Following last year’s release of Subterranean Press’ stunning limited edition printing of Red Rising comes the release of Pierce Brown’s second book in the Red Rising saga, Golden Son. Those willing to shell out $80 (plus shipping) can pre-order a copy now, though you should know there are only 750 copies being issued for the signed, numbered printing, which comes dressed in Tommy Arnold‘s gorgeous artwork:
Subterranean Press is also offering a fancier leather bound lettered edition of Golden Son, which comes set in a traycase and prices at a whopping $300. However that ultra-limited lettered edition (only 26 are available) is only available to those who purchased the lettered edition of Red Rising, which dropped in 2017.
If you’re as in love with the artwork for these Subterranean Press editions of Red Rising and Golden Son as I am, there’s more good news. For a very limited time, artist Tommy Arnold has the Golden Son artwork available for sale on his site, along with the artwork released on the cover of Sub Press’ Red Rising edition…
I love the Red Rising series so much I want to eat it. Since that’s probably inadvisable, writing about it and surrounding myself with visual reminders of its greatness when I’m not actually reading the books is probably the next best thing. But I’m not going to lie, the temptation to buy every piece of amazing Red Rising merch available has proven to be almost unbearable for me at times.
I may have mentioned this before, but I’m a massive Harry Potter fan. If I bought every piece of Potterverse merch I’ve fallen in love with over the years, my home would likely resemble a Harry Potter gift shop by now. I’m far less self-disciplined when it comes to Red Rising, and I think at least part of that is because opportunities to purchase Red Rising merchandise and artwork are so much fewer and further between than with other series. And then when it does happen, it’s stunning artwork like Tommy Arnold’s.
And in my own defense, the mindset of jumping at the chance to own a piece of art inspired by this fantastic series is exactly what netted me one of the precious few prints of Joel Daniel Phillips’ beautiful Propaganda Poster in the Red Rising Kickstarter campaign a few years back. I have a feeling I’m going to love seeing these amazing prints framed on my wall just as much, so, no bloodydamn regrets.