Dark Age

Version: Unabridged
Author: Pierce Brown
Narrator: Various Readers
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: July 2019
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours
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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.

Reviews (4)

Written by Richard C. on October 5th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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.


Written by Chris W. on September 8th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 3/5

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.


Written by Grant B. on August 28th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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


Written by Anonymous on August 12th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Brown, Pierce

Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for cousins in the woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a magical bone in body. So while trying to make it as a writer, he worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new meaning during his stint as an aide on a U.S. Senate Campaign. Now he lives Los Angeles, wher