For quite some time I’ve been ranting and raving about my love for the Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown. I think everyone who knows me is probably tired of me trying to shove the series down their throat. Can you blame me? It’s only the bloodydamn awesomest sci-fi book series out there. I know. That’s a pretty broad statement, but my fellow Howlers would agree. Pierce Brown has weaved an epic space opera which many (me) would compare to the love child of a Star Wars and Game of Thrones marriage.
Don’t love Star Wars or Game of Thrones? Then we need to talk. Later.
Some friends have opted for the blue pill (Damn Pixies!), but those who took the red pill have been forever changed. Once you go helldiving deep into the tunnel colonies of Mars, you come back carved into a different breed of human—a Howler.
What’s a Howler you say? Well, I guess you’re gonna have to read the gorydamn books!
All joking aside, Pierce Brown is a brilliant author who has captured the heart of thousands upon thousands of fans who have self-proclaimed themselves Howlers, Pierce’s own band of wolf-cloaked crazed followers who are deeply in love with the rich story and unforgettable characters—from villains to heroes, there’s’ no shortage of action packed scenes and gut wrenching emotion. This series will leave you twisted and in need of serious therapy. Talk about book hangover. You’re gonna need rehab after Morning Star, the third book in the trilogy. I still experience tremors when I think about “that” scene.
Prepare to roar into battle only to ugly cry by the next chapter. This series is the mother of all rollers coasters. Red Rising is a story about love, friendship, loyalty, honor, hate, greed. What it means to be human. It’s a philosophical and psychological mind twist, a story that stays with you long after you’ve finished the last book. Once it has claw-drilled itself into our flesh, it never lets go.
Thankfully, we have a special group for that. Once you are done reading all three books, join us over at the Fecebook group Hic Sunt Leones where we will nurse your wounds, and where, short of handing you the next installment of the series, satiate your hunger for all things Red Rising.