It's rare to find a modern book that feels like a timeless classic. I'm wildly in love with this book
The Books of Babel are something you hope to see perhaps once a decade - future classics, which may be remembered long after the series concludes. Only a few days into 2019, I think we've already found a contender for 'fantasy book of the year'
Spectacular . . . Once again Josiah has produced something that belongs in the very top echelons of the fantasy genre
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
An impressive display of imagination and humour . . . we have no reservations about recommending it
Brilliant debut fantasy . . . this novel goes off like a firework and suggests even greater things in the author's future
Deeply compelling . . . A classic in the making
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
A brilliant third instalment in Josiah Bancroft's inspired Books of Babel quartet
The Hod King is a vibrant, wholly original, and expertly crafted novel that transcends genre fantasy. It is an instant literary classic
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!
Josiah Bancroft is a magician. His books are that rare alchemy: gracefully written, deliriously imaginative, action-packed, warm, witty and thought-provoking. I can't wait for more
An extraordinary debut that is well worthy of the hype. A beautifully written, highly engaging page-turning masterpiece
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