The Trials and Tribulations of a ‘Golden Son’ (A Review)

UMF English Department Blog

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Review by Curtis Cole


It is hard being a good son. You have to worry about alliances and business partners, not to mention assassination attempts and building the best you can for your family name. When one factors in the competition, all those ruthless Golds whom have it out for you, then the stress can build. And so it is for protagonist Darrow: the father of lies who carved his way into the highest echelons of Gold society to become something worth having for the Sons of Ares freedom fighters.


Golden Son is author Pierce Brown’s second installment in the Red Rising trilogy. It continues the story of Darrow, a working class youth who was thrust into the brutal, cut-throat world of the Golds, the elite of society, after his love was murdered before his eyes and the reality of his life on Mars was exposed for a shame; that…

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