Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 224 pages
Audiobook Length: 4 hours and 16 minutes
First Published: 2019
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?
Quotes from This is How You Lose the Time War
Books are letters in bottles, cast into the waves of time, from one person trying to save the world to another.
I want to meet you in every place I have loved.
I have built a you within me, or you have. I wonder what of me there is in you.
About Amal El-Mohtar
Amal El-Mohtar is the author of “Seasons of Glass and Iron,” The Honey Month, and co-author of This is How You Lose the Time War. Visit the author’s website →
About Max Gladstone
Max Gladstone is the author whose works include Craft Sequence and co-author of This is How You Lose the Time War. He is also the creator of the mobile game Choice of the Deathless. Visit the author’s website →