Morning Star

Morning Star

Large Print - 2016
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Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come. But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied -- and too glorious to surrender.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016
Edition: Large Print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410486240
1410486249
Characteristics: 813 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm

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susan_findlay
Sep 17, 2017

Strong conclusion to an excellent trilogy. I enjoyed the other two books a bit more, but that's simply because this one was very war-focused and that's not my favourite topic. I do, however, understand why that was necessary within the context of this trilogy - and "enjoyed a little less" is certainly not an indictment of the book.

I think that what I enjoyed the most about this series is that it took a hard look at some of humanity's strengths and weaknesses in a clever way that wasn't overly moralistic. The characters were well developed, and they all had plausible mixtures of positive and negative traits.

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kwsmith
Apr 30, 2017

The fast-paced conclusion to the *Red Rising* trilogy sweeps the galaxy into full scale civil war. Obviously the lowborn Darrow is a huge part of this book, but I was pleased to find the story shifting to include more about Darrow's friends. Brown's vivid prose is even sharper in this book, bringing us closer to the heart-pounding action. Although I'm sad to reach the conclusion of this ambitious science fiction series, I was very satisfied with the ending!

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isaachar
Apr 26, 2017

​​The thrill ride comes to an end. I read through this book expecting to find something that would let me down. It's rare to find a trilogy where at least one entry doesn't fail to live up to the other books. This is one of those rare entries. Even the ending was satisfying, leaving just enough foreshadowing for more material. Which is great, with Brown releasing the first of a new trilogy next year.

If I were forced to find a single criticism, it would be that the three books in the series were a little brief. The trilogy could probably have been divided into two larger books, with the story splitting after the first third of the second book. If I had read them initially upon their release, it would have been a hard wait for more material. It's hard to put these books down once you start reading. But, as all three books are available, it's not a problem for new readers. I can't wait to read more.

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kirschner19
Dec 05, 2016

I thought it was a great series! It ended as best it could, although the third installment was not quite as prone to making me pump my fist in the air. I did enjoy the theme that his community and relationships are what gave Darrow his "power."

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JackPurcell
Oct 18, 2016

Mostly just a denouement that should have been in the second book of the series. Along with far too much narration and story-telling with no purpose.

Seems to me a person could read the second installment of the series and shrug, go on to other authors, books, series ..... and not lose much in the way of enlightenment and edification.

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sean_c
Jul 07, 2016

An interesting end to the trilogy, although it felt much more subdued than the first two installments. Hopefully we get to see more of this universe even though we've reached the end of the reaper's journey!

CMLReads_Kristin Jun 22, 2016

While not as well paced as the prior two books in the trilogy, this was a worthy conclusion to a very fine series. Fans of Ender's Game who haven't discovered it yet should start with Red Rising!

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Kyanite
Mar 26, 2016

This final installment wasn't quite as tight as the first two (the plot meanders a tad), but it was still awesome. I loved this series, and the finale didn't disappoint.

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Tripnannagins
Mar 23, 2016

All in all, the whole trilogy was fantastic. The ending to Morning Star wraps up the series nicely, and should leave few people disappointed. Three thumbs up!

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LadyJaneBrais
Mar 23, 2016

I absolutely loved this trilogy! I first picked up "Red Rising" based on a review posted here. I am so grateful to others who post their comments because they have led me to so many great reads that I might have missed otherwise. This series is quite a bit more intense than is suitable for YA audiences in general, however, my teenage grandson is very well-read and is currently enjoying the series. My daughter, in her 30's, has also just finished the first novel in the series, and is also hooked on the series. Kudos, Pierce Brown!

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