Gideon the Ninth

Gideon the Ninth Review

The Emperor needs necromancers.

The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.

Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.

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.

Title:Gideon the Ninth
Edition Language:English

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    Gideon the Ninth Reviews

  • Melanie

    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.”...

  • chai ?

    “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 h...

  • Emily May

    “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 ta...

  • Petrik

    ARC & Review copy provided by the publisher—Tor.com—in exchange for an honest review. Gideon the Ninth is a damn fine example of why readers’ reviews are incredibly important. If you have been a...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I cannot actually believe my hands declared their independence from the auto-control of my brain and gave 3.5 stars and rounded it down to three stars! I can shout at my hands and tell them they are u...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Update: $2.99 Kindle US 7/28/20PS - 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 co...

  • carol.

    In retrospect, this book is a bag of Doritos Mix. Either you love the pastiche, or you don't, but there's nothing about this that is going to be a classic that people will come back to time and time a...

  • karen

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for BEST SCIENCE FICTION and BEST DEBUT NOVEL 2019! what will happen?”You want to fight it.”“Yep.”“Because it looked…a little like swords.””Y...

  • Miranda Reads

    New month, New Booktube Reading Vlog - tier-listing all the books read in July! The Written Review Holy crap. I'm so dead. I'm ruined for every new book ever....

  • Elle (TheBookishActress)

    the blurb of this quite literally contains the phrase "lesbian necromancers" like thanks Tor you know you’re the only publisher I trust anymore...