That’s what Society does–spread the blame so there is no villain, so it’s futile to even begin to find a villain, to find justice. It’s just machinery. Processes.
Rose petals of a thousand shades fall from the trees as Golds fight beneath them. They’re all red in the end.
Golden Son continues the Rising Red saga, with the protagonist, Darrow, now a Gold. Darrow is staring to navigate the difficult politics of being a part of the Society as a Gold, while trying to create a rift within it. He tries to use the fight between ruling families to create a civil war, weakening the Society from within.
The reader comes to know the final pieces of the puzzle, the ruler of the Society and her coterie, and the antagonist, a brilliant schemer.
The book keeps the same excellent level of writing, perfectly paced action, almost impermeable plot, depth of character and top class editing.
There is a slight drop in the quality of the plot, with a few turns of the action that raise browses.
However, the storytelling remains world class, creating one of the best sci-fi sagas in recent literature.
[Features picture: ESA, NASA and L. Calçada (ESO)]