Review: Morning Star (Red Rising Saga #3) by Pierce Brown

MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come.
But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied-and too glorious to surrender.

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What a finale! Now, I know there are 2 other books and a 3rd planned. But this was an incredible finale for the original trilogy. This was everything you could ask for and more from Mr. Brown, and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this series is easily one of the best I have ever read. This might just sit in my #1 spot in my top books of the year, it is definitely there at the moment.

“We’re not fighting for the dead. We’re fighting for the living. And for those who aren’t yet born. For a chance to have children.”

There’s not much more I can say that I haven’t said in previous reviews of this series. The characters are fantastic, the development of those characters is top notch, the world building is amazing, the plot moves at a great pace and it’s filled with action galore. Every time I thought about stopping at the end of a chapter, something happened that kept me reading more and more, deep into the night. What even is tv?!? I got very little tv watching done while I read this series. It’s quite literally all I wanted to do. I NEEDED to keep reading, I couldn’t stop!

“In war, men lose what makes them great. Their creativity. Their wisdom. Their joy. All that’s left is their utility. War is not monstrous for making corpses of men so much as it is for making machines of them. And woe to those who have no use in war except to feed the machines.”

Honestly though, this was such a phenomenal read and audio by Tim Gerard Reynolds. I’ll say what I’ve already said twice before in previous reviews, I don’t think I could do this series any other way than to hear Mr. Reynolds narration. I felt every single emotion from the way he delivered the lines. There are some fantastic narrators out there, but I may have found my favorite.

“This is war, but you are on the side of good and that carries a heavy burden. We rise not for hate, not for vengeance, but for justice. For your children. For their future.”

READ THIS BOOK, AND LISTEN TO THE AUDIO!

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