McDonald's richly imagined Lunar culture and interplanetary poleconomy make for a superb backdrop for literally dozens of richly realized human dramas, and it's hard to say which is more fascinating. McDonald's wildly imaginative worldbuilding (present since his debut novel, the utterly wonderful standout Out On Blue Six) and his ability to spin out intrigues are both in full flight in this final volume.
Game of Thrones on the moon. An epic saga of industrial dynasties vying for power in the harshest environment possible.
Smashing stuff, and one to keep you gripped on long journeys.