Luna, New Moon by Ian McDonald

Luna, New Moon, book 1 in the Luna series

  • Author: Ian McDonald
  • Published: September 22nd, 2015
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Ratings: 5/5

Luna New moon

Book synopsis


Maybe it will kill you when the Per Diem for your allotted food, water, and air runs out, just before you hit pay dirt.  Maybe it will kill you when you are trapped between the reigning corporations the Five Dragons in a foolish gamble against a futuristic feudal society.  On the moon, you must fight for every inch you want to gain. And that is just what Adriana Corta did.

As the leader of the moon’s newest “dragon”, Adriana has wrested control of the moon’s helium-3 industry from the Mackenzie Metals corporation and fought to earn her family’s new status.  Now, in the twilight of her life, Adriana finds her corporation Corta Helio confronted by the many enemies she made during her meteoric rise.  If the Corta family is to survive, Adriana’s five children must defend their mother’s empire from her many enemies…and one another.


My thoughts

I absolutely LOVED this book!  This book has a Godfather kind of feel to me, I have seen reviews comparing it to The Game of Thrones but I’ll have to say it’s more like The Godfather to me.  Luna, New Moon takes place (if you haven’t guessed it) in the moon and there are five ruling families the Cortas, the McKenzies, the Asomoahs, the Suns and the Volotsov all referred to as the Five Dragons.

This story follows the Corta family and we get alternating point of views from the members of the family and some other character.  One of the interesting things about the moon civilization was they didn’t have any law the law was there is no law and things be worked out by paying up.  There were some sexual scenes that I found a bit too much but other than that I truly enjoy all the drama in the story.

The world-building was great with clear explanation of how things worked and how they were run. When I first picked up this book I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to keep up with all the family members but as you read you become more familiar with them and the role they play.

Overall, this is a great science fiction novel that will have you hooked all the way till the end and wow, that ending was just so good! I can’t wait to pick up the second book.


five-star-rating yellow






Thank you to the Publisher for providing me with a copy of this book, in exchange for a review. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.




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