This Is How You Lose the Time War This Is How You Lose the Time War

This Is How You Lose the Time War

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Publisher Description

* HUGO AWARD WINNER: BEST NOVELLA * NEBULA AND LOCUS AWARDS WINNER: BEST NOVELLA *

“[An] exquisitely crafted tale...Part epistolary romance, part mind-blowing science fiction adventure, this dazzling story unfolds bit by bit, revealing layers of meaning as it plays with cause and effect, wildly imaginative technologies, and increasingly intricate wordplay...This short novel warrants multiple readings to fully unlock its complexities.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

From award-winning authors Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone comes an enthralling, romantic novel spanning time and space about two time-traveling rivals who fall in love and must change the past to ensure their future.

Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandment finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading.

Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, becomes something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.

Except the discovery of their bond would mean the death of each of them. There’s still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win. That’s how war works, right?

Cowritten by two beloved and award-winning sci-fi writers, This Is How You Lose the Time War is an epic love story spanning time and space.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2019
July 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
S&S/Saga Press
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
2.7
MB

Customer Reviews

pugthelouie ,

Resilience, beauty, and a sapphic love story all rolled up into one.

Wow. I have just finished reading Time War and I'm really impressed with the way that this book can simply grip the reader's heart with such ferocious precision and emotion.

While Time War is honestly not my favorite book to sit down and read, as a lot of the story is obfuscated by strange stylistic choices and confusing poetry, it was a wildly enjoyable story which lead me to keep wanting to read it despite the difficulty.

Blue and Red are two which I deeply enjoyed the company of — their letters are works of pure genius, as the two authors genuinely wrote these letters to one another and modeled the novel after their own emotional responses to each letter. This is the strongest thing Time War has going for it: you're ALWAYS looking to read the next letter between Blue and Red. They're enjoyable, full of personality, and so well written.

If you need a book which will captivate you and send you on an emotional rollercoaster, This Is How You Lose The Time War is your next favorite read. My heart rate was genuinely high during parts of this book. I felt, understood and internalized the emotions of Blue and Red as if I was reading their exchanges from their perspective.

I took a star off though, as the writing is genuinely hard to read and complicates the story wildly. I felt like I had to seriously sit down and think about the meanings of a lot of the terminology in this book, as it's never quite explained how Blue and Red are jumping between timelines and who/what the Agency/Garden is, or why they're warring.

bleedredstars ,

The perfect cure for an aching heart.

The perfect cure for an aching heart. If the purple prose intimidates you at first, know it has meaning behind it that will eventually be revealed. I had to put it down myself a few days and come back fresh eyed until it clicked. Beautiful.

munchnikin ,

Heart aching and Beautiful.

I would give this book more stars, if only possible. The concept of loving another through time and space has always broken my heart. But, when those two are enemies on opposing teams in a time war; it's brilliant!

I would recommend this book to my dying breath, and I recommend anyone who reads my review to open up this poetic and new story to anyone who needs something fresh.

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