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Book of the Month > Septemeber BOTM: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

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Lisa (lml369_07) | 1048 comments Mod
Hello all!!

Here is our winner for September's BOTM! Gideon the Ninth by by Tamsyn Muir.

Here is the synopsis:

"Gideon the Ninth is the most fun you'll ever have with a skeleton.

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 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."


Can't wait to see what you all think!!


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Dustin | 154 comments Lisa, I just saw this thread. The synopsis sounds wonderful. Did you enjoy it?


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Lisa (lml369_07) | 1048 comments Mod
Dustin wrote: "Lisa, I just saw this thread. The synopsis sounds wonderful. Did you enjoy it?"

I actually haven't been able to get my hands on a copy yet!! It's definitely on my list and I'm excited to hear what anyone who did read it this month thought about it!


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Dustin | 154 comments Ah, I'm sorry to hear that. I hope other people read it, enjoyed it, and will chime in.☺


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Lisa (lml369_07) | 1048 comments Mod
Dustin wrote: "Ah, I'm sorry to hear that. I hope other people read it, enjoyed it, and will chime in.☺"

Same here!!


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Dustin | 154 comments :))


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