Bless you for suggesting Red Rising. I'm already on Morning Star.. I started 5 days ago. How do you picture each color? I imagine Darrow as a pale ginger with red irises. And just everybody else stumps me.
OH goodness my favourite type of question. Okay! Red Rising, the best book series on earth.
Pierce expressed that Reds were nearly exclusively of Irish heritage. Now, thats not be saying that Irish people are only red headed and pale, but thats what he expressed, especially with them being reds. And it makes sense, i mean, theyre stuck underground, so theyre bound to be pale.
As for the rest for the colors, one thing I think people tend to forget is how diverse the book actually is. I think Pierce does a good job of explaining what everyone looks like imo.
However, I dont think every race has hair and eye color connected. I dont remember pinks having pink hair? Maybe I’m crazy, but thats what I remember. Blues dont have hair, they have the circuit tattoos throughout their heads and bodies. I really dont know how to differentiate between silvers and whites, besides their occupations and sigils on their arms.
But for sure.. the golds I see as the most diverse. And something to keep in mind, PAX WAS NOT WHITE. The Telemanus’s, I am almost positive were black. I see the the Julii as Spanish or Latin, and - shit. there was actually a fantastic post written by @thehowler-elisabet (Wasnt it you?) about the origins of their last names in relation to what their ethnicities are. I’ll have to find it and link it later.
Adrius/Lilath smut fic set after he cuts off his hand in Red Rising. Inspired by auandromedus, sharky-head and thehowler-elisabet Content warning: blood, cannibalism, NSFW, asphyxiation, and gore. NOT for those with a weak stomach. I’m so sorry… I don’t know where this came from, tbh. Click “read more”. (Note: I haven’t slept at all so please overlook any spelling and/or grammar mistakes.) Also, listening to this song while reading it will probably make the experience better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zss1PcDqQcU