Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Series: Red Rising Book 2
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 464 pages
Audiobook Length: 19 hours and 3 minutes
First Published: 2015
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 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.
Quotes from Golden Son
Friendships take minutes to make, moments to break, years to repair.
Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.
Wise men read books about history. Strong men write them.
It’s not victory that makes a man. It’s his defeats.
About Pierce Brown
Pierce Brown is the author of the Red Rising series: Red Rising, Golden Son, Morning Star, Iron Gold and Dark Age. Before becoming a writer, he worked a number of jobs including social media manager, NBC page and aide on a U.S. Senate campaign. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit the author’s website →