"One day, Earth's cities failed to shine and a silence fell over our corner of the cosmos... and that is when our peace died."
Adam is like any other seventeen year old. He has dreams, hopes and fears.
However, Adam's birth marked another giant leap for mankind.
One day, his entire world begins to slip away.
One day, he and those closest to him are faced with impossible life-or-death decisions... and time is rapidly running out.
This is his story...
Told in ‘real time’ over the span of four harrowing days, and by a first-person narrator, “Luna” is the story of the first human to be born outside of Earth.
The story picks up just before his eighteenth birthday, and how that milestone is going to be celebrated due to his historic status.
However, an unprecedented disaster strikes, cutting off his home (a lunar colony) from Earth. Soon, that home becomes a ‘sinking ship’ - with time quickly running out, he (and those around him) realize that no one is coming to help them and that they must take matters into their own hands in order to survive.
This first novel by the author is an excellent read. Set in the future but could become factual. I really enjoyed reading it and it will certainly appeal to sci fi fans as well as general readers.
This amazing first novel imagines a world that relies on the people supplying power to earth, from the moon. This coming of age story keeps you wanting more as the story unfolds.
Although sci-fi, this book is perfect for anyone who has an interest in understanding what the future may hold. I'd recommend this novel to young adults to seniors alike as the story and its characters transcend generations.
I'd give it 6 Stars if I could. Very glad I took a chance on this title.
Luna focusses on humanity’s first colony on our moon as the first ever child born off-world turns eighteen.
Sadly, the joyous occasion cannot be allowed to unfold as is intended and disaster strikes - but it is not only Luna that is affected.
The excitement by the eyes of Earth over Adam, the Luna-baby, turning eighteen with an almost celebrity fame yet the same event being almost standard by the colonialists is believable and understandable. Even the language, though advanced for a teenager, is again believable considering Adam has grown up around scholars and professionals.
The author has done an amazing job with the piece and, as noted at the end of the novel, the length of time taken to produce the book was worth it for the story to develop, excite, entertain and house heartache with a natural flow.
Selfishly, I wanted to know what happens next after the story ends. Maybe that could be the author’s next venture?