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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 fairly slow and generic story picks up speed, originality, and its past characteristics. Even at its best though it still feels 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.