Synopses & Reviews
Harrow the Ninth, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel to 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
She answered the Emperor's call.
She arrived with her arts, her wits, and her only friend.
In victory, her world has turned to ash.
After rocking the cosmos with her deathly debut, Tamsyn Muir continues the story of the penumbral Ninth House in
Harrow the Ninth, a mind-twisting puzzle box of mystery, murder,
magic, and mayhem. Nothing is as it seems in the halls of the Emperor,
and the fate of the galaxy rests on one woman's shoulders.
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?
THE LOCKED TOMB TRILOGY
Gideon the Ninth
Harrow the Ninth
Alecto the Ninth
"An incredible journey into the chaos of the mind, Muir's latest...doubles down on all the wonderfully queer and
pulpy moments, body horror, and macabre humor of her debut — and exceeds
it." Library Journal (Starred Review)
"This dark, bloody puzzle box of a sequel is
a knockout." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Muir presents a series of enigmas and
revels in gory detail before bringing everything to a riveting,
no-holds-barred conclusion that will leave readers both satisfied and
gnashing their teeth for a finale." Booklist (Starred Review)
"Deliciously bonkers, achingly, heartbreakingly twisted and purposefully broken....So beautifully, wildly and precariously weird that I couldn't help
sliding through page after page..." NPR
About the Author
Tamsyn Muir is the bestselling author of the Locked Tomb Trilogy, which begins with
Gideon the Ninth, continues with
Harrow the Ninth, and concludes with
Alecto the Ninth. Her short fiction has been nominated for the
Nebula Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, the World Fantasy Award and the
Eugie Foster Memorial Award. A Kiwi, she has spent most of her life in
Howick, New Zealand, with time living in Waiuku and central Wellington.
She currently lives and works in Oxford, in the United Kingdom.