Gideon the Ninth

Cover shows a drawing of a red-headed woman wielding a sword, walking through a swirl of bones.

First Paragraph:

“IN THE MYRIADIC YEAR OF OUR LORD—the ten thousandth year of the King Undying, the kindly Prince of Death!—Gideon Nav packed her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and she escaped from the House of the Ninth."

–Tamsyn Muir, Gideon the Ninth