When Pierce Brown announced the title of Red Rising Book 5, he mentioned that it would be arriving “quite soon.” At the time, I actually said it was probably too much to hope that we’d see Dark Age drop in Fall 2018. I really thought we’d have to wait until at least January 2019, a year following Iron Gold‘s release. Turns out, I was wrong! Pre-ordering is now available for Dark Age, with a listed release date of September 11, 2018.
There’s also a temporary cover for the book…
Penguin Random House has the date listed along with the above (temporary) cover. The publisher also has a page-count listed at 480, which is a bit shorter than Iron Gold‘s expected 624 pages. (For reference, Morning Star was 544 pages.)
Dark Age is already available for pre-order on Amazon for Kindle and Hardcover. Looks like they’re showing non-discounted pricing. For reference, Amazon has Iron Gold hardcover listed for just under $25, so I imagine the $28 price will drop for Dark Age at some point ahead of release.
I really thought Fall was too soon to be realistic for Dark Age‘s release, but apparently not. As excited as I am to read Iron Gold, I have a feeling I’m going to be anticipating Dark Age even more, as I expect Iron Gold to rekindle my appetite for this world in a big way.
We’re less than a month away until Iron Gold hits shelves January 16, 2018.