The Hod King
Book Three of the Books of Babel
By Josiah Bancroft
Set in a labyrinthine world of menace and wonder, The Hod King is the third novel in the highly acclaimed Books of Babel series, following on from Senlin Ascends and Arm of the Sphinx.
THE THIRD NOVEL IN THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF BABEL SERIES, SET IN A LABYRINTHINE WORLD OF MENACE AND WONDER.
'It is not merely a 5* book, it's a masterpiece' Mark Lawrence
'A vibrant, wholly original, and expertly crafted novel that transcends genre fantasy. It is an instant literary classic' Fantasy Book Review
On the orders of the mysterious Sphinx, Thomas Senlin and his crew are dragged ever further into the Tower's conspiracies. Meanwhile, the hods climb the Black Trail in darkness and whisper of their king.
Praise for the series:
'One of my favourite books of all time' - Mark Lawrence, author of Prince of Thorns
'I'm wildly in love with this book' - Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising
'Brilliant' - Publishers Weekly
'I loved it' - Django Wexler, author of The Thousand Names
'these books are absolutely incredible' - The Quill to Live
'Spectacular . . . fabulously gripping' - BookBag
'An impressive display of imagination and humour' - SciFiNow
'An engrossing, intoxicating delight' - Forbidden Planet
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 favourite writers had done for him: namely to pick them up and 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.
More examples of his work, including updates on upcoming instalments in the Books of Babel series, can be found at www.thebooksofbabel.com.
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24 Jan 2019
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It is not merely a 5* book, it's a masterpiece . . . readers will be talking about these books long after much of what currently keeps them company on the shelves is forgotten . . . I was thrilled by the story, wildly jealous of the writing, and am now very keen to read the final book — Mark Lawrence
Just as phenomenally written as its two predecessors . . . this one gets 6/5 stars, because 5 stars are not enough for the amount that I loved it. A universe of stars out of five! — SUPERSTAR DRIFTER
Spectacular . . . Once again Josiah has produced something that belongs in the very top echelons of the fantasy genre — FANTASY HIVE
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 on ARM OF THE SPHINX
An extraordinary debut that is well worthy of the hype. A beautifully written, highly engaging page-turning masterpiece — FANTASY BOOK REVIEW on SENLIN ASCENDS
Senlin Ascends crosses the everyday strangeness and lyrical prose of Borges and Gogol with all the action and adventure of high fantasy. I loved it, and grabbed the next one as soon as I turned the last page — Django Wexler on SENLIN ASCENDS
Brilliant debut fantasy . . . this novel goes off like a firework and suggests even greater things in the author's future — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on SENLIN ASCENDS
It's rare to find a modern book that feels like a timeless classic. I'm wildly in love with this book — Pierce Brown, on SENLIN ASCENDS
An impressive display of imagination and humour . . . we have no reservations about recommending it — SCIFINOW on SENLIN ASCENDS
The Hod King is a vibrant, wholly original, and expertly crafted novel that transcends genre fantasy. It is an instant literary classic — FANTASY BOOK REVIEW