This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (exclusive edition)

We are so proud to present our Illumicrate Exclusive edition(s) of This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, created in partnership with Jo Fletcher Books!

We are huge fans of this Hugo and Nebula award-winning novella here at Illumicrate, and we could not resist producing an exclusive edition of it. If you aren’t familiar with this incredible book, the story follows Red and Blue, two rival agents on opposite sides of a war spanning time, who leave letters for each other that start out taunting before turning romantic.

Our edition comes with two naked hardback editions of  This Is How You Lose the Time War, one red and one blue, inside a slipcase. Both books have designed endpapers and come with an author letter printed with both authors’ signatures bound in.


Orders placed after 15th January will ship mid/late February

This Is How You Lose the Time War synopsis

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

Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant 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, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.

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

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