ONE OF NPRâ€™S BEST BOOKS OF 2019
Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange lettersâ€”and fall in love in this thrilling and romantic book from award-winning authors Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone.
In the ashes of a dying world, Red finds a letter marked â€śBurn before reading. Signed, Blue.â€ť
So begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents in a war that stretches through the vast reaches of time and space.
Red belongs to the Agency, a post-singularity technotopia. Blue belongs to Garden, a single vast consciousness embedded in all organic matter. Their pasts are bloody and their futures mutually exclusive. They have nothing in commonâ€”save that theyâ€™re the best, and theyâ€™re alone.
Now what began as a battlefield boast grows into a dangerous game, one both Red and Blue are determined to win. Because winningâ€™s what you do in war. Isnâ€™t it?
A tour de force collaboration from two powerhouse writers that spans the whole of time and space.