Gideon the Ninth

Gideon the Ninth

Gideon the Ninth is the most fun you'll ever have with a skeleton.

The Emperor needs necromancers.

The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.

Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.

Tamsyn Muir's Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as necromantic skeletons. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy.

Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won't set her free without a service.

Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon's sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.

Of course, some things are better left dead.

Title:Gideon the Ninth
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250313195
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    Gideon the Ninth Reviews

  • Chaima ? ?????

    “What greater debt could be accrued than that of being brought up?” There’s an invisible collar rested around Gideon Nav’s throat, its leash leading back to the Ninth House, the claws of its h...

  • Melanie

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. “The more you struggle against the Ninth, Nav, the deeper it takes you; the louder you curse it, the louder they’ll have you scream.” Hi, ...

  • Petrik

    ARC & Review copy provided by the publisher—Tor.com—in exchange for an honest review.Gideon the Ninth is a damn fine example of why readers’ reviews are incredibly important.If you have been act...

  • karen

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!”You want to fight it.”“Yep.”“Because it looked…a little like swords.””Yop.” okay. so. usually when i write a review, i am writing it for some nameless, faceless read...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    Well, I finished. If nothing else, at least I received closure that it wasn't the timing that was off for me surrounding this story. I could go through a long list of why this book didn't work for me,...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    the blurb of this quite literally contains the phrase "lesbian necromancers" like thanks Tor you know you’re the only publisher I trust anymore...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I cannot actually believe my hands declared their independence from the auto-control of my brain and gave 3.5 stars and rounded it down to three stars! I can shout at my hands and tell them they are u...

  • Hamad

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book PrescriptionARC provided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review :D “Two is for discipline, heedless of trial; Three for th...

  • Holly (Holly Hearts Books)

    I've been sitting on this DNF for a couple months now. For those of you who are avid YouTube watchers of mine, you know I could not get through this book. I wasn't going to rate it but I feel SO stron...

  • megs_bookrack

    SWOON.I need this yesterday. Look at that cover!Just LOOK at it. Behold its beauty and then read the synopsis...I know, right!?!?...