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Morning Star: Book 3 of the Red Rising Saga (Red Rising Trilogy #3) (Hardcover)

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"A masterfully built world in which we can see amplified reflections of our own, Pierce Brown has set a fierce and brutal story of rebellion and growth. I had an opportunity recently to read from Red Rising through Golden Son to Morning Star and it was an adrenaline rush and a half! Also, I cried. If you crossed Hunger Games with Ender's Game, added a dash of George RR Martin on a good day, with inspiration from classic Latin literature, you kind of scratch the surface of this great new addition to sci-fi...Morning Star neatly (and by neatly, I mean the body count explodes) wraps up the trilogy beautifully with Brown's signature twists and edge of the seat encounters! Overall a really fantastic trilogy, I definitely recommend!" -Tomoko

— Tomoko

"Pierce Brown has done it again! Morning Star has the same aspects as the books prior in the Red Rising series in the way that you never truly know what to expect next. Darrow and friends are ready to fight in a war for Mars and all colors alike. Brown forces you to fall in love with characters and makes you feel every emotion they feel through his beautiful story structure. I am completely sucked in and even writing this is an inconvenience because I could be reading."

— Melissa


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating next chapter in the Red Rising Saga: Morning Star.


Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.

Finally, the time has come.

But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied--and too glorious to surrender.

Praise for Morning Star

"You could call Pierce] Brown science fiction's best-kept secret. In Morning Star, the trilogy's devastating and inspiring final chapter, . . . he flirts with volume, oscillating between thundering space escapes and hushed, tense parleys between rivals, where the cinematic dialogue oozes such specificity and suspense you could almost hear a pin drop between pages. His achievement is in creating an uncomfortably familiar world of flaw, fear, and promise."--Entertainment Weekly

"There is no one writing today who does shameless, Michael Bay-style action set pieces the way Brown does. The battle scenes are kinetic, bloody, breathless, crazy. Everything is on fire all the time."--NPR

"Morning Star is this trilogy's Return of the Jedi. . . . The impactful battles that make up most of Morning Star are damn near operatic. . . . It absolutely satisfies."

"Excellent . . . Brown's vivid, first-person prose puts the reader right at the forefront of impassioned speeches, broken families, and engaging battle scenes . . . as this interstellar civil war comes to a most satisfying conclusion."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A page-turning epic filled with twists and turns . . . The conclusion to Brown's saga is simply stellar."--Booklist (starred review)

"Multilayered and seething with characters who exist in a shadow world between history and myth, much as in Frank Herbert's Dune . . . an ambitious and satisfying conclusion to a monumental saga."--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Pierce Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising, Golden Son, and Morning Star. While trying to make it as a writer, Brown worked as a manager of social media at a startup 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 U.S. Senate campaign. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on his next novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780345539847
ISBN-10: 0345539842
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Publication Date: February 9th, 2016
Pages: 544
Language: English
Series: Red Rising Trilogy