Gideon the Ninth
The tagline on the book says, “Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space,” and I think that’s highly accurate.
Gideon is trying her damndest to get off the hellscape known as the Ninth House. Unfortunately, her archnemesis Harrowhawk, who’s been summoned by the Emperor under mysterious circumstances, has other plans.
I love Gideon with my entire heart. She’s spunky, sassy, and utterly blasphemous. Harrowhawk is equally as lovable, and their relationship is truly a joy to behold.
The world Muir builds so beautifully is a magical sci-fi land full of wondrous people. The rules are concrete, and I love that you get to learn them along with the characters. This book will break your heart, mind you, and then you’ll thank it for that. I can’t wait to read the sequel and then wait with bated breath for the third.
Trigger warnings: death, gore, violence, suicide, child death, cancer