reviewed Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (The Locked Tomb, #1)

Tamsyn Muir: Gideon the Ninth (Hardcover, 2019, Tordotcom) 4 stars

Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian …

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4 stars

I’ve got really mixed feelings about this book. There were moments that it was exactly what I wanted it to be, but then there were long stretches where it got into details about unnecessary things. Though later those things turned out to be important. So I guess the problem was that the foreshadowing was too subtle? I really liked the universe and the characters were memorable and well developed. I would recommend it with the caveat that it’s more of a mystery than an adventure.