Can’t wait Wednesday – Gideon the Ninth

About the meme!

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to discuss the books we’re excited about that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

Title: Gideon the Ninth.

Author: Tamsyn Muir.

Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Science-fiction.

Release date: September 10th 2019.


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 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 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 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.

Why I’m excited:

I mean doesn’t this sound amazing! Also I’ve heard so many amazing things about this book! And I’m looking forward to a good adult fantasy! Because I really need to read more of those!


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What book do you look forward to?

4 Replies to “Can’t wait Wednesday – Gideon the Ninth”

  1. Yeees. This is a great book to be writing for. I’ve got an ARC, and I refuse to read it too early because then I can’t scream about it with other people. But I’m expecting to love this. I mean, what’s not to love?! This is probably my second most anticipated read for the end of this year, and I’m really hoping it lives up to my expectations. xD

    1. Ooh I’m jealous! And yes this book sounds perfect!
      What’s your most anticipated release??

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