Senlin Ascends 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 i

  • Title: Senlin Ascends
  • Author: Josiah Bancroft
  • ISBN: 9780316517911
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 manThe 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, assassination, and the long guns of a flying fortress But if he hopes to find his wife, he will have to do than just endure This quiet man of letters must become a man of action.

    Senlin Ascends The Books of Babel, by Josiah Bancroft Feb , Senlin Ascends The Books of Babel 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 What happened in Senlin Ascends The Books of Babel Senlin ascends to the third floor of the tower, which contains baths, spas, and hotels This is finally like he imagined the tower wound be It s ornate and occupied by fancy looking people. Senlin Ascends The Books of Babel Volume Mr Josiah The Books of Babel, Book I Senlin Ascends The Tower of Babel is the greatest marvel of the Silk Age Immense as a mountain, the ancient Tower holds unnumbered ringdoms, warring and peaceful, stacked one on the other like the layers of a cake. Josiah Bancroft Official Site Senlin Ascends Book I The Tower of Babel is the greatest marvel of the Silk Age Immense as a mountain, the ancient Tower holds unnumbered ringdoms, warring and peaceful, stacked one on the other like the layers of a cake. Up, Up and Away Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft Tor Up, Up and Away Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft This pair, though, haven t popped off to romantic Paris or plotted some vibrant adventure in Venice rather, they ve travelled to the Tower of Babel, a monolithic column in the middle of Ur said to be a great refuge of learning, the very seat of civilisation and the source of any number of wonders. SENLIN ASCENDS by Josiah Bancroft Kirkus Reviews In his debut novel, Bancroft takes readers into a steampunk world revolving around the great attraction and mystery that is the Tower of Babel a colossal structure rising up into the heavens that devours the unwary with intrigue and danger. Senlin Ascends Elitist Book Reviews Review Senlin Ascends SENLIN ASCENDS is the first of the Books of Babel by author Josiah Bancroft and another of the novels that was originally submitted to The Great Self Published Fantasy Blog Off run by none other than Mark Lawrence In the normal scheme of things, this book would likely have never crossed my line of sight, Senlin Ascends Audiobook by Josiah Bancroft Audible Senlin s wife didn t just happen to take a step away from him she s now the object of desire by a powerful figure of the tower The young man who helped and then betrayed him didn t happen along he was a plant, part of the test. Fantasy Book Critic Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft When I mentioned that Senlin Ascends needs to be savored, in no way was I condoning an all night binge this book is not chips and pizza This book is a dollar main course at a restaurant that I can t afford and am only speculating about.

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    1. Josiah Bancroft says:

      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, and their two rabbits, Mabel and Chaplin.

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    1. We MUST talk about this hidden indie treasure.Over the years, I have read a lot of books. I've picked my way through the so-called "Classics", got lost in Fantasy and Science-Fiction, been taken to other times by Historical Fiction, stayed up late to find out the answers in the latest Psychological Thriller, fallen in love with Romance, and rode the wave of every YA trend. And yet, I have never read a book like this one.Requests for indie/self-pub reviews come to me all the time. I usually take [...]

    2. *STOP PRESS*Releases today with Orbit in US bookstores five years after first emerging as a self-published book. UK release January 18th. An update on how things have taken off for Senlin!mark---lawrence============================================Wow. That was unexpected! Senlin Ascends is one of the best reads I've had in ages. I decided to read it because one of the bloggers judging in my self-published fantasy contest had a very difficult time choosing between this title and another for the b [...]

    3. Buddy Read with Petrik ❤This highly praised indie book series has recently been picked up by Orbit! After that news, and seeing the first two beautifully sitting on my shelf for far too long, I decided I wanted to experience this self published series before the year was over, but now I just want all the books immediately, because Senlin Ascends is a literary masterpiece. “The Tower of Babel is most famous for the silk fineries and marvelous airships it produces, but visitors will discover o [...]

    4. Josiah Bancroft's debut novel is a huge deal in the world of fantasy fiction right now. I truly regret being late to the party but can safely say the hype is well deserved. Seeing only unanimously positive reviews from my blogging peers, I had to check out this 2016 #SPFBO's entrant as soon as I could. Thomas Senlin planned a seemingly perfect honeymoon at the magnificent, and world renowned Tower of Babel. Each level of the tower is a Ringdom- cities with different characteristics and unique as [...]

    5. 4.5/5 StarsBuddy read with my lovely friend: MelanieSenlin Ascends is a definite proof that an indie work can be on par or superior compared to most published books in the market today.I’m just going to say it right off the bat, the matter of fact is, not a lot of readers will spend their time reading indie works. It’s almost always a risky bet to dive into an indie book, most people don’t want to give it a try most of the time for a good reason, whether from their bad covers, cliché stor [...]

    6. ”The handkerchief is the universal utensil of the seasoned traveler. It can be a sanitizing device, a seat cover, a dust mask, a garrote, a bandage, a gag, or a white flag. One may feel well-prepared with nothing but a pocket square.”--Everyman’s Guide to the Tower of Babel--Tom Senlin has dreamed about travelling to see the Tower of Babel, a marvel of the universe, for a long, long time. He is a headmaster and teacher, and so he is not a rich man and must rely upon the age old habit of sa [...]

    7. 4.5/5 “I am the riddle in the mouth of the Sphinx. I am the slaver that chews the living chain. I am the farmer of dead seeds, the filler of holes. Who am I?”Buddy read with this whacky squad - Dewi, Chumlee, Mantis Shrimp and Choko.Let me just start by saying there's a lot of HYPE around how good this book is and I must say I fell victim to the HYPE and loved every second of it. Don't hate me because I'm hypey. This book was whacky, fun, amazing and absolutely wonderful. I am actually so gl [...]

    8. Hype is a bad thing. It raises expectations and sets the bar high so there is only one possible outcome; it gives the book a polarizing effect.I wanted to find out is the hype around this book justified and when I was done reading it there was only one answer: I don't know.Don't get me wrong, I liked the book (hence the four stars) but I don't think of it as one the best I've read or that was amazing as most of the reviews show. But it is certainly different. In a good way.The story begins with [...]

    9. This was one of the most lovely books I almost didn't finish. To certain library books I must ask certain questions: are they worth overdue fines? Perhaps more importantly, are they worth negative karma when late? To both of these questions, Senlin Ascends is an empathetic 'no.' And yet, on the strength of dear Milda's love for the tale and her encouragement, I find myself disregarding my earlier decision to return it."You have no idea what the Tower will turn you into!" Tarrou laughed and swatt [...]

    10. When I first laid eyes on this book, I felt that it isn't my sort of thing. I knew that I wouldn't like it. When I witnessed all the recent hype about it, I thought that it would be short lived. I knew that I wouldn't like it.When I was given the first book, I felt compelled to read it, but still, I was sure that I wouldn't like it.I liked itSenlin and Marya are newlyweds on their honeymoon. What better destination could they chose than the Tower of Babel; an immense building of unknown high, wh [...]

    11. Ah yes, the book that began my love of indie writing – I read this book a long time ago before I really had any kind of reviewing style. It was a short paragraph about me ranting “THIS BOOK IS AMAZING, BUY IT”. So, I’m redoing the review to give it the fleshed out review it deserves!Plot:Senlin and his new wife are going on a honeymoon, he takes her to the Tower of Babel which is a very popular tourist spot. The pedestrian traffic around the Tower is immense, and so is the Tower itself. [...]

    12. You need to read this! Don't read the blurb, dive in blind (which is the best way to read any book).This is one surprisingly awesome adventure through an entirely original world. It is hard to compare it. I'd describe it as a fantasy, high speed thriller. Also made me think of charlie and the chocolate factory for some reason. I will definitely pick up book two soon and this author deserves all the props for writing one of the best books I've read this year.

    13. ● Well Well Well This Didn't Go Quite As Planned Surprise Surprise Buddy Read (WWWTDGQAPSSBR™) with My Dearest of Wives, The Ex Noob, The New Noob and The Girl with the Mostest Awesomest Name Ever ●☠ DNF at 69%. 256 pages that felt like 10,589. Go me.Actual rating: 2.5 stars. Yeah, I'm generous like that.➽ Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know I DNFed read this one wrong.➽ Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know that this overhyped book is one glorious masterpiece of originality and creativity (view spoiler)[a [...]

    14. *** 4.35 ***A buddy read with my friends @ BB&B! Because we love great writing!!!What a great find! When I decided to join on the buddy read for this book, I had only seen the beautiful cover - I miss this type of art on the currently publishing trends I had no idea what the book is about and from the name surmised that it must be about the strife of humanity to reach g-d like power. So, being a reader who is up for anything, I thought it looked interesting and after all, what could it hurt [...]

    15. Whoa! Senlin Ascends or does he? Is he just shedding the shell and Breaking Bad? What a journey and what a transformation.Gorgeous writing, original world, that is as beautiful as it is cruel, creative and intricate mechanisms. Plot that is both comic and tragic and philosophical filled with unique imagination and breath-taking adventure. Loved it!This is not a light read. There are certainly some dark and painful moments along the way. But it’s never hopeless and has sparks of humour in unexp [...]

    16. This is a shortened review. If you're interested in this book, read this on my blog. And I mean YOU. Because I had wayyyyy too much to say about this book for . You will be missing a good chunk.Things this book has:✓ Fast paced action✓ Character development✓ Adventure, plots and deaths✓ The unmasking of dark human nature✓ Wonderful, colorful yet very realistic charactersAt first, it was hard reading this book, because it is just ruthless. It's kind of hard to get through that. But then [...]

    17. 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5.“What if?” questions make for the most interesting stories. What if you could attend a school that could teach you the mysterious art of magic? What if dragons were real? What if we’re not alone in the universe? What if swords could talk, and their sass could not be contained? Or, in the case of this book, what if God never destroyed the Tower of Babel and it became the center of civilization? Bancroft did a wonderful job weaving his tale of Thomas Senlin, a scho [...]

    18. This is one of the books that make me wish for more than 5 stars to rate it.For me, rating it is as hard as it was with Name of the wind - not because it is in anyway similar to that - but in not being able to actually say just WHAT I enjoyed so much.Trying to summarise this book is impossible to me, as it would sound boring and long winded But it wasn't! I devoured it and it was so hard to put it down at bedtime or the end of lunchbreak, I might have been a tiny bid tired at work each day till [...]

    19. Well, I can proudly say: I have one really great person to thank to. Evelina, you are great, thank you for the rec to read this book. I started my journey with Senlin in a massive BR with great people, like our emotional founder Lee, my awesome BR friends Caro, Milda, Sarah, Sam, Efka, Choko and other great people. And as always ended up the last one to finish, but with great support from my amazing gif Sensei and awesome BR partner Craig. Thanks you "Senlin Ascends" is an extraordinary fantasy [...]

    20. UPDATE 1/29/2018: We now have a podcast review for Senlin Ascends! Check it out on iTunes, here, or on your preferred podcatcher app!Read this review and more at Book Geeks Uncompromised.“For a man choked full of esoteric wisdom, he had very little idea what he was capable of. He knew himself but poorly.”I want to write a review that reflects just how eloquent and breathtaking this book was but I just don’t think I’m going to be able to. In trying to explain what was so amazing about Sen [...]

    21. 3.5*I absolutely love the writing style. The characters and world are described so vibrantly and the words just flow. That said there isn't a lot of action and it bogs down a bit in the middle. If you're an action junky this is not the book for you. If you like a smooth writing style, social-economic overtones, great character nuances and affectations then it is. I generally prefer a lot more action but the writing was just exceptional. I will continue the series.

    22. “If the law is malleable, Mr. Senlin, if it bends and conforms to man, then man will become resolute in his flaws. The law exists to give shape to man’s ideals. When you think about it, doesn’t mercy serve the wicked at the expense of the law?”

    23. oh, dont mind me. i will just be over here, picking my jaw up from off the floor. whoa, that was WILD. if i am ever stranded on a deserted island, i want senlin with me. he went from reserved headmaster to a total savage in no time. talk about a glow up! really cant wait to read the second book to see what he does next. 4.5 stars

    24. Unique. Key word for this story. A unique story, setting and protagonist, as far as I'm concerned.I've heard great things about this story and I can understand why. It's very well written indeed and flows so very well on Audible - the narration is excellent.Despite this being a missing persons mystery, it felt as intriguing as a murder mystery in a Victorian style Steampunk setting. Almost completely set around and within a HUGE - seriously huge - tower, where the levels are like kingdoms, each [...]

    25. This just wasn't for me.other one to add to the pile of everybody-loves-this-why-don't-I? If it hadn't been for the lovely writing, I may not have rated it as much as I did.

    26. * I was sent this for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review *This book is one I was highly excited to read as it's received an awful lot of praise from many authors and bloggers that I follow and really trust. I'm really glad so many did recommend this to me though, because I really enjoyed it in the end, and I also read this as a buddy read with my partner (his first proper fantasy read) and we had a really good time discussing it as we went and seeing how the story played ou [...]

    27. It took me a while to articulate some thoughts for this book - somehow I find it more complicated than usual due to the mixed feelings I have. On one side, the idea of the book and the writing style are simply sublime. Take the Babel Tower and make it the center of your story - in what felt to me like an early 1900 setting. Also, the writing is divine; I have been struck in the past by amazing and flowing verbiage. This beats all the competitors. A masterpiece. On the other side, I felt like the [...]

    28. This is an adventure story, quest and wonderfully inventive fantasy written in a very charming style. I loved the world the author created. It is the first in a series (maybe it's a trilogy but I don't know for sure) that was originally self published but has been picked up by Orbit. Thomas Senlin is a headmaster from the small fishing village of Isaugh who takes his new wife Marya to visit the Tower of Babel in the nation of Ur. The Tower is an immense structure and tourist destination. It is t [...]

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