Gideon The Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy, 1)

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Gideon The Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy, 1)

Gideon The Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy, 1)

15+ pages of new, original content, including a glossary of terms, in-universe writings, and more!A USA Today Best-Selling Novel, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, BookRiot, and Bustle!WINNER of the 2020 Crawford AwardFinalist for the 2020 Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards?Unlike anything I?ve ever read. ? ?V.E. Schwab?Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space!? ?Charles Stross?Brilliantly original, messy and weird straight through.? ?NPRThe Emperor needs necromancers.The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense.Tamsyn Muir?s Gideon the Ninth, first in The Locked Tomb Trilogy, unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. 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.THE LOCKED TOMB TRILOGYBOOK 1: Gideon the NinthBOOK 2: Harrow the NinthBOOK 3: Alecto the NinthReview?Deft, tense and atmospheric, compellingly immersive and wildly original.? ?The New York Times?Unlike anything I?ve ever read. Muir?s writing is as sharp as a broken tooth, and just as unsettling.? ?V.E. Schwab, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author?With a snorting laugh and two middle fingers, the whole thing burns end-to-end. It is deep when you expect shallow, raucous when you expect dignity and, in the end, absolutely heartbreaking when you least expect it.? ?NPR?Warm and cold; goofy and gleaming; campy and epic; a profane Daria in space.? ?Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore?I can't remember the last time I was so delightedly baffled by a book. An astonishing, genre-defying, hilarious-violent-tragic-horrifying-thrilling wonder of a novel.? ?Kiersten White, NYT Bestselling Author of And I Darken?Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space! Decadent nobles vie to serve the deathless emperor! Skeletons!? ?Charles Stross, author of The Laundry Files and Empire Games?I started this book chuckling at the outrageous premise. I finished it crying, because the ending punched me straight in the gut.? ?VoxAnd Five Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, BookList, and BookPageAbout the AuthorTAMSYN MUIR is the bestselling author of the Locked Tomb Trilogy, which begins withGideon the Ninth, continues withHarrow the Ninth, and concludes withAlecto the Ninth. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, the World Fantasy Award and the Eugie Foster Memorial Award. A Kiwi, she has spent most of her life in Howick, New Zealand, with time living in Waiuku and central Wellington. She currently lives and works in Oxford, in the United Kingdom.

Specification of Gideon The Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy, 1)

AuthorMuir, Tamsyn
Publication Year14-07-2020
Height5.53 inch.
Length1.31 inch.
Width8.25 inch.
Weight0.66 pounds.

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