Cover of Golden Son.

Golden Son

author: Pierce Brown (2015)
series: Red Rising #2
date read: 2018-08-07
pages: 448
lists: ya
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜† β˜† β˜†

Golden Son was a worthy successor to Red Rising. It, too, had a slow start, only here te start extends to the 50% mark of the book. After that, a slow and generic story picks up speed, originality, and its past characteristics. Even at its best though it’s still forced in a way that’s hard to describe: As if everything happened just because the author willed it that way, and may as well have happened completely differently without breaking any internal logic. The wooden language doesn’t help either. I felt there was a lot of unfulfilled potential in this book, and I’m not sure if I’m going to continue the series.

Related books Books related to the whole series are linked at the first part of the series.