They call him father, liberator, warlord, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the pale blue planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy. It is the tenth year of war and the thirty-second of his life.
A decade ago, Darrow was the hero of the revolution he believed would break the chains of the Society. But the Rising has shattered everything: Instead of peace and freedom, it has brought endless war. Now he must risk everything he has fought for on one last desperate mission. Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself?
And throughout the worlds, other destinies entwine with Darrow’s to change his fate forever:
A young Red girl flees tragedy in her refugee camp and achieves for herself a new life she could never have imagined.
An ex-soldier broken by grief is forced to steal the most valuable thing in the galaxy—or pay with his life.
And Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile to the sovereign, wanders the stars with his mentor, Cassius, haunted by the loss of the world that Darrow transformed, and dreaming of what will rise from its ashes.
Red Rising was the story of the end of one universe, and Iron Gold is the story of the creation of a new one. Witness the beginning of a stunning new saga of tragedy and triumph from masterly New York Times bestselling author Pierce Brown.
I really enjoyed this book immensely, but it was nowhere near as good or as intense as the last three books. But if you love the Red Rising series, you can see where Pierce Brown is going with this book, and it’s was building momentum at the end there, where I can see the next books are going to be explosive and amazing.
Iron Gold is the fourth book in Pierce Brown’s brilliant Red Rising series. Set ten years after the events of Morning Star, Pierce Brown takes a different route by writing Iron Gold from the perspective of four different protagonists, the Reaper Darrow and Lysander and two new characters Ephraim and Lyria which you will absolutely love.
The pacing is not as ravaging as Golden Son and Morning Star, but it’s still a pretty fantastic overall read. It is an enjoyable book that successfully manages to feel familiar with the previous books.
The worldbuilding is still excellent with a few action scenes to keep you engaged with twists, and turns are still aplenty, and Pierce Brown still has his knack of keeping you guessing and keeping you going. So, really, I’m looking forward to finding out the next books bring’s. What I’ve heard from fans of this series is that I’m in for an incredible journey with the next two.
Darrow broke the chains and destroyed an empire ruled by the Golds, but at what cost. The new Republic is only in its infancy. With old enemies waiting to strike and take back what was theirs.
Pirates, famine, and genocide are ravaging the solar system, Darrow and his Howlers must put end to a revolution that plans revenge, murder and kidnapping if they want to keep building a democracy and freedom for all the colour castes across the worlds.
Now, for Dark Age, let the games begin. If you haven’t checked out any of this series yet, I very highly recommend that you do, you won’t regret it….😁🔥🗡⚡️🪐