Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Dark Age by Pierce Brown

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts.

da-coverFor 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 hopes 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, the children of Darrow and Sevro, must trust in Ephraim, 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.

I love the Red Rising books SO MUCH. I’m especially loving the new trilogy which explores the consequences of overthrowing an empire and trying to set up a new government while still fighting off the remnants of the old one.  Can’t wait for the new one! Dark Age comes out July 9th from Del Rey.

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10 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Dark Age by Pierce Brown

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, I’m actually a bit puzzled by the cover but I think if the story continues the way it has been it’s going to be a fantastic read. Red Rising is pretty different from the rest of the series imo, it’s a very isolated story compared to the rest of the books. Books 2 and 3 are more space opera rebellion stuff. 🙂

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