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.
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.
As many of you know, I loved Red Rising and I devoured that book in a matter of just a few days. With my hectic schedule, it takes me roughly one full week to get through a book (sadly, I know that’s a long time), and even though it took me a few days to get through it…that’s still a big deal. I mean, HUGE. Aaaanyway…I was apprehensive in reading Golden Son because usually the next installment is somewhat disappointing, not always but usually.
“He always thinks because I’m reading, I’m not doing anything. There is no greater plague to an introvert than the extroverted.”
Holy twists and turns Batman!! This book did not disappoint at all! *bows at the altar of Pierce Brown* The action/battle sequences are breathtaking in a brutal kind of way and this is all because of Eo’s vision of a better world.
“You taught me once, Lorn. I’m a better man for it. But now it’s my turn to teach you. Men can change. Sometimes they have to fall. Sometimes they have to leap.”
Golden Son left me emotionally battered but I loved that it did exactly that. Perhaps I’m a masochist? *shrugs* And the best part of the book is Darrow. I find him to be a complex character with layers upon layers, he’s equal parts vulnerable as he is powerful. He’s faced with so many challenges and his challenges became mine because that’s how lost I became in the story.
“I am not some frill-wearing tramp. I am a genius. I say this because it is a fact. I am smarter than any person you’ve ever met, except perhaps my twin. My heart does not make my brain a fool.”
I want to touch on a supporting character that I absolutely adored and he deserves recognition because he’s fiercely awesome. Sevro has more of a presence in this book and sometimes I thought he served as Darrow’s conscience. Truthfully, all the supporting characters are brilliant and Mustang broke my heart. She really did.
“Protect the ArchGovernor!” Mustang shouts at me, voice more composed than my own, making me feel an idiot obsessed with chivalry. Of course she does not need me to save her.”
This book is more compelling than the first one and I didn’t think that would be possible, which leads me to the author’s writing. His writing is absolutely stellar!! Pierce Brown has written a masterpiece that’s incredibly emotional and at the same time, tragic.
“Yet how many times have I already been pieced back together? How much longer can all these stitches hold? In the end, will there even be pieces left of me?”
Oh, before I forget…the ending ripped my heart out and I haven’t been the same since. Am I being dramatic? Probably, but that’s exactly what that ending did to me. I regret nothing. Nope. Not one bit.
My final thoughts: READ.THIS.SERIES.
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