Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy, #1)
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Gideon the Ninth

by Tamsyn Muir
Release date: September 9, 2019
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy
Tags: locus award, science fantasy

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.

updated 2020-06-28

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