Review: Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

Review: Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
Iron Gold

3 Stars


Book Info

Released: January 16 2018
Genre: Sci Fi
Series: Red Rising #4
Published by Del Rey
Format: eBook
 

“Mature and poetic, the narration definitely has a whimsical feel to it despite the genre its written in. ”
~ Under the Covers

I have been anticipating IRON GOLD ever since I read the last book in the series. But after the book was delayed for a year, I forgot about the release completely. Since I enjoyed the other books in the series a lot, I did have some pretty high expectations for this book. The longer wait added to those expectations.

Firstly, I still think Pierce Brown writes well. Mature and poetic, the narration definitely has a whimsical feel to it despite the genre its written in. I think if you’re unfamiliar with the genre, you might have some issues getting into it. But I do think it fits the genre well enough that it can pass for Sci Fi. For me, however, the book has mature enough that I don’t even see it as Young Adult fiction any longer. So seeing this growth was also nice to see.

My major complaint about this book is that it feels slightly different than the others. I don’t know if that was because the book had undergone some major revisions (hence the delay in its release) or if the author’s voice has just matured but it definitely has a different tone. Darrow, our main hero, has also aged and now at 33, his voice and ideals has changed as well.

I felt like the book took a very long time to get started. It’s very slow in the beginning, which was a little surprising since the previous books had a lot of action and suspense in it. But this one really took its time, making me feel a little bored sometimes. Also, this is not a series that you can read out of order. There’s little to no recap of past events and if they are mentioned, they aren’t detailed enough. Even though I have read all the books up to now, I felt like I forgot some details because of the long wait between series. As a result, I felt some momentary confusion until I remembered the past events.

Nevertheless, I do think this is a series worth checking out. And even though IRON GOLD is not my favorite in the series, it’s worth reading for Brown’s unique writing style.

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About Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown's first novel, RED RISING (Del Rey Books), debuts January 28, 2014. It is the first installment in The Red Rising Trilogy.

Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for his cousins in the woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a magical bone in his body. So while trying to make it as a writer, he worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new meaning during his stint as an aide on a U.S. Senate Campaign.

Now he lives in Los Angeles, where he scribbles tales of spaceships, wizards, ghouls, and most things old or bizarre.

Note to the reader: Always feel free to contact him via his website, twitter, or facebook. He likes people. Except if you're a trollish person. Then he merely puts up with you for the sake of manners and propriety.

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Kathy Valentine

Great review annie!! Shared on all my socials!!

Elizabeth

I’ve seen this series but am not sure I would be into it. Thanks

Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Timitra

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Annie

Timitra

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Annie

Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Kathy Valentine

Great review annie!! Shared on all my socials!!

Elizabeth

I’ve seen this series but am not sure I would be into it. Thanks