Tamsyn Muir hardly needs me to sing this book’s praises. Frankly, GIDEON THE NINTH struck a cultural nerve, and there are countless people who can hype this better than I can, but I’ll try.
I heard it pitched as “Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted castle in space,” which is evocative. I’d describe it as a murder mystery set in a metroidvania… in a haunted castle in space. The thing that this book has in spades is Voice. From the first line, Muir absolutely nails Gideon’s voice. It’s masterful.
Candidly, I haven’t read the sequel, HARROW THE NINTH, but I can’t not include mention of it because that might be the best cover of any book I’ve ever seen. Tommy Arnold, dang.
Book 3, ALECTO THE NINTH, is currently set for release in 2022, and I couldn’t find a preorder link for it yet, sorry.
If it sounds good to you, check it out. If you’ve got a local independent bookseller, please give them your business in this difficult time. If it works, try using the Bookshop link, which tries to support independent booksellers. If your local library has it on the shelf, support libraries!
If Amazon is the what works for you to get books in the pandemic, use Amazon, that’s okay too!