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. ...
  • Judd Karlman
    Feb 07, 2019
    The setting reminds me of Warhammer 40K if that setting was 1000% more awesome, goth and queer. Swords in space, an undying emperor, 9 noble houses and a lesbian swordswoman with her necromancer. It is more fun than any book that I've read in a long time. When this comes out ...
  • Isis
    Feb 13, 2019
    This is like, necromantic Hunger Games in a gothic mansion in SPACE, orchestrated by Agatha Christie, except with more swordplay, more lesbians, and more skeletons. I mean honestly I have no idea what genre this is. And I don't care, I want more. Gideon is a wise-cracking, sword-tot...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Mar 19, 2018
    I heard Necromancy & Queer & I didn't need to read anymore to know I need this ?????? ...
  • unknown
    Oct 23, 2018
    I don?t want to read any more books, this one is it. Well, except the next one. ...
  • Melanie
    Mar 19, 2018
    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. There are three things I always want in my literature: necromancy, sword fighting, and all things queer. This is officially my most anticipated 2019 release! ?? Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...
  • Elena
    Oct 18, 2018
    I'm sorry, did you say "lesbian necromancers in space"? GIVE THIS TO ME NOW, PLS. ...
  • 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...
  • Crini
    Sep 26, 2018
    I had assumed this was "only" a novella but it's actually a novel!?!?! One more year of waiting though >.< ...
  • Emmy Neal
    Jan 15, 2019
    FOR THE NINTH!!!!! ...
  • Sana
    Mar 19, 2018
    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: SOLDSOLDSOLD Source ...
  • AdriAnne
    Feb 20, 2019
    This is a work of magnificent beauty, if necromancy, decaying civilizations/technology, hate-filled lesbians, innumerable skeletons, and foul-mouthed sworn knights are beautiful, which they very much are in the deft hands of Tamsyn Muir. I haven't read a more surprising book in a very ...
  • 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 ???? ...
  • Alexandra Rowland
    Mar 13, 2019
    There are more memes-per-capita in this book than any book I have read. This is pure unadulterated meme garbage and I LOVED EVERY PAGE OF IT. It is hilarious and terrifying and heart-hurting and full of dreadful teens and dirtbag lesbians with swords and I can't even cope. Go preorder ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Mar 19, 2018
    Queer necromancy and science. I'm so here for this. Thank you, Tor.com, for consistently putting out the most amazing queer sf/f and making my little heart so damn happy. <3 ...
  • 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...
  • rachel
    Jan 08, 2019
    jaw drop @ that cover ...
  • 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...
  • 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
    thanks Tor you know you?re the only publisher I trust anymore ...
  • Freya Marske
    Feb 15, 2019
    Well, this was a RIOT. Imagine someone took an Agatha Christie house party murder mystery and put it in a box with a puzzle-quest video game, several dusty skeletons, lots of sword fighting, and a horror movie... ...and then shook. Hard. And then tipped it all out onto the page i...
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    Jan 05, 2019
    that cover and necromancers goodness gracious me, I did not ask to be attacked this morning but here I am ...
  • Emily A. Duncan
    Mar 20, 2018
    This is it. This is the perfect book. ...
  • Megan
    Mar 15, 2019
    *opens mouth* SHRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEKKS I keep stalling on writing this review because I really don't know what to say. This book is so far beyond what anyone can say about it. "Lesbian necromancers solving puzzles in space" is accurate, but doesn't even begin to describe...
  • 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. ...
  • Jonathan Strahan
    Jan 11, 2019
    Tamsyn Muir makes a strong debut with Gideon the Ninth, the opening book in the Ninth House trilogy. Adding more than a dash of teen Goth angst to a Dune-meets-Gormenghast recipe, Muir's Gideon is a smart-mouthed, tough-as-nails, probably brilliant young swordswoman who just wants to g...