I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.New Moon by Ian McDonald
Series: Luna #1
Published by gollancz on September 22nd 2015
Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction
Format: ARC, Paperback
Source: the publisher
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald
Series: Luna #2
Published by gollancz on March 23rd 2017
3.5 stars Avg.
Luna New moon introduces us to a new family empire *dragon* on the Moon (Luna) which makes a total of 5 dragons on Luna. Think of it all a turf wars between different gangs except this is on the Moon and they are dealing with power and resources on it. The new dragon is the Corta-Helio family with different family members having different positions in the empire.
The world building of these books is excellent and so are the characters. The family and the different *dragon* dynamics is also done well.
We get quite a lot of different POVs from the members of the Corta family as well other characters to show different aspects of the life on Luna and the struggles they faced.
I quite enjoyed Adrianna Corta and Marina Calzaghe because they were strong and compelling characters.
Quibbles: I’m not a huge of multiple POVs in books, 3-4 is my limit (unless it’s an established series and I already know almost all the characters from their books but I digress) . I feel like the more characters being introduced the more time to need to get to know them because otherwise they sort blend in together which leaves me sort of ??? I read romance so I’m used to sex scenes but I guess I’m not used to them being so much in my Sci-fi reads. I also felt like it dragged on a bit in some places.
The tension that builds up from the ending of the New moon doesn’t let up at all in the second book Wolf moon which of course as the case with series ends in a cliffhanger. Overall, I did enjoy it most probably due to the writing and complexities presented in this the luna world and I’m hopeful that the next book in the series will provide an satisfying conclusion to the series.