Non-Review – Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel #1) by Josiah Bancroft

Posted May 29, 2021 by Michelle in My TBR List / 3 Comments

Senlin Ascends
(The Books of Babel #1)
by Josiah Bancroft


The first book in the stunning and strange debut fantasy series that’s receiving major praise from some of fantasy’s biggest authors such as Mark Lawrence and Django Wexler.

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 mysterious machines.

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, assassins, 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.

My Non-review

This was my voted book for this month. And while I am not hating it, I am also not really loving it. I was sort of bored with the idea of him looking for a wife that he seemed to have no emotional connection to. Also he was sort of just taking his time to find her. For me the character build wasn’t enough but the world itself was interesting. I decided to check out some reviews to see if I was alone in my thinking and a lot of people felt disconnected from the MC but a few said the audio was really good. So maybe that would be better, since my state of mind isn’t with this book right now, I figure I will put it aside and when I want to try again, I will grab the audio and listen at that point. I have done this before and totally fell in love with the book so I have my fingers crossed the same will happen with this book. 🙂

So now it is on to the next! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by to check out my non-review!

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Happy Reading! xx

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3 responses to “Non-Review – Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel #1) by Josiah Bancroft

  1. That’s too bad this book didn’t really work for you, maybe in a different mood or when you try the audio it will click better. I sometimes like to do that too when I didn’t enjoy a book I go and check what other reviews say, it can be nice to know you aren’t the only one thinking something. I hope your next book is a great one.