Waiting on Wednesday 11/16/16
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!
Luna: Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald (February 14, 2017 by Tor Books)
Of all the blurbs I’ve come across in recent years claiming to be “like Game of Thrones”, I have to admit Luna: New Moon came quite close – if you can imagine the Starks and Lannisters as two rival families with competing mining operations on the moon. The first book was like an epiphany; I loved it. That I’m looking forward to this sequel and conclusion (the series is just going to be a duology, I hear) is a massive understatement. I’m hoping Luna: Wolf Moon will be just as amazing.
Corta Helio, one of the five family corporations that rule the Moon, has fallen. Its riches are divided up among its many enemies, its survivors scattered. Eighteen months have passed .
The remaining Helio children, Lucasinho and Luna, are under the protection of the powerful Asamoahs, while Robson, still reeling from witnessing his parent’s violent deaths, is now a ward–virtually a hostage– of Mackenzie Metals. And the last appointed heir, Lucas, has vanished of the surface of the moon.
Only Lady Sun, dowager of Taiyang, suspects that Lucas Corta is not dead, and more to the point—that he is still a major player in the game. After all, Lucas always was the Schemer, and even in death, he would go to any lengths to take back everything and build a new Corta Helio, more powerful than before. But Corta Helio needs allies, and to find them, the fleeing son undertakes an audacious, impossible journey–to Earth.
In an unstable lunar environment, the shifting loyalties and political machinations of each family reach the zenith of their most fertile plots as outright war erupts.
Luna: Wolf Moon continues Ian McDonald’s saga of the Five Dragons.”