Red Rising

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 89,226 ratings

Red Rising Publisher's Summary

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. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

Darrow - and Reds like him - are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity's overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society's ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies...even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

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  • Book 1

    • Red Rising

    • By: Pierce Brown
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32,327
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30,127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30,091

    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. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Emily on 05-07-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Red Rising

    • By: Pierce Brown
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Earth is dying. Thousands of workers, who live in the vast caves beneath Mars, mine the precious elements that will make the planet habitable. They are Earth’s only hope. Until the day Darrow learns that it’s a lie. Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations. Darrow disguises himself and infiltrates their society, intent on taking them down. But the surface is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only one with an agenda.

    Regular price: $27.81

  • Book 2

    • Golden Son

    • Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
    • By: Pierce Brown
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24,482
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,624
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,554

    Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Modern Classic Which Will Endure

    • By HMW on 01-09-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Golden Son

    • By: Pierce Brown
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal, elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded amongst the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down society 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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Craig on 07-23-17

    Regular price: $27.81

  • Book 3

    • Morning Star

    • Book III of the Red Rising Trilogy
    • By: Pierce Brown
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24,664
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,989
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22,936

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It doesn't get much better than this!

    • By Audre on 03-24-16

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 4

    • Iron Gold

    • By: Pierce Brown
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,694
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,215

    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. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audio needs to be balanced

    • By Anonymous User on 01-21-18

    Regular price: $41.99