Harrow the Ninth

hardcover, 512 pages

Published Aug. 4, 2020 by Tor.com.

ISBN:
978-1-250-31322-5
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4 stars (25 reviews)

"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 …

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reviewed Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (The Locked Tomb Trilogy)

Madness and grief

4 stars

I never expected a book to successfully gaslight me and I would have expected even less that I would enjoy that.

This book manages not only to describe someones descent into madness from intense grief but it makes you feel it yourself. It fractured so many things you thought you knew from the previous book that you constantly doubt your own memory of those past event, but brings everything together towards the end only to leave you with questions again.

It is also repeatedly hilarious and features one of the best dad jokes of all time.

reviewed Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (The Locked Tomb, #2)

Review of 'Harrow the Ninth' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I can't recall a book in recent history that's left me as confused as Harrow the Ninth did. I can fully say that for three quarters of the book I had no idea what was going on. Then it made sense, and then by the final pages it all got confusing again.

That said, it's hugely unique and intriguing, and I am still along for the ride. Also, give me more snarky Gideon + Harrow when it's time for Alecto the Ninth.

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