Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I picked this up from a recommendation by an author I follow. This was a great decision.
The gem of this great effort by Josiah Bancroft is that you have no idea what to expect. I will not spoil the narrative of the yarn with spoilers, all I can say is prepare for an imaginative roller-coaster. Or should I say steam-roller?
Senlin Ascends starts slow, continues on with a simple task, drops a quoll in a pit of vipers, picks up the pace with alarming alacrity and then leaves you wondering…wait? What?
Considering I had no idea what to expect, I’m still trying to figure out the look and feel of the Tower of Babel. I obviously went with the traditional idea at first, then went steam punk, then… well, not sure really. I mean there is a contraption that pays you with beer for pedaling.
Add this to the characters you come across, I find it hard to compare like some have with anything out there. Great read!
PS. You will crave the next book so have it waiting…
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Dan Agbeje was born in Brisbane and followed his parents to Nigeria, where he spent most of his younger days. His first book, My Angel the Devil was published in 2017.