Until She Wakes is a short story that tells the tale of Io Suta and how she managed to pilot the Areol, a secret and mysterious mech with a history of killing its pilots.
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During the Last War, conflict often came down to mobile suit combat. Mobile suits, giant war machines and their pilots decided who won and who lost.
Before the events of Dead Machines, Io Suta was a hot-shot mobile suit pilot without a suit–she’d destroyed her last one saving a colony.
While unofficially grounded for losing her giant war machine, Io stumbles across a secret experimental vanguard suit with a dark history. No one can tame it, and no one knows why it kills its pilots. Can Io figure it out before the mech claims another life? Can Io save the strange and beautiful machine from total deconstruction at the hands of engineers who don’t understand it?
No one can be sure Until She Wakes.