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Last Star Standing

By Spaulding Taylor

Kirkus-starred RUNNER-UP in the Independent Press Awards (Action/Adventure); FINALIST in International Book Awards, FINALIST in Chanticleer's Cygnus Award (science fiction), FINALIST in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards and FINALIST in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards (adult fiction)

ISBN: 978-1789650976

Publication: February 2021

Publisher: Unbound Digital

Editions: paperback, ebook

The KIRKUS-starred escape into a brighter world...

Aiden has always felt like an outsider. After the rebel assassin is captured and imprisoned by the world’s galactic overlords, he awaits execution. Then a mole working for the occupying regime alerts him to a plot that could destroy the entire resistance…

Engineering a daring escape, Aiden’s growing feud with the new rebel leader leaves him out in the cold. Faced with deceit and betrayals on every side, he recruits a group of overlooked outcasts and stakes everything on one last mission.

Can the restless, reckless Aiden’s last stand save humanity from enslavement?

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Awarded a Kirkus Star

Runner-up for the Independent Press Awards (in Action/Adventure)

Joint Runner-Up (Adventure category) New York City Big Book Award 2023

THIRD PLACE: (Action/Adventure) in the Incipere Book Awards 2022

Finalist: Eric Hoffer Book Awards

Finalist: Chanticleer’s Cygnus Award (Sci-fi)

Finalist: Wishing Shelf Book Awards (adult fiction)

Finalist: International Book Awards (visionary fiction)

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Reviews for Last Star Standing

Rated 5/5 on US Review of Books, Midwest Book Review, Love Reading, SPR, Readers’ Favorite and Indie Reader.

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It is the 23rd century. Aiden, imprisoned, stares up into a tiny square of sky. A prominent member of the rebellion, he expects to be executed. Aiden is battling the Xirfell rulers, whose King oppresses many planets, the Earth included.

But the Xirfell have executed their king and installed a new ruler. The populace riots. Amid the tumult, Aiden is sworn in, the leader he s always longed to be. Never one to fit in, he must re-discover himself, as an indigenous Australian, as a fighter, as a lover and as a leader.


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