Gideon the Ninth

by Tamsyn Muir
Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) - Tamsyn Muir 7.66   6

Locus Award 2020.

Tamsyn Muir's Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy, the most fun you'll ever have with a skeleton.

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.


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Release date September 9, 2019
Details updated October 27, 2022

The Locked Tomb :: Series

Series contains 4 primary works and has 5 total works.

The Locked Tomb, by Tamsyn Muir, follows the dread adventures of Gideon Nav, Harrowhark Nonagesimus, and a host of other goths. The three epic science fantasy novels mix funny tone with dark subject matter, and contain swashbuckling action, waves of bones, and lesbian necromancers in space. It has earned enormous critical praise and rabid reader engagement, with the USA Today Best Selling first novel Gideon the Ninth receiving an amazing five starred reviews.

The Mysterious Study of Doctor Sex (The Locked Tomb #0.5) N/A
Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) 7.66   6
Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #2) 8.26   4
Nona the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #3) 9.34   9

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