If there’s a void in your life that can only be filled by a sci-fi adventure book reminiscent of Star Wars, Ender’s Game, and a dozen space operas in between, fill it with Pierce Brown’s endlessly exciting Red Rising trilogy.
Brown kicked off the series in 2014 with Red Rising—in which readers met Darrow, a low-born miner in a color-coded caste hierarchy who joins a group of revolutionaries intent on bringing down the Golds, the highest level of society. In this January’s Golden Son, Darrow is fully embedded in the Golds and sets his sights on turning the society’s most prominent families against each other. (Read EW’s reviews of Red Rising and Golden Son here.)
Now, the third and final chapter of Darrow’s hierarchy-hopping trilogy is at hand, and EW has an exclusive first look at the cover of the last book: Morning Star. We chatted with Brown about what’s to come in the book three—and what he was thinking about that ending in book two. (Warning: spoilers ahead.) READ FULL STORY