We’re pleased to present Victor Mosquera’s cover for Luna: Wolf Moon, the sequel to Ian McDonald’s Luna: New Moon! Arriving September 27 from Tor Books, this second book in the series catches up with the Moon’s five ruling clans eighteen months after the interfamily warfare of Luna: New Moon. As McDonald said on Twitter, “Volume goes to 11 on this one.”
From the catalog copy for Luna: Wolf Moon:
A Dragon is dead.
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.
Artist Victor Mosquera has created another haunting, chilled moonscape for the cover to McDonald’s sequel. If only covers could be widescreen…
Here’s a closer look at the cover: