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 arcane revenants.
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.
The emperor has called his necromancers to action, and Harrowhark is set on Gideon attending her as bodyguard.
If Gideon survives, she'll be a hero, and a free woman.
If not, she can look forward to eternity as a shambling bone-servant.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: St Martin's Press
- Publication Date: 04/09/2019
- Category: Space opera
- ISBN: 9781250313195