Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Expected Publication: September 10th 2019
Page Count: 448
Genres: Science-fiction Fantasy
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 be 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.
REASONS I’M EXCITED FOR GIDEON THE NINTH
Necromancy. This one looks like is going to be dark and twisty while also full of heart andd humour. It’s once of my top 2019 most anticipated.
These were the tags used in the cover reveal: Swordswoman/Necromancer, Angst With Jokes, UST (Unresolved Skeletal Tension), Lots of Queer Characters, Hurt/Comfort, Childhood Enemies, Bone Friends, Bone Prom, BonesBonesBones, Dad Jokes, Crying.
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