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The Emperor needs necromancers.
The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.
Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense.
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 arcane revenants. 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.
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Reviews & Interviews
"Smart, Snarky 'Gideon The Ninth' Swears Her Way Through The Stars" -- NPR Books
"Gideon the Ninth is about lesbian necromancers in space. Obviously, it's perfect."
"Wet Hot Necrogoth Summer: A Non-Spoiler Review of Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir" -- Tor.com
"Interview with Tamsyn Muir: The gay goth space opera of our dreams" -- BookPage
"The Horror of it All! A Conversation with Tamsyn Muir" -- Clarkesworld
As darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, the once precarious balance of power among the four Londons has reached its breaking point.
In the wake of tragedy, Kell―once assumed to be the last surviving Antari―begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Lila Bard, once a commonplace―but never common―thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry.
An ancient enemy returns to claim a city while a fallen hero tries to save a kingdom in decay. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.
If this sounds like something you'd like to read, you can get your copy of the book from the store by ordering online with a 15% discount through the end of August. This title is also available from our partner, Libro.fm, as a DRM-free audiobook.
You can pickup your book using our pickup basket at the front door or the drive thru window. We also offer free media mail shipping & local delivery (within our delivery area).
Reviews & Interviews
"A Conjuring of Light" -- KIRKUS Review
"In Search of Doors" -- Pembroke Tolkein Lecture 2018
"An Interview with VE Schwab" -- Forbidden Planet
"A Conjuring of Light" -- Publishers Weekly
"On Creativity and Transparency" -- Bookriot
"A Conjuring of Light" -- Fantasy Book Review
"Enough of the Classic Female Roles in Fantasy" -- Washington Post
We'll meet online via Google Meetings on Thursday, August 27th at 6:30pm. We want to know what you thought, even if you didn't finish it or if you didn't like it. If you've read the whole series, but not with us, we still encourage you to come chat with us about the book. You can see the Facebook event & RSVP here. Read on!
"Prepare for a snow-frosted, blood-drenched fairy tale where the monsters steal your heart and love ends up being the nightmare.” (Roshani Chokshi)
Emily A. Duncan's debut novel set the publishing world abuzz and was an instant New York Times bestseller. The book continues to make waves and has won itself many die-hard fans. Duncan wrote Wicked Saints while in grad school at Kent State University, where she graduated with a Master's degree in Library Science. Now, she balances writing and working full-time as a youth services librarian.
Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy.
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light.
Content warning: this book contains graphic violence, blood, child abuse, and drinking.
If this sounds like something you'd like to read, you can get your copy of the book from the store with a 15% discount until the end of October. You can also get the audiobook from our partner, Libro.fm! Click here to get yours!
Reviews & Interviews
"5 Questions with: Emily A. Duncan"-- Frolic
"Book Review: Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan" -- The Young Folks
"Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan" -- Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
We'll meet at Foggy Pine Books on October 31st at 7:30pm. There will be free wine and snacks for book club members to share. Bring a friend and come discuss the book with us, even if you weren't able to completely finish it or if you didn't like it. You can see the Facebook event & RSVP here.
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