“At least you still like to talk,” I mutter.
“And you still like to make enemies.”
“Everyone has a hobby.”
With this second novel, the banter has gone through the roof. Everyone is sassing everyone, and no one is safe from Darrow’s sharp wit and even sharper tongue. I’ve laughed out loud multiple times already, which is surprised to say in a book filled with so much death and devastation: Pierce Brown has a real talent for writing authentic exchanges between his characters.
“You’ve been my most loyal friend. Well, you and Sevro, but he won’t stop sending me strange pictures over the net.”
I laugh. “I think he has a problem.”
It’s official: Sevro is a total scene kid. He probably posts status updates like ‘Rawr means I love you in dinosaur’. And that means he’s gone from being one of my favourite characters to being my favourite character. He hasn’t even appeared in the bloodydamn book yet, but all of the mentions of him are superb.
Those are my top five moments from ‘Golden Son’ so far. If you’re participating in the readalong, post your favourite moments and quotes from the first part down below! But no spoilers for later on in the book: if you do that I will hunt you down and rip your gory heart out.
If you participated in #ReadRedRising, it’s not too late to join #ReadGoldenSon! To make things even better, it’s only 99p on Kindle at the moment, so don’t hesitate – it’s definitely worth reading.