Iron Gold

Iron Gold

eBook - 2018 | First edition
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"Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned"-- Provided by publisher.
A decade ago Darrow was the hero of the revolution he believed would break the chains of the Society, and abolish the color-coded caste system. But the Rising has shattered everything, and brought endless war. New foes emerge to threaten what has been earned, and throughout the worlds other destinies entwine with Darrow's to change his fate forever.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780425285923 (electronic bk.)
0425285928 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC BROWN
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 601 pages) : illustrations


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Mar 27, 2019

Exhausted by all the fight scenes after three books decided not to continue

Jan 21, 2019

4th Book in Red Rising Saga

IndyPL_NicoleN Jan 02, 2019

It has been a while since I have read the earlier books in this series. I enjoyed this one as well but at times it was a little drawn out, it probably could have been shortened. I am excited to read the next in the series...I need to know what happens to Darrow and his family!

Aug 07, 2018

I read this book to fulfil the goal read a book that was published in 2018. i have mixed feelings after 4 books i'm really invested in this story. there is one more to come but it's not published yet. if it (number 5) gets published and if it's good then i will like the series for now i reserve judgement.

Jul 23, 2018

Meh. The original Red Rising series was fresh and exciting. This start of this trilogy feels tired and forced. It feels like Pierce Brown dialled this one in to cash in on the Reaper and the success of the original trilogy.

If you loved the original series as I did, you'll probably like this book (though don't expect another Red Rising). I went in with very high expectations and was somewhat disappointed. I hope that Pierce Brown will write another novel separate from the Reaper universe with new ideas.

Jul 01, 2018

This is the first book in the second trilogy after the excellent *Red Rising* trilogy. Ten years into the future, Darrow's hard-won peace is crumbling as rival factions scheme and plot to overthrow the fragile republic. I was very pleased to see a new cast of well-rounded and diverse characters take center stage; Darrow and friends are all interesting characters, but I was looking for something fresh, and Brown delivered!

AshleyF2008 Feb 19, 2018

I enjoyed the book, but my middle rating was more because the Red Rising trilogy was better. This book suffered from the multiple perspectives and pacing issues, and pacing was definitely NOT a problem in the first trilogy. I also found it harder to reconcile Darrow's poor decision-making throughout the book, especially towards the end. It was still a worthwhile read, but I would have preferred if the author had chosen one character to follow, even if it wasn't Darrow. (To be fair, I only glanced at the synopsis, so I thought we were going to be following the "young Red girl").

Feb 05, 2018

The fourth book in the Red Rising series, Iron Gold manages to keep the same action packed pacing of the first three books. The story takes place 10 years after Mourning Star, and we learn that the fragile, post-Society republic that The Reaper helped create teeters on collapse. Darrow, hero of the rising, wages a popular yet illegal war against the remaining vestiges of The Society. While successful, the government begins to wonder if their general can be held accountable by the ruling Senate. Darrow also begins to believe the myth of himself, thinking that he is the only person capable of saving the Republic from its own weaknesses. While the first three Rising books were about revolution, this one is mainly about governance, and how the line between heroes and tyrants can be blurred. The story was also full of analogies to the Roman classics, with Darrow being an analogy to Julius Caesar, Lysander to Augustus, and Cassius Bellona to Mark Anthony, among others.

Though it's the beginning of a new trilogy, I would not recommend Iron Gold to people who haven't read the first 3 Rising books. It's good sci-fi on its own, but the added context of the original three stories make it great sci-fi. I can't wait for the next chapter.

Feb 05, 2018

unreal book!

Dec 31, 2017

A big thank you to NetGalley and Random House for making this ARC available. I have been reading the series from the beginning and this new installment is a strong contender for the best one yet.

This epic solar system battle pits the Reaper against the Ash Lord. In the midst of the struggle are four characters -- three of them flawed from their experiences in the past struggles and one a young girl freed from the mines of Mars. As the story advances, we see these individuals like pawns on a chess board beginning to converge as we reach the heart-pounding climax and cliffhanger. If you haven't started reading this series yet, add it to your list of TBR for 2018.


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