Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir


The Locked Tomb returns with a third volume, bringing all the chaotic sapphic skeleton action that has made the series a bestseller.

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Our Bookseller says:

With Nona the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir has written my favorite fictional canine since Wishbone and my favorite Nona since Strega. Also, she turned her space opera into a young adult bildungsroman in some sort of reverse Homestuck move, which is the kind of literary development academics will write theses about in thirty years.

Split between a week leading up to Nona’s birthday party (the invite list contains the universe’s most lovable political terrorists, plus a half dozen dogs) and an oral history of the apocalypse as told by God, Nona the Ninth feels organically formed, masterfully plotted, and just as convoluted as its predecessors. I came out the other side changed — in fact, I felt like Harrowhark in the last book: absorbing a LOT of information fresh off a lobotomy. It’s the perfect third book in a mind-bending series that actively alters how I interact with texts as a reader.

– Terry

Release date: September 13, 2022

Tamsyn Muir’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Locked Tomb Series continues with Nona …the Ninth?

Her city is under siege.

The zombies are coming back.

And all Nona wants is a birthday party.

In many ways, Nona is like other people. She lives with her family, has a job at her local school, and loves walks on the beach and meeting new dogs. But Nona’s not like other people. Six months ago she woke up in a stranger’s body, and she’s afraid she might have to give it back.

The whole city is falling to pieces. A monstrous blue sphere hangs on the horizon, ready to tear the planet apart. Blood of Eden forces have surrounded the last Cohort facility and wait for the Emperor Undying to come calling. Their leaders want Nona to be the weapon that will save them from the Nine Houses. Nona would prefer to live an ordinary life with the people she loves, with Pyrrha and Camilla and Palamedes, but she also knows that nothing lasts forever.

And each night, Nona dreams of a woman with a skull-painted face…

Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir