SUMMARY: Nine words, written in an ancient language, are found embedded deep in the pixels of a photograph taken by Photographer Matt Reese. Struck by a flash of light Matt and model Elaine Gardner experience a simultaneous near-death experience that leads them to the epicenter of a world on the brink of nuclear war.
The BookViral Review:
Originality and authenticity have always been the bedrock of great fiction and in Last Light Michael Agliolo comfortably delivers on both counts. Blending apocalyptic conspiracy and biblical dogma, it’s a literary undertaking that might daunt the most seasoned of authors. But it’s one which Agliolo manages with enviable panache with his descriptive ability painting scenes that are compelling and immersive.
Writing in crisp prose and only lingering in the detail when it isn’t to the detriment of his narrative, he has a scrupulous eye for detail. It’s evident in the characters he creates and the authenticity he brings to a world on the brink of war with main protagonists Matt and Elaine quick to establish their credentials.
Last Light really is escapism of the highest order, hurtling along at a cracking pace that both intrigues and beguiles as past and present become intrinsically linked. On this level alone it’s a must-read for fans of the genre but for readers that are open to it, Last Light will likely prompt some deep discussion on the subject of faith as well.
Powerful and thought-provoking, Last Light proves an exceptional novel from Michael Agliolo and it is recommended without reservation!