Gideon the Ninth
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 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 ...more
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I mean are you looking for books with ACE/aroman…moreI'm curious if you contact authors of other books to ask how much hetero "stuff" there is in the book?
I mean are you looking for books with ACE/aromantic characters? or books that just don't address sex/romance?
IMHO you are ABSOLUTELY allowed to pre-judge whether or not you want to read a story for absolutely any reason. There are a so many good authors/stories out there...
but should your answers to all of the above be no, though everyone else
who answered you was insanely polite about it (kudos to you Muir & Company!), I am going to call out your question as sexist/heterosexist.
1. Increase your bodyweight by 30%, cr…moreThat's lovely to hear, and I am not unsympathetic to your plight. With that in mind, here are some suggestions:
1. Increase your bodyweight by 30%, create a den, hibernate until September. Difficult if you're not both bears, but have a go
2. Entertain yourselves in the meantime by writing your own copy of GIDEON THE NINTH. If you think it might be better than the actual GIDEON THE NINTH keep it quiet!!! I don't need the competition!!!!!
3. Tell my publisher that you are 100% certain it is September and that you need a copy available to buy. This is a difficult con and relies on you travelling to their offices and changing all the calendars, which is also trespassing and may get you arrested. I guess this is the wild card. Maybe don't do this one
4. If you or your adult are on Twitter I am giving away galleys of this thing every month! Easiest option, but does require luck, and having an opinion on things like bones and swords
Whichever option you decide to go with, I hope that whenever you end up with a copy of the book you have an A+ reading time. Sorry about the wait...(less)
ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review.
“The more you struggle against the Ninth, Nav, the deeper it takes you; the louder you curse it, the louder they’ll have you scream.”
Hi, my name is Melanie, and this was a really hard review to write for many reasons. First, I think I have hyped this book for all of 2019, and I have been very vocal about it being my favorite book of the year, and the best debut I’ve ever had the privilege of reading. Next, how do you write a review ...more
“What greater debt could be accrued than that of being brought up?” There’s an invisible collar rested around Gideon Nav’s throat, its leash leading back to the Ninth House, the claws of its heir fastened tight in her flesh.
Harrowhark Nonagesimus, the sole daughter and secret ruler of the Ninth (and Gideon Nav’s executioner by increment), wore her destiny like a noose. She kept the frailty of her house guarded, locked-down, putting up a masterly front, but a ...more
The emperor has held power for ten thousand years, but despite his godlike a ...more
“Maybe it’s that I find the idea comforting . . . that thousands of years after you’re gone . . . is when you really live. That your echo is louder than your voice.”
Ugh, I wish I hadn't taken so long to sit down and write a review of this. I prefer writing a review when everything is fresh in my mind, but I do actually have things I want to say about this dark, dense, totally unique fantasy.
One thing I think it might be helpful to know when starting this book is: you're going to just have to ...more
“One flesh, one end, bitch.”
I genuinely think about this book all the time, and I just need to say that this is the most upset I’ve been by an ending to a book in several years. When I completed it I started yelling audibly and my roommate, who was also awake, I believe may have become genuinely concerned for my sanity. Gideon the Ninth looked at me and said I could make her worse, and then it did, and it’s incurable. The gay people at my college own four collective copies of this and we pas ...more
Gideon the Ninth is a damn fine example of why readers’ reviews are incredibly important.
If you have been active on bookish social media, you should know by now that Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir’s debut and the first installment in The Locked Tomb (or The Ninth House in the past) Trilogy, has been tor.com's most hyped book of the year. The buzz and praise for Gideon the Ninth has been immense to say the least ...more
I already started my happy dance and dropped this book se ...more
The Written Review
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Gideon the Ninth comes from an universe seeped in necromancy.
While we were developing common sense, she studied the blade.
Her home planet, the Ninth planet, is by far the most isolated but when the Emperor calls for representatives from all of the Houses to a series of trials to determine the worthiest to inherit unimaginable power.
Harrow is the heir of the Ninth and the strongest necromanc ...more
Following a young person desperate to get off her residential planet, it has the distinctive voice of a new adult/young adult book, full of snark ...more
PS - I was too late to get the black stained edges so... I said hell with it. I did my own!
Holy shit ass snacks! That was different and I loved it!! I’m loving the covers on these books too!
Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾 ...more
”You want to fight it.”
“Because it looked…a little like swords.”
okay. so. usually when i write a review, i am writing it for some nameless, faceless reader who is deciding whether or not to read a book and looking for some information to help them make that decision, so i’ll do the whole plot-point, pull-quote thing—giving an overview of the book so they know what to expec ...more
So, in a quest to clear my Currently-reading shelf, I forced myself to return to this book.
In December, I stopped reading with my thoughts being that I was intrigued by the story, but the writing was not for me. It felt sort of heavy-handed and very hard to get through. Confusing even.
So, now, I read the whole Act One. And while my opinion on the writing did not change. I started to lose a bit of my interest in the story.
It may get better when the story progresses more. Maybe. But there is ...more
*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review ...more
The main character is an absolute ass. She gets the chance to get off the planet and her literal respo ...more
4.5 stars, rounding up. This is one of those books that gets better the more I think about it! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:
Necromancers and their sword-fighting cavaliers star in Gideon the Ninth, Tam ...more
My heart hurts. It ACHES.
SO INCREDIBLE. I literally cried when it was over & as it was ending.
I mean that ending? And this whole damn novel? Brutal AF!
Perfection. Truly. Im so confused as to some readers’ complaints that this was extremely confusing & didn’t follow a solid plot line (incl. subplots) that made sense... hmm.
(You can skip over this part if you aren’t interested!)
***BUT! before I go into any more detail... I have stumbled upon the PERFECT ...more
“Does anyone else want to take this opportunity to admit that they’re already dead, or a flesh construct, or other relevant object? Anyone?”It took me about three weeks and a hundred pages to really warm up to this book, but then I inhaled it, flew through it like a necromancer to a bone, happy and giddy even if at times exasperated.
This was different and weird, full of “huh?” moments, and snarky one-liners, and immature teenage humor. But it’s the same kind of humor that my inner voice ten ...more
TW: everything that comes with death magic; blood; bones; gore; body horror; cancer; suicide
I might bump this up to 5 but my brain is a little overwhelmed to think with everything that happened at the very end of this book.
This is what is says on the tin (“lesbian necromancer and her lesbian guard and other necromancer nobles explore a haunted gothic palace in space”) and much more. This book is incredibly hard to explain and that’s why it’s so polarizing. It’s eerie at times. Funny ...more
Pretty much what karen said.
I haven’t worked this hard trying to grock a book since Ninefox Gambit. The world building is dense and elaborate, and I honestly had no idea there was so much to know about necromancy. Is all necromancy stuff in this book a total Tamsyn Muir invention? Or is this a commonly known lo ...more
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 tradition and debts to the dead;
Six for the truth over solace in lies;
Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies;
Eight for salvation no matter the cost;
Nine for the Tomb, and for all that was lost.”
🌟 I am pretty sure this will ...more
"Oh, I have hurt your heart," she said.
Gideon kept it absolutely level. "I boohooed for hours."
"It won't be the last time I make you weep."
Okay, so “Gideon the Ninth” is definitely a book I have troubles to review because 1.) It’s unlike any other book I ever read and 2.) Most of the time I was super confused and really had to make an effort to be able to follow the plotline. XD Like seriously, all those different names and the houses plus the mere fact that most of the charac ...more
Never have I ever seen such a misleading publicity, I know its petty cause the book delivered half but its still a lie, We picked this book to read in one of my book clubs because its about Lesbian Necromancer but the book only delivered on the necromancer part. Gideon who is the supposed queer character isn't even a necromancer so how, she just had a crush on a necromancer which in my opinion wasn't returned, she also thought Niberius a guy was hot but that doesn't make her s ...more
Don't really recommend the audiobook since the volume would go up and down and since I often listen to books while doing other things it was annoying to have to adjust it all the time.
Will continue the series! ...more
The first thing you need to know about this book is that a lot of people are going to hate it.
I’ve already seen several reviewers complain about how weird, confusing, and slow it is. I’ve heard people rant about the protagonist’s smartassery and complete inability to refrain from cracking jokes at the most inconvenient times. Believe me, I get it.
This book is unlike anything you’ve ever read. It’s more or less a gri ...more
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