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Gideon the Ninth
Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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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 Muirs 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 wont 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 Gideons sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die. Of course, some things are better left dead. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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e.c.vitoria
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shanaqui
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I guessed this month's #illumicrate pick correctly! Looking forward to digging into this. Heck of a cover.

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vivastory
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The tagged book is one of my most anticipated fall releases. The first 8 chapters are currently free to download on Kindle.

readordierachel Cannot. Wait. 😃 2w
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Liberty
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Happy Book Lover‘s Day! ❤️📚❤️📚❤️

LibrarianRyan love the ascetic 2w
umbrellagirl Love the Beetlegeuse quote! 2w
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Beachesnbooks
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My tbr for the #reversereadathon ! My goal is to finish both of these this weekend. @DeweysReadathon

nitalibrarian I LOVED Gideon the Ninth! I hope you enjoy it too. 3w
Beachesnbooks @nitalibrarian It's soooo good! I don't want it to end 3w
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Liberty
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I was sitting in my office today, when my heart started to itch and my brain started to sizzle, and through no will of my own I went to the door. And as I opened it, I heard the screams of every tormented soul that ever sloughed off their skin casing. And here it was on my porch, my precious, its endpages black as my heart. It started purring, and asked me to feed it bones and secrets, and scratch its spine until my fingers bled. ☠️⚔️🖤

GrilledCheeseSamurai Niiiiice! I've been looking forward to this one. 🤘 3w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I am very excited about this book! 3w
LibrarianRyan I want this one so bad. I hope it's the one I have coming from Tor 3w
Hooked_on_books I love your picture. Good thing you keep a pile of bones handy. 😂 3w
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Beachesnbooks
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August TBR! I'm doing a monthlong readathon called #arcaugust to catch up on upcoming releases that I picked up at #bookexpo ; these are all coming out at the end of August or early September. Currently reading the tagged book and it's a really hilarious fantasy read so far!

Skyrimir I LOVE those bookends! 3w
Reviewsbylola After the Flood is on my TBR. 3w
AutumnRLS Dying to get my hands on a copy of Gideon. I'm so jealous. :) 3w
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ablachly
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It turns out I DO enjoy girls with swords. A whole hell of a lot. This book is magnificent.

GingerAntics I‘m always up for a good girl-with-sword story!!! 1mo
ablachly @GingerAntics sooooo good. 1mo
GingerAntics I‘ve added it to my Apple Books wish list!!! It‘s not out until September, though. 1mo
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ablachly
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Nothing says “book to relax by the water with” like lesbian necromancers.

cariashley Am really looking forward to this one, especially after @Liberty‘s rave review! 1mo
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nitalibrarian
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I read 17 in June. My 5 star reads are circled.

Erofan 👍 2mo
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Liberty
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☠️🖤⚔️☠️🖤⚔️☠️🖤⚔️☠️🖤⚔️

brit91 That's so cool!!😎🤩 2mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff I‘m so excited for this book! 2mo
AutumnRLS I am seriously obsessed with getting my hands on this book, and I totally blame you and your enthusiasm for it. Lol. 2mo
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Mirandareads
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Literally just finished this book in my hotel room at a book conference. This is INCREDIBLE!!!! So much kick ass, skeleton-fightin, bloody battling, hilarious fun! I‘ve never read anything like it before and am beyond impressed by the world the author has created. Cannot wait to read this again, yes AGAIN💜🙌🏼!!!

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nitalibrarian
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I watched the start to the 2nd season of Big Little Lies. Now I'm waiting for some clothes in the drier by catching up with Litsy and reading and it's then time for bed.

My current read is a wonderfully dark mix of fantasy and science fiction. I'm digging it a lot.

Slajaunie Sweet puppy! 💚🐾 3mo
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nitalibrarian
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In the mood for some darker fantasy/sci-fi tonight so I'm going to start this ARC.

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aeeklund
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Finished this amazing book on Kindle while still in the waiting room and literally yelled when I got to the end. Absolutely phenomenal—funny, creepy, twisty, action-packed ride with such amazing, amazing characters. I will be promoting the HELL out of this one when it comes out in September!! I cannot wait for book two!! #deweysapril @DeweysReadathon

Bookcation74 I have already preorder this book based on the effusive love from @Liberty 5mo
aeeklund @Bookcation74 YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!! IT IS SO GOOD!! 🖤💀⚔️ 5mo
Bookcation74 Have you read Nevernight and Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff? Is it somewhat similar? 5mo
aeeklund @Bookcation74 I am a huge Jay Kristoff fan! And yes, there are definitely similar vibes with this one. I plan to recommend it to fans of his! 5mo
Bookcation74 Awesome! Can‘t wait! 5mo
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Liberty
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Still obsessed, in case you were wondering. Mark👏🏻it👏🏻down👏🏻now. ☠️🖤☠️

LibrarianRyan Ohhhh. So many Galleys I can‘t keep for myself. 😤 5mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 Awesome! 5mo
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IndyHannaJones Yeah ok I could get into that. 5mo
balletbookworm I LOVE IT!! (Damn I really want to read it again) 5mo
CoffeeK8 This sounds terrific! 5mo
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balletbookworm
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WHAAAAAAAATTTT IS THIS ENDING AND WHEEEEEEEEEERE CAN I FIND THE NEXT BOOK *cries in Why Are Trilogies*

Mark your calendars for September, fans of totally weird shit from Tor. Necromancers, magic (maybe?), science (also maybe?), politics, sword-fighting, queer ladies, weird morbid death cults, and animated skeletons all narrated by the snarkiest, most obnoxious teenage ginger ever. What‘s not to like? (CW for discussion of suicide)

IndyHannaJones I love Tor. 5mo
balletbookworm @IndyHannaJones they are KILLING it with their lineup right now 5mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Did I just preorder a book that comes out in September 100% based on the cover?

Yes. Yes, I did.

The cover blurb by Charles Stross reads “Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space! Decadent nobles vie to serve the deathless emperor! Skeletons!”

Grrlbrarian As if “Skeletons!” Is the absolute capper to that list. Well, maybe 💀😂 8mo
Linear It is an pretty awesome cover though... 8mo
UnidragonFrag Well, I'm pretty sold myself, so I don't blame you! 8mo
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saresmoore Holy crap. 8mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @saresmoore That‘s the only logical reaction really. 8mo
mjdowens Yes please. 8mo
AlaMich I just read the description on tor.com and it sounds pretty awesome! 8mo
RealBooks4ever Wow. 💜 8mo
batsy "Decadent nobles vie to serve the deathless emperor"—that one hits a little too close to home. 8mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @batsy Now that you‘ve pointed that out “Decadent nobles vie to serve the one-term-or-possibly-even-impeached-before-then emperor!” sounds way better. 8mo
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Liberty
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Evening reading: This Bowie-and-book-themed loot from my brother‘s family seemed appropriate to go with one of my most anticipated reads of 2019. (Lesbian! Necromancers! In Space!) ❤️📚👩🏻‍🎤

TrishMcCallister Hahaha “I read past my bed time” 8mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I got those socks from my sons for Christmas. 8mo
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