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You can download Pierce Brown's Red Rising for only 2.99$ here.

Here's the blurb:

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 lush wilds 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.

2 commentaires:

machinery said...

the smell of bullshit is strong .

Chris said...

For what it's worth, Red Rising is brilliant. It suffers somewhat from the Y/A marketing, and some poor-to-moderate blurb. But it's actually really good.

Maybe this doesn't come out due to the way the book is structured. The first section is more of a prelude, followed by some driven, brutal and bloody action in the following sections.

It takes you through historical themes, provides the logic behind a future, near-alien society, and makes the reader sit up and take notice by intertwining the environs and the themes with some legitimately interesting characters, thrown in at, not to give anything away, very much the deep end.

It's well within my top ten books of the year, and I'd encourage you to give it a read if you're in the mood for a bit of sci-fi-military-youth fiction - of which it is a sterling exemplar.