Should I Read Gideon the Ninth? With Rachel Parker


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This week, we’re asking ourselves a very important question: Should I read Gideon the Ninth? According to our guest Rachel Parker, the answer is a resounding yes.

Gideon the Ninth is the first in Tamsyn Muir’s Locked Tomb trilogy (Harrow the Ninth is out now, and Alecto the Ninth is coming out next year!). At its core, it’s about lesbian necromancers in space. If that sounds like everything you’ve ever wanted, may we highly suggest this series.

I’m only like 14 pages into the book so we don’t discuss any spoilers, but Rachel walks us through why she loves this story and how wonderfully cosplayable it is. If you’re looking for a new series for your TBR list, take a listen!

(Also, if personalized houses are your thing, you can take a quiz to find your house right here!)

You should also check out Rachel’s podcast Read This F#cking Book for more literary recommendations! (And BuckkeepRadio for Robin Hobb reads, and FireandLunch PieCast for Game of Thrones chats!)

Have a great week, and stay nerdy!

Special thanks to our editor + music composer Dan Ison and our executive producers for this episode LoganArch and Karen Hallion.

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