3 Bells – luna: moon rising (Ian McDonald) Book 3 – It’s Sci-Fi Month!

Ahoy me mateys!  Grab yer grog!  Here be book 3 of the seventh installment of the 3 Bells trilogy showcase.  While I try to post no spoilers, ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .

luna: moon rising (Ian McDonald)

Whew!  It was certainly a rush down to the wire to finish this trilogy and write me review in time.  This review is going to be super short because of a) the time crunch and b) I can’t explain much without massive spoilers.  I did think this book was much stronger than the second though still not as strong as the first.

This book  jumps right into an action sequence after a smaller time jump, which irked me.  The good news is that much of the focus is back on the characters and especially the youngest generation of the Cortas.  I was able to quickly be engrossed in how the conflict on the moon was going to turn out.  The short answer is not at all like I expected and that was awesome.  The politics were all over the place and lots of fun.  The ending in particular was lovely.  I am definitely team Corta Hélio.  I thought that it was a fantastic ending to a series that I am glad to have finally read.

While I have finished the trilogy, apparently the author has written two novellas in the same world.  One is a prequel and the other is a companion story.  I wouldn’t be adverse to reading more set in this world.  I also have to check out the author’s backlog.  Arrrr!

Side note: Sci-Fi Month is hosted by Matey Lisa of Dear Geek Place and Matey Imyril of One More.  Check out their blog links for more info and join the fun!

Usually I list the Goodreads blurb here but I am not this time cause of major spoilers!

To visit the author’s website go to:

Ian McDonald – Author

To buy the book go to:

luna: moon rising – Book

To add to Goodreads go to:

Yer Ports for Plunder List

Previous Log Entries for this Author

luna: new moon – book 1 (3 Bells – Sci-Fi)

luna: wolf moon – book 2 (3 Bells – Sci-Fi)

7 thoughts on “3 Bells – luna: moon rising (Ian McDonald) Book 3 – It’s Sci-Fi Month!

  1. It’s good to know that book 3 was stronger than its predecessor, which means I will have to give it another chance: I started reading it but probably I was not in the right mood for it, because it seemed to drag a little. You encouraged me to try again, so thanks for sharing! 🙂


  2. I need to see if I can track this one down at the library as I thoroughly enjoyed the first two book and your excellent and spoiler-free review has fired me up – I’d really like to see how this one ends:))


  3. Glad you found this one a little more agreeable! Little Luna is one of my favorite characters and I really loved seeing how she was forced to adapt to the circumstances in this story.

    I am reading The Menace from Farside and I will warn you that it doesn’t seem to have much to do with the Cortas or even the five dragons. I read elsewhere that it’s a response to a Heinlein novella “The Menace from Earth”.

    I’m enjoying it, but not the way I enjoyed these.


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