Iron Gold by Pierce Brown (Red Rising Saga #4)
Published by Del Rey Books on January 16th 2018
Genres: Adult, Fiction, Sci-Fi
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.
*** Received an ARC from Indigo Books & Music Inc. for an honest review ***
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown is his newest installment in the Red Rising series. 10 years after the end of the last book we get to see the after effects of a war torn galaxy in the midst of repairing itself. Darrow’s won the war, but the fights are far from over. With new characters, multiple POV’s and new places of the universe to explore, Brown takes his fans on another intergalactic journey!
By the end of book three, I couldn’t be any more in love with this series and these characters. Everything about the first trilogy was spectacular, so I couldn’t wait to dive in for more amazing stories from this universe.
Brown stays true to his writing and has created another masterpiece of science fiction! He’s expanded on the story, the world, the characters, and the scope of this war.
Darrow and Mustang are now the rulers of their half of the galaxy. Along with our favorites from the first trilogy, they are now having to deal with the repercussions of their past actions and they must try to rebuild their galaxy. With four POV’s, Iron Gold has a lot to offer.
I loved Lyria’s POV the most. She is a red that was rescued from the Martian mines after the war and promised many things, sadly none have been delivered to help her family and tribe. She was such a force to be reckon with in Iron Gold. She’s feisty, strong, and doesn’t back down from what she believes is right.
My only tiff is that it felt like a set up for something much bigger. I mean, yes it is like a first book in a new trilogy, but maybe I was just expecting more after the EPIC level that Morning Star was on.
I see bigger and better things on the horizon, and the ending of Iron Gold sets up what will be a stellar sequel coming our way soon!
Have you read Iron Gold? What did you think of it?
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Until next time,
PIERCE BROWN spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for cousins in the woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating from college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a magical bone in his body. So while trying to make it as a writer, he 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.
Now he lives Los Angeles, where he scribbles tales of spaceships, wizards, ghouls, and most things old or bizarre.