'Josiah Bancroft is a magician. His books are that rare alchemy: gracefully written, deliriously imaginative, action-packed, warm, witty and thought-provoking' Madeline Miller, author of Circe
'Like its predecessor, it is a brilliant piece of work . . . these two books are genius. I just love them. The story, characters and imagination shine' Mark Lawrence
Forced by necessity into a life of piracy, Senlin and his eclectic crew struggle to survive aboard their stolen airship as the hunt for his lost wife continues. But the Tower of Babel is proving to be as difficult to re-enter as it was to escape.
Hopeless and desolate, they turn to a legend of the tower, the mysterious Sphinx. But help from the sphinx doesn't come cheaply and, as Senlin knows, debts aren't always what they seem in the Tower of Babel.
Praise for the series:
'Brilliant' - Publishers Weekly
'I loved it' - Django Wexler
'An engrossing intoxicating delight' - Forbidden Planet
'An extraordinary debut that is well worthy of the hype. A beautifully written, highly engaging page-turning masterpiece' - Fantasy Book Review
'Thomas Senlin is the most unlikely yet likeable hero since a certain hobbit rushed out of Bag End leaving his second breakfast half-finished and entirely unwashed-up' - Fantasy Faction
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Marya, where are you?
Finally finished book 2 in the Tower of Babel series and it continues to be thoroughly great and intriguing read. WTom and the Crew being pirates and struggling at times finding food.
We visit the zoo and meet Luc Marat, who is instantly hateable as the destroyer of books.
Watching the crew come together as a family and supporting one another especially when the have to visit the Sphinx.
Tom’s journey in the bottomless library are reminiscent of the train spotting film in places.
The character development of Iren,Edith,Adam and Violeta is a huge part of the story and I found myself drawn into the journey each faced and how the responded to it.
I have already preordered book 3 and am looking forward to reading it.