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January 26th 2016 by Tor Books
Fantasy, Science Fiction
From the editor-in-chief of io9.com, a stunning novel about the end of the world–and the beginning of our future.
Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn’t expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one’s peers and families.
But now they’re both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who’s working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world’s magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world’s ever-growing ailments. Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together–to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.
A deeply magical, darkly funny examination of life, love, and the apocalypse.
This book had me at “Childhood friends who didn’t expect to see each other again…”. I like the whole premise of science and power, it’s really interesting to see an author play with these concepts. So excited for this one, I hope my local bookstore has it so I could get my hands on it as soon as possible!
Are you adding this to your tbr? Let me know in the comments below!