Pierce Brown

  • « Aujourd'hui, je suis leur glaive. Mais je ne pardonne pas. Je n'oublie pas. »  Deux ans ont passé. Darrow n'est plus un Rouge risquant chaque jour sa vie dans les mines de Mars. Il est devenu le Faucheur, un Or dont la réputation n'est plus à faire. Rien ne lui résiste. Pourtant, au fond de lui, Darrow n'a pas oublié. Il n'a pas pardonné. Mais il commet une erreur fatale : il sous-estime son ennemi. En un éclair, il perd tout. Au pied du mur, Darrow doit élaborer une nouvelle stratégie... quitte à transformer une vendetta familiale en guerre totale. Sinon, tous ses efforts, tous ses sacrifices auront été vains. Et Eo sera morte pour rien.

  • « J´aurais pu vivre en paix. Mes ennemis m´ont jeté dans la guerre. » Darrow n´est pas un héros. Tout ce qu´il souhaite, c´est vivre heureux avec l´amour de sa vie. Mais les Ors, les dirigeants de la Société, en ont décidé autrement. Ils lui ont tout enlevé : sa raison de vivre, ses certitudes, jusqu´à son reflet dans le miroir.
    Darrow n´a plus d´autre choix que de devenir comme ceux qui l´écrasent. Pour mieux les détruire. Il va être accepté au légendaire Institut, y être formé avec l´élite des Ors, dans un terrain d´entraînement grandeur nature.
    Sauf que même ce paradis est un champ de bataille. Un champ de bataille où règnent deux règles : tuer ou être tué, dominer ou être dominé.
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  • «  La guerre dévore les vainqueurs en dernier.  »
     
    Pour le bien de la République,
    Cendré doit être éliminé.
    Darrow en reste convaincu.
    Parti à sa poursuite
    malgré l'interdiction du Sénat,
    l'ancien Rouge redevient hors-la-loi.
     
    Mais le Système solaire est vaste et,
    dans ses recoins,
    d'autres dangers fourmillent.
    La révolte gronde.
     
    On murmure que la Révolution du Faucheur
    n'a amené que chaos et ruine.
    Pour ses victimes, les disgraciés, les endeuillés,
    l'heure de la vengeance a sonné.

  • «  Je ploie sous le fardeau du chaos que j'ai déchaîné.  »
     
    Après dix années de guerre,
    Darrow ne croit plus à la paix.
    Le Système solaire reste, plus que jamais, déchiré  ;
    les morts n'ont de cesse de s'empiler.
    Sa révolution, sa faute.
    C'est là que le destin du Faucheur croise celui de trois âmes meurtries.
     
    Une Rouge, pour qui la libération a été à double tranchant.
    Un Gris, endeuillé, prisonnier de son passé.
    Un Or, exilé, qui erre dans la galaxie...
     
    Ce sont désormais les chaînes du passé
    qu'il faudra parvenir à briser.
     
     
    Après la trilogie Red Rising, Darrow reprend les armes.
    Mais cette fois, trois nouvelles destinées
    viennent se heurter à la sienne.
     

  • 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.

  • Ender's Game meets The Hunger Games in this, the second in an extraordinary trilogy from an incredible new voice.

    'I'm still playing games. This is just the deadliest yet.' Darrow is a rebel forged by tragedy. For years he and his fellow Reds worked the mines, toiling to make the surface of Mars inhabitable. They were, they believed, mankind's last hope. Until Darrow discovered that it was all a lie, and that the Red were nothing more than unwitting slaves to an elitist ruling class, the Golds, who had been living on Mars in luxury for generations.

    In RED RISING, Darrow infiltrated Gold society, to fight in secret for a better future for his people. Now fully embedded amongst the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his dangerous work to bring them down 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?

    Hic sunt leones.

    A life-or-death tale of vengeance with an unforgettable hero at its heart, Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown's growing status as one of fiction's most exciting new voices.

  • 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.

  • With shades of The Hunger Games, Enders Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Browns genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom.
    As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrows kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds--and their only path to liberation is revolution. And so Darrow sacrifices himself in the name of the greater good for which Eo, his true love and inspiration, laid down her own life. He becomes a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm so that he can destroy it from within.
    A lamb among wolves in a cruel world, Darrow finds friendship, respect, and even love--but also the wrath of powerful rivals. To wage and win the war that will change humankinds destiny, Darrow must confront the treachery arrayed against him, overcome his all-too-human desire for retribution--and strive not for violent revolt but a hopeful rebirth. Though the road ahead is fraught with danger and deceit, Darrow must choose to follow Eos principles of love and justice to free his people.
    He must live for more.
    Praise for Pierce Brown's Golden Son "Pierce Brown is a prodigy. As great as the first book of the RED RISING trilogy is, GOLDEN SON is even better. A wild ride full of suspense, intrigue, and serious ass-kicking bravadoExpertly written and emotionally engaging, with top-notch universe-building that begs for further exploration. I want more!" --Christopher Golden, New York Times Bestselling Author of Snowblind The stakes are even higher than they were in Red Rising, and the twists and turns of the story are every bit as exciting. The jaw-dropper of an ending will leave readers hungry for the conclusion to Browns wholly original, completely thrilling saga.
    --Booklist, starred review Dramaticthe rare middle book that loses almost no momentum as it sets up the final installment.
    --Publishers Weekly Darrow is an assertive hero... Comparisons to The Hunger Games andGame of Thrones series are inevitable, for this tale has elements of both --Kirkus Reviews Praise for Pierce Browns Red Rising [A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Browns dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Enders Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric.--Entertainment Weekly [A] top-notch debut novel . . . Red Rising ascends above a crowded dystopian field.--USA Today 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 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.--Terry Brooks, New York Times 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 From the Hardcover edition.

  • Darrow is a Helldiver, one of a thousand men and women who live in the vast caves beneath the surface of Mars, generations of people who spend their lives toiling to mine the precious elements that will allow the planet to be terraformed. Just knowing that, one day, people will be able to walk the surface of the planet is enough to justify their sacrifice. The Earth is dying, and Darrow and his people are the only hope humanity has left. Until the day Darrow learns that it is all a 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 at Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought. Until the day Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their society.

  • 'Another sizzling space epic to entice, excite and tease. *****' - Starburst**********Darrow was born a slave. He became a weapon.He ended centuries of Gold rule, broke the chains of an empire, and now he's the hero of a brave new republic. But at terrible cost.At the edge of the solar system, the grandson of the emperor he murdered dreams of revenge.In his hidden fortress in the oceans of Venus, the Ash Lord lies in wait, plotting to crush the newborn democracy. And, at home, a young Red girl who's lost everything to the Rising questions whether freedom was just another Gold lie.In a fearsome new world where Obsidian pirates roam the Belt, famine and genocide ravage Mars, and crime lords terrorise Luna, it's time for Darrow and a cast of new characters from across the solar system to face down the chaos that revolution has unleashed.**********Praise for Pierce Brown'Pierce Brown's empire-crushing debut is a sprawling vision . . . Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow' - Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Pandemic'[A] top-notch debut novel . . . Red Rising ascends above a crowded dystopian field' - USA Today'[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown's dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender's Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric' - Entertainment Weekly

  • Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy: Morning Star. 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. Finally, the time has come. But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied--and too glorious to surrender. Praise for Morning Star “You could call [Pierce] Brown science fiction’s best-kept secret. In Morning Star, the trilogy’s devastating and inspiring final chapter, . . . he flirts with volume, oscillating between thundering space escapes and hushed, tense parleys between rivals, where the cinematic dialogue oozes such specificity and suspense you could almost hear a pin drop between pages. His achievement is in creating an uncomfortably familiar world of flaw, fear, and promise.”--Entertainment Weekly “A page-turning epic filled with twists and turns . . . The conclusion to Brown’s saga is simply stellar.”--Booklist (starred review) “Multilayered and seething with characters who exist in a shadow world between history and myth, much as in Frank Herbert’s Dune . . . an ambitious and satisfying conclusion to a monumental saga.”--Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.

  • In the epic next chapter of the Red Rising Saga, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Morning Star pushes the boundaries of one of the boldest series in fiction.
    They call him father, liberator, warlord, Slave King, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the war-torn planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy. It is the tenth year of war and the thirty-third of his life.
    A decade ago Darrow was the hero of the revolution he believed would break the chains of the Society. But the Rising has shattered everything: Instead of peace and freedom, it has brought endless war. Now he must risk all he has fought for on one last desperate mission. Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself?
    And throughout the worlds, other destinies entwine with Darrow’s to change his fate forever:
    A young Red girl flees tragedy in her refugee camp, and achieves for herself a new life she could never have imagined.
    An ex-soldier broken by grief is forced to steal the most valuable thing in the galaxy--or pay with his life.
    And Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile to the Sovereign, wanders the stars with his mentor, Cassius, haunted by the loss of the world that Darrow transformed, and dreaming of what will rise from its ashes.
    Red Rising was the story of the end of one universe. Iron Gold is the story of the creation of a new one. Witness the beginning of a stunning new saga of tragedy and triumph from masterly New York Times bestselling author Pierce Brown.

  • « JE SUIS LE FAUCHEUR. JE CONNAIS LA DOULEUR. JE CONNAIS LES TÉNÈBRES. CE N'EST QUE LE DÉBUT. » Darrow aurait voulu vivre en paix. Ses ennemis l'ont jeté dans la guerre. Darrow s'est élevé parmi les puissants qui dirigent la Société pour mieux préparer sa révolution. À présent, la fin du règne tyrannique des Ors a enfin sonné. Malgré les doutes qui l'assaillent, malgré les anciens amis qu'il va devoir affronter aux quatre coins du Système solaire, Darrow est plus que jamais déterminé à briser les chaînes...

  • Experience Star Wars: A New Hope from a whole new point of view.
    On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, more than forty contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the forty short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from the literary history of Star Wars:
    • Gary Whitta bridges the gap from Rogue One to A New Hope through the eyes of Captain Antilles.
    • Aunt Beru finds her voice in an intimate character study by Meg Cabot.
    • Nnedi Okorofor brings dignity and depth to a most unlikely character: the monster in the trash compactor.
    • Pablo Hidalgo provides a chilling glimpse inside the mind of Grand Moff Tarkin.
    • Pierce Brown chronicles Biggs Darklighter’s final flight during the Rebellion’s harrowing attack on the Death Star.
    • Wil Wheaton spins a poignant tale of the rebels left behind on Yavin.
    Plus thirty-four more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from:
    Ben Acker • Renée Ahdieh • Tom Angleberger • Ben Blacker • Jeffrey Brown • Rae Carson • Adam Christopher • Zoraida Córdova • Delilah S. Dawson • Kelly Sue DeConnick • Paul Dini • Ian Doescher • Ashley Eckstein • Matt Fraction • Alexander Freed • Jason Fry • Kieron Gillen • Christie Golden • Claudia Gray • E. K. Johnston • Paul S. Kemp • Mur Lafferty • Ken Liu • Griffin McElroy • John Jackson Miller • Daniel José Older • Mallory Ortberg • Beth Revis • Madeleine Roux • Greg Rucka • Gary D. Schmidt • Cavan Scott • Charles Soule • Sabaa Tahir • Elizabeth Wein • Glen Weldon • Chuck Wendig
    All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book--a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House has donated $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm has donated 100,000 children’s books--valued at $1,000,000--to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education. Over the past sixteen years, Disney and Penguin Random House combined have donated more than eighty-eight million books to First Book.

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