For the First Time, Again
“Exciting, thought-provoking, and ultimately shocking...I’m in for the ride to the very end!” —James Rollins on A History of What Comes Next
Against the backdrop of authentic historical events, Sylvain Neuvel concludes his acclaimed Take Them to the Stars series with a biting satire on the role of authority in all its guises, bringing us a truly breathtaking science fiction trilogy that spans the ages.
When you don’t know The Rules it’s hard to stay safe.
After a traumatic incident, Aster's blood work comes back with some unusual readings. Unsurprising, as she’s the last of an alien race called the Kibsu, though she doesn’t know it.
She becomes the focus of a hunt, with her mortal enemies, the Trackers, on one side, and the American government on the other. But help has come from a most unexpected quarter.
Whoever finds her first, it won’t be good news for Aster.
Or for the world!
Also Available by Sylvain Neuvel:
Take Them to the Stars series:
1. A History of What Comes Next
2. Until the Last of Me
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Neuvel concludes his alternate history Take Them to the Stars trilogy (after Until the Last of Me) with this exciting race against time. In 1999, 12-year-old Aster wakes up in a Mississippi hospital after witnessing her adoptive father's death. Her unusual blood tests draw attention from U.S. Col. Benjamin Veilleux, who attempts to bring her against her will with him to D.C. Aster sneaks away and narrowly evades recapture with the help of Samael, who claims to be a friend of the mother she never met. Aster initially rejects Samael's story that they are both descended from a pair of alien scouts, but submits to his combat training to protect herself from both the government and a different species of invading aliens lured to Earth by a mysterious beacon. The pair hide out from their enemies in a remote Philippine village—until Aster comes up with an audacious plan to send the beacon into space on a probe and so misdirect the incoming aliens. Neuvel keeps the frantically paced plot tight and effectively counterbalances all the action with nuanced character work. Series fans will not be disappointed.