“Morning Star” by Pierce Brown

The Farmington Review

(And now, for the much-belated review of Pierce Brown’s “Red Rising” trilogy; sorry for the wait!)

Review by Curtis Cole

                It is the last star to fade before the morning comes—this is how Morning Star defines its namesake. It is meant to signify the solitary nature of a leader and their lonely road. Just the same, it could also signify the final installment of a beloved trilogy before the inevitable ruin of ‘the end’ pours across the literary abyss. However which way you want to look at it, however, this much is clear—the science fiction space opera trilogy which began thunderously with Red Rising but a few short years ago, is now concluded, and fans of Darrow’s exploits must cope with his loss.

Concluding the narrative which Red Rising started and Golden Son continued, Morning Star marshals all of the universe’s pent up rage into a series of confrontations between…

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