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Luna: Moon Rising

The Luna Trilogy, Book 3
Written by: Ian McDonald
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The continuing saga of the Five Dragons, Ian McDonald's fast-paced, intricately plotted space opera pitched as Game of Thrones meets The Expanse

A hundred years in the future, a war wages between the Five Dragons - five families that control the moon's leading industrial companies. Each clan does everything in their power to claw their way to the top of the food chain - marriages of convenience, corporate espionage, kidnapping, and mass assassinations. 

Through ingenious political manipulation and sheer force of will, Lucas Corta rises from the ashes of corporate defeat and seizes control of the moon. The only person who can stop him is a brilliant lunar lawyer: his sister, Ariel. 

Witness the Dragons' final battle for absolute sovereignty in Ian McDonald's heart-stopping finale to the Luna trilogy.

©2019 Ian McDonald (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • D. Kittrell
  • 2019-03-23

Fitting Ending with only a Few Loose Ends

The third (and final) book in McDonald’s Five Dragons duology (parse that how you will). _Luna: Moon Rising_ seems to be compared against Heinlein’s _The Moon is a Harsh Mistress_ but other than both being set in a future version of settling Luna, the sophistication, style, and storytelling of McDonald give his trilogy a resoundingly different feel on almost every level. Heinoein was a master of his trade but we’ve come a long distance politically, sexeually, and SF content-wise in the last six decades. A comparison is unfair to both books. All I can say is I’ll miss the characters and setttings — I was hoping for an epilogue set a few thousand years out as Man finally inched his way out of the local system. But that would have been pure fan boy servicing and would not have added to the story of the current books, These books wrapped up all key storylines and gave us, if not a happy, a totally satisfying ending.

Excellent audio work as usual (Audible item). Now we just have to fidget about to see what McDonald does next...