RBmedia Brings Long-Awaited Sixth Red Rising Novel to Audio


Pierce Brown’s bestselling sci-fi saga continues on July 25 with LIGHT BRINGER

Landover, MD, June 28, 2023—RBmedia, the largest audiobook publisher in the world, today announced the upcoming release of LIGHT BRINGER, the sixth audiobook in the Red Rising series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Pierce Brown. RBmedia’s flagship audio brand, Recorded Books, is the publisher of all the Red Rising audiobooks, including LIGHT BRINGER.

Red Rising is the story of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy and battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. The newest Red Rising audiobook is the thrilling sequel to DARK AGE, which was published in 2019 and ended with a major cliffhanger.

LIGHT BRINGER follows Darrow’s long voyage home, an interplanetary adventure where old friends reunite, new alliances are forged, and rivals clash on the battlefield.

Pierce Brown said, “After plunging into the heart of war and darkness, Darrow must find his way back to his family, his friends, his planet, and himself. LIGHT BRINGER is an odyssey that takes Darrow from the threshold of the sun to the shadows of the Gas Giants on a journey of personal redemption. Had I the pick of any narrator in the solar system to tell this story, it would be Tim Gerard Reynolds. His voice contains multitudes, and he knows Darrow, perhaps even as well as I do.”

Troy Juliar, Chief Content Officer for RBmedia said, “Pierce Brown brings a ton of fun, energy, and adventure to the science fiction genre. His pacing, plotting, characters, and dialogue set him apart. Pairing Pierce’s prose with Tim Gerard Reynolds’ artful performances has made the Red Rising series one of the most compelling science fiction listens published over the past decade.”

The LIGHT BRINGER audiobook is available for pre-order now and will be published worldwide on July 25, 2023.



About RBmedia

RBmedia is the largest audiobook publisher in the world. With more than 60,000 titles, our audiobooks continually top key literary awards and bestseller lists. The company’s powerful digital retail and library distribution network reaches millions of listeners around the globe—at home, in the car, and everywhere their mobile devices go. Our titles are available on leading audio platforms, including Audible, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, Storytel, OverDrive, Hoopla, and many more. RBmedia is owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. Find out more at rbmediaglobal.com.


About Recorded Books

Recorded Books is RBmedia’s flagship audio brand for bestselling authors and content spanning all high-demand fiction and nonfiction genres. Our exclusive catalog of premium titles, narrated by award-winning actors, includes works by Brandon Sanderson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Diana Gabaldon, Sarah J. Maas, Jenny Han, Jeff Kinney, and many other leading authors. Since our founding in 1979, we have been a pioneer in the industry and, as part of RBmedia, have achieved thousands of industry honors, including the National Book Award, Audiobook of the Year, Booker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Hugo Award, and many more.


About the Author

Pierce Brown is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of RED RISING, GOLDEN SON, MORNING STAR, IRON GOLD, DARK AGE, and LIGHT BRINGER. His work has been published in 34 languages and 36 territories. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on his next novel.