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Gideon the Ninth

(2019)
(The first book in the Locked Tomb series)
A novel by

 
 
Gideon the Ninth is the first book in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Locked Tomb Trilogy, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness,BookRiot, and Bustle!

WINNER of the 2020 Locus Award and Crawford Award
Finalist for the 2020 Hugo, Nebula, Dragon, and World Fantasy Awards

“Unlike anything I’ve ever read. ” —V.E. Schwab


“Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space!” —Charles Stross

“Deft, tense and atmospheric, compellingly immersive and wildly original.” —The New York Times

The Emperor needs necromancers.

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 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 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.

Of course, some things are better left dead.

THE LOCKED TOMB TRILOGY
BOOK 1: Gideon the Ninth
BOOK 2: Harrow the Ninth
BOOK 3: Alecto the Ninth

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Unlike anything I've ever read. Muir's writing is as sharp as a broken tooth, and just as unsettling. This book is visceral, vivid, and downright violent. In short, absolutely marvelous." - V E Schwab

"Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space! Decadent nobles vie to serve the deathless emperor! Skeletons!" - Charles Stross


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Hardback Editions

September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy, 1)
Author(s): Tamsyn Muir
ISBN: 1-250-31319-8 / 978-1-250-31319-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tordotcom
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Paperback Editions

July 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy, 1)
Author(s): Tamsyn Muir
ISBN: 1-250-31318-X / 978-1-250-31318-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tordotcom
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Gideon the Ninth
Author(s): Tamsyn Muir
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September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Gideon the Ninth
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September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Gideon the Ninth
Author(s): Tamsyn Muir
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Gideon the Ninth
Author(s): Tamsyn Muir
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Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Tamsyn Muir
Publisher: Tordotcom
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU