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Fantasy Faction => Fantasy Book & Author Discussion => Topic started by: Eclipse on January 27, 2020, 06:00:00 PM

Title: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: Eclipse on January 27, 2020, 06:00:00 PM
Time for a book about Necromancers in space as it will be my last pick for the club or maybe I be back as Emperor of the book club for May. We  will see how the voting goes  ;)



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 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.
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: Magnus Hedén on January 27, 2020, 06:18:16 PM
This is on my to-read list so I should join in if I can remember. :D
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: Bender on January 27, 2020, 08:18:36 PM
I'm in. Always happy to discuss this...
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: isos81 on January 27, 2020, 09:03:24 PM
Oh my, I've heard so much about this book, I got very curious. I'm in, too :)
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: cupiscent on January 28, 2020, 04:32:47 AM
My husband just finished reading this (at my insistence, on his pile for reading before Hugo noms close) so I've been revisiting it vicariously. I am also very keen to join the discussion!
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: Peat on January 28, 2020, 12:11:54 PM
Urgh. I want to be in but impending moves make more hardcopies impractical and the ebook price is way high. Guess we'll see.
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on January 28, 2020, 01:13:14 PM
Arghh. If the e-store I've subscribed to send me the promo code for this month I would've bought that book too. This is definitely an interesting month to participate in.
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: Bender on February 05, 2020, 04:44:11 PM
Was looking for this and got confused between Book Club and Read Along forums.

Can I post this in Facebook thread to see if anyone there want to sign up and join in this?
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: Eclipse on February 05, 2020, 05:20:23 PM
I want the read alongs to go in to book club forum be a lot easier to find threads but we don’t have an admin at the minute.

Sure post this  in Facebook  :) tell them it’s a sister site otherwise there might not think the forum is connected to F-F Facebook.
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: Eclipse on February 05, 2020, 06:05:19 PM
One of the mods over at facebook

@Autumn2May @Overlord @G_R_Matthews @Kitvaria Sarene @DavidZampa @Lisa Taylor, and @Mariëlle Ooms-Voges.


Might be able to annouce it on facebook about the book club in the forum.
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: Bender on February 05, 2020, 08:04:42 PM
Did my share of plugging for the site.

Where's my payment?  ;D
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: ScarletBea on February 05, 2020, 09:07:28 PM
Arun? ;D
I just followed the link from the main page and it let me read stuff, found your post, hehe
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: Eclipse on February 05, 2020, 09:18:48 PM
Did my share of plugging for the site.

Where's my payment?  ;D

A kiss from me 😘
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: Bender on February 05, 2020, 09:29:38 PM
Arun? ;D
I just followed the link from the main page and it let me read stuff, found your post, hehe

Outed by facebook!

A kiss from me 😘

You know what Bender says regarding kisses?  ;)
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: Eclipse on February 27, 2020, 08:21:23 AM
Have you got your book for March  :)
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: Bender on February 27, 2020, 10:48:21 AM
Already started reading bits and pieces too!
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: isos81 on February 27, 2020, 11:07:37 AM
Not yet. I might not participate. This puts some pressure on me.
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: Lanko on February 27, 2020, 04:03:04 PM
I read this in December, one of the best books of the year, alongisde A Memory Called Empire.

Beginning might be a little dense, as you're throw in the middle of things, but things get clear pretty well after that and the payoff is really good.
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: cupiscent on February 27, 2020, 10:31:56 PM
lol, I sort of want to re-read for the book club (I will be participating in discussion anyway!) but my library reservation for Memory Called Empire just came in, and I want to read that before Hugo nominations close, so... :D
Title: Re: March 2020 Book club pick:Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Post by: Lanko on February 29, 2020, 04:04:45 AM
lol, I sort of want to re-read for the book club (I will be participating in discussion anyway!) but my library reservation for Memory Called Empire just came in, and I want to read that before Hugo nominations close, so... :D

A Memory Called Empire is fantastic!