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Iron gold

by Pierce Brown; CloudLibrary.

  eBook : Document : Fiction

Red Rising Volume 2 Book 1   (2020-05-11)

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by Sagely-Fox

Great book. I'm thinking of it as: Red Rising Volume 2 book 1. Dark Age will be V2B2.

Initially didn't like it. The primarily listened to the audiobook.  While the remaining characters you love from Morning Star are still primary characters,  focus has changed to new characters that I did not initially care for. 

If you feel that way initially, as I did, just wait. You'll be in tears at some point. Recommend.

Spoiler insights:
During the saga of Red Rising we primarily follow Darrow, "Reaper", the Red who rose and became a Gold. There was an agenda and a goal that has been drilled into the reader's soul from the beginning of Red Rising. By the end of Morning Star, a reader can say… the story is told.

The trilogy is complete.  No, it didn't wrap up neat with no lose ends, but there was a beginning, a middle, and an end… not exactly what you have prayed for since Red Rising, but if Pierce Brown decided to sip colorful adult beverages on a beach somewhere the rest of his life, no harm done.

The Red Rising Series is much the story of the downtrodden rising up and winning their revolution to be treated fair, not as quasi slaves.  And at the end of Morning Star, while the job is not 100% done, it has had its beginning, middle, and end.

I've seen war. It's ugly, beginning, middle to the end, and beyond. 

At the end of the trilogy, you may feel like you've been ridden hard, wrung out, and finally tossed into the laundry basket to rest… perhaps. Or at least for a while.  You know you're in the load of laundry that will make it into the washing machine at some point. But the story of going through the washing machine and dryer does not need to be told.  

Iron God is the end of the beginning and turning to face beyond.  Mustang always wanted to know if Darrow was only a hammer, or if he could be the shovel and hoe needed after the hammer has done the damage needed to end a bad idea.  What's after the bad idea?

Lyria of Lagalos is what's after.  No home.   No community.  No job.  No family. Just waiting and hoping that what the new government promised will come to pass before everyone she knows is dead.

 

Read December 9-30, 2019, 




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