Title: Gideon the Ninth
Series: The Locked Tomb #1
Author: Tamsyn Muir
The Emperor needs necromancers.
The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.
Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.
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.
This was really hard for me but I DNF’d. I hate to do that but whilst I loved certain aspects, it was just so darn slow that my attention wandered. A lot. Maybe its me, I don’t know. But I do feel bad as I normally do when I DNF!!
To look on the bright side, here are the things I loved but unforts it wasn’t enough to keep me listening:
The narrator was fabulous! I was laughing at the different voices she did!
I loved Gideon! Her humour was just brilliant,
The plot was so unique,
Finding out about their world, their court and their lives.
But I constantly wanted to shout for it to move faster. Have I made a mistake with DNF’ing? I don’t know. But I have the ebook too so might give that a go.