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Summary

Forced by necessity into a life of piracy, Senlin and his eclectic crew struggle to survive aboard their stolen airship. Senlin's search for his lost wife continues, even as her ghost haunts his every step. But the Tower of Babel proves to be as difficult to reenter as it was to escape.

In desperation, he turns to a rumoured legend of the tower, the mysterious and dangerous Sphinx. But help from the Sphinx does not come cheaply, and one of his crew already knows the terrible cost.

©2018 Josiah Bancroft (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"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)

"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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much better than the first book

Although the first book was ok, with the ending of the previous encouraging me to continue into the second, this book is a vast improvement. Thoroughly enjoyable and can't wait for the third.

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As engaging as the first!

Loved it! New characters and a developing story line! Can’t wait for the next book.

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Read this book!

Best read of the year. Loved every second of it and the Narrator is phenomenal!

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Entertaining throughout, although the whole seems to amount to less than the sum of its parts. Bancroft's prose are gentle and plodding, despite the scale of the adventure. Character arcs are well -drawn, and there are rare flashes of brilliance in an otherwise rather pedestrian fantasy narrative.