The novel was originally set to be titled Shadows in Flight, but Card decided to swap titles with the fifth book in the Shadow Saga, which serves as a bridge to the final book. The concluding events of Shadows in Flight were initially planned for the first chapter of Shadows Alive.
In April 2020, Card wrote a column for his website in which he revealed that the title for this novel has been changed to The Last Shadow.
- Orson Scott Card - Online Radio Interview with the Author
- The Last Shadow on Macmillan
- Hatrack River Forums:Shadows in Flight
- Orson Scott Card's answer to When will Orson Scott Card finish the 'Children of the Mind/Shadow' storyline? - Quora
- Maybe Some Good Will Come Out of This, column from 4-5-2020