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

  • karen
    Aug 16, 2019
    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 reader who is deciding whether or not to read a book and looking for s...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Mar 19, 2018
    I heard Necromancy & Queer & I didn't need to read anymore to know I need this ?????? ...
  • Tatiana
    Aug 25, 2019
    Pretty much what karen said. I haven?t worked this hard trying to grock a book since Ninefox Gambit. The world building is dense and elaborate, and I honestly had no idea there was so much to know about necromancy. Is all necromancy stuff in this book a total Tamsyn Muir invention...
  • Melanie
    Mar 19, 2018
    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, my name is Melanie, and this was a really hard review to write for many reason...
  • 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...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Aug 02, 2019
    PLEASE STAB ME WITH YOUR RAPIER, GIDEON, IT WOULD HURT LESS THAN THIS ENDING Buddy read with Madalyn ? Gifted to me by Melanie ? ...
  • Emma
    Sep 18, 2019
    I was intrigued when I read about this book. It sounded a bit different. I actually found it unwieldy and overpopulated, confusing and uneven. I liked Gideon and her foul-mouthed view point but it didn?t really match the rest of the book. It was a genre mashup but it was NOT sci fi- ...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Aug 06, 2019
    This was so wholly original! Such a fresh concept, and a great execution. Gideon?s humor landed well with me, and I loved the relationship between Gideon and Harrow. And those last 100 pages? Perfection. I never wanted to stop reading! Buddy read with Lea ? ...
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Aug 19, 2019
    I received an ARC through Edelweiss from Tor.com in exchange for an honest review! DNF at 25% I just... I couldn't. I couldn't. I couldn't do it! I started it one night and by the next day, I knew that it wasn't for me. But, I feel like writing a full(ish) review to ...
  • Holly (The Grimdragon)
    Aug 22, 2019
    Fuck, fuck, fuck. Gideon the Ninth was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I mean.. how could I not get excited for lesbian necromancers in space?! With a fantasy feel? YES PLEASE! Unfortunately.. it was a complete letdown, which breaks my queer little heart! Gideon ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Hollis
    Aug 30, 2019
    So listen. The only reason I'm not giving this five stars is because sometimes, while reading, I would feel a little lost. Confused, even. It's been awhile since I read an adult science-fiction novel, particularly one as complex as this, with such a large cast, and during the over (!) ...
  • 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...
  • Kate
    Sep 19, 2019
    4.25/5stars GUYS I really enjoyed this ?? Am I getting out of my fantasy funk?? This was so entertaining and dark and the magic system was GREAT while I agree with the tag line of lesbian necromancers in space, it?s less emphasis on space so don?t think that going in. I also ...
  • Holly (Holly Hearts Books)
    Jul 28, 2019
    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 strongly about this 1 star rating. This book suffers from the Tor hype as did The Ruin of K...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Mar 23, 2019
    ?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 heir fastened tight in her flesh. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, the sole daughter and secr...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Jul 04, 2019
    CW: Murder, violence, gore *I was sent an advanced copy of this book from Tor.com in exchange of an honest review THIS? WAS? SO? GOOD? It was so so different from what I expected especially with the murder mystery element but also still great all the same! RTC ...
  • Acqua
    Jan 07, 2019
    The "gay necromancers in space" book has a cover! And wow is it a remarkable one ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Sep 04, 2019
    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, but instead I'll just leave it at that, it didn't work for me. Chaima wrote a fantast...
  • 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 ...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Sep 24, 2019
    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 ungrateful! They should have clapped this author?s creativity for this controversial,...
  • 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 fo...
  • sofia (sam willows)
    Jul 19, 2019
    this comes out tomorrow so y'all better get on it review: 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 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...
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    Jan 05, 2019
    confirmed: this book is properly batshit insane. I thought everyone was exaggerating a bit, but no. It?s properly fucking bizarre and mad and insane in the very best way. So, I was under the implication that this would be a competition narrative but it?s not really. It?s an g...
  • 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. ...
  • Gabi
    Sep 15, 2019
    I admit I was misled by the ratings ( which of course is a matter of taste ), and the shelving as SF ( which it isn't. The mention of a spaceship doesn't make a story SF ) and as adult ( okay this again might vary in definition ). What I did was listening for roughly 17 hours to the...