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“Dark Age” by Pierce Brown
Adeline Harper
Sophomore Elliott Dale is currently reading “Dark Ages” by Pierce Brown. “Dark Ages” is the fifth book in the science fiction series, “Red Rising.” The book is about a dystopian society where class is structured based on color.

Sophomore Elliott Dale is currently reading “Dark Age” by Pierce Brown. “Dark Age” is the fifth book in the “Red Rising” series. It is a science-fiction dystopian novel, similar to that of “The Hunger Games.”

“I was looking through recommendations in the sci-fi series, and I came upon this book,” Dale said. “There’s tons of stories within the book and tons of things to be attached to. It’s not just a single story.”

Author Pierce Brown wrote the first book, “Red Rising,” in two months and got it published almost immediately in 2014. Over the following years, he published six books in the series, “Golden Son,” “Morning Star,” “Iron Gold,’, “Dark Age,” and “Light Bringer.”

“It sounds like a simple book, but it’s one of the greatest books I’ve ever read,” Dale said. 

In the series, the main character, Darrow, lives on Mars in a dystopian future, where class is determined by color, with Red being the lowest, and Gold being the highest. 

In “Dark Age” Darrow successfully leads a revolution against the laws of the color-coded structure, but becomes outlawed by the Republic he created. He then is forced to wage a war against the Republic in hopes of salvaging the dream of equality. 

“I’d recommend it to anyone who likes Roman or Greek history, [because] it references it a lot, as well as history just in general,” Dale said. “It’s a total futuristic civilization.”

Check out “Dark Age,” along with all other books in the “Red Rising” series, if you like action-packed science-fiction novels.

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Adeline Harper, Editor-in-Chief
Senior 3rd year with The Prowler   As Editor-in-Chief for this year, I am excited to be back on The Prowler. Outside of journalism, I enjoy listening to music, quilting, being outdoors, lifting weights, and researching new facts about my favorite subjects, which include music history, reptiles and amphibians, anatomy, and nature in general.

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