Dear Pierce Brown,
In 2014, I tried out this new sci-fi book. I had no idea what I was in for other than it had this sweet red wing dominating the cover. I was a huge Star Wars and Game of Thrones fan—Red Rising was the perfect match for me. I got hooked, wrapped up in this brutal world filled with action, political intrigue, and dynamic, living, breathing characters…many of which weren’t living by the end of the book.
These books did what few others have. They made me forget I was reading words on a page, rather transporting me into the story and taking me on an emotional roller coaster. Regardless of the atrocities carried out on the page, this was hands-down some of the best science fiction I’d ever read, and it quickly became one of my all-time favorite series. Along with bringing me into one incredible fandom.
It's not much of a secret to my co-workers or friends who one of my favorite authors is. Red Rising is the first book out of my mouth when someone asks for a recommendation. My bad for not always mentioning the impending heartbreak to come. But hey, that’s what being a Howler is all about.
Howler and bookseller, Josh