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by | Read by Laurence Bouvard, Shelly Atkinson, Laural Merlington, Joe Barrett, Will Damron, Luke Daniels, et al.

Science Fiction • 24.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

Buckle in, listeners, for a wild ride! The Department of Diachronic Operations, a secret government agency, seeks to revive magic for 21st-century use. A crack team of core operatives, composed of polyglot Melisande "Mel" Stokes, military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons, physicist Frank Oda, and a cantankerous witch named Erzebet, develops a system of time travel. Multiple narrators weave memorable character performances with increasingly tangled "strands" of events, along with an assortment of letters, memos, meetings, chat transcripts, and other communications media. Their distinct accents and intuitive pacing summon a magical blend of personalities and narrative. It's a highly complex, amusing, and engrossing world. Eventually, the team's best-laid plans go askew when rogue operatives, military officials, and bureaucrats complicate matters considerably. J.R.T. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2017]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2017

CD ISBN 9781538419250 $65.99 • Nineteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780062676986 $34.99


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2017

CD ISBN 9781538419267 $99.99 • Nineteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781538419274 $55.99 • Two MP3-CDs

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