We’ll preface this with a major spoiler warning. I’m about to discuss character deaths from the four published Red Rising books and the Sons of Ares comics! If you’re not caught up on the series, please read no further. And if you stumbled upon this article wonder what Red Rising is, you can read a spoiler-free breakdown here.Read More
I still consider Golden Son to be the best book in the Red Rising series. Strangely, I almost feel bad saying that, as it sounds like I’m saying the series peaked with Book 2. It didn’t and that’s not what I’m saying. For me, Golden Son is to Red Rising what Prisoner of Azkaban is to the Harry Potter series. It’s the book that demonstrated the true depth of the story being told. Highly entertaining, suspenseful, thrilling and occasionally heartbreaking, Golden Son is everything I love about the Red Rising series in one book. Read More
I love great characters. Maybe that doesn’t need to be said, as I’ve dedicated this entire site to a series full of them. And as satisfying as the Red Rising books are in the way the characters are developed and their stories are told, Iron Gold opened up the series to new perspectives. In the process, it’s opened up my appetite for other points of view, in some cases, specifically as it relates to moments that played out in the first three books.
“You meet a man, you know him. You meet a woman, she knows you.”
Lorn au Arcos, Golden Son