Senlin Ascends by Bancroft, Josiah
Senlin Ascends -- Josiah Bancroft - Paperback
Josiah Bancroft
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Senlin Ascends -- Josiah Bancroft - Paperback


The first book in the word-of-mouth phenomenon debut fantasy series about one man's dangerous journey through a labyrinthine world.

One of my favorite books of all time -- Mark Lawrence

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 luxury and menace, 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 illusions of the Tower. 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.

Author: Josiah Bancroft
Publisher: Orbit
Published: 01/16/2018
Pages: 448
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9780316517911

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/30/2017
Booklist 11/15/2017 pg. 35
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2017
Shelf Awareness 02/16/2018

About the Author
Josiah Bancroft started writing novels when he was twelve, and by the time he finished his first, he was an addict. Eventually, the writing of Senlin Ascends began, a fantasy adventure, not so unlike the stories that got him addicted to words in the first place.

He wanted to do for others what his favorite writers had done for him: namely, to pick them up and to carry them to a wonderful and perilous world that is spinning very fast. If he's done that with this book, then he's happy.

Josiah lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Sharon, their daughter Maddie, and their two rabbits, Mabel and Chaplin.