Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft
Hello Books Lovers,
I can finally talk to you about Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft, out today for Oscar Mondadori after various date changes. But it was worth waiting so long to be able to publish a book review that stunned me page after page, for good. Senlin Ascends is the first of four volumes and I can’t wait for the Oscar to decide to publish the others too.
The story, flowing and full of adventures, revolves around Thomas Senlin. He and his wife went on their honeymoon to visit the Tower of Babel. Being able to visit it has always been Senlin’s greatest dream, he has always been passionate about it, even at school, as he is principal and teacher, he often talks about it with his students.
But the Tower turns out to be anything but a dream. Because it is precisely as a result of their arrival that things begin to decline. Senlin loses his wife in the hustle and bustle of the market, loses all his assets, is robbed, and continues to surround himself with people who will have a short impact on his life, some positively and some negatively.
He is determined to find Marya so he continues climbing the floors of the tower. He is confident to find her on the third floor, in the baths, the place where before leaving they had agreed to stay, and in fact here he will find clues that will lead him to her, but nothing will be easy. Let’s say that Senlin doesn’t have a chance to stop for a moment.
And from the baths, after a track that can lead him to his wife, he climbs even higher, faces difficulties of all kinds, everything seems to be there on purpose to make him fail but Thomas Senlin never gives up. Among other things, he also finds a job on the fourth floor that will keep him busy, temporally, for months, but his mind is always in the same place and always mulling over the same thing, saving his wife, and it is thanks to this work that he manages to find a way to go up another floor and finally find Marya by following that lead he had had in the Baths.
Maybe Marya is being held captive and Senlin will do anything to find her and go home, but will he really succeed? Everyone says that once you enter the tower there is no turning back. A curiosity I have is: if the first book was so rich in content, what will happen in the second and third and fourth? Because it is a saga and I don’t even dare to imagine what the author thought about.