Morning Star: Book III of The Red Rising Trilogy-February 9th

#2
Yeah been holding off on The Expanse series until I finish this one, been listening to some one offs in the mean time.

Wonder if the Irish narrator will do this one, it was weird listening to him do the 2nd and 3rd Wool books without any Irish accented characters.
 

TomC

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#3
Great on the last Honor book. I'll do a reread on one and two next.
 
#4
Found a copy, now I just need some road time so I can listen to it. Slogging my way through "the moon is a harsh mistress" the broken English Russian accent from the main character has taken me right of that one.
 
#5
Finished part 1 of 3 so far, enjoying it thus far. Had a bit of trouble remembering some of these names/families but it's catching up to me.

Sevro is the bestest.
 
#6
Sevro: "it's fuck to face to fart box in here"

And I thought it was Roque who was supposed to be the poet.
 

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#7
I'm listening to book 2 again. Sevro is great.

Many characters are fantastic...The Jackal, Tactus, Pax and his family, Fitchner.
 

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#8
Found a copy, now I just need some road time so I can listen to it. Slogging my way through "the moon is a harsh mistress" the broken English Russian accent from the main character has taken me right of that one.
That's a shame.
 
#9
I'll get over it, I didn't hate it, I just didn't love it.

I'm listening to book 2 again. Sevro is great.

Many characters are fantastic...The Jackal, Tactus, Pax and his family, Fitchner.
Fantastically dead.

Got about 14 chapters to go with a long ride ahead tomorrow, I should have it finished. There are at least 4 parts, maybe more.

Would really like to see this become a movie series, while I didn't read Hunger Games there is no way that could be in the same league as this. But I'm sure they would fuck it up, and there will have to be a great deal of CGI, though not sure that's a big deal anymore.
 
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BIV

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#10
Is this series available in the Secret thread? Or should I request it?

I could use some new audiobook.
 
#13
Was seeing it as 3 of 4 that died by the second book. Just now now noticed you said Pax' family, not just Pax.

Went ahead and spoilered my post, wan't counting on anyone reading that didn't already read the first two.
 
#14
Finished this the other day, then there's this:

Pierce Brown lands at No. 1 with 'Morning Star,' plans new series

For a guy who has issues matching his socks, even Pierce Brown is a little amazed at how popular his color-coordinated sci-fi series has become.

His new novel Morning Star, the final book in his Red Rising trilogy, lands at No. 1 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list this week, Brown's first ever appearance in the top spot. That’s just the first piece of good news, though. The second: Brown begins another three-part epic next year with Iron Gold, which expands on the cosmic saga of a multi-class struggle on Mars, he tells USA TODAY exclusively.

“It’s been fun to have it take on a life of its own,” Brown, 28, says of the Red Rising series, which centers on a lowly Red miner named Darrow who is transformed into a mighty Gold, the powerful ruling elite, to take down the oppressive Society from within. “I feel like I’m not even creating as much as I’m revealing things, and that’s a really lovely thing for me to have because it’s so fun to get to explore my own world.”

The first series, begun in 2014’s Red Rising (which peaked on USA TODAY's list at No. 82) and continued in 2015’s Golden Son (which landed at No. 14), was always meant to focus heavily on Darrow's quest. (A Red Rising movie is in development at Universal Pictures.)

The world of the books is comprised of a class system defined by a spectrum of colors, from the working-class Reds, servant Browns and militaristic Grays to priestly Whites, bureaucratic Coppers and the upper-crust Golds.

The new trilogy takes place after the end of Morning Star (Del Rey) and will center on the consequences of the hero’s actions as well as on those folks now living and growing up in a landscape that’s had its ruling order shattered.

“That is what the series will explore: Have they unleashed dark ages or a renaissance?” Brown says. “I think you can pretty much bet it’ll be dark ages for a little while.”
In addition to imagining what human colonies on other planets are doing while the Martian drama is going on, Brown wants to dig into “the cracks of civilization” and explore elements he’s only been able to touch on briefly, such as the Mafia-like Syndicate. Plus, the cast of the Iron Gold series will introduce new characters and bring back fan favorites such as Darrow’s loyal friend Sevro and the Gold girl Mustang.

Brown also sees the new trilogy making this universe more real to his readers, from the young-adult crowds to older fans of sprawling sci-fi epics, allowing more depth and storytelling the way Dune, Star Wars andThe Lord of the Rings did for him growing up.

“Anyone who writes books is at least mostly an introvert,” Brown says. “It’s amazing to be able to share that internalized part of myself, that little world that no one really knows about. I just wrote down it down on a piece of paper just to be crazy, and people loving that is so strange.”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...rising-usa-today-best-selling-books/80451454/
 

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#15
Finished this the other day, then there's this:

Pierce Brown lands at No. 1 with 'Morning Star,' plans new series

For a guy who has issues matching his socks, even Pierce Brown is a little amazed at how popular his color-coordinated sci-fi series has become.

His new novel Morning Star, the final book in his Red Rising trilogy, lands at No. 1 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list this week, Brown's first ever appearance in the top spot. That’s just the first piece of good news, though. The second: Brown begins another three-part epic next year with Iron Gold, which expands on the cosmic saga of a multi-class struggle on Mars, he tells USA TODAY exclusively.

“It’s been fun to have it take on a life of its own,” Brown, 28, says of the Red Rising series, which centers on a lowly Red miner named Darrow who is transformed into a mighty Gold, the powerful ruling elite, to take down the oppressive Society from within. “I feel like I’m not even creating as much as I’m revealing things, and that’s a really lovely thing for me to have because it’s so fun to get to explore my own world.”

The first series, begun in 2014’s Red Rising (which peaked on USA TODAY's list at No. 82) and continued in 2015’s Golden Son (which landed at No. 14), was always meant to focus heavily on Darrow's quest. (A Red Rising movie is in development at Universal Pictures.)

The world of the books is comprised of a class system defined by a spectrum of colors, from the working-class Reds, servant Browns and militaristic Grays to priestly Whites, bureaucratic Coppers and the upper-crust Golds.

The new trilogy takes place after the end of Morning Star (Del Rey) and will center on the consequences of the hero’s actions as well as on those folks now living and growing up in a landscape that’s had its ruling order shattered.

“That is what the series will explore: Have they unleashed dark ages or a renaissance?” Brown says. “I think you can pretty much bet it’ll be dark ages for a little while.”
In addition to imagining what human colonies on other planets are doing while the Martian drama is going on, Brown wants to dig into “the cracks of civilization” and explore elements he’s only been able to touch on briefly, such as the Mafia-like Syndicate. Plus, the cast of the Iron Gold series will introduce new characters and bring back fan favorites such as Darrow’s loyal friend Sevro and the Gold girl Mustang.

Brown also sees the new trilogy making this universe more real to his readers, from the young-adult crowds to older fans of sprawling sci-fi epics, allowing more depth and storytelling the way Dune, Star Wars andThe Lord of the Rings did for him growing up.

“Anyone who writes books is at least mostly an introvert,” Brown says. “It’s amazing to be able to share that internalized part of myself, that little world that no one really knows about. I just wrote down it down on a piece of paper just to be crazy, and people loving that is so strange.”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...rising-usa-today-best-selling-books/80451454/
:meh: I'd rather him move on from this series. That said, I'll check it out.
 
#16
:meh: I'd rather him move on from this series. That said, I'll check it out.
Agreed, I felt like 3 was plenty to pull of a decent length story. I would have most likely checked out whatever his next work was going to be. Then again he has created a whole world solar system to expand on.
 

TomC

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#17
Ok, got Golden #2 reloaded and Morning #3 downloaded. I think I will skip a reread of Red#1 I just did 1&2 about a year ago, should be fine.
 

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#18
Ok, got Golden #2 reloaded and Morning #3 downloaded. I think I will skip a reread of Red#1 I just did 1&2 about a year ago, should be fine.
Book 1 wasn't very complex.

1. Life as a Red.
2. Transformation to Gold.
3. The Battle Institute.
 

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#19
25% into book 3 and finding it slightly disappointing thus far. I know it's early but it feels anti-climactic. Hope it picks up.
 

BIV

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#20
25% into book 3 and finding it slightly disappointing thus far. I know it's early but it feels anti-climactic. Hope it picks up.
I'm about 2% into book one. So far it hasn't hooked me.
 
#23
I'm about 2% into book one. So far it hasn't hooked me.
Yeah it picks up more when the main character gets out of the mine.

The second book is a lot better than the first. I would say the third book was as good as the second.
 

TomC

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#24
90%+ in to book 3.

we'll talk later
 
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