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Pierce Brown - Author

About the Author

Pierce Brown is the author of Red Rising, the first installment in a science fiction trilogy. Though Brown was born in Denver, Colorado, his origins are a little more diverse, having called seven states home (Colorado, North Carolina, Arizona, Iowa, Texas, Washington, and California). Now twenty-four, he splits his time between Seattle and Los Angeles. Before becoming a full-time writer, Brown spent time working as an executive aide on a U.S. Senate Campaign, a script runner at ABC, a freelance web producer, and eventually an NBC Page. His degree from Pepperdine University is in Economics and Political Science. You can find him on Twitter @Pierce_Brown and Facebook, or visit his blog: www.pierce-brown.com

Featured books by Pierce Brown

Red Rising

Red Rising

Author: Pierce Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Ender's Game meets The Hunger Games in this, the first in an extraordinary trilogy from an incredible new voice. Darrow is a Helldiver, one of a thousand men and women who live in the vast caves beneath the surface of Mars, generations of people who spend their lives toiling to mine the precious elements that will allow the planet to be terraformed. Just knowing that, one day, people will be able to walk the surface of the planet is enough to justify their sacrifice. The Earth is dying, and Darrow and his people are the only hope humanity has left. Until the day Darrow learns that it is all a lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down at Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought. Until the day Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school, intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside. But the command school is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only student with an agenda.

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Other books by Pierce Brown

Dark Age Red Rising Series 5 - The Sunday Times Bestseller

Dark Age Red Rising Series 5 - The Sunday Times Bestseller

Author: Pierce Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

***The explosive fifth novel in the Red Rising Series*** The Number One New York Times bestselling author of Morning Star returns to the Red Rising universe with the thrilling sequel to Iron Gold. He broke the chains Then broke the world.... A decade ago Darrow led a revolution, and laid the foundations for a new world. Now he's an outlaw. Cast out of the very Republic he founded, with half his fleet destroyed, he wages a rogue war on Mercury. Outnumbered, outgunned but not out thought. Is he still the hero who broke the chains? Or will he become the agent of the world's destruction? Is it time for another legend to take his place? Lysander au Lune, the displaced heir to the old empire, has returned to the Core. First he must survive Gold backstabbing, then Darrow. Will he bring peace to mankind at the edge of his sword? And on Luna, Mustang, the embattled sovereign of the Republic, must save both democracy and her exiled husband millions of kilometres away. The only thing certain in the Solar System is treachery. And that the Rising is entering a new Dark Age. PRAISE FOR THE RED RISING SERIES: 'Pierce Brown's empire-crushing debut is a sprawling vision . . . Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow' - Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Pandemic '[A] top-notch debut novel . . . Red Rising ascends above a crowded dystopian field' - USA Today '[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown's dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender's Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric' - Entertainment Weekly

Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares Vol. 2 Wrath

Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares Vol. 2 Wrath

Author: Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin, Eli Powell Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2020

The world of Pierce Brown's Red Rising expands further in the next installment of the Sons of Ares storyline. Fitchner's quest for revenge continues as he and the other Sons of Ares seek out the Golds who have wronged his family. But actions come with repercussions and an elaborate game of cat and mouse is on. A battle of Gold versus Gold erupts further into more than acts of vengeance and becomes the seeds of a revolution.

Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares - An Original Graphic Novel TP

Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares - An Original Graphic Novel TP

Author: Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin, Eli Powell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2019

The world of Pierce Brown's Red Rising expands further in the next installment of the Sons of Ares storyline. Fitchner's quest for revenge continues as he and the other Sons of Ares seek out the Golds who have wronged his family. But actions come with repercussions and an elaborate game of cat and mouse is on. A battle of Gold versus Gold erupts further into more than acts of vengeance and becomes the seeds of a revolution.

Dark Age

Dark Age

Author: Pierce Brown Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 08/08/2019

For a decade Darrow led a revolution against the corrupt colour-coded Society. Now, outlawed by the Republic he founded, he wages war on Mercury. But as he leaves death and destruction in his wake, is he still a hero? Or will another legend rise? Lysander au Lune has returned. He must overcome or unite the treacherous Gold families of the Core and face down Darrow. But theirs are not the only fates hanging in the balance. On Luna, Mustang, Sovereign of the Republic, campaigns to unite the Republic. Beset by enemies, can she outwit her opponents? Once a Red refugee, Lyria now stands accused of treason, and her only hope is escape. Abducted by a new threat to the Republic, Pax and Electra must trust in a thief for salvation - and Ephraim must look to them for his chance at redemption. The thrilling sequel to Iron Gold.

Dark Age Red Rising Series 5 - The Sunday Times Bestseller

Dark Age Red Rising Series 5 - The Sunday Times Bestseller

Author: Pierce Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2019

***The explosive fifth novel in the Red Rising Series*** The Number One New York Times bestselling author of Morning Star returns to the Red Rising universe with the thrilling sequel to Iron Gold. He broke the chains Then broke the world.... A decade ago Darrow led a revolution, and laid the foundations for a new world. Now he's an outlaw. Cast out of the very Republic he founded, with half his fleet destroyed, he wages a rogue war on Mercury. Outnumbered, outgunned but not out thought. Is he still the hero who broke the chains? Or will he become the agent of the world's destruction? Is it time for another legend to take his place? Lysander au Lune, the displaced heir to the old empire, has returned to the Core. First he must survive Gold backstabbing, then Darrow. Will he bring peace to mankind at the edge of his sword? And on Luna, Mustang, the embattled sovereign of the Republic, must save both democracy and her exiled husband millions of kilometres away. The only thing certain in the Solar System is treachery. And that the Rising is entering a new Dark Age. PRAISE FOR THE RED RISING SERIES: 'Pierce Brown's empire-crushing debut is a sprawling vision . . . Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow' - Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Pandemic '[A] top-notch debut novel . . . Red Rising ascends above a crowded dystopian field' - USA Today '[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown's dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender's Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric' - Entertainment Weekly

Dark Age Red Rising Series 5 - The Sunday Times Bestseller

Dark Age Red Rising Series 5 - The Sunday Times Bestseller

Author: Pierce Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2019

***The explosive fifth novel in the Red Rising Series*** The Number One New York Times bestselling author of Morning Star returns to the Red Rising universe with the thrilling sequel to Iron Gold. He broke the chains Then broke the world.... A decade ago Darrow led a revolution, and laid the foundations for a new world. Now he's an outlaw. Cast out of the very Republic he founded, with half his fleet destroyed, he wages a rogue war on Mercury. Outnumbered, outgunned but not out thought. Is he still the hero who broke the chains? Or will he become the agent of the world's destruction? Is it time for another legend to take his place? Lysander au Lune, the displaced heir to the old empire, has returned to the Core. First he must survive Gold backstabbing, then Darrow. Will he bring peace to mankind at the edge of his sword? And on Luna, Mustang, the embattled sovereign of the Republic, must save both democracy and her exiled husband millions of kilometres away. The only thing certain in the Solar System is treachery. And that the Rising is entering a new Dark Age. PRAISE FOR THE RED RISING SERIES: 'Pierce Brown's empire-crushing debut is a sprawling vision . . . Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow' - Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Pandemic '[A] top-notch debut novel . . . Red Rising ascends above a crowded dystopian field' - USA Today '[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown's dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender's Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric' - Entertainment Weekly

Red Rising - Asche zu Asche

Red Rising - Asche zu Asche

Author: Pierce Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2018

Vor einem Jahrzehnt war Darrow der Held einer Revolution, von der er glaubte, sie wurde die Gesellschaft verandern. Statt Frieden und Freiheit hat sie nur endlosen Krieg gebracht. Jetzt muss er alles, wofur er gekampft hat, in einer einzigen letzten Mission riskieren. Darrow glaubt nach wie vor, er konne jeden retten. Aber kann er sich auch selbst retten?Red Rising war die Geschichte vom Ende eines Universums. Asche zu Asche ist die Geschichte von der Erschaffung eines neuen. Der Beginn einer aufregenden neuen Saga von New-York-Times-Bestsellerautor Pierce Brown.

Iron Gold The explosive new novel in the Red Rising series: Red Rising Series 4

Iron Gold The explosive new novel in the Red Rising series: Red Rising Series 4

Author: Pierce Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

'Another sizzling space epic to entice, excite and tease. 5 STARS' - Starburst Darrow was born a slave. He became a weapon. He ended centuries of Gold rule, broke the chains of an empire, and now he's the hero of a brave new republic. But at terrible cost. At the edge of the solar system, the grandson of the emperor he murdered dreams of revenge. In his hidden fortress in the oceans of Venus, the Ash Lord lies in wait, plotting to crush the newborn democracy. And, at home, a young Red girl who's lost everything to the Rising questions whether freedom was just another Gold lie. In a fearsome new world where Obsidian pirates roam the Belt, famine and genocide ravage Mars, and crime lords terrorise Luna, it's time for Darrow and a cast of new characters from across the solar system to face down the chaos that revolution has unleashed. ********** Further praise for Iron Gold 'Fascinating . . . This is one you absolutely will have to read' - The BiblioSanctum '[Iron Gold] offers us both a continuation of the story Brown has been telling for years right alongside an eye-opening widening of his universe, as though we're watching it all through an exquisitely calibrated telescope that can slide on perfect bearings from one side of the solar system to the other without the slightest blur . . . Mature science fiction existing within the frame of blazing space opera' - NPR Books 'The books are an exhilarating fusion of The Hunger Games, Blade Runner and Dune. Amid a pulse-pounding narrative, they fearlessly tackle major issues like the fragility of democracy and the fallibility of human nature to betray its ideals even when freedom is attained' - Express '[A] thoughtful blend of action, intrigue, and prosaic human drama' - Publishers Weekly 'Iron Gold offers more of everything we loved about the first three books. Pierce Brown builds upon the foundations of the incredible universe and story he spun in the first trilogy, pivoting on his characters' flaws and fallibility to steer the narrative in unexpected directions. Suffice it to say, readers will be soon be dying to read the next one' - Barnes & Noble 'This book lives up to every expectation I have for Pierce Brown . . . you MUST read this, it will not disappoint!' - The Speculative Herald 'Brown succeeds not only in writing a great book, but adding to the world and Red Rising's mythos . . . The mix of political intrigue, action and thematic journeys elevate this book from a simple sci-fi adventure into something more thought-provoking and rewarding. Fans of Brown and his series should really enjoy this latest addition to Red Rising' - FlickeringMyth.com

Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares Signed Edition

Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares Signed Edition

Author: Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin, Eli Powell Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2018

From the world of the best-selling YA series Red Rising comes a story of love and loss and rage! In the future, when mankind has spread across the stars, the hierarchy of man is dictated by the color of one's caste. The Golds rule all, but what will happen when one falls for a lowly Red? See how a forbidden love will set the course of events for the future and lead to the formation of the formidable Sons of Ares! Written by author Pierce Brown (The Red Rising Trilogy) and Rik Hoskin (Heroes of Skyrealm, Brandon Sanderson's White Sand), with art by Eli Powell (Yakuza Demon Killers, The 13th Artifact), comes the in-continuity story of revolution and Red Rising!

Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares - An Original Graphic Novel

Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares - An Original Graphic Novel

Author: Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin, Eli Powell Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2018

From the world of the best-selling YA series Red Rising comes a story of love and loss and rage! In the future, when mankind has spread across the stars, the hierarchy of man is dictated by the color of one's caste. The Golds rule all, but what will happen when one falls for a lowly Red? See how a forbidden love will set the course of events for the future and lead to the formation of the formidable Sons of Ares! Written by author Pierce Brown (The Red Rising Trilogy) and Rik Hoskin (Heroes of Skyrealm, Brandon Sanderson's White Sand), with art by Eli Powell (Yakuza Demon Killers, The 13th Artifact), comes the in-continuity story of revolution and Red Rising!

Red Rising Saga: One 2 Four

Red Rising Saga: One 2 Four

Author: Pierce Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2018

Red Rising: Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Golden Son: As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. 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. Iron Gold: 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.

Morning Star

Morning Star

Author: Pierce Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2017

V Solnechnoj sisteme idet yarostnaya bor'ba mezhdu vysshimi i nizshimi kastami Soobshchestva, razdelennogo na cveta. Dehrrou iz Likosa, predvoditel' alyh povstancev Marsa, skhvachen i posle strashnyh pytok broshen v temnicu, iz kotoroj vyhod odin: besslavnaya smert'. Zolotye praviteli, ispol'zuya novejshie tekhnologii, imitirovali ego kazn' i translirovali ee po vsem kanalam Vselennoj. Poslancy Synov Aresa, vragov verhovnoj pravitel'nicy iz kasty zolotyh, osvobozhdayut uznika, neobhodimogo svoemu narodu. No duh Dehrrou uzhe slomlen. Blizkie uspeli oplakat' ego, soratniki utratili veru v pobedu, i kazhetsya, net ni edinogo shansa podnyat' novuyu volnu vosstaniya...

Morning Star Red Rising Series 3

Morning Star Red Rising Series 3

Author: Pierce Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2016

Darrow is a Helldiver, one of a thousand men and women who live in the vast caves beneath the surface of Mars, generations of people who spend their lives toiling to mine the precious elements that will allow the planet to be terraformed. Just knowing that, one day, people will be able to walk the surface of the planet is enough to justify their sacrifice. The Earth is dying, and Darrow and his people are the only hope humanity has left. Until the day Darrow learns that it is all a lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down at Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought. Until the day Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their society.

GOLDEN SON

GOLDEN SON

Author: Pierce Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2016

Podobno gornym gnomam iz legend, v nedrah vekami truditsya narod, nazyvayushchij sebya kastoj alyh. Cenoj neveroyatnyh lishenij on dobyvaet gelij-3, nadeyas' nakopit' ego dostatochno, chtoby odnazhdy pokinut' marsianskie nory, okruzhit' planetu obolochkoj iz vozduha i vody, sozdat' na poverhnosti usloviya dlya chelovecheskogo sushchestvovaniya. I vdrug vyyasnyaetsya, chto Mars uzhe terraformirovan, ehto sdelala kasta zolotyh tajkom ot dobytchikov geliya, prichem sebya zolotye schitayut gospodami, alym zhe otveli rol' rabov. CHtoby vyzvolit' ugnetennyj narod i dobit'sya spravedlivosti, organizaciya Synov Aresa otpravlyaet naverh molodogo shahtera Dehrrou, modificirovav ego do takoj stepeni, chto po vneshnim priznakam on neotlichim ot svoih ehlitarnyh sverstnikov. Udacha soputstvuet zagovorshchikam, eshche nemnogo, i mozhno budet nanesti pravyashchej verhushke smertel'nyj udar No v shage ot pobedy Dehrrou sovershaet rokovuyu oshibku.

Red Rising

Red Rising

Author: Pierce Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2015

Zemlya umiraet, i tol'ko kolonizaciya blizhnego kosmosa daet chelovechestvu shans na spasenie. Pyat' vekov nazad v opasnye marsianskie nedra spustilis' lyudi, chtoby dobyt' dragocennyj gelij-3, neobhodimyj dlya terraformirovaniya planety. EHta kasta, nazyvayushchaya sebya aloj, verit, chto ee podvig ne propadet zrya i potomki budut zhit' naverhu, kak v rayu. Odnazhdy Dehrrou uznaet, chto vse ehto nepravda. Poverhnost' Marsa davno blagoustroena, na nej uzhe smenilos' neskol'ko pokolenij zolotoj kasty. EHtot fakt tshchatel'no skryvaetsya ot alyh, kotoryh zolotye schitayut bezmozglymi rabochimi murav'yami, obrechennymi rozhdat'sya i umirat' na podzemnoj katorge, chtoby obespechivat' bezbednoe sushchestvovanie

Golden Son Red Rising Series 2

Golden Son Red Rising Series 2

Author: Pierce Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Ender's Game meets The Hunger Games in MORNING STAR , the second in an extraordinary trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of RED RISING. 'I'm still playing games. This is just the deadliest yet.' Darrow is a rebel forged by tragedy. For years he and his fellow Reds worked the mines, toiling to make the surface of Mars inhabitable. They were, they believed, mankind's last hope. Until Darrow discovered that it was all a lie, and that the Red were nothing more than unwitting slaves to an elitist ruling class, the Golds, who had been living on Mars in luxury for generations. In RED RISING, Darrow infiltrated Gold society, to fight in secret for a better future for his people. Now fully embedded amongst the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his dangerous work to bring them down from within. It's a journey that will take him further than he's ever been before - but is Darrow truly willing to pay the price that rebellion demands? A life-or-death tale of vengeance with an unforgettable hero at its heart, Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown's continuing status as one of fiction's most exciting new voices.