NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the thrill of The Starvation Video games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Sport by Orson Scott Card.
“Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler
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“I dwell for the dream that my kids might be born free,” she says. “That they are going to be what they like. That they’ll personal the land their father gave them.”
“I dwell for you,” I say sadly.
Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you need to dwell for extra.”
Darrow is a Purple, a member of the bottom caste within the color-coded society of the longer term. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his persons are making the floor of Mars livable for future generations. But he spends his life willingly, understanding that his blood and sweat will sooner or later end in a greater world for his kids.
However Darrow and his sort have been betrayed. Quickly he discovers that humanity reached the floor generations in the past. Huge cities and luxurious wilds unfold throughout the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing greater than slaves to a decadent ruling class.
Impressed by a eager for justice, and pushed by the reminiscence of misplaced love, Darrow sacrifices every thing to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving floor for the dominant Gold caste, the place the following technology of humanity’s overlords battle for energy. He might be pressured to compete for his life and the very way forward for civilization towards one of the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he’ll cease at nothing to carry down his enemies . . . even when it means he has to develop into one among them to take action.
BONUS: This version contains an excerpt from Pierce Brown’s Golden Son.
“[A] spectacular journey . . . one heart-pounding experience . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Starvation Video games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender’s Sport. . . . [Purple Rising] has every thing it must develop into meteoric.”—Leisure Weekly
“[A] top-notch debut novel . . . Purple Rising ascends above a crowded dystopian discipline.”—USA As we speak
“Purple Rising is a classy imaginative and prescient. . . . Brown will discover a devoted viewers.”—Richmond Occasions-Dispatch
“A narrative of vengeance, warfare and the hunt for energy . . . harking back to The Starvation Video games and Sport of Thrones.”—Kirkus Evaluations
By Pierce Brown