Gideon the Ninth (Locked Tomb Series #1)


“Gideon the Ninth” is an enthralling blend of science fiction and fantasy, written by Tamsyn Muir. The story revolves around Gideon Nav, a fierce swordswoman with a snarky attitude. She reluctantly becomes embroiled in a deadly competition where necromancers and their loyal cavaliers must solve an intricate puzzle. Paired with Harrowhark Nonagesimus, a powerful but mysterious necromancer, Gideon must navigate a haunted palace filled with dark secrets and political intrigue. As they unravel the enigma, Gideon confronts her own past while grappling with complex relationships and uncovering the truth in a crumbling universe. With its captivating mix of magic, mystery, and memorable characters, “Gideon the Ninth” delivers a thrilling and unforgettable journey.


“Gideon the Ninth” is the first book in the “Locked Tomb” series by Tamsyn Muir. Set in a dark and decaying universe, the story follows Gideon Nav, a skilled swordswoman and irreverent protagonist. She is reluctantly dragged into a deadly competition where necromancers from different houses must join forces with their cavaliers to solve a mysterious puzzle. Gideon finds herself paired with the enigmatic and formidable Harrowhark Nonagesimus, a necromancer of the Ninth House, with whom she shares a tumultuous and complex relationship. As they navigate a treacherous haunted palace filled with dark secrets, sinister magic, and political intrigue, Gideon must uncover the truth behind the puzzle while confronting her own past. This gripping blend of science fiction, fantasy, and macabre elements offers an intriguing tale of necromancy, loyalty, and self-discovery in a world teetering on the brink of destruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250313195
Publisher: Tor Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Series: Locked Tomb Series
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 10,356
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)


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