So if you’ve read my previous posts about the Red Rising series, you’ll know that I am huge fan. I finished Morning Star over the weekend and my brain is still reeling from post-series devastation/euphoria. I haven’t been able to string together a coherent review, but I have been making some wallpapers to share.
- Quotes belong to the magnificent Pierce Brown and the Red Rising trilogy.
- DO: Download wallpapers for personal use. Buy the books. Enjoy!
- DON’T: Redistribute or modify without permission.
- iPhone 6/6s resolution, but should work with most phones. Let me know if you need resizing 😀
We roared and roared
And twisted and screamed
For ours, a vale
Of better dreams
— Eo of Lykos
The song that started it all, every time I read it I get chills – and this is speaking as someone who usually skims over songs in books (sorry, Tolkien). Eo has been the symbol of the Rising all along – but in this book Darrow re-examines her and the pedestal she’s been placed on. Heartbreaking and moving.
The design is based on constellations and astronomy – like the rest of the wallpapers in this series. Nowhere is the vastness of space more keenly felt as a setting as it is in Morning Star.
Break the Chains
One of the series’s many slogans, but the one that resonated with me the most. We see the pyramid come tumbling down, as Darrow’s true identity is revealed to the wider population. In the graphics, I tried including the symbol of all the lowColours who played a major part in the tale: Red, Obsidian, Violet, Pink, Grey.
This may be a bit blasphemous to admit in these circles, but I never truly understood the Sevro love until this book. But, oh my god you guys, he made me cry too many times in this novel.
I loved seeing a different side to him, and how loyalty can drive a man to desperate measures – his character growth is phenomenal. All of the side characters became fleshed out in Morning Star, given their own chance to shine. So yes, Team Howlers!
All deeds that last are painted in blood.
I debated about including this graphic because it’s sorta creepy (sorry to all the faint hearted out there). However, I can’t say my goodbye to the series without making a reference to all the bloodydamn action and death – and of course, the demise of self-made gods.
Want more bookish wallpapers? Check out my past work!
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As always, feel free to suggest a series for the next graphics design post. Tell me if you’ve read this series, I must fangirl with you.