By: Josiah Bancroft
Location: FIC BAN
Genre: Sci Fi- Steampunk-Fantasy
Series: The Books of Babel #1
Don't bother coming to get this one out- my son has it! He said it is good!
The first book in the word-of-mouth phenomenon debut fantasy series
about one man’s dangerous journey through a labyrinthine world.
may expect the ringdoms of the Tower to be like the layers of a cake
where each layer is much like the last. But this is not the case. Not at
all. Each ringdom is unique and bewildering. The ringdoms of the Tower
share only two things in common: the shape of their outermost walls,
which are roughly circular, and the price of beef, which is outrageous.
The rest is novel.”
The Tower of Babel is
the greatest marvel in the world. Immense as a mountain, the ancient
Tower holds unnumbered ringdoms, warring and peaceful, stacked one on
the other like the layers of a cake. It is a world of geniuses and
tyrants, of airships and steam engines, of unusual animals and
Soon after arriving for his honeymoon at the
Tower, the mild-mannered headmaster of a small village school, Thomas
Senlin, gets separated from his wife, Marya, in the overwhelming swarm
of tourists, residents, and miscreants.
Senlin is determined to
find Marya, but to do so he'll have to navigate madhouses, ballrooms,
and burlesque theaters. He must survive betrayal, assassination, and the
long guns of a flying fortress. But if he hopes to find his wife, he
will have to do more than just endure.
This quiet man of letters must become a man of action.
Look who is praising this book...
"It's rare to find a modern book that feels like a timeless classic. I'm wildly in love with this book."—Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising and Iron Gold
"Senlin Ascends is one of the best reads I've had in ages . . . I
was dragged in and didn't escape until I'd finished two or three days
later."—Mark Lawrence, author of Prince of Thorns