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Tamsyn Muir

Autor(a) de Gideon the Ninth

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The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Contribuinte — 558 cópias
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Five (2013) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight (2016) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2016 Edition (2016) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Zombies: More Recent Dead (2014) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten (2016) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy (2021) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 111 (December 2015) (2015) — Autor, algumas edições14 cópias
Tor.com Short Fiction: Sept/Oct 2020 (2020) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Nightmare Magazine, December 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias


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Data de nascimento
Aotearoa / New Zealand
País (para mapa)
New Zealand
Jennifer Jackson (Donald Maass Literary)



Superbly unique and darkly funny! This feels like a fever dream born of Gail Carson Levine and Neil Gaiman- and it’s very much worth a read.
deborahee | outras 12 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Closer to 4/4.5 but I'm rounding up because it was a genuinely wild and fun story! "Gideon the Ninth" is like Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" but set in space and the characters are all necromancers and cavaliers, so that really just set the stage for a good time. I grew to love multiple characters, especially Gideon and Harrowhawk, who steal the show. Seriously, the relationship between Gideon and Harrow just GUTTED me at points and I was losing my mind during certain scenes. Also, I really liked the setting: I'm a sucker for an abandoned palace/house plot point and I think this one was well executed.

On the flip side, the cast of characters is HUGE and they aren't introduced in a very easy to follow way. I kept having to flip back to the character list (thank goodness there was one) and remember who was who. Also, some characters are referred to by multiple names; Gideon alone is call Gideon, Griddle, Nav, Cav, etc. and it's even more difficult when this happens with side characters the reader doesn't know very well yet. There are two characters whose names start with "P" and I constantly mixed them up until about 3/4 into the book.
The other main thing I think needed revision were the descriptions/explanations of certain magical things. There is a necromancy science that seems to underlie the magic system, which is cool, but there is so much talk of it that just went right over my head. I couldn't even begin to comprehend what they MIGHT be talking about. I just felt lost when the characters were trying to figure out the Big Mystery because I didn't (and kind of still don't?) understand what was at stake.
Finally, the worldbuilding is very thin and needs work, BUT because the novel was so contained to really one area this didn't bother me too much. The first 30 or so pages of the novel I struggled with because a lot was thrown in my face at once, but as the plot settled down it was okay.

On the whole: a super fun read that was never what I thought it was going to be, and I was downright shocked at times. I hope the sequel goes through some better revision, and Muir is able to smooth over some clunkier bits of writing, but I'm definitely planning on reading it.
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deborahee | outras 178 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |
An amusing take on the princess in the tower story, in which plenty of princes come and try - and fail. Princess Floralinda has a no change of clothing, a rather limited diet and very little to entertain her, nor is the tower suitable for winter. But while she survives opening the door to the 39th floor, she looks die of the wounds when she gets a strange companion - and it becomes quite a different story.
quondame | outras 12 resenhas | Feb 16, 2024 |
Sólo le pongo dos estrellas porque ha sido un lío este puto libro de mierda, he acabado desesperado, han jugado con mis sentimientos tantos que estoy harto ya, no quiero leerme nada más ni de harrow, ni gideon ni la ostia que las parió

me leeré el tercero seguramente
seralv04 | outras 82 resenhas | Feb 14, 2024 |


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