IRON GOLD. this series keeps emotionally devastating me.



it seems as I’m the last person to read this! but since Dark age comes at the end of the month it is an appropriate time to read this book!

you may or may not know that the Red Rising saga is one of my all time favorites. and as I keep reading the books I’m falling more and more with it! I know the series will leave me emotionally, mentally, and physically drained but that’s alright *whimpering*.

name: red rising 4220px-Iron_Gold-Pierce_Brown_(2017)

author: Pierce Brown 

genre: adult sci-fi 

pages: 624 

publisher: Del Rey 

publication date: 16 January 2018 


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.


this book was something else! it was a bit grounded in terms of action, which was completely fine with me!!

it was so nice being reunited with my favorite characters. Brown introduced them again after 10 years in a most compelling way. I saw an interview of Sanderson saying the time gap can be a hard thing for writers, because they need to develop the characters do we the readers can see how they change after so many years in a way that is related to how their story arc was. the characters went under tremendous change through these last past 10 years and they tell about it through out. seeing some of them brought ache to my heart! especially Darrow and Cassius. Darrow is still suffering from all that has happen and that is still happing. my favorite character is Darrow and seeing the depth of his character with each book just makes me love this series even more. the original characters did not lose their place or depth in the new world even when introducing new ones. it just makes the series wider in terms of character arcs.

the story was mostly political focused. there are so many players and pieces in the game that make me just dreadfully and excitedly anticipate what will happen in later!! I feel like Brown was only toying with us in this book, I feel like the big hit will be in Dark age ;).

Brown did not fail with the twists and turns as always. the newly introduced characters had such conflict that it was hard to hate them at all!! even though they made stupid choices! but that is one of the things I love about this series is that not anyone of the characters is purely good or bad. the author makes me unable to predict what will happen later on and it was wonderful and intense.

I have nothing to say other than I loved this book so much! but it wasn’t a 5 star read (4.80 or 4.95 ?!), mainly because I didn’t feel like reading much at the beginning ( personal issues I guess ).

2 copy


I don’t believe Cassius is dead, I jut don’t. I refuse to.




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