- Author Bio
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Morning Star returns to the Red Rising universe with the thrilling sequel to Iron Gold.
For a decade Darrow led a revolution against the corrupt color-coded Society. Now, outlawed by the very Republic he founded, he wages a rogue war on Mercury in hope that he can still salvage the dream of Eo. But as he leaves death and destruction in his wake, is he still the hero who broke the chains? Or will another legend rise to take his place?
Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile, has returned to the Core. Determined to bring peace back to mankind at the edge of his sword, he must overcome or unite the treacherous Gold families of the Core and face down Darrow over the skies of war-torn Mercury.
But theirs are not the only fates hanging in the balance.
On Luna, Mustang, Sovereign of the Republic, campaigns to unite the Republic behind her husband. Beset by political and criminal enemies, can she outwit her opponents in time to save him?
Once a Red refugee, young Lyria now stands accused of treason, and her only hope is a desperate escape with unlikely new allies.
Abducted by a new threat to the Republic, Pax and Electra must trust in a thief for their salvation—and Ephraim must look to them for his chance at redemption.
As alliances shift, break, and re-form—and power is seized, lost, and reclaimed—every player is at risk in a game of conquest that could turn the Rising into a new Dark Age.
Story Locale: Space; future
Series Overview: RED RISING: Darrow, a lowly Red, leads a revolution to upend a color-coded Society ruled by the nefarious Gold overlords. He infiltrates their secret schools and warring families, rending Society asunder from within using the very tools of Gold oppression and hegemony. Fighting against an overwhelming enemy with the help of newfound friends and loved-ones Darrow’s efforts are finally rewarded with open revolution, as the Rising emerges from the shadows to break the chains and live for more.
OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD IN THE RED RISING TRILOGY.
BESTSELLING SERIES: Red Rising: #24 New York Times; Golden Son: #6 New York Times; Morning Star: #1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 USA Today bestseller.
SECOND VOLUME OF NEW TRILOGY: Following the events of Iron Gold, this is the second novel of a brand new trilogy set ten years after the events of Morning Star.
Pierce Brown won the coveted GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD for best debut author for Red Rising in 2014, for Best Science Fiction novel for Golden Son in 2015, and Best Science Fiction Novel for Morning Star in 2016.
Marketing: Pre-pub consumer outreach
National advertising campaign
Online marketing outreach
Social media campaign
Targeted email marketing
Random House e-newsletters and websites
Consumer convention promotions: Phoenix Comic Con (May), Denver Comic-Con (June), San Diego Comic-Con (July), New York Comic Con (Oct)
Publicity: National media attention
National/local review and feature print attention
Online review and feature attention
Targeted blogger outreach
7-city author tour
Local author promotion: Los Angeles, CA
Author Website: piercebrownbooks.com
PRAISE FOR PIERCE BROWN AND HIS RED RISING SAGA
“[Pierce] Brown’s plots are like a depth charge of nitromethane dropped in a bucket of gasoline. His pacing is 100 percent him standing over it all with a lit match and a smile, waiting for us to dare him to drop it.”
“An epic story of rebellion, social unrest and sacrifice.”
“Dark Age proves that Brown has truly become a master.”
“Much like A Song of Ice and Fire’s George R. R. Martin, Brown is an author who is interested in exploring the consequences of his protagonist’s actions. Revolution doesn’t come without a price and no one can stay a hero forever…. Dark Age continues the trend of compelling characters, fast plotting, action, and the feeling that no one is truly safe and no one is who you think they are.”
—The Mary Sue
“Complex, layered…mature science fiction existing within the frame of blazing space opera…done in a style [that] borders on Shakespearean.”—NPR
“[A] thoughtful blend of action, intrigue, and prosaic human drama.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Fascinating…This is one you absolutely will have to read.”—The BiblioSanctum
“A page-turning epic filled with twists and turns.”—Booklist (starred review)
“In a word, Golden Son is stunning. Among science fiction fans, it should be a shoo-in for book of the year.”—Tordotcom
“[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.”—Entertainment Weekly