Every few years, a book blows me away.
It happened with Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It happened with The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. And it happened with The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. If you have read those books, you know exactly how you felt when you finished them.
I felt that way last week when I finished Red Rising by Pierce Brown. It is a debut book and is absolutely amazing. Those of you who have been around The Signed Page for at least a decade know that it takes a special kind of book for me to get all lovie-dovie. Well, Red Rising is that kind of book. It is a book that any collector should want on their shelves; it is especially that kind of book that people should want signed and on their shelves.
As a long-time bookseller and longer fantasy/sci-fi fan, trust me. You want this book. It comes out in a few weeks and thankfully Pierce has family in the Seattle area—which means I will be having him stop by to sign copies of his debut. It is fortuitous luck, plain and simple.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
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“Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler
Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
“I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.”
“I live for you,” I say sadly.
Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.”
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.
But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.
Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.
Note: This copy is damaged at the top of the spine. It is still a signed First Printing copy though. View the picture below for a look:
|Dimensions||12 x 8 x 3 in|