Fans of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising series are only seven months away from the conclusion to the epic series according to a new photo posted by the author. As covered previously here at Gabbing Geek (we’re huge fans) and other outlets, Morning Star was set to be released in the spring of 2016. That was a departure from the January release dates of the first two books but, hey, there’s a lot of stuff to wrap up so we were understanding. Anxious, but understanding.
And we have been rewarded for our patience. Pierce posted the above picture on his Instagram today and also said the first page of book 3 would be posted on Entertainment Weekly’s website tomorrow at noon. First page, schmirst page, we’re just pumped that book 3 is coming out months ahead of schedule!
If you’re not following Pierce Brown on Instagram – you should! Yesterday he revealed a sketch he used in his personal journal as a way to brainstorm the world for his Red Rising trilogy. Gabbing Geek is a huge fan of the Red Rising series – so we’re totally geeking out!
So, this week’s Gabbing Geek podcast (trademarked and copyrighted by Jimmy Impossible in a sudden coup d’etat) largely covered the first two (and only existing) novels in the Red Rising trilogy. Since I now write for these fine, if geeky, folks, I will now instead of writing my usual e-mail just post directly to their website.
Below the cut, there may be SPOILERS. Or there may not be, but what do I know?
HBO recently released the trailer for the next season of Game of Thrones, and meanwhile George R.R. Martin’s publisher squashed rumors that the next novel in the series, The Winds of Winter, will be released this year.
Now, many fans have wondered what will happen when the TV adaptation uses up all of the published source material and has to move on. And many others worry that Mr. Martin, an older gentleman who seems a bit thicker around the middle than most people would be comfortable with, though for a man his age probably isn’t too heavy, will not live long enough to finish the novels, of which he believes there will be two more. I have a better question to ask.
One of our favorite authors, Pierce Brown, revealed some information about Morning Star, Book 3 of the Red Rising series, to Entertainment Weekly this week. It’s spoiler-free so check it out once you’ve read Golden Son (which you should for our Gabbing Geek Book Club in 2 weeks!). In the meantime, and in an awesome bit of good news, the cover for book 3 was revealed and you see it in its full glory above this paragraph. Reaper!!!
Sadly, the story does have some bad news. Book 3 is expected to be released in the spring of 2016. Spring. As in not January. As in more than a year away. As in FOREVER AND EVER AND YOU ARE SO CRUEL PIERCE BROWN!