Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, nr. 1)De (autor) Pierce Brown
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 25 Sep 2014
***The first book in the incredible New York Times bestselling series***
The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. The Reds are humanity's last hope.
Or so it appears, until the day Darrow discovers it's all al lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down on Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.
Until the day that Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school, intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside. But the command school is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only student with an agenda.
Break the chains. Live for more.
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Though Pierce Brown was born in Denver, Colorado, his origins are a little more diverse, having called seven states home (Colorado, North Carolina, Arizona, Iowa, Texas, Washington, and California). Now twenty-four, he splits his time between Seattle and Los Angeles. Before becoming a full-time writer, Brown spent time working as an executive aide on a U.S. Senate Campaign, a script runner at ABC, a freelance web producer, and eventually an NBC Page. His degree from Pepperdine University is in Economics and Political Science. You can find him on Twitter @Pierce_Brown and Facebook, or visit his blog: www.pierce-brown.com
"[A] top-notch debut novel . . . "Red Rising" ascends above a crowded dystopian field."--"USA Today"
""Red Rising" is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience."--"Richmond Times-Dispatch"
"A story of vengeance, warfare and the quest for power . . . reminiscent of "The Hunger Games "and" Game of Thrones".""--Kirkus Reviews"
"Fast-paced, gripping, well-written--the sort of book you cannot put down. I am already on the lookout for the next one."--Terry Brooks, "New York Time"s bestselling author of "The Sword of Shannara
"Pierce Brown has done an astounding job at delivering a powerful piece of literature that will definitely make a mark in the minds of readers."--"The Huffington Post"
"Compulsively readable and exceedingly entertaining . . . a must for both fans of classic sci-fi and fervent followers of new school dystopian epics."--"Examiner.com"
"[A] great debut . . . The author gathers a spread of elements together in much the same way George R. R. Martin does."--"Tor.com"
"Very ambitious . . . a natural for "Hunger Games" fans of all ages."--"Booklist"
"Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow: Pierce Brown's empire-crushing debut is a sprawling vision."--Scott Sigler, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Pandemic"
"A Hollywood-ready story with plenty of action and thrills."--"Publishers Weekly"
"Reminiscent of . . . Suzanne Collins's "The Hunger Games" . . . ["Red Rising"] will captivate readers and leave them wanting more."--"Library Journal" (starred review)
"From the Hardcover edition."