“Fans of Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth cheered for the kickass, aviator sunglass wearing lesbian cavalier with a tongue as sharp as her sword. So, it was only to be expected that the next installment, Harrow the Ninth, would follow suite. However, instead of a mystery and action-packed story oozing with cheeky humor, we are presented the bits of the first book, smashed into millions of pieces like a mirror; just as messy, distorted, and dangerous to handle. Harrow’s tale is an ever-rotating tide of past told in unreliable third person, and present told in dreamlike second person that reflects the madness of her mind. Though at times messy, Muir makes us realize that sometimes we just got to get our hands dirty to get the real work done. Where Gideon the Ninth left me in a delightful drunken stupor, Harrow the Ninth proved to be a worthy and sobering successor. Moira Quirk is delightful in her narration. She tackled multiple characters and gave each of them a unique voice without going over the top. Simply superb!”
Harrow the Ninth, the sequel to the sensational, USA Today bestselling novel Gideon the Ninth, turns a galaxy inside out as one necromancer struggles to survive the wreckage of herself aboard the Emperor’s haunted space station. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, last necromancer of the Ninth House, has been drafted by her Emperor to fight an unwinnable war. Side by side with a detested rival, Harrow must perfect her skills and become an angel of undeath— but her health is failing, her sword makes her nauseous, and even her mind is threatening to betray her. Sealed in the gothic gloom of the Emperor’s Mithraeum with three unfriendly teachers, hunted by the mad ghost of a murdered planet, Harrow must confront two unwelcome questions: Is somebody trying to kill her? And if they succeeded, would the universe be better off?