‘Golden Son’ by Pierce Brown

Last week I wrote about Red Rising, the first book in Pierce Brown’s sci-fi trilogy of the same name. Afterward, I picked up the second book, Golden Son, and was blown away by how much better it was than the first. The stakes were higher, the characters meant more to me, the twists caught me more off guard, and I just felt so much more invested in the story overall.

If you haven’t read the first book, the excerpted description below isn’t too spoiler-y:

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.

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