Dark Age

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2019
33 hours 58 minutes
For a decade Darrow led a revolution against the corrupt color-coded Society. Now, outlawed by the very Republic he founded, he wages a rogue war on Mercury in hopes that he can still salvage the dream of Eo. But as he leaves death and destruction in his wake, is he still the hero who broke the chains? Or will another legend rise to take his place? Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile, has returned to the Core. Determined to bring peace back to mankind at the edge of his sword, he must overcome or unite the treacherous Gold families of the Core and face down Darrow over the skies of war-torn Mercury. But theirs are not the only fates hanging in the balance. On Luna, Mustang, Sovereign of the Republic, campaigns to unite the Republic behind her husband. Beset by political and criminal enemies, can she outwit her opponents in time to save him? Once a Red refugee, young Lyria now stands accused of treason, and her only hope is a desperate escape with unlikely new allies. Abducted by a new threat to the Republic, Pax and Electra, the children of Darrow and Sevro, must trust in Ephraim, a thief, for their salvation-and Ephraim must look to them for his chance at redemption. As alliances shift, break, and re-form-and power is seized, lost, and reclaimed-every player is at risk in a game of conquest that could turn the Rising into a new Dark Age.
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Richard C.

Solid installation for the series but bring back the narrators from book 5! The previous Lyria and Lysander were way better fits for the characters.

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Shawn Miller

It is my opinion, this is the best book in the series. Unexpected twists at every turn. I am anxiously awaiting book 6.

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Jessica W.

Wow…. I really can’t get enough of these books. I can’t wait for book 6 to be recorded.

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Vic Cavin

thought this was going to become more and more convoluted like many stories that lose their way, but the characters develop nicely (though through exceedingly good fortune and exceptional luck) and grow to set a,stage for even greater twists and turns for the Reaper, Virginia, Pax, Victra, and the others from earlier in the story. Well narrated by an excellent cast whose voices conjure the emotions and rem7bd the listeners of the bonds made between those who share common experiences that last forever. Bring on the next era of The Rising.

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Jamie ..

Excellent part of one of the best series in literature

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Ryan M.

Another great book in a great series by my new favorite artist. Narration and storyline keep your attention throughout the enti

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Jacob W.

Easily my favorite book in this series so far (including LB). Coming from the previous entries you are in for a hell of an awakening. This book is dark, gripping, and jam packed with some of the best military sci-fi and political intrigue that I have ever read. It’s a non stop thrill ride from start to finish that you cannot bring yourself to put down. The tone of the content is downright brutal and does a great job of showing just how terrifying and hopeless it would feel to be on the frontlines of this technological hellscape that the protagonists call war. While the book fits its title perfectly, it still has a great sense of humor and many heroic and inspiring moments. I could not recommend it enough. Hail Libertas. Hail Reaper.

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Joshua J.

Love this series and this book is no exception. I like the narrators better on this title than the previous.

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D.L. Phillips

If it was possible for a mere mortal to pure into the hearts of man and monster, Pierce Brown may have the most credible claim to the title. The whole series is exceptional, however this particular installation exceeded my expectations. No spoiler. The cast of this audio was well chosen. The pace, the accents, the credibility of the narration immerses you in the world of tyrants and peasants as if you were in the battle or hiding in the gory damn closet. What you may end up saying to yourself, at the end, is: "Are you not entertained?!" or "I'm exhausted. I need to rest." Regardless, you will hunger for more. The only thing I would be remiss if I didn't mention - don't start this book at the beginning of a vacation or during a particularly emotion time in your life. You may not get any rest at all.

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James P.

Amazing. I’m both dreading and dreaming of finishing this arc.

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Nick S.

Probably the densest Red Rising novel but not as victorious. It is a relentless uphill battle without a prize at the end for the costs of war.

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Chad B.

So darn entertaining!!! This universe is just so detailed and well built out. Only complaint is the narrator has changed and Lyria really has a different feel.

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Jerry A.

Love love love this series

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Ondrej W.

Some stories and new characters are very far fetched in thisone, but overall a good piece in the puzzle of red rising. Liked the new narators better than in Iron gold.

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This is an utterly incomprehensible sequel. How anyone can figure out what's going on with the first book as a reference is beyond me. The narrator, as with the first book is fantastic. I would usually be inclined to keep with it but this second book feels like there is a HUGE chunk of narrative missing. Such a shame as the first book was SO good.

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Chris W.

I was sad to see a couple of the narrators change, most importantly Lysander. This is a good book but be warned to is hard to read at times, it reminded me of reading book two of the hunger games and finding out they had to go back to the arena. Only that same feeling happens almost a dozen times in this book, it was emotionally exhausting. Also, the amount of cursing is significant, like more than all of the other books combined by far. Not only that but the variety of “bad words” is worth noting. I know these aren’t kids books, and the violence far exceeds the foul language, it was a bit much for me. My desire to see this series to completion is the only reason I finished it, it is unlikely I listen to this book again. The original trilogy I love so much that I have read it 3 times, not so much with this one.

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Grant B.

Well done again Pierce, Iron gold was a little slow but dark age kicked my by butt.

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While the book is excellent I miss having 1-2 narrators like the other books. Having too many narrators was a little annoying, also some of the narrators simply read too fast making it hard to keep up.

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