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The Books of Babel by Josiah Bancroft

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Comprising Senlin Ascends, The Arm of the Sphinx, The Hod King and an upcoming fourth and concluding book.

I could’ve sworn there was a more recent thread but the only one I could find was archived? Anyway, I finally finished The Hod King and it’s easily on par with the first two. It has a more unusual structure in that it covers the same period of time three times over from different points of view, and each of the three ‘endings’ are very much worthy of being a book ending. It can be a little jarring going from one climax to the slow pace of the next section, but it’s worth it. So much happens here that I didn’t expect, particularly the concluding chapters of the first section. It seems every book is designed to make you think the series will be about one thing, only for the next to wrong foot you. 

This is comfortably my favourite series since reading aSoIaF, I can’t wait for the fourth book.

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The books have been great.  Enough moving parts to keep me wondering what will happen.

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