Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The man ain't sliding on his storytelling.
Expect excellent things. Difficult things. Tragic things. And best of all, NEW CHARACTERS! And old, of course. :) The wheel turns and turns and turns.
Yep. I'm a fanboy. It's not just the fantastically detailed worldbuilding or the way the author colors all the planets upon a mythological background or how awesome all the space-opera plays out or the really cool battles or the blood.
It's the whole package. It only gets deeper with this new book. We have a real sense of history and the cast is pretty immense. When we say epic, we talk about a whole series. The weight of everything that came before, propelling the rest forward. This is definitely all that and more.
And Brown is exceeding expectations. :) No spoilers. A lot of plot happens here as well as character development. Huge changes after ten years and even more changes during this text... even early on.
Little is resolved. This is a bona fide start of a new trilogy (or more).
And I don't care because I'm fully invested in these big books. :) :) :)
War. War never changes. Boys grow into their fathers.
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