If you are a fan of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising series, you’d be eagerly waiting for the next book. And since the next book will also be the final book in the saga, it must be tough to wait for its release. So, in this article, we’ll talk about the release of Red Rising Book 7, titled “Red God.”
Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga has been a fan favorite since its debut in 2014. Initially, it was planned as a trilogy consisting of the first three books – Red Rising, Golden Son, and Morning Star. And this original trilogy tells a complete story, too.
However, the author decided to expand the series as there were still more stories to tell, and there were several characters who’d benefit from another series. And so, the follow-up books were released, out of which Iron Gold, Dark Age, and Light Bringer have been published, and Red God is next!
The series has been praised for its intricate world-building, complex characters, and thrilling plot twists. This sci-fi-based dystopian book series is so popular that the release of each new book is a highly anticipated event for fans.
So, while there is no official release date for Red Rising Book 7, the anticipation is high, and fans can rest assured that the book is in the works. So, when exactly will the Red God book be released? Let’s find out!
Red Rising Book 7 – Red God Release Date:
Pierce Brown announced the seventh book in the series, titled Red God, during San Diego Comic-Con in July 2022. According to Brown, Red God will be the final book in the Red Rising Saga, bringing the epic story to a close.
Initially, the series was supposed to end with the sixth book, but that didn’t happen. According to the author, he was trying to do too much, and it was practically impossible for him to conclude the story in the sixth book. And so, he announced that there will be another book featuring the finale!
The announcement of Red God, which is book 7 in the Red Rising Saga, came at SDCC when the release date for Light Bringer, which is book 6, was announced.
Plus, the author also mentioned that Red God will release “soon after” Light Bringer is out. Given that Light Bringer was released on July 25, 2023, it is possible that Red God could be released sometime in early 2024. However, this is purely speculative, and no official release date has been confirmed.
But some fans worry that the release date might not be as near as we imagine. You see, Light Bringer was released 4 years after the previous book, Dark Age, was released. So, there are fans who think this might be the case with Red God’s release as well.
But I am hopeful that will not be the case because I am assuming Pierce Brown was writing the finale and decided to split the book into two, Light Bringer and Red God, as the story got a bit expanded. If that were the case, the author might not have stopped writing, and Red God’s release date might be just a few months away!
What is the Plot of the Red Rising Series?
The story of Red Rising is set hundreds of years into the future, where humanity has expanded to all the planets within the solar system and created a Society with Earth’s Moon, or Luna, as its center.
Humanity has also adopted a color-coded hierarchy by undergoing genetic manipulation to resemble the color they belong to. Each color has its own specified position in society, with people of those colors doing their defined jobs and nothing else. Thanks to genetic manipulation and hundreds of years of progress, people of a particular color are not only suited but are best at their preset jobs.
For example, Oranges are mechanics and engineers, Yellows are doctors and researchers, Blues are crews and pilots of starships, Grays are soldiers and police, and more.
This hierarchy consists of multiple colors, with Red being the lowest, as they are mostly miners, manual laborers, and workers, and Gold being the highest, the Rulers of the Society.
Red Rising’s plot focuses on Darrow, a lowRed born in one of the mining colonies on Mars. All he and his colony have known for all their lives is mining the surface of Mars to get the precious materials that will be used to terraform the planet for human colonization.
But due to a personal tragedy and a chain of unforeseen events, Darrow comes face-to-face with the reality of his existence!
He discovers that Mars has been terraformed for centuries, and there’s a thriving civilization living on the planet, along with other planets and moons in the Solar System.
Darrow joins the rebellion to bring down the Golds, the rulers of Society, and end their oppressive regime. To do this, he undergoes genetic enhancements to become a Gold himself to enter their ranks and attempt to bring it all crashing down from within.
The series has been praised for its unique take on the dystopian genre, as well as its exploration of themes such as power, oppression, and rebellion. The books are known for their fast-paced action and surprising plot twists, which is enough to keep readers hooked to the story.
If you are a fan of the science fiction and dystopian genres, the Red Rising series is a must-read with all its complex characters, intricate world-building, intense action, and space warfare!
In this article, you learned about the release date of Red Rising Book 7, which is titled “Red God.” Pierce Brown, the author of the Red Rising Saga, announced during San Diego Comic-Con on July 22, 2022, that Red God will be the seventh book in the series and the conclusion to the saga.
While the exact release date of Red God has not been confirmed, Pierce Brown stated in an Instagram post that it would come “soon after” Light Bringer, the latest book in the series.
If you’re a fan of the Red Rising Saga, you can stay up to date by following Pierce Brown on social media. In the meantime, as you wait for the Red God release date to be announced, you can reread the previous books in the series!