Iron Gold Trilogy, Book #1
by Pierce Brown
COMING August 22, 2017
Publisher: Del Rey
Find it on: Amazon, Goodreads
When you break the chains, what do you unleash?
The new trilogy takes place after the end of Morning Star and will center on the consequences of the hero’s actions as well as on those folks now living and growing up in a landscape that’s had its ruling order shattered.
"ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What inspired you to write a new trilogy?
PIERCE BROWN: To be honest, I was curious. Not just about what happens to an empire once it has been broken, but what rises from the ashes. What happens to rebels once they take on the mantle of rule. Authority is a pressure cooker of responsibility that twists and hardens. Darrow and Mustang will learn it was easier to throw proverbial Molotov cocktails than it is to govern ten billion souls.
The book picks up 10 years later, correct? What’s the state of the galaxy?
Yes. And the solar system is in turmoil. The new Solar Republic, led by Darrow and Mustang, has replaced the Society on Mars, Earth, and Luna, and is locked in an existential struggle with the remaining Golds of the Core. A decade-long peace still exists between the Republic and the Golds of the Rim worlds, but something stirs in the darkness out beyond the asteroid belt.
How will Darrow and Mustang factor into this new story — or not?
Both will be integral characters. They’re barely into their mid-30s, so I’d wager they have a few more tricks up their sleeves.
How is this trilogy similar to the types of grand space-hopping stories you established in Red Rising, and how is it notably different?
It has the firefights and midnight duels and blood feuds, but many of the characters are not wrecking balls like Darrow. They must use other means to achieve their goals. Not everyone can blast through the bridge viewport of a Dreadnought, after all…"--from EW.com interview with Pierce Brown