Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares
(Sons of Ares #1-6)
Written by: by Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin
Illustrated by: Eli Powell
Source: ARC by publisher
Published by: Dynamite Entertainment
Release date: March 6th 2018
From the world of the best-selling YA series Red Rising comes a story of love and loss and rage!
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!
Written by author Pierce Brown (The Red Rising Trilogy) and Rik Hoskin (Heroes of Skyrealm, Brandon Sanderson's White Sand), with art by Eli Powell (Yakuza Demon Killers, The 13th Artifact), comes the in-continuity story of revolution and Red Rising!
As a huge fan of Red Rising series I was grateful for every new insight into this fictional world created by Pierce Brown. I did enjoy reading this graphic novel, yet I have to admit that I had expected so much more from it... More depth, more feels, more everything. Guess I have been spoiled by Pierce Brown’s prose and storytelling in this format was not enough for me.
However, I really liked artistic side of this graphic novel. Art in Sons of Ares is enigmatic and gritty. It has this gloomy quality to it which fits the mood of the story perfectly.
Fair warning: In my opinion, it is required to read Red Rising trilogy first before starting this graphic novel. Not only you would be a bit lost without prior knowledge of Red Rising universe, society and history, but you would also find spoilers for huge twists that take part in Golden Son (book #2). So if you haven’t started Red Rising novels yet but you plan to read them, do it before diving into Sons of Ares.
Recommended for all true fans of Red Rising trilogy!