Red Rising is a dystopian science-fiction young adult to adult novel trilogy written by Pierce Brown. It consists of Red Rising, Golden Son and Morning Star, published in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively by Del Rey books, an imprint of Random House.
Each book has a timeskip in between. The titles of each book pertain to the development of the main character, Darrow. Darrow was the Red rising, a part of the Rebellion. As he became more involved with Golds, and was part of House Augustus, he was a Gold. In the final book, he becomes a leader, just like the star sailors look at to point their way. The theme of the first book was revenge and justice. The second book was about trust. The last book was about hope and faith, and reveals two interpretations of Darrow: as a hero or a villain.
The cover designs were handled by Joel Daniel Phillips, who knew Pierce Brown prior to the publishing of the series.
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- ↑ https://www.facebook.com/PierceBrownAuthor/photos/a.303274936472426.1073741827.230529360413651/497169813749603/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-xfp1%2Fv%2Fl%2Ft1.0-9%2F10552586_497169813749603_7621181722224582900_n.png%3Foh%3Df511b332a10091ceb9c7a7bd90b7c987%26oe%3D55814D6D&size=579%2C284&fbid=497169813749603
- ↑ http://www.ew.com/article/2015/01/22/pierce-brown-red-rising-golden-son-morning-star
- ↑ http://www.adrawingorthree.com/2014/02/pierce-brown-and-tale-of-red-rising.html