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Gideon the Ninth
Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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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I combo listened (narration by Moira Quirk=fantastic)/ read the ebook. I honestly didn‘t understand what was going on until at least 60% and I‘m still not sure I get all of it, but I loved it! It has aspects of both, but I would categorize it as Fantasy over Sci-Fi. Gideon, a thrall bound to the Ninth House, gets her chance to escape when she becomes the Cavalier to her house‘s Necromancer. It‘s bonkers, funny, touching and incredibly creative.

Laughterhp Just wait until you try and read the second one. That one is even more confusing! 3w
Ruthiella @Laughterhp Seriously? 😂 Totally looking forward to it. I‘m already developing theories as to who is buried in the locked tomb and why they are such a threat to the god emperor...🤔 3w
Centique I had to make myself a list of the houses and who belonged to which, so I could refer back! 😂 2w
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Centique Loved it though! 😍 2w
Ruthiella @Centique I think we are really twinsey 👯 when it comes to SFF! I read ebook/audio combo and definitely had to reference the beginning section where the houses and their cavaliers and necromancers were listed! 2w
Centique @Ruthiella we truly are! 👯‍♀️❤️ 2w
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teresareads
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I completely fucking hate you ... No offense
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Ruthiella I just finished this book. It was really great! 😃 I love the banter and Gideon‘s wiseacre attitude. 3w
teresareads @Ruthiella I'm about 150 pages in and having a great time so far. The tone reminds me of Murderbot. 3w
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kgriffith
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“When she breathed, it sounded like custard sloshing around in an air conditioner.”
😳 😂

vlwelser I love the language she uses. 1mo
Ddzmini “Nine for the Tomb, and for all that was lost” love it 🥰📖 1mo
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Nessavamusic
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Bailedbailed

Sadly bailing on this one. It is funny and interesting world building. However, there is just too much going on/too many characters and some dialog that is problematic for me.

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kgriffith
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Giving this another go as it devastated my partner and I found myself less annoyed with the blatant enemy to lovers energy the second time. Maybe not being at college with 20 year olds who don‘t realize it‘s a trope helped. 🙃

Lindy Ha! I hate that trope but it didn‘t interfere with my enjoyment of this bizarre story. 2mo
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PuddleJumper
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I really enjoyed this book but it is a bit of a confusing mess. I'm not sure if I will read the rest of the series because despite enjoying it I don't care about any of the characters or the plot

#Screamathon, #SpookOWeen #scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #BookSpinBingo

@TheSpineView, @TheAromaofBooks, @4thhouseontheleft @Clwojick

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PuddleJumper
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I've been wanting to read this book for ages and it finally came into my local library

I've been sucked in but I have to admit it's a bit of a slog and very confusing

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IamIamIam
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I'm probably only one of a few people who haven't jumped on this bandwagon but Tor seems to want to change that! If you haven't signed up for Tor's free book club, go do that now & get a free digital copy of Gideon the Ninth!

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CallMeIshmael
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First of all this book is amazing and second it‘s FREE!!!!

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LibrarianRyan
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If you still have not read this book it‘s time to get it free.

https://ebookclub.tor.com/?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=eblast&utm_term=tor...

Read-y_Picker Yay! Thank you I totally would have missed the email 2mo
TracyReadsBooks Such a great book! 2mo
LA_Mead I was just about to download that! Looks cool. 2mo
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ozma.of.oz
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Just in time for spooky season, Tor‘s eBook Club is Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir! Available for download in mobi and ePub formats before 11:59 PM ET October 8th.

https://ebookclub.tor.com #TorBookClub

Available in the US and Canada.

wildwoodreads Oh that‘s exciting! I‘ve wanted to read this but I‘ve been afraid to commit. 2mo
LaurelChandler Just snatched it! Have you read it? What do you think? 2mo
ozma.of.oz @LaurelChandler I have not. But I have heard excellent things about it from people I trust, and it‘s been on my TBR list for most of this year. 😅 2mo
LaurelChandler @ozma.of.oz I've heard great things about it too. When you finish it please share with us! 2mo
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TheSpineView
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FYI... Tor's free book this month is Gideon the Ninth. This would make a good choice for #Scarathon2021 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter
I have not read yet but hope to get to it this month.
🖤🎃🧡📖🖤

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kwmg40
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If you join the Tor.com eBook Club and are in the US or Canada, you can get a free copy of this book, a good choice for all those spooky October readathons!

I‘m currently reading the sequel Harrow the Ninth.

#scarathlon2021 #spookoween #wickedathon #screamathon #necronomathon

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ashsbookmarks
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Added flowers to the back of my Gideon the Ninth bookmarks 🤗 I love it!!!!
#gideontheninth

wildwoodreads So pretty 😍 2mo
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Larkken
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September wrap-up includes not many books. Tagged was probably what I enjoyed the most this month, but the Chosen and the Beautiful was almost enough to make me want to reread Great Gatsby, so that‘s not nothing! I started She Who Became the Sun… but still didn‘t quite make a bingo! @bookspinbingo

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Larkken
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Just finished a work trip, over which I was very surprised I finished only this one book! I thought I‘d have lots of me-time, but no.
What a quirky, action-packed, genre-bending book! The MC is FUNNY and crass and I loved her. Plus, it‘s (semi?-)queer space necromancers with manyof bones, gore, and 1x1 battles.
Yes, that last pitch is for the #roaringwolf Sep sci-fi challenge 😉

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Anita
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I‘m reading this for the second time, and I still don‘t feel like I understand everything that‘s happening in it.

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ashsbookmarks
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Order with my Gideon the Ninth bookmark is ready to be shipped!
#smallbusiness #GideontheNinth

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AkashaVampie
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I think I might have found another one of my next reads... I love booktube!!!

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

SilverShanica This book was absolutely fantastic! The sequel is equally good, though it goes all over the place. 3mo
AkashaVampie @SilverShanica I did hear about that its alittle hard to understand at first. 3mo
SilverShanica @AkashaVampie it is, but well worth the trip at the end - when it all comes together everything makes so much sense. It‘s been announced that the series has been extended to 4 books from the original 3. 3mo
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AkashaVampie @SilverShanica wow... I only knew about this and the sequel. Didn't even know it had a 3rd. 3mo
SilverShanica @AkashaVampie book 3 was just announced as Nona the Ninth, due out Fall 2022, with book 4, Alecto the Ninth, due in 2023. Alecto was supposed to be book 3, but I guess something about the storylines changed, and they decided to add another book in. 3mo
AkashaVampie @SilverShanica oh ok. Thanks for letting me know sweetie. I hope I like them. 🤞🤞🤞 3mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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#LittensDressedInBlood day 3: You want to talk about twists? This book and its sequel are full of the most mind-boggling twists I could barely keep up. (In fact, I don‘t think I did keep up with Harrow the Ninth!) If you haven‘t read this yet, this haunted house story in space with extremely lesbian necromancers (seriously, Gideon is the gayest fictional character I‘ve ever read) is a great choice for your fall TBR. Can‘t wait for Nona the Ninth!

GondorGirl I'm so obsessed with these books! 🥰🥰🥰🥰 3mo
Sweetkokoro I wanted to like this series because it sounded so cool but I couldn‘t even make it out of the 1st chapter. Glad you love it though (and everyone else haha) 3mo
MidnightBookGirl I probably need to give this book a read! 3mo
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Clare-Dragonfly @SincerelyWinona That‘s actually the title of the next book! Alecto the Ninth will be book 4! 3mo
SincerelyWinona Ooooh! I was thinking you just renamed the second book for your own purposes. I‘m clearly behind. 😆 I‘m excited there‘s even more to come though! 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly @SincerelyWinona The second book is already out! 3mo
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ashsbookmarks
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Gideon the Ninth Bookmark
#gideontheninth
STORYTIME: I just finished this book. It took me a very long time to get into the book but in the end I think it was worth it. I will be reading the rest of the books. I love the skulls and flowers combo!

wideeyedreader That bookmark is so cute! Where did you get it? 3mo
ashsbookmarks @wideeyedreader ☺️ I made it! It is available in my Etsy shop 3mo
wideeyedreader I‘ll have to give it a look! 3mo
GondorGirl One of my favorite books of all time! Fair warning, the second book has a totally different tone. Equally as amazing, but a completely different feel. 3mo
ashsbookmarks @GondorGirl good to know. I think about the book a lot so it must have struck me different. I‘m excited to continue the series! 3mo
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Branwen
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*FANGIRL SCREAMING*

HAS EVERYONE SEEN THIS EXCITING NEWS?! 🎉🎉🎉 Not only do we have a name and tentative release date (Fall 2022) for the next book, this confirms that it's not a trilogy, it's a series! 😍💕📚 I can't wait to see what the cover looks like!

Clare-Dragonfly Oh my gosh! So exciting! 4mo
GondorGirl I'm not sure if I'm crying because it's not the series finale, or because we get another book. 4mo
Branwen @Clare-Dragonfly Right?! @GondorGirl SAME. 😢😃 4mo
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wideeyedreader
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I adored every second of this book, even the parts that made me cry a little (and I don‘t cry at books often). If you think this is something you‘re interested in, read it. It‘s so worth it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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em_books
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Sapphic necromancers in space? I said SIGN ME UP and I am beyond thrilled that I read this book. So many twists and turns that I never saw coming! A really great queer sci-fi/fantasy! 🖤

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Johanna414
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Did some more #audiogardening this afternoon and stuck some succulents in the flowerbed I finally finished digging up. I'm in full summer project mode, and really don't want to go in for our last week of school! I can't wait to see how this looks in a month or so as the plants fill in and grow!!

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mollyrotondo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Really enjoyed this gothic cyber punk whodunnit. Gideon‘s character was amazingly funny and sarcastic and the dynamic between her and Harrow was so real and gritty. The world building was incredible and the monster fight scenes were really intense. The only thing I didn‘t like was the bickering between necromancers and cavs. But definitely recommend to sci-fi/fantasy lovers. This was my #bookspinbingo No 22 pick.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Johanna414
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School is closed today in observance of Juneteenth, and I'm finally tackling some of the weedy, overgrown flower beds around our house. I borrowed the audio of this book, and its super fun so far!

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Thndrstd
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When the Emperor summons necromancers, Harrow the Ninth recruits Gideon to serve as her cavalier. This fun novel is a Gothic mystery, full of unexpected twists, swordplay, sorcery with skeletons, and snarky characters.

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AllisonM89
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Pickpick

Such a fun read! I love sarcastic main characters.

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Bookfan1414
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I‘m not sure how I thought a book about mad necromancers would go…. But this was certainly not it. Excellent. Even though it made me cry 😢

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MsRadioSilence
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““We do bones, motherfucker,” she said.” Pg. 409. Also, quite possibly a quote from me/my friends at any given time.

#necromancy #lgbt

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MsRadioSilence
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I finished it! Post-grad (got my BS in Biology!!) and vacationing in Alaska, but it‘s done! Easily one of my favorite books. It‘s so funny and I absolutely love the characters, the writing style, all of it. I can‘t wait to start the sequel when I‘m home. Oh, also I‘m all vaxxed up and wearing my mask while enjoying these lovely mountains.

#lgbt

Chrissyreadit Congrats! 6mo
Bianca Congratulations! That's exciting! 6mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🎉Congratulations!🎉 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊 6mo
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library_ghosts
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“I‘ve lived my whole wretched life at your mercy, yours alone, and God knows I deserve to die at your hand. You are my only friend. I am undone without you.”

SW-T Welcome to Litsy! #litsywelcomewagon 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳📚🙌🏻 6mo
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IndyHannaJones
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See you on the other side, sugar lips.

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IndyHannaJones
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Palamedes Sextus was a saint and deserved better.

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LiteraryLona
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Yep. It was pretty badass. 💀

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catsuit_mango
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Today I was not feeling it at work and in general so I just bought those 2...to read after

LazyOwl Great picks, enjoy 😃 7mo
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catsuit_mango
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So the Hugo nominees for best novel are all women and more diverse than usual :)
And I discovered that Tamsyn Muir is from New Zealand so the tagged book jumped up my tbr list :)

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TugstenDragon
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Ended up really enjoying this one, the visuals were pretty awesome thinking about all the skeltons and blood. While I didn‘t fully understand the lore at times the characters were so engaging that I didn‘t really care. Definitely recommend to anyone who likes skeletons or necromancers.

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Yay! I choose:

-20 hours of reading

-10 hours of study (Spring Break but math waits for no one)

-complete visual novel review

#marvellousmarch @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😊👍 9mo
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faelinwolf
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Here's my March #BookSpin & #BookSpinBingo list! Maybe I can be more strategic this month & finally get a bingo! 😄

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
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Owlizabeth
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A very good friend is having a very hard time and asked me if she could borrow some fantasy to escape her reality. I think I showed excellent restraint and range...

Seriously, what a gift she gave me! Reading is such a solitary love, it‘s rare I get to share it in this way. I doubt I‘m the only litten who has a special love for giving books, especially when there are so few other things to provide in tough times. The only healing I can provide...

Julsmarshall Love this, what a great friend you are 😃 9mo
AmyG She is lucky to have you. There are some wonderful books there. 9mo
Christine I love everything about this post (other than the hard times your friend is going through). ❤️ 9mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Excellent selection. 👏 9mo
Kenyazero I heard you're having a hard time, how about World War Z to manage your anxiety? 😆 9mo
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BookBelle84
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This short story is free on tor.com
A must read for any fans of the Gideon the Ninth world.

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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1. I haven't read these books yet, but I love the covers. I actually got them just for the covers.
2. Zachary Rawlins (from The Starsless Sea). I love that he didn't go through his first door.
3. Educated & Anya's Ghost

#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

Thanks for the tag @Mavey

Want to play?
@staci.reads @BookishMarginalia

Eggs Great covers! Thanks for joining in 📚👍🏼 10mo
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faelinwolf
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My February #BookSpinBingo list! Looking forward to a good month of reading. 😄

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
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underground_bks
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Trick or treat yourself to this deliciously gruesome and wickedly funny locked-house mystery! Journey to a haunted gothic manor in space with Gideon Nav, a foul-mouthed and dirty magazine-loving orphan of the Ninth House, pressed into service as the cavalier primary to her worst enemy, the heiress to the Ninth House, the necromantic lady Harrowhark Nonagesimus. Blood, guts, secret keys, necromancers, lesbians, and a whole lot of heart await!

underground_bks Read for January 2021 Bookland Challenge: Sci-fi, out of comfort zone 10mo
underground_bks Also Moira Quirk is a TREASURE of an audiobook narrator 10mo
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kalivha
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I loved this book so much that I got an audiobook subscription just to get it! The narration is amazing, too.

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thewallflower0707
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I didn‘t understand everything, but this was a very fun ride and the tension between Gideon and Harrow was certainly the highlight.

Also, I could stare at that cover for hours.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

#GideonTheNinth