(Red Rising #2)
By Pierce Brown
With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation.
Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.
After reading Red Rising, the first book in this trilogy, I was anxious to read the second book. This being said it took me a few days to finally build up the nerve to open the novel, as there is nothing worse than a disastrous second book in your favourite series. As I am sure some of you know Red Rising was an outstanding novel, achieving the perfect balance between character and plot development and it is safe to say that the second novel exceeded my expectations. Pierce Brown manages to out do himself in The Golden Son, his style of writing, perfect for this novel and the ingeniously creative plot lines continue to blow my mind!
New characters were introduced and old ones brought back, creating a rich plot line keeping the reader fully entertained through the suspenseful plot twists until the last page. I am still frustrated with the suspenseful ending! Tragedy struck with the death of a few characters, giving the author yet another opportunity to dazzle the readers with his creative conceptions further emphasizing the originality of this novel. As one of my favourite principle male characters of all time, following Darrow through his struggles and watching him surmount them, you fall in love with him again and again and again.
I would highly recommend this novel, as this series is probably my favourite! Red Rising had a slow beginning whereas in The golden Son you were immediately immersed into the intricately woven plot.