Morning Star - Pierce Brown

Morning Star

By Pierce Brown

  • Release Date: 2016-02-09
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 2,363 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating next chapter in the Red Rising Saga: Morning Star.

ITW THRILLER AWARD FINALIST • “[Brown’s] achievement is in creating an uncomfortably familiar world of flaw, fear, and promise.”—Entertainment Weekly

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.

Finally, the time has come.

But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied—and too glorious to surrender.

Praise for Morning Star

“There is no one writing today who does shameless, Michael Bay–style action set pieces the way Brown does. The battle scenes are kinetic, bloody, breathless, crazy. Everything is on fire all the time.”—NPR

Morning Star is this trilogy’s Return of the Jedi. . . . The impactful battles that make up most of Morning Star are damn near operatic. . . . It absolutely satisfies.”Tordotcom

“Excellent . . . Brown’s vivid, first-person prose puts the reader right at the forefront of impassioned speeches, broken families, and engaging battle scenes . . . as this interstellar civil war comes to a most satisfying conclusion.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A page-turning epic filled with twists and turns . . . The conclusion to Brown’s saga is simply stellar.”Booklist (starred review)

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  • Amazing writing and book

    By Chris TAC
    There plot twist at the end was amazing.
  • Phenomenal!

    By PunkyLV
    Unbelievably good! You really, really need to read them in order though. Do not start with this book. Worth the time to read it all. It won’t be nearly as good without knowing the history of the characters.
  • Boring

    By *til death do us part*
    Written really well but just boring. Tired of Darrow going on and on and on about EVERY. LITTLE. THING. I understand he’s the main character but it gets annoying how his decisions and logic are the end all be all in the series. Brown spent way too much time droning on about Darrow’s inner thoughts, emotions, and other crap no one cares about. I was skipping entire pages by the middle of the book and eventually ended up just reading the last chapter and calling it quits. Definitely not as exciting as the previous books. Felt like the story could have been told in half the pages.
  • Best one yet!!!

    By Findaddy16
    I am liking this series.
  • Love and the pursuit of dreams. Great read that provokes thought.

    By Wyked V
    This volume is a fantastic book. Filled with faith, passion, rage, and the myriad ways that the love of family and friends can transform us into our better selves (if we let it).
  • Great in parts, ok in others.

    By Jelmash
    Great book with parts that make you laugh and others that make you cry. For the most part the book is like this however there are parts of the book that are just ok. Not bad but also not exciting and unpredictable just down the middle. However for the most part 4/5 of the book it is exciting, unpredictable, emotional, and amazing. I recommend.
  • A bit anticlimactic for the trilogy, but gives closure.

    By BluesHarpist
    My rating system: 5 stars are reserved for books that totally blow me away. I don’t give too many of these out, since it is almost like giving the book a 100%. It is nearly impossible to write a truly perfect book. 4 stars for books that I would recommend to just about anyone, or, at least, to someone who doesn’t dislike the genre. 3 stars for books that I would only recommend to someone with a strong interest in the particular genre. 2 stars for books that I would be hesitant to recommend to anyone at all, but the book was not a total disaster. 1 star for books that were so terrible or ridiculous for me that I wish I had not wasted time on reading it to begin with.
  • So good

    By Twestnavy
    A completely amazing book. 10 stars.
  • Can’t stop crying...

    By Mrsmostdop
    This trilogy is incredible. I can not put these books down. I’m obsessed with the twist and turns that this story has, following Darrow, Mustang, Seviro, and Cassius has brought me so much joy. I have stayed up late multiple nights just to read this book. EVERYONE.. I mean EVERYONE needs to read these books! This was probably my favorite out of the three and I cannot wait to read the next one! PLEASE MAKE THIS A TV SHOW! I don’t want it to end.
  • Yes

    By Freshzilla555
    Ahhhh!!! I can't wait for more! It's despair, suspense, excitement, and fun. That doesn't even make sense! But it's super accurate for this beast of a series!