Hodder & Stoughton, 2014 - Всего страниц: 400
Ender's Game meets The Hunger Games in this, the first in an extraordinary trilogy from an incredible new voice.
Darrow is a Helldiver, one of a thousand men and women who live in the vast caves beneath the surface of Mars, generations of people who spend their lives toiling to mine the precious elements that will allow the planet to be terraformed. Just knowing that, one day, people will be able to walk the surface of the planet is enough to justify their sacrifice. The Earth is dying, and Darrow and his people are the only hope humanity has left.
Until the day Darrow learns that it is all a lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down at Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.
Until the day Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school, intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside.
But the command school is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only student with an agenda.
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - roses7184 - www.librarything.com
Brilliant. So much so, that Red Rising takes it's rightful spot as my fourth 5-star book of this year. If only I would have known what brilliance was waiting for me, this would have been read much ... Читать весь отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - decaturmamaof2 - www.librarything.com
I really really liked the opening of the story. And while there were a few 'hiccups', I also found the remaining story interesting, although I found the characterization of Darrow to become very flat/one-dimensional after he is 'carved'. Читать весь отзыв