Reviews, Science Fiction

Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown

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∴ Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy: Morning Star.

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.

Other Books in the Series:

5 🍁s – Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown

5 🍁s – Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown


“Our lives mean so much more than the frail bodies that carry them.”

Once again, I am struggling to find where to begin this review. I LOVED THIS BOOK! It had all the good and happy moments, yet there were plenty that ripped my heart out. Many tears were shed during this book. If there is one thing I know, it is that Pierce Brown can write beautifully flawed characters, as was well as a beautiful ending. This book truly has the best ending I have ever read. From the start of the book to the ending, I was on the edge of my seat. This series as well as this book definitely deserve all the praise they get.
Darrow has been through so much over the course of this trilogy. My heart goes out to him and his cause. Every time he seemed to get anywhere, he would have a major set back. It was so fulfilling to see him get the ending that he definitely deserves. I am so proud of him for all he has been able to accomplish and I find his character truly awe-inspiring.
I have loved Mustang since she appeared on the page. She is so strong physically, but her real asset is her mind. I love to watch her brain work and her plans boggle my mind. I am so happy that she and Darrow ended up together. Her appearing with their son was a giant shocker for me and I never saw it coming. I look forward to seeing more of Mustang and Darrow in Iron Gold as well as their son. I think it will bring an interesting dynamic to the story.
Sevro has been one of my favorite characters since the beginning. Victra and him are an adorable couple and I am fully on board of that ship. When Sevro “died”, my heart broke and I was drowning in tears. I actually contemplated not continuing the book because this series would not be the same without Sevro. His humor as well as his loyalty bring a light to this series and it scared me to death to see that light go out (no matter how short a time). I can’t wait to see him and Victra in Iron Gold. I also can’t wait to see what Sevro will be like once he is older.
Ragnar’s death tore me apart, but I saw it coming. As soon as Darrow asked him if he could take Aja I knew. But knowing in advance, doesn’t make it any easier. I still cried my eyes out and part of me didn’t want to believe that the gentle giant was dead.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book as well as this trilogy. I said earlier that this is the best ending I have ever read and I sincerely mean that. Pierce Brown did this series justice with such a beautiful ending. I will read the next trilogy because how could I not? This series constantly tears my heart out, but I love it anyway. It deserves all of the stars and more and if I could rate it higher, I would.

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