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, ...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Mar 19, 2018
    I heard Necromancy & Queer & I didn't need to read anymore to know I need this ?????? ...
  • Melanie
    Mar 19, 2018
    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. [Update:] Last year I posted my review for The Wicked King on my birthday, so I am going to post this review on August 27th this year to be extra and to attempt to hype it even more! It's coming soon friends, I promise! And I hop...
  • 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...
  • 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 ? ...
  • 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 ???? ...
  • 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 ? ...
  • 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 | ...
  • 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...
  • BOOKISHPISCES
    Jul 26, 2019
    ??? ? ???: *.? .* :??. ???I was sent this as an ARC through Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review??? ? ???: *.? .* :??. ??? At the risk of saving time this review isn?t going to be fluffy with quotes about how much I loved eve...
  • 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
    ?Full review now posted HERE on my blog ? Someone: queer necromancers in space Me, crawling out of my underground hole: OH Me, after reading this book: *crawls right back to my underground hole and hibernates* ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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!?!? ...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    Jul 21, 2019
    I'm gonna go ahead and mark this as a DNF...for now. I am not sure if it was me or the book but this just was NOT working for me when I picked it up. I'm hoping to come back to it at some point but I couldn't force myself to pick it up and struggled to get to page 60something. Maybe on...
  • 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. ...