He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only his duties. Protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting. There is something familiar about the humans, something affecting about the way they scream and fall, but Eighth can’t let that distract him. All he can do is follow his Offside and do what she tells him: kick down doors, tear locks open. He lives to make her happy.
Until a human kills her…
Sixteen year-old Raven has one summer as a camp counsellor to try to repair the damage she’s done to her life, to prove that she’s not just another mixed-race kid who has gone off the rails, to give her boyfriend, Tucker a chance to live up to his promises. But all those good intentions are lost when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, destroying the cities, taking control of half the planet. In their remote Alberta wilderness camp, Raven and her friends might be safe if they can just remain undetected, and find some way to survive the Canadian winter.
But then a Nahx kills Tucker…
Driven by vengeance and fear, Eighth and Raven cross paths in an unfamiliar world, a world forever changed by violent forces neither of them understands. They should hate each other. They should want each other dead. But their grief both draws them together and breaks them down, until all they have left is their shared goal – to get Raven and her friends out of the occupied zone, even though for Eighth, the journey means almost certain death.
Part Terminator, part Beauty and the Beast, part apocalyptic Romeo & Juliet, Zero Repeat Forever comes out August 29, 2017 from:
Simon & Schuster USA/English
Simon & Schuster Canada/English
Simon & Schuster UK/English
Brilliance Audio Book