Gideon the Ninth

Gideon the Ninth

Book - 2019 | First edition
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The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense. 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.
Publisher: New York : Tor, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250313195
1250313198
Characteristics: 448 pages ; 22 cm

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Book of the Week, November 18: Part Magic n’ Murder in Space mystery, part comic, heartwarming Coming-of-Age tale, author Tamsyn Muir’s funny, smart, and gruesome “Gideon the Ninth” is one of the most entertaining reads in science-fantasy this year. Brilliant swordswoman Gideon Nav teams up with ... Read More »


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