling class, is almost Shakespearean.”


  • “Very ambitious…a natural for Hunger Games fans of all ages.”


  • “A story of vengeance, warfare, and the quest for power…reminiscent of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of theAudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • An Entertainment Weekly “Must Read”, January 2014
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, February 2014
  • An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year for 2014
  • One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014
  • A February 2014 LibraryReads Pick
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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.