I can see why this book is popular however it's not for everyone. It starts quite interesting however, it just goes on to be a very long type war a bi..Show More »t like hunger games when they are in the arena. There is a lot of strategies and smart moves to get to the top. I started to get quite bored. It would be good for someone who likes books about wars. There are lots of characters it's hard to remember who is who.
(spoilers but you find out early on in the book) The book is set in the future where everyone lives on different planets like mars and pluto and there are people in charge called golds and all the other 'colours' serves them. Reds are at the bottom our hero is a red and he finds out he is a slave to the golds so he wants to get revenge and let everyone else know. So he infiltrants the golds to try and get to the top because that's the only way he can stop the golds.
I haven't yet finished the book but I feel it is dragging on at the moment and it needs to move on from the type war thats happening and move on to more exciting things. The idea of the book is very interesting but it needs to escalate faster than it does.
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.
I loved Red Rising, so this book had big shoes to fill. It suffered a little from middle book syndrome, too many characters and the none-inclusion of ..Show More »the institute, but overall a very good book. It's no red rising, but we'll see if Morning Star can take up the mantle. Ps the Telemanus family are the best.
I'm left feeling bereft after going on the often heartbreaking, action packed, twisting, messy yet beautiful journey with Darrow through this trilogy..Show More ». A new favourite and more mature and vast in its scope than many dystopian novels. Gritty yet touching with moments of humour that made me laugh out loud (something I seldom do when reading). The audiobook narration is great and adds rather than detracts from the telling although frustrating when I was literally gripping the edge of my seat wishing I could speed through to find out what's next. if all that isn't enough to tempt you to read then know I rarely leave reviews but these three truly deserve all the accolade and I'm just sad it's over.