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Red Rising Saga Series

Red Rising Saga books in order first three books are the original trilogy, which continues in a second trilogy. Sons of Ares , a comics prequel series later collected in graphic novel form, precedes this.
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Book 1
Red Rising
Pierce Brown - 2014-01-28
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In a future society where people are divided by class and color, Darrow is a Red, the lowest caste. Believing he's making Mars livable for future generations, he sacrifices his life's work for a better world. However, he discovers that humanity has already reached the planet's surface, and he and his fellow Reds are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow joins the Institute, where he'll compete for his life and the future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society's ruling class.
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Dan Stemkoski
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Book 2
Golden Son
Pierce Brown - 2015-01-06
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Unleash a revolution in this thrilling book as Darrow, a Red, fights against the elitist Golds to liberate his people. Sacrificing everything, including his own identity, he infiltrates their privileged realm to destroy it from within. As he navigates this cruel world, Darrow finds friendship, respect, and even love, but also powerful enemies. To succeed, he must overcome his human desire for revenge and strive for a hopeful rebirth, all while following the principles of love and justice laid down by his beloved. With danger and deceit lurking at every turn, will Darrow choose to live for more?
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Book 3
Morning Star
Pierce Brown - 2016-02-09
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A thrilling conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy, Morning Star follows Darrow as he seeks revenge against his Gold overlords who hanged his wife and enslaved his people. Darrow has transformed himself and climbed the ranks of Society to unleash a revolution from within. Facing powerful enemies, including former friends, Darrow must inspire those in darkness to break free and claim a long-denied destiny.
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Book 4
Iron Gold
Pierce Brown - 2018-01-16
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A gripping tale of war and revolution, Iron Gold follows the story of Darrow, the once-hero of a revolution to break the chains of society, now struggling to bring an end to the endless war that has consumed his world. Alongside Darrow, other characters' destinies become intertwined, leading to a new universe fraught with tragedy and triumph. This stunning new saga from bestselling author Pierce Brown is a must-read for fans of epic science fiction.
Recommended by
Federico Viticci
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Book 5
Dark Age
Pierce Brown - 2019-07-30
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In the sequel to Iron Gold, a decade after the Red Rising revolution, Darrow wages a rogue war on Mercury to salvage his dream of Eo. But is he still the hero he once was? Meanwhile, Lysander au Lune aims to bring peace to mankind by uniting the treacherous Gold families, and Mustang fights political and criminal enemies to save her husband. As alliances shift and power is seized, every player is at risk in a game that could turn the Rising into a new Dark Age.
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Federico Viticci