Alice McVeigh
novelist, professional ghost writer

Alice's latest novel Last Star Standing is out now!

US Review of Books

Feb. 2021

Taylor melds original worldbuilding, dramatic flair and a lively, down-to-earth storytelling style, bringing 2094 Earth to vivid life… Last Star Standing spurs readers to understand and accept the juxtaposition of inner desire and outer reality that serves both to obstruct and to shape humanity.

Independent Review of Books

Feb. 2021

Aiden is a fiery protagonist, making this outlandishly creative novel a pleasure to read. With the author’s imagination running wild, and just enough romantic angst to keep things steamy, Last Star Standing is refreshingly unpredictable, while holding to classic form.

Susan Sewell

Editorial review from Reader’s Favorite, Jan. 2021

Intriguing science-fiction with a post-apocalyptic flavor... the story captures and holds the imagination. The individual characters are artistic and original, giving a realistic feel. An extraordinary tale with a dynamic storyline.

G. Masso

Editorial review from Reader’s Favorite, Jan. 2021

The writing is crisp and the novel graced by a compelling protagonist. Last Star Standing is fast-paced, riveting, and an enjoyable read.

2094 – Humanity’s last chance rests on one man’s shoulders.

Earth, 2094 – and the restless, impetuous Aiden is part of the underground resistance against the alien Xirfell takeover. Despite his imprisonment, his ambition irks the rebel leadership, and he triumphs in freeing ‘the Creature’, only to be confronted by betrayal after betrayal, some going back years.

Gifted with a crucial mission, he and his two comrades are targeted by turncoat rebels, boarded mid-space, neurologically attacked, confronted with treason – only to be disbelieved. There’s a crisis of identity amidst constant action and several plot twists, but by the end of the book Aiden has become the leader he always longed to be.

A longer version with excerpts is also available on YouTube

SPReview

Feb. 2021

A dauntless soldier’s epic tale of rebellion, escape, and redemption, Last Star Standing is a dazzling and chilling vision of the future...The writing has a sharp, post-apocalyptic edge with plenty of dark humor. Memorable characters leap off the page, the action is visceral and exciting, and Taylor’s unleashed imagination makes this dystopian novel a deeply addictive read.

Jack Magnus

Editorial review from Reader’s Favorite, Jan. 2021

Taylor displays a masterful touch at bringing his characters to life, and his writing is effortless and fluent, making reading this action-packed and thought-provoking offering a rare and engrossing treat indeed.

Gordon Long

Airborn Press, British Columbia, Feb 2021

Last Star Standing is a great dystopian novel, written by a polished writer with great chops. The story has plenty of action, great suspense and wonderful character developm;ent in the hero, providing a depth of conflict and theme rarely seen in Science Fiction. A highly enjoyable story by an experienced writer, highly recommended. Five stars."