This is a space fantasy with a dark sense of humour and plenty of imagination. Necromancers and their knight companions face off in battle to win eternal life and the favour of their galactic emperor. When competitors start to die under suspicious circumstances, the wizards must work together or face a gruesome fate. Gideon, a duelist from the Ninth House, is a fun protagonist, rebellious, scrappy and ready to take down bone constructs, possessed corpses or demons. Put Dune, Dungeons & Dragons and The Graveyard Book into a blender and the result would look like this book. If you can appreciate a fantasy tale with horror elements, this may be the perfect story to rocket you off to distant galaxies haunted by undead legions.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)