The Next Chapter Ep003 Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Reid and Isaac complete the first Next Chapter series with the third installment in the Red Rising Saga, and the conclusion of the original trilogy.

In This Episode

  • Trilogy Structure – Act One: the development of the world and the moment of entering Act Two as stepping into a new world or understanding the world in a new way. Act Two: Living within the society. Development of getting to know the world from a new perspective. Act Two often ends with a dramatic turn towards the negative. Act Three: Redemption. The turn from the negative loss, to lose something and then to rebuild.
    • Act One: Red Rising: Introduce the world and give a story that sets up the main character, Darrow to succeed and explore.
    • Act Two: Golden Son: Darrow views his previous world as a Gold. The reader understands the perspectives of the Golds from monologues from Nero and Octavia. Darrow lives within the Golden world, from a new perspective, and he understands there is a loss.
    • Act Three: Morning Start: Darrow transitions from a creature of war to need to become someone who is able to build. Darrow realizes he has a life and people to lose. Taking on these losses to realize that there is a need to build.
  • The Character of Roque – Roque is what the Society believes they are. Roque was raised by the Violet, philosopher-poet class. Roque was raised to believe the Society exists for any number of reasons. And from this upbringing Roque carries a romantic nature towards the Society, and that there is no other way organize the solar system. The logical, romantic way to organize the Society in a caste system. But Roque’s dream is not reality; however, Roque believes that this is as good as it could get.
    • Throughout Golden Son Darrow is expressing his truth to the variety of his Golden friends, but Roque, despite being kind, despite being a good friend, is kept on the outside.
    • In Morning Star, Darrow seeks redemption for Roque, but Roque refuses to live with his failure of losing the war for the Society. Roque’s death ceases his possibility of a redemption arc.
  • Book Climax vs Trilogy Climax – Each book in the series has its own structure that plays into the larger three-book structure. In Morning Star there are two clear candidates for the climax of the book vs trilogy: the battle of the Jupiter Moons and the finale on Luna.
    • In the battle of the Jupiter Moons, Darrow completes his journey to reclaim his lost glory.
    • Finale on Luna, the story is complete with Darrow completing his missions set out in Red Rising: to overturn Gold, but now with intention towards what comes next and rebuilding.

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