“You’re going to die spewing your own lungs out of your nostrils, having failed at the finish line because you couldn’t help but prattle about why you killed innocent people, as though your reasons were interesting …”
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.
I have this problem where I read the first chapter of a book. Then I set it aside and read another first chapter of another book. And so on and so on. Prior to picking up Gideon I had read the first chapter of 3 other books and as soon as I picked up Gideon I was in trouble. I was hooked! Chapter ONE had me hooked! So I promptly ignored the rest and began my Gideon journey.
What. A. Wild. Ride. I LOVED this book! Gideon was the bad ass female lead I needed in my life. I loved the banter between all the characters. I am living for the banter my friends! These characters are hands down some the best written in sci-fi out there. I was laughing so hard and this wasn’t even a comedy. The comedic relief was perfect. Okay back to Gideon. Gideon is nothing short of amazing. Picture a necromancer who is trapped within a choatic life because of her unfortunate birth circumstances who is in turn using her wits and weapons to get to her ultimate goal – an all encompassing immortal power.
Gideon The Ninth is pitched as a “lesbian necromancers in space” but you guys… this is so much more than that! You need this book in your life! I just loved it. I laughed, I cheered, I teared up and I loved the heck out of this book.
Can we also talk about how freaking amazing that cover is and THE NEXT BOOKS COVER? I can’t stop staring at them! Run out right now and go pick up Gideon so we can talk about it!
Thank you Chapters Indigo for the copy! I’m such a happy reader to be able to own it!