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 skill Gideon the Ninth is the most fun you'll ever have with a skeleton. The Emperor needs necromancers. ...

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Title:Gideon the Ninth
Author:Tamsyn Muir
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Gideon the Ninth
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Gideon the Ninth Reviews

  • Renay
    Jan 16, 2019
    That was a goddamn journey through the bowels of HELL and I fucking LOVED it. ("Title of your sex tape," Gideon says.) Pre-order this one, friends, or put it on your library's radar. You'll want to at least give it a try. These were the tags used in the cover reveal: Swordswom...
  • amanda
    Dec 21, 2018
    it?s been a while since I?ve read a fantasy novel where the stakes were both very real, pretty shocking, and also not done for shock value alone. also really liked that the necromancy was appropriately gross and the world felt real, lived in, terrifying and not sanitized ? like, ...
  • Crowinator
    Jan 10, 2019
    Hah, I went to buy this for my library in excitement and the date is so far off that I can't even pre-order it - that's some serious hype, Tor. ...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Mar 19, 2018
    I heard Necromancy & Queer & I didn't need to read anymore to know I need this ?????? ...
  • Kogiopsis
    Jun 02, 2019
    Do you like your heart? Do you like it to remain inside your body, unbroken? Do you hate laughing and crying in the same reading experience? This book is not for you. If, however, you would like to be taken on an emotional roller-coaster ride through a bizarre, hilarious, dark, t...
  • Melanie
    Mar 19, 2018
    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. [Edit:] Okay, my review will be up VERY soon, I promise, but I just had to come scream at you all about how I was able to meet Tamsyn at BookExpo and she is honestly the sweetest necromancer in the world, and she truly made my en...
  • Ariadne
    Jan 13, 2019
    This review has been impossible to write, because I just don't know how to convey to you how much I loved this book. Sometimes, if you're lucky, a book will come around that blends all your favorite things together in one delightful melange. And sometimes, if you're very lucky, the exa...
  • Jocelyn
    Jul 06, 2019
    Overall, this was a fine debut but I was expecting more on every front. I have a lot of thoughts so I'm just going to drop them here as concisely as I can. Firstly, let's talk story itself. There's a lot here genre-wise. This was sold to me as lesbian necromancers in space, which y...
  • Sana
    Mar 19, 2018
    I HAS THE ARC AAAAAAAHH --------------------- Author: 1. I need to share these books with you. 2. They answer my question of, What if a bunch of human-equivalent oil slicks? did space necromancy at each other? 3. How can I make sword fights? more dead and more gay? Me: SOL...
  • Kerri
    Jul 06, 2019
    Trigger warnings: genre-typical violence, desecration of dead body, self-harm for ritualistic purposes, death of children ***I received an ARC of this book from the publisher at BookCon in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are uninfluenced*** Okay, this...
  • anna (readingpeaches)
    Dec 21, 2018
    u had me at the mention of dune but CHRIST is this going to be f/f enemies to lovers ??? are we really THAT lucky ???? ...
  • Stephanie Gillespie
    May 04, 2019
    Arc provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review. ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Mar 19, 2018
    As RIDICULOUSLY pumped as I was to read this... I'm just... not in the mood for it right now, and it breaks my little queer heart. :( I'll pick it back up and try it again in a few weeks because I truly, 100% believe it's me, not the book. ...
  • J.A. Ironside
    May 24, 2019
    ARC provided by Tor.Com in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please be warned that this is probably going to be the most rambling, incoherent and borderline hysterical review because - and I do not say this lightly, what with being a fairly cold and unemotion...
  • Allison
    Aug 13, 2018
    Not sure if I'll post a full review this early but WAKE UP AND PUT THIS BOOK ON YOUR TO-READ/PRE-ORDER LIST IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS THE BEST BOOK I'VE READ IN THE LAST??? 2???? YEARS?? Barbed humor, fascinating necromantic theory, and an amazing blend of gothic fantasy and science...
  • Vanessa
    May 22, 2019
    You can read Chapters 1-8 at Tor.com. I read some of the excerpts and the writing is just remarkable. I'm too excited to read all of the chapters available because the wait is too long. ...
  • Ash | EmeraldBookOwl
    Jun 16, 2018
    Guess who got an arc? | Instagram | ...
  • giulia
    Jun 25, 2019
    i can't believe i got some of my most anticipated releases' arcs today all at once i'm crying ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ...
  • Meaghan
    Jun 26, 2019
    I?ll be honest, I don?t even know how to summarize this book. I don?t even know how to review this book. All I know is that Gideon the Ninth may just be my favorite book in 2019, maybe ever since Strange the Dreamer. This book took me by complete surprise, especially as I was ori...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Mar 23, 2019
    Someone: cut-throat politics, swordplay, lesbian necromance- Me, crawling out of my underground hole: WHERE ...
  • idiomatic
    Nov 02, 2018
    see this moment is why i am so prissy and terrible about meting out five stars, because AT THIS TIME i'm still like: there needs to be a sixth star, or an exclamation point, or a gif of confetti when a book launches itself this hard out of the craft stratosphere. this is what every boo...
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    May 16, 2019
    Thank you to Tor and Edelweiss for proving an E-arc in exchange for an honest review. ...
  • Acqua
    Jan 07, 2019
    The "gay necromancers in space" book has a cover! And wow is it a remarkable one ...
  • megs_bookrack
    Jan 29, 2019
    SWOON. I need this yesterday. Look at that cover! Just LOOK at it. Behold its beauty and then read the synopsis... I know, right!?!? ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Mar 19, 2018
    the blurb of this quite literally contains the phrase "lesbian necromancers" like thanks Tor you know you?re the only publisher I trust anymore ...
  • Hamad
    Jun 01, 2019
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ARC provided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review :D ?Two is for discipline, heedless of trial; Three for the gleam of a jewel or a smile; Four for fidelity, facing ahead; Five for...
  • sofia (sam willows)
    Jul 19, 2019
    so, i loved this book. it wasn?t perfect, by any means, but in the end i loved it all the same. even though this book is a new favorite of mine, i feel obliged to spend some time talking about what i didn?t love for the sake of people who will pick this up when it comes out. th...
  • Boston
    Jun 22, 2019
    I?m writing this review at 2am so bear with me. This book is everything I have ever wanted. Necromancy? Here for it. Lesbians? Always down. A badass fantasy/sci-fi turned whodunnit? YES. This book was casually riding the 4 star train up until I hit 75%. At that point I planne...
  • Emily A. Duncan
    Mar 20, 2018
    This is it. This is the perfect book. ...
  • Rebecca Roanhorse
    Oct 23, 2018
    Stunningly good. A brilliant and original mash-up of genres, the story is brimming with memorable characters, acerbic dark humor, a unique magic system, space travel, decaying technology and layers upon layers of mystery. It is the Gothic space adventure I didn't know I needed. ...