Pierce Brown's Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown's Red Rising

From the world of the best-selling YA series Red Rising comes a story of love and loss and rage!In the future, when mankind has spread across the stars, the hierarchy of man is dictated by the color of one's caste. The Golds rule all, but what will happen when one falls for a lowly Red? See how a forbidden love will set the course of events for the future and lead to the formation of the formidable Sons of Ares!Written by author Pierce Brown (The...


Details Pierce Brown's Red Rising

TitlePierce Brown's Red Rising
ISBN9781524104924
Author
Release DateMar 13th, 2018
PublisherDynamite Entertainment
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Comics, Dystopia
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Reviews Pierce Brown's Red Rising

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    2018-01-04
    This is a graphic novel that takes place in the world of Pierce Brown's Red Rising series. I have not read the Red Rising series so I am not sure if this is a prequel, sequel or spin-off of the main story. However, it's not necessary to read the series to be able to enjoy this graphic novel, it stands on its own. The story takes place in outer space where mankind has spread to. In this world, people are designed to perform certain tasks and are r...
  • Petrik
    2018-02-10
    Mini reviewA good prequel to the Red Rising Saga but it's missing many things that makes the main series fantastic.Having read all four books in the Red Rising Saga, I figure it's about time to read this prequel graphic novel to the entire saga now that it's completed already. Sons of Ares focused around the foundation of Ares and we also get to see three familiar characters from the main series in their younger days.I think it's mandatory to hav...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    2018-02-07
    4/3/18 - Pre-order ON SALE for $3.99: http://amzn.to/2EaF6qEReviewed by: Rabid ReadsOver the course of the RED RISING trilogy, we learned of a Gold who didn’t meet the exacting standards of his peers. He wasn’t as tall, as bright, as shiny, as his gilded brethren, but rather than having the decency to die in the passage, he lived to become a peerless scarred. And turned their world upside down.RED RISING: SONS OF ARES is Fitchner’s story.It...
  • FanboyBen
    2017-10-31
    Color me surprised: I actually liked this quite a bit. While I’d hesitate to call it a GREAT comic, “Sons of Ares” remembers to do something that way too many comic miniseries nowadays forget: to tell a succinct story and to tell it well. There’s not a lot here that’s going to blow your socks off – although the art by Eli Powell is certainly gorgeous to look at, bringing to mind Sean Murphy’s scratchy style – but what is there wor...
  • Lucia
    2018-02-12
    As a huge fan of Red Rising saga I was grateful for every new insight into this fictional world created by Pierce Brown. I did enjoy reading this graphic novel, yet I have to admit that I had expected so much more from it... More depth, more feels, more everything. Guess I have been spoiled by Pierce Brown’s prose and storytelling in this format wasn’t enough for me.However, I really liked artistic side of this graphic novel. Art in Sons of A...
  • Chris
    2018-02-23
    I downloaded a copy of this title from the publisher through NetGalleyThis was fun, but I have to say I was a little underwhelmed. While it was great to get a visual on the Red Rising universe, as well as a background prequel tale, this somehow lacked the magic that made the main series so memorable.It's a good treat for Pierce Brown fans, but I probably wouldn't recommend to someone that hasn't read his work. Besides what I mentioned above, the ...
  • Sarah
    2017-12-04
    Red Rising: Sons of Ares is a prequel to the Red Rising series that was originally released as 6 comics (which of course being a superfan I've already purchased!), I believe the comics are now out of print and only available as ebooks so I think it's fantastic for fans that we're now getting this hardback bind-up of the whole series. The hardback is available in two versions signed or unsigned which is slightly cheaper. I've preordered the signe...
  • Chad
    2018-04-17
    I'll preface this with I haven't read the Red Rising novels yet. But I figured since this is a prequel I shouldn't need to. A lot of the world building that I'm sure is in the novels, has been glossed over here, so in that respect, I felt a bit lost in the first issue. Once it started focusing on Fitchner's history, I was fine, especially after he heads to Titan. The book is Fitchner's life story, or at least the highlights. I hated the art. Powe...
  • Mariana
    2018-01-02
    The Red Rising trilogy was a very pleasant surprise for me. I'm not a huge fan of scifi or dystopias, but after hearing all the blurb about these books I gave them a chance, and ended up falling in love with the world and characters created by Pierce Brown. I'm really excited to see this world in full color and to learn more about Ares, about what happened before Darrow's time and in that sense, this comic works perfectly. If you haven't read the...
  • *Thea Wilson*
    2018-01-29
    Really intriguing graphic novel here for someone who doesn't read a lot of graphic novels but wants to read more.Obviously what makes this novel great is the Red Rising connection of course and that was my reasoning for requesting this in the first place, I wasn't disappointed by it in the slightest.Sons Of Ares is a great glimpse into what happened in the years before Red Rising and the rise of The Sons Of Ares, boy, did this make a great steppi...
  • James DeSantis
    2018-03-25
    This was a fun little backstory for Fitchner, and how he became who he was. The story is a fast paced action adventure about Fitchner trying to get by despite being the outcast, the black-sheep, yet he excels past his peers. When he falls in love and has a baby with a Red all is good...or so he thinks. When you find out what happens to his wife and kid he must go on a mission to save the ones he loves. Good: I enjoy the art at parts a lot, gritty...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    2018-02-04
    Check out more manga and graphic novel reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...A graphic novel spin off of Pierce Brown's Red Rising series... It tells the tale of a forbidden love between members of opposing castes that lead to the formation of the Sons of Ares. In the future, the hierarchy of man is dictated by the color of one's caste. "The Golds rule all, but what will happen when one falls for a lowly Red?"It took a bit to get my feet under me w...
  • Mike
    2018-04-19
    So this was a good-but-not-great sidepiece to Brown's Red Rising series, covering the backstory of [REDACTED], [REDACTED #2]'s birth, and the origins of the Sons of Ares. For fans of the series, it was interesting to read, but nothing happened that really shocked me (though there's a few characters I'm reeeeeeeeeeeally hoping come up in the series proper at some point).The art was very rough, in a deliberate way. On the one hand it fits the feel ...
  • Lilyn G. | SciFi & Scary
    2018-02-03
    I’m not a fan of the Red Rising novel series. I think it’s safe to state that seeing that I’ve never successfully made it through the first book without falling asleep. I want to like it – there’s no reason I shouldn’t like it- but the audible version just hits my snooze button instantly. For me, with the trouble sleeping I have, that’s not actually a bad thing, but it doesn’t bode well for my opinion of the book. So… I knew I w...
  • Mayank Agarwal
    2018-02-23
    Strictly for fans of the series, the story itself is good, the art disappointing for an overall mediocre experience.Not enough of the world is shown for newcomers to appreciate the world of Red Rising, those who will come from reading the series will be disappointed with the limited scope of the events covered in the graphic novel. The storytelling is on the events leading to the foundation of Son of Ares. The focus is on Fitchner, his younger da...
  • Taschima
    2018-04-16
    The Red Rising series, aka "the shit men will do to avenge their dead BAEs"**READ THE RED RISING SERIES BEFORE READING THIS GRAPHIC NOVEL, as it definitely comes with a pretty big spoiler wrapped in a gigantic red bow**The story---Nothing very original, felt very "been there, done that." Did Ares' story really need to be fleshed out? Eh, for $10 maybe, for $22 is stretching it. Ares, a gold, was the runt of the litter. The golds, ala Spartan styl...
  • Amber
    2018-02-25
    A graphic novel prequel to the Red Rising series? An interesting concept executed wonderfully. It was really cool to see the world in color even if the art wasn't my favorite. I received an ecopy of this through Netgalley; however all opinions are my own.
  • Morris
    2018-03-05
    “Red Rising: Sons of Ares” is a must for any diehard Red Rising fan. The backstory of how it all began is interesting, and I hope it continues. One of my favorite touches was that the text bubbles matched the color of whoever was speaking. Anyone who hasn’t read the books first probably won’t find it enjoyable, so please read the wonderful series first!This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
  • Craig
    2018-01-06
    Not a great fan of the art in this, but it was nice to see things like the torchships and spring razors in action. The art's kind of muddy and sketchy throughout--would love to see this in the hands of a more talented artist. But the story is what makes this worthwhile. You get to see the youth and background of Fitchner and what motivated him to start the revolutionary group The Sons of Ares. Fitchner was born a Gold but became disenchanted with...
  • Lulai
    2018-01-30
    I am a big fan of the Red Rising series and I was delighted to read this comic book which is a prequel to the original saga.Here we will follow the story of the Sevro's father and how he will fall in love with his mother a Red and the complications that entails. I must say that this book is a real bonus for fans of the series. Sevro is a favorite for many and I must say that his father who has a key role was in my eyes a mystery. Discovering his ...
  • Nikki
    2018-03-21
    4.5 starsI am a die-hard Red Rising fan, so I was thrilled when I learned that Dynamite would be publishing a prequel to the series. In fact, I purchased and read the single issues each week that they were released. I'm impatient.Overall, I really loved the graphic novel. Powell's art is strong, graphic, and intense, which plays well against the harsher nature of Brown's story. We're given very real characters fighting a system that's designed to...
  • Rebecca
    2018-03-10
    I am a huge fan of Red Rising Saga and couldn't resist the opportunity to review this prequel set in the same world. After this, I will not be reading any more graphic novels in the near future. I didn't get the depth and details I experienced with the novels. Perhaps it's more of a "It's me, not the author" because I've devoured everything else Brown has written. I wouldn't recommend reading this as a stand alone but as a compliment, if you enjo...
  • Rachel
    2018-01-26
    Pierce Brown’s Red Rising: Sons of Ares is a prequel to Darrow’s story in Red Rising. Set at the dawn of the creation of the Society, Sons of Ares tells the story of the birth of the resistance through the character of Fitchner. A narrative in stark but compelling terms, Sons of Ares provides us with a backstory that is pivotal in the Red Rising series. More than a prequel, Sons of Ares is also different vista. By design, the intention of gr...
  • Etienne
    2018-01-10
    I never read the Red Rising series, I though that this comic book was going to give me the will to go with it, but finally not really, maybe it's was a bad idea and I would have like it better, if I had read the series.... we'll never know! But for this series, nothing bad, just nothing really great neither. Everything just feel average and we go through it to finally said... so... Maybe a fan of the series who have read it all would have a diffe...
  • Jodie
    2018-03-08
    Book ReviewTitle: Red Rising: Son of Ares Author: Pierce Brown, Riki Hoskin, Eli PowellGenre: Graphic NovelRating: *****Review: So, I read Red Rising a while ago and am planning to re-read the series with the impending release of Iron Gold and when I saw there was a prequel graphic novel available I had to request it. So, as this story takes place long before Red Rising I was eager to see what Pierce Brown would show us, Son of Ares starts with a...
  • Isaiah
    2018-02-28
    I got an ARC copy of this book through NetGalley.I have been a fan of the Red Rising series, reluctantly. I don’t like Sci-fi. It isn’t my thing. I even had a falling out withe the friend who got me into this series recently. So I might be a bit overly critical.This is a prequel to the Red Rising books. If you haven’t read those books, this one will not make sense. While it is a prequel, you will not be able to follow some of the basic plot...
  • Kristen
    2018-01-23
    Every story has a backstory. In the Sons of Ares Graphic Novel, the reader is finally given the backstory of Red Rising. In this prequel, the reader is thrown into Fitchner's point of view. Fitchner is unlike any other Peerless Scarred, unlike any other Gold, unlike anyone that belongs in his part of society. He is a fighter for justice, & would die to have the life he wishes for. The Sons of Ares Graphic Novel uses illustrations to portray the i...
  • Rosa
    2018-01-31
    Review also posted in my blog : https://onewordtoomuch.wordpress.com/...I got this book from Net Galley in trade for an honest review.EXCERPT“They say that the colonization of the solar system began eight centuries ago. Mankind lunged for every world it could reach, determined to make each one habitable. Changes were needed for mankind to succeed in these new environments”When I search for this book, apparently it’s part of the Red Rising S...
  • Maxine
    2018-04-05
    In the YA series, Red Rising by Pierce Brown, readers were thrown into a future where mankind has spread to other planets. A caste system has developed ruled by the Golds while the Reds, the lowest caste, are brutally exploited. But a rebel group, the Sons of Ares had risen to fight back. In the graphic novel, Red Rising: Sons of Ares, we learn the backstory story of the rebel group and its leader, a Gold named Fitchner.Red Rising: Sons of Ares c...
  • Kenedie
    2018-01-27
    3.5/5 starsSons of Ares is a prequel graphic novel to the Red Rising series. In a society where the people are divided into a caste system based on colors, Sons of Ares follows Fitchner, a gold (which is the highest ranking color) who falls in love with a red (lowest ranking). Sons of Ares shows how the revolution started way before the events of Red Rising took place. Overall, I really enjoyed this graphic novel! I liked getting this backstory a...