Morning Star

#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.


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)

“Multilayered and seething with characters who exist in a shadow world between history and myth, much as in Frank Herbert’s Dune . . . an ambitious and satisfying conclusion to a monumental saga.”Kirkus Reviews

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Yes5 star

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! 55


Astounding5 star

You will definitely be desiring to turn to the next page and read all the Trilogy from Red Rising, Golden Son to Morning Star.I wished more sequels would be delivered😭 55


Diversity4 star

The book was great and throughly enjoyable, although I did notice a few rehashed scenes from previous installments. Only thing I was a bit peeved about was the forced diversity the book seemed to have. I understand the desire to encourage a larger audience, but the sudden shift in the character roles seemed unnatural at best. I'm looking at Ragnar mainly, however it's still identifiable in many scenarios. It's not really my place to tell an author what to do with his own novel, I just wanted to point out that a little more subtlety would have been appreciated. 45


Great Read5 star

Can't wait for the next offering from Pierce Brown. Well done. 55


Tim Hamill5 star

I love novels that create an entirely new world/society/universe and Pierce Brown has done that in his Red Rising Trilogy. The books are fast paced, convoluted, heroic, staggeringly chilling and yet have an emotional depth that pulls at your heart. The characters make you cringe, smile, cry and laugh out loud. I simply couldn’t put this series down and the final book ‘Morning Star’ took me right to the edge!! BRAVO!! 55


Amazing5 star

One of my favorite trilogies ever 55


Amazing5 star

This book was amazing, and the ending was all I hoped for and more. 55


Excellent beyond words5 star

I found myself unable to put it down. The world Brown creates is complex, believable, and kept me engaged and surprised the whole way. I will definitely be reading all three books in the Red Rising trilogy again :) 55


Love n hate5 star

Rollercoaster of feelings, feelings I thought I didn't have inside me! Just finished it, that's why I'm still in shock writing this. Don't recommend the book to people that might have heart diseases, it is as good as the previous ones and the ending won't let u down. Expect to feel a lot of pain! Loved the book! Besides all the cursing while reading 55

Pale patriot

Truly gripping5 star

Mr. Brown has crafted a completely engrossing world, one that I fervently hope he returns to. This latest chapter was brilliantly crafted and is as wonderful a read as any out there. It was worth more than paid for it and will be buying his next book! 55

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