Book Review: Senlin Ascends

This year I made a goal to read 52 books. One book a week seemed about right for me right now.

While I expected to complete most of this challenge during the summer when I had a more time available, I’m already finished. Yes, I’ll continue to be reading throughout the year, but I wanted to take a minute to talk about book 52.

Senlin Ascends, by Josiah Bancroft, popped up in my Bookbub digest not too long ago. Being a sucker for anything with religious connotation, and intriguing plot lines, I picked it up. It was sitting idle on my Kindle until it was next on my “to-read” list.

Quick Summary: Thomas Senlin, the mild-mannered headmaster of a small village school, is drawn to the Tower of Babel by scientific curiosity and the grandiose promises of a guidebook. When he gets there, he loses his wife and must ascend the tower in search of her.

Holy crap – this book is amazing.

If there are any people out there who think indie publishing is nothing but amateurs who can’t hack it, this book will change your mind. The writing is beautiful, the world is imaginative and you will be desperate to find out how it all ends.

The Tower of Babel is an immense structure with each layer holding its own kingdom and its own self-contained world. To journey through the tower is to be put in contact with the best and worst of humanity and to struggle with what it means to be human. The mysteries stacked on top of each other in this book will keep you turning the pages until you get to the end and cry because there’s a part two.

It’s already on my kindle.

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