This was recommended to me by a friend who I'm fairly sure I now owe a large favour.
It's narrated very well, emotion coming through when app..Show More »ropriate, though the action sequences can feel a little flat in the delivery. The narrators accent feels entirely appropriate to the character. The story almost lost my interest once or twice in the middle, as I felt it took heavy inspiration from other popular works and the parallels were strong enough to almost put me off. I'll not spoil anything by mentioning which parts, as the first third of the story has enough tension without me spoiling it. By the end, I was very glad I'd stayed with it. The main character stays true to himself, and his arc through the story feels natural. He makes mistakes, throughout the story, but learns from them as he goes. He's not perfect, though he's still the hero of the piece, so is more capable than others around him. Overall, I'd certainly recommend it, and I'll be going through the sequels quickly enough.
It's a sci-fi super blockbuster. More grown up than the Hunger Games but with the same pace and Jack Reacher as the principal character instead of a t..Show More »eenage girl. Don't read this until you have read Red Rising as it's quite a complicated scenario already and Golden Son moves at such a pace, you'll never catch up.
The plot picks up with Darrow a couple of years after the events of Red Rising. He's doing pretty well for himself but it turns out he should have heeded the old adage about keeping your friends close and your enemies closer, so before too long, he is right back in the action which does not let up for a full 19 hours!
Yes, some of the plot twists are a bit predictable and the characters are ludicrous but I can honestly say I've found this story absolutely irresistible, listening at almost any opportunity. It's good, clean fun and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys an all-action sci-fi fantasy story. Possibly some who don't too.
Our hero adjusts to life amongst the Golds...Or Gods to some of the lesser colours. All the ups and downs of the first book are still there with cont..Show More »inued similarities of a Greek Tragedy or corrupt Roman Empire waiting to be brought down from inside. Lots of fighting and not just the space gun kind nicely breaks up some of the politics romance and bromance. 5 stars :)