Xander Liu survived the end of the world—just barely. For more than a year he has outsmarted, hidden from and otherwise avoided the ruthless alien invaders, the Nahx, dodging the deadly darts that have claimed so many of his friends. When the murder of his friend leaves him in the protective company of August, a rebellious Nahx soldier, Xander is finally able to make his way back to human controlled territory and relative safety.
But safety amongst the humans is not what it seems. Nothing is anymore.
When Raven awakes on a wide expanse of snowy sand dunes, shackled to a boy she thought was dead, she has a lot of questions. What has happened to her and the other reanimated humans gathered on the dunes? What is the meaning of the Nahx ships that hover ominously above them?
And most pressing of all, where is her Nahx friend August, who promised to keep her safe?
In the shadow of an unforgiving Canadian winter, Xander and Raven find themselves on opposite sides of an alien war neither of them signed up for. Left with little choice about their roles in the great battle that now seems inevitable, they search for answers and allies, all while feeling inexorably drawn back the place it seems their respective fates were determined, and to the one who determined them: August.
From Simon & Schuster USA, Simon & Schuster Canada, Simon & Schuster UK. Also coming in Spanish, Portuguese, and English Audio.
Honors and Awards
Included on the list of Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s BEST BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS for Spring 2020
“This book is almost non-stop action from start to finish! I was never bored because there was always something grabbing my attention.” Novel Heartbeat
“Raven and August just bring the light into my life every time they are on pages together!” Literary Dust
“…action-packed, fast-paced, and full of the teenage angst and romantic elements teen readers would hope for.” CM Reviews