Jul 8
2020

Booklist starred review for Harrow the Ninth

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

“This mind-bending sequel focuses on Harrow, the leader and last child of the Ninth House, who became a Lyctor at great cost in Gideon the Ninth (2019). But the course of Lyctorhood does not run smoothly for Harrow, who often hallucinates and remembers the events of Gideon much differently than the reader will; also, she may be haunted. Meanwhile, learning to use her new, almost unlimited necromantic power proves difficult given her mental instability, the unwillingness of her near-immortal tutors to impart their wisdom, and the imminent destruction of the Empire by vengeful, ghostly forces. Secreted on an isolated space station waiting for their doom to arrive, Harrow’s frenemy and fellow new Lyctor Ianthe offers precious little in the way of support, while the Emperor cuts a disturbingly paternal figure. 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 the finale. Fans of a blend of horror, mystery, dark humor, and the uncanny found in books like Daniel O’Malley’s The Rook (2012) will want to start with the first Ninth House book, then devour this one.” — Booklist, Starred Review

Jul 1
2020

Lee and Muir both win 2020 Locus Awards!

Congratulations to both Yoon Ha Lee and Tamsyn Muir on their 2020 Locus Awards wins!

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Dragon Pearl, Yoon Ha Lee (Disney Hyperion)

FIRST NOVEL
Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com Publishing)

Jun 3
2020

2020 Locus Awards finalists includes Bear, Lee, and Muir!

The 2020 Locus Awards Finalists include Elizabeth Bear, Yoon Ha Lee, and Tamsyn Muir!

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
Ancestral Night, Elizabeth Bear (Saga; Gollancz)

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Dragon Pearl, Yoon Ha Lee (Disney Hyperion)

FIRST NOVEL
Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELLA
“A Time to Reap”, Elizabeth Bear (Uncanny 12/19)

NOVELETTE
“Erase, Erase, Erase”, Elizabeth Bear (F&SF 9-10/19)

SHORT STORY
“Lest We Forget”, Elizabeth Bear (Uncanny 5-6/19)

COLLECTION
Hexarchate Stories, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US & UK)

May 8
2020

Gideon the Ninth is again a USA Today bestseller!

Congratulations to Tamsyn Muir on Gideon the Ninth, the first book in the Locked Tomb trilogy, returning to the USA Today best-selling books list!

Apr 14
2020

Library Journal starred review for Harrow the Ninth

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

“The Reverend Daughter Harrowhark Nonagesimus was the last necromancer of the Ninth House. Now she is Harrowhark the First, a Lyctor in service to the Emperor, the Undying King. But those in service hold both sword and power, and Harrow seems to be able to do neither. Her sword makes her physically ill, her body is failing, and her mind seems not far behind. Trapped in space with three seasoned Lyctors who seem to hate Harrow, training alongside a woman she detests, Harrow comes to realize that the war she drills for is as undying as her God—and cannot be won. Amid the chaos, Harrow discovers that someone wants her dead, and worse, she is unsure if that may not be the best thing that can happen to her. Multiple jaunts into memories and a few familiar faces bring forth delightful, bloody action and character building.

VERDICT: An incredible journey into the chaos of the mind, Muir’s latest (after Gideon the Ninth) 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

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