Red Rising

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 96,949 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 34,924
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32,565
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32,522

    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
    • Wow, what a performance and what a story

    • By Jared G on 08-27-16

    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 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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 26,390
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24,404
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,333

    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 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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 26,419
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24,627
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24,576

    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 9,146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,607
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,589

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By Stephani Ann on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 5

    • Dark Age

    • By: Pierce Brown
    • Narrated by: TBD
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For a decade, Darrow led a revolution against the corrupt color-coded Society. Now, outlawed by the very Republic he founded, he wages a rogue war on Mercury in hopes that he can still salvage the dream of Eo. Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile, has returned to the Core. Determined to bring peace back to mankind at the edge of his sword, he must overcome or unite the treacherous Gold families of the Core and face down Darrow over the skies of war-torn Mercury. But theirs are not the only fates hanging in the balance.

    Regular price: $31.49