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Harrow the Ninth
Harrow the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Harrow the Ninth, the sequel to the sensational Gideon the Ninth, turns a galaxy inside out as one necromancer struggles to survive the wreckage of herself aboard the Emperor's haunted space station. Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space! Decadent nobles vie to serve the deathless emperor! Skeletons! Charles Stross on Gideon the Ninth Unlike anything I've ever read. V.E. Schwab on Gideon the Ninth Warm and cold; goofy and gleaming; campy and epic; a profane Daria in space. Robin Sloan on Gideon the Ninth She answered the Emperor's call. She arrived with her arts, her wits, and her only friend. In victory, her world has turned to ash. After rocking the cosmos with her deathly debut, Tamsyn Muir continues the story of the penumbral Ninth House in Harrow the Ninth, a mind-twisting puzzle box of mystery, murder, magic, and mayhem. Nothing is as it seems in the halls of the Emperor, and the fate of the galaxy rests on one woman's shoulders. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, last necromancer of the Ninth House, has been drafted by her Emperor to fight an unwinnable war. Side-by-side with a detested rival, Harrow must perfect her skills and become an angel of undeath but her health is failing, her sword makes her nauseous, and even her mind is threatening to betray her. Sealed in the gothic gloom of the Emperor's Mithraeum with three unfriendly teachers, hunted by the mad ghost of a murdered planet, Harrow must confront two unwelcome questions: is somebody trying to kill her? And if they succeeded, would the universe be better off? BOOK 1: Gideon the Ninth BOOK 2: Harrow the Ninth At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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ashsbookmarks
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Reading Harrow the Ninth on my kindle…wishing I had the physical books right now 💀
#harrowtheninth #gideontheninth

DrJAdMerricksson Nice bookmark! 1mo
ashsbookmarks @DrJAdMerricksson thank you! I designed it myself 🤗 I have them for sale in my Etsy shop (ashsbookmarks.Etsy.com) 1mo
DrJAdMerricksson I'll have to check it out! 1mo
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Wonderfully confusing and weird! Even after finishing, I'm still trying to make sense of the plot, but it was a fun journey!

+5 pts for #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter
+140 pts for each of: #necronomathon #spookoween #screamathon #bookspinbingo #wickedathon #littenlisten
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+17.5 points for finishing this book up for #OutstandingOctober @Andrew65

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CallMeIshmael
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If you know you know

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julesG
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#BFC21 @wanderinglynn #SmashingSeptember

My fitness units this week, so far:

Monday: running from bookshop branch 1 to branch 2 because they had only 2 copies of the German edition of Harrow between them. On release day. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Tuesday: running from through the park to where my son had a biking accident. Free ride in an ambulance and hours spent in emergency care. Nothing broken. Loose front teeth though.

Today: visiting the dentist

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julesG Monday pic: the sorry selection of books in English at the largest local bookshop. Tuesday pic: ambulance ride. Today's pic: Harrow the Ninth in German for my son. Glad I managed to snag one of the two copies they had in store. We're off to do some waiting room reading at the dentist's now. 🙄🙄 2mo
DivineDiana You are having a week filled with adventure! ❤️ 2mo
Caroline2 Good luck at the dentist!! I hope it‘s good news. 🤞 2mo
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wanderinglynn I glad nothing was broken. I also hope it‘s good news at the dentist. 🤞🏻 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Glad he‘s mostly unharmed. Hope the dentist can fix him up. ❤️ 2mo
Ruthiella Glad your son is OK! ❤️ 2mo
julesG @DivineDiana @Caroline2 @wanderinglynn @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Ruthiella Thank you! It's looking better. Just a few more doctor's to visit. The teeth are back where they should be. 2mo
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Apologies in advance for the double post -- It occurred to me that I hadn't posted my books for July when I went to post August. So without further ado, here are my July 2021 reads!

Favorite: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Least Favorite: Castle Shade by Laurie R. King (and that pains me to write)

#audio #series #libby #librarybooks #hoopla #mystery #scifi #romace

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wideeyedreader
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This book is somehow MORE amazing than the first!! This series has quickly become a favorite ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The sequel to Gideon the Ninth is very different from the earlier book, a purposefully disjointed challenging narrative that follows Harrowhark as she and a band of characters as they prepare to fight a threat to all existence. A distinct and smart blend of mystery, horror, science fiction, and existential rumination, this book is even better than its predecessor and I look forward to book 3 in this series and anything else this author writes.

VioletBramble I was so confused at the beginning of the book. Then I figured there must be a reason why things are so different from the end of the first book. I ended up loving it. This reminds me to check on the release date for Alecto the Ninth. 4mo
Thndrstd @VioletBramble I‘m with you. It‘s really confusing at first but like you said there had to be a reason. Alecto will be out sometime in 2022. 4mo
VioletBramble Interesting. I'm always happy with more books. Thanks for tagging me on this update.
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Gnora
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This was my second attempt to read this book - on audio this time - and it finally clicked having all the voices. OH BOY DID IT CLICK! I need the third book like YESTERDAY.

BehindthePages The audiobooks are great! 4mo
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LiteraryLona
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I can‘t decide if this second installment is better than the first. But, it‘s safe to say that they‘re both good!

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xicanti
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BLOODY HELL, y‘all.

This book is so cool I don‘t even want to talk about it. I just want to yell, “THIS IS SO COOL!” then maybe tell you I love Harrow more than I ever expected to and also Gideon Nav is still my favourite Gideon of all the Gideons.

(Why so many Gideons, Fiction? I know zero Gideons in real life and seventeen thousand Gideons from books and TV. This series alone has two Gideons. SO MANY GIDEONS.)

4.5 Gideons. I mean, stars.

TrishB Great review 😂 5mo
xicanti @TrishB thank you! 5mo
arkei I know only one Gideon irl. 😆 5mo
xicanti @arkei you‘re one up on me! My only day to day experience with a Gideon was when THE Gideons gave bibles to my whole grade three class. 5mo
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Anyone who enjoyed Gideon the ninth, is going to love the next installment in the series. I spent most of it thinking *what the hell is going on?* but in the best possible way. For a book which features so much blood, bone, death and ghosts. It felt very refreshing. Very strong pick for me.

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Friends, I‘m really feeling HARROW THE NINTH. I mean, I wish I‘d read it ages ago because I think it‘d be even better if I had GIDEON THE NINTH fresh in my mind, but it‘s doing it for me either way.

Also great: my Kahlua ice cream cake.

AmyG That looks delicious. 5mo
xicanti @AmyG it was one of my better ideas. The brown swirls are ganache. 5mo
AmyG Mmmmmm 🙌🏻 5mo
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Lotus root for breakfast! I 100% ordered it because they ate a lot of it on THE UNTAMED, and luckily I like it very much. It‘s sort of the same texture as water chestnut, only it tastes way better.

I think I‘m probably gonna like HARROW THE NINTH, too. It‘s weird and confusing, but that‘s kinda my thing. We‘ll see how it goes today.

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Tera66
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#Bookspin @TheAromaofBooks 😊
I can't even. I am so disappointed. I was legit angry at parts of this book.😡
I was confused about parts of the first book in this trilogy, but it was fun. It had a lot of characters, but I could still follow the story. It was somewhat of a difficult read but I enjoyed it and the MC Gideon was a hoot.🦉. So I was excited for this book.
I cannot even start with a synopsis.👇

Tera66 I say read the first book and if you decide to read this one, Good luck! I was so angry at sections of this I almost DNF'd and I never DNF books. I am giving it ⭐⭐. Because I did enjoy parts of this book. But the structure was a meeI will not be finishing the trilogy, I can't see myself being excited for it while I hate read parts of this one. 5mo
Tera66 *"The structure was a mess. I will not be finishing the trilogy." Hit send accidentally? 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh no!!! When a sequel falls apart, that's the WORST! 5mo
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swynn
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Second in Muir's "Locked Tomb" trilogy about space necromancers. Count me among the readers who WTF-is-happening-ed their way through a chunk of the front, but found the payoff more than worth the initial bewilderment. I'll also echo the advice to read this one shortly after finishing the first -- I did not follow this advice but recognize it would have helped. I plan to reread books 1 & 2 when book 3 arrives next year.

LazyOwl I reread the first book before diving into this one, and I definitely think it helped, although I still felt a bit lost for a chunk of this as it's a wild ride. 6mo
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Your room had long ago plunged into near-complete darkness, leaving no distraction from the great rocking thump—thump—thump of body after body flinging itself onto the great mass already coating the hull.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Just got this used for 8 bucks!!! I was initially waiting to buy the paperback when it was released but I could pass it up, I‘ve been dying to read it 😭
🖤⚰️🕯🪦🦴🦴🦴🦴🦴🦴🦴🌌

CaitlinR It‘s great! 7mo
LazyOwl This one's a wild ride 😁 7mo
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khooliha
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aaaaAHHHHHH
The end of this book was not the absolute pain of the last one - instead I'm left on tenterhooks, full more of excitement than dread. Will Alecto the Ninth hurt me? Oh, probably! But it's time to go down swinging - it's what all my favorite necromantic children would want.

khooliha Gideon and Harrow happy ending OR ELSE 7mo
khooliha So glad that we got to spend time with some kind ghosts in this book, hope they come back/pass on like Abigail thinks they can, and I'm happy Cam and Palemedes appear to have interfaced (hopefully the right way? Or as right as you can get when one of you is exploded). 7mo
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THE SIXTH!!!!
My feelings about the Sixth have not changed - if something happens to them AGAIN I will FLIP ANOTHER SHIT
😭💀💀😭

khooliha a HUG 7mo
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Really, though, the fractured flashbacks to Canaan House make me glad I reread Gideon before this book, as it helps me comprehend the true breadth of the wrongness. 2 thoughts:
1) I'm grateful for a chance to see actual Dulcinea, who seems nice
2) Based off of how interactions are going I have the suspicion that the those killed by the Sleeper are maybe actually alive?? Palemedes mucks this up, but I don't want to see him die twice. Hope springs.

khooliha Luv 2 B rite 7mo
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khooliha
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oh my god the cool S is in this book

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khooliha
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So far the experience of reading this book is me just saying "Oh no Harrow oh no" over and over and over again
(I have not made it very far)
(It's good!)

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Centique
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So Many Bones. So Much Blood. I can‘t believe how much I loved this - especially considering I was Very Befuddled for the first half of the book.
I‘d recommend reading this soon after finishing Gideon or having a character list on hand. I used a wiki to remind myself who was who again. And then let the craziness sweep you in. This book basically tips the first book on its head and shakes it around so you‘re not sure what version of events to ⬇️

Centique believe. And Muir is so inventive. This is a fully formed necromancers in space series with so much gore that you become oblivious to it quickly. The best blackest humour and a complex mystery to figure out. I may still be confused about one or two things but it‘s brilliant. 8mo
Centique @Reggie I wonder if you‘d like this? It‘s not scary at all despite the gore. I guess there‘s a grey space between fantasy and horror and this exists in that space! Just heaps of adrenalin and mystery. And crazy complicated plots - Muir must have a steel trap of a brain. 8mo
readordierachel "So many bones" ? 8mo
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Ruthiella Sold! 😀 8mo
Centique @readordierachel 😂😂 Like a gazillion 😂😂 8mo
Centique @Ruthiella oh I‘ll be thrilled if you like it! The first one is 8mo
TrishB Have the first one and need to get to! 8mo
Clare-Dragonfly Great review—I totally agree with it! Especially the parts about being confused 😂 8mo
Centique @Clare-Dragonfly I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! 8mo
Centique @TrishB I‘d love to hear what you think when you get to it. (Also hope you‘re having a good week Trish 😘) 8mo
TrishB Three day week, hanging on in their 😘 hope your week is wonderful. 8mo
Reggie Well when the review starts with so many bones so much blood, you‘ve got my attention. Lol. I will give the series a try. 8mo
Bette Loved Gideon, I guess I need to get to this. 👍😊 8mo
Rissreads This sounds like it would be fun! Stacked! I wonder if it‘s available on Audible? 8mo
Centique @Rissreads it is! Super long though. The first book is 16 hours, the second book 19 🤯 8mo
Rissreads @Centique Excellent! I will add it to my wish list for my next credits! 8mo
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Prepare yourself for this one! It‘s important to know going in that you will not understand what‘s going on for a veeeeerrrryyyy long time—but the payoff is worth it. The publisher‘s copy calls this a puzzle box and that is accurate. What you‘ll find as it all comes together in the end is a hilarious and gory meditation on grief that puts the fun in dysfunctional. Read for March Bookland Challenge, Fantasy: 5-Star Prediction!

Centique Just read this and your review is spot on! Loved it too 😍 8mo
underground_bks @Centique thank you! It was a doozy! I can‘t imagine what Alecto the Ninth will be like! 8mo
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kalivha
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Got Harrow the Ninth as my next audiobook! I read this a couple of months ago and it was deeply confusing the first time around, I think reading it again will help me make sense of elements that confused me before.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Look at that #bookspinbingo! Right down the middle!!!

I finished EIGHT books this month, three of which were from my TBR. My #pennyperpage loot comes to $14.92!!!

ETA: I had intended to include the page count of the book I DNFed (or rather, half the number, since it was a library book). That brings me to $15.79!

KVanRead Awesome! 👏 9mo
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LazyOwl
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1. Darayavahoush from the Daevabad Trilogy definitely has some flaws. I always did love a bad boy though 😆

2. Such a great book, but I also found Harrow quite confusing 🤯

3. I don't stack too often, as I'm trying not to add to my TBR and to read what I already own. Not sure how successful I am though 🤔

Thanks for the tag @Eggs #wondrouswednesday

I tag @FantasyChick @howjessicareads if you feel like playing

Eggs Thanks for playing and sharing🥰 9mo
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Carolyn11215
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I tried...90 pages in I was still completely lost. Sad because I loved Gideon the Ninth.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Holy shit 🤯

I liked that even more than Gideon—maybe because I was more used to the writing style. But it was incredibly twisty and fantastic! Also featured the most epic dad joke ever.

Lesanne This is my new favorite series!! 10mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Uh-oh. I better get reading 😂

(Image: Screenshots from Libby showing that I have TWO library cards and BOTH have reached their limit on holds.)

shanaqui I refer to this sort of thing as 'maxing out my library card', and it provides giggles to everyone who imagines me with a book-related credit card and the havoc I would wreak. :D

Good luck!
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OH, the Saint of Duty‘s call sign is “G.P.”, is it? That certainly confirms my theory that his name is actually Gideon but all Harrow can hear is “Ortus.”

Palamedes being able to see “me” definitely confirms my theory that the narrator is Gideon, not that I had any doubts about that.

This is SO EXCITING. I hope I can finish it this weekend, though I know I‘ll still have to wait for the third book!

effani I'm so impatient for Book 3! 10mo
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julesG
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#BookishMail

Kickstarter backer rewards arrived. Enamel pins and enamel mug. Endorsed by Tamsyn Muir.

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Mayticks

monkeygirlsmama cool 10mo
Caroline2 That is an awesome mug 🤩 10mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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“Kumbaya” 😂😂🤣🤣🤣

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Harrowhark creating a version of her life in which Gideon died with the other babies because she can‘t deal with her having died to be eaten by Harrow is giving me CHILLS.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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This is absolutely bizarre so far, and I am here for it! 💀

SkeletonKey Loved these books! 10mo
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I loved the first book, but I just can't persevere with this second in the series. I don't know if it's just where my brain is at right now, but I am still lost and confused at 150 pages and I don't think I can stand 350 more. I just feel dumb.

julesG It is confusing. Especially because of the unreliable narrator. But, it gets better. Maybe pick it up again at a later time. 10mo
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morevna
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Back to (two of) my favorite goth lesbians

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kalivha
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Just finished Harrow the Ninth. Like the first book in the series, I also couldn't put this one down. Brilliant, even if I was a tad confused at first.

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And onto the next one! I've been warned that most of this book is thoroughly confusing, and 21 pages in I'm already a bit confused.

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This queer SF novel is a work of genius that tortured me. Muir's writing is wildly inventive, deadly sharp, boldly unsettling, darkly funny. It's about necromancy, lesbians, space, grief, trauma, knowledge, and power.This book demands A LOT. But when you *get it*: huge reward. Plus there's the pleasure of her sentences, so weirdly gorgeous and grotesque. One of the few pieces of fiction I've read that truly feels like a masterpiece.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Would just like to add that Harrow would not approve that here she is in front of my Christmas tree. 11mo
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DustyPages
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Nothing says the holiday season like Lesbian Necromancers in space..... right?

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Well that was a RIDE. I love these books even though I feel like I don‘t understand what‘s going on until the end (if at all). I am still compelled to read read read.

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"I could protect you, if you'd only ask me to."

"I would rather have my tendons peeled from my body, one by one, and flossed to shreds over my broken bones. I would rather be flayed alive and wrapped in salt. I would rather have my own digestive acid dripped into my eyes."

"So what I'm hearing is ... *maybe*."
?

Librariana Lol! 🤣🤣🤣 So what you're saying is... I might have a chance? Hehehe 😆 12mo
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You know those final couple of chapters where all plot lines come together and everything is made clear? Well, not so much in Tamsyn Muir‘s second, the sequel to Gideon ...
I‘m still not sure I‘ve managed to understand all the alternative realities, but I sure enjoyed the ride.

Harrow has ascended to Lyctorhood in service to John, the Emperor of the Nine, but her powers are skewed, and war is brewing. Great read if you can handle the confusion

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Morning reading today is Harrow the Ninth. About halfway through so far.

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Absolutely loved Gideon the Ninth so time for the sequel

BehindthePages Stick with it. It's a wild and confusing ride! 12mo
reading_rainbow Ugh I can‘t wait !! 12mo
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LazyOwl
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This had me so confused at times. I found myself having to reread paragraphs and even whole pages and I was still confused.
But there were times that it also really had me hooked. This one is still a pick for me.

LazyOwl This was also one of my free choice tiles on #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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...bathing time, with a scented candle, an old-fashioned, and the rollercoaster ride that‘s Harrow the Ninth!

Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 13mo
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LazyOwl
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Yay, my book order finally came in today. I will be starting with a reread of Gideon before I jump into this one.

#necromancers

VioletBramble I'm saving Harrow for next year but I'm planning to re-read Gideon first as well.
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LazyOwl @VioletBramble hope we both enjoy. I definitely need a refresher. I found the first book a little tricky to get my head around the different characters, hopefully a reread can solidify it a bit. 13mo
VioletBramble I listened to Gideon in audiobook form. I was often confused. My planned re-read is of the physical book. 13mo
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I was excited when my library hold arrived, but a third of the way in and I‘m really missing the “snarky-ness” of Gideon. Maybe when I figure out what‘s really going on......

Librarianaut I feel ya...I am halfway through and scratching my head a lot- but loving it! 13mo
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