I took my time getting around to this series, the hype made me wary but Red Rising was stunning and I’m glad I was nudged into finally giving it a go.
I was still a tad wary coming into this book. How could it possibly follow on from such a great book and where could Brown go with the story to keep it fresh?
But again no need to worry, Golden Son is not only worthy to follow Red Rising it actually does the impossible and improves on it.
The story moves on completely, the setting is completely different and Darrow has to completely adapt again. The political maneuverings are again brilliant and the couple of big reveals throughout the book are done brilliantly.
Great books draw you in and you start to live them and this book definitely manages that.
And what a painful ending leaving a terrible need to get my hands on the final part as quickly as possible(Damn thing isn’t out yet).
On a side note books like this are the reason I love being in a book group. If I hadn’t joined Dragons and Jetpacks I don’t know if I ever would have picked the series up.