While we might have recently been disappointed at the news of Pierce Brown’s Iron Gold release being pushed back to January 2018, today it was announced from Dynamite Entertainment the team behind Pierce Brown’s Red Rising: Sons of Ares comic book prequel, a release month and two different covers art.
Written by Pierce Brown and Rik Hoskin (Brandon Sanderson’s White Sand), with art by Eli Powell (Yazuka Demon Killers, The 13th Artifact) comes the story of Red Rising and the revolution behind it. Here’s a brief synopsis:
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!
“Like the books, ours is a fast-moving story set right across the vast canvas of the freshly-colonized solar system. We’re exploring the effects that the inflexible regime has on an individual who’s a key figure from the books, looking at the limits of humanity in a dehumanizing system. For me, that’s the key to the books — the very human characters striving against a system geared to beating them down. It’s harsh, cruel, unfair and — occasionally — uplifting.”