Time Siege, a fast-paced time-travel adventure from award-winning author Wesley Chu
Having been haunted by the past and enslaved by the present, James Griffin-Mars is taking control of the future.
Earth is a toxic, sparsely inhabited wasteland--the perfect hiding place for a fugitive ex-chronman to hide from the authorities.
James has allies, scientists he rescued from previous centuries: Elise Kim, who believes she can renew Earth, given time; Grace Priestly, the venerated inventor of time travel herself; Levin, James's mentor and former pursuer, now disgraced; and the Elfreth, a population of downtrodden humans who want desperately to believe that James and his friends will heal their ailing home world.
James also has enemies. They include the full military might of a benighted solar system ruled by corporate greed and a desperate fear of what James will do next. At the forefront of their efforts to stop him is Kuo, the ruthless security head, who wants James's head on a pike and will stop at nothing to obtain it.
Don't forget to check out James's previous time travel adventure in Time Salvager.
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In this engrossing sequel to Time Salvager, Chu continues a futuristic saga that pits fugitive time traveler James Griffin-Mars and his allies, who seek to rescue a ravaged Earth from utter destruction, against Valta, the megacorporation that rules the galaxies. While James and Grace Priestly, the Mother of Time, embark on an interplanetary search for a cure for James's unwell sister, Sasha, scientist Elise Kim and the Elfreth tribe seek refuge from Valta's ruthless Senior Securitate Kuo on "the dreaded Mist Isle," formerly Manhattan. Through Chu's convincing worldbuilding, the future New York and Chicago become eerily familiar and frighteningly strange locales that integrate seamlessly into the story's elaborate interstellar landscape. James rescues Levin, his former nemesis, from prison, and has ongoing exchanges with the spirit of his murdered friend Smitt, but still insists that "the past is already dead." Smitt's response "You only think that, my friend" captures the bizarre, provocative reality the characters inhabit. The story's intricate plotting, breathtaking battles, and hefty doses of cruelty, betrayal, sacrifice, courage, and hope culminate in a cliff-hanger that will leave readers longing for the next installment.