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ElectricWizard0
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Whoever recommended Red Rising Trilogy
THANK YOU!!! Page turner is an absolute understatement. I burned through the three books in 9 days. I believe The 4th book is set to come out in January for those who care. I strongly suggest this saga for anyone looking for a new series to pick up.



Iron Gold released today 1/16/18

Anyone pick up the new book today?? I Was going to but the wintry mix kinda ruined my plans.
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SLafourche07
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St Augustine
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re: Whoever recommended Red Rising Trilogy
Got about 100 pages in. A little too young adult for my liking but it's better written than others of its genre.


FalseProphet
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I posted the exact same thing when I burned through them a month ago.


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ElectricWizard0
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A little too young adult
I thought this at first as well. However the story more than makes up for it


SLafourche07
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Got about 100 pages in. A little too young adult for my liking but it's better written than others of its genre.



I feel like the book really changes after about the first 100 pages (I listened to the audiobook so that's an estimate). It did start off feeling YA, but I don't feel that really carried through the series.


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DestrehanTiger
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I'm glad someone started this thread. I finished Morning Star a couple of days ago and loved it. I couldn't put it down.

I was also worried about this being another Hunger Games, Divergent, etc type book, but it really wasn't. The first 100 pages, I just kept thinking this reading like a mashup of those two books. It's sort of post apocalypse where one group runs everything like the Hunger Games. It's sort of like divergent in which there are a bunch of different classes. Without spoiling anything, once there is the first reveal, the story jumps into hyper gear and moves away from that.

It also gets really gory. I was thinking this could make a good movie or miniseries, but it would need to be rated R for it to mimic the book.

I'm glad that the next book is the start of a newish story and a new trilogy instead of just being the 4th book of the Red Rising story.
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SLafourche07
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It also gets really gory




You bloody damn Gold prick lick!


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ElectricWizard0
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The movie is in adaptation right now. The first and second scripts have been written and revised by Brown himself. And the director is the guy who did World War Z which in my opinion was one of the best zombie movies. Excited if this comes to fruition.
CinemaBlend


MSMHater
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Book 1 is freaking perfect for a movie adaptation. Lord of the Flies on Mars.

But book 2 and 3 would take alot of CGI and imaginative film making.


LSUbacchus
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I needed this thread to motivate me to push through. About 30-40 pages in and just wasn't feeling it. I'll continue to read.


DestrehanTiger
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I needed this thread to motivate me to push through. About 30-40 pages in and just wasn't feeling it. I'll continue to read.


This trilogy is basically action the entire time. I still think he did a good job of adding depth, but there are not many, if any, tough chapters to get through once the story gets going.
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Prairie Tiger
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I am a little over 1/2 way in morning star and will be done in the next couple days. By far my favorite series ever read. Couldn't put down the first book at all and have been steadily reading since. Can't wait for the new story to start in January.


Sir Drinksalot
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started a few weeks ago and am 1/2 way into the third book.

two thumbs up.


ElephantGA
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Bought Red Rising because of this thread. Love it, can't put book down.

I'll have to re-read, but if the guy who adapted the WWZ book into the movie is on this, I'm worried. Movie was nothing like the book. Except for Israel.

Edit- I just re-read post, just same director. Hope is back on.
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225rumpshaker
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Book 1 is freaking perfect for a movie adaptation. Lord of the Flies on Mars.

But book 2 and 3 would take alot of CGI and imaginative film making.
This, but I think the book series would be better as a television series versus films.


DestrehanTiger
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This, but I think the book series would be better as a television series versus films.


I actually think it sets up for a movie better than most books like this. The focus is pretty much on one character the entire time. Things are happening with other characters, but we are purposely left in the dark on those to set up later events. If you were to do a series, I don't think you would have enough story to fill up 10 hours per season. The script would have to make up things that aren't in the books to give a lot of the characters things to do when Darrow isn't on screen.


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txbd
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So I also read this book off of a recommendation off of this board and loved it. For me, it was one of the best set of books I've read along with ASOIAF and The Stand. Can anyone make a rec based on my tastes? I am currently reading a Ken Follett book which I can't really get into.


Kvothe
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Should I hop on this train or what? I just finished first law trilogy


DestrehanTiger
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Kvothe


I finished the Kingkiller Chronicles before Red Rising. I really liked both series. KC has more depth, but I was probably more entertained by RR.


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