Last Star Standing
by Spaulding Taylor
This Kirkus-starred speculative thriller is currently a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Awards, a semi-finalist for the scifi Cygnus Award, and runner-up in the Independent Press Awards (Action/Adventure).
A character-driven epic set in 2094, the alien Xirfell have assumed control of Earth, but remain harassed by the Resistance. This is the story of one member of the Resistance – a young man with a messy past and a chip on his shoulder, and how he struggles with his past and himself to triumph.
Kirkus Reviews: “Aiden’s energetic narration and darkly comic humor recalls Nick Harkaway. The action scenes are excitingly unpredictable, and also have an emotional element, as brave characters face mortal danger from truly cruel and evil beings. Taylor handles Aiden’s growth toward humble self-knowledge in a moving and believable manner. Thoroughly entertaining and imaginative.”