Melissa’s Review: Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft

Arm of the Sphinx (The Books of Babel, #2)

Arm of the Sphinx (The Books of Babel #2)
written by Josiah Bancroft
published by Josiah Bancroft, 2015

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
Oh. My. God. Cliffhanger.

I loved the first in the series (you can read my review of Senlin Ascends HERE), and if it’s possible, I’m even more in love with this one! Senlin and his friends continue their adventure to the top of the tower, growing, struggling, and learning along the way. It’s fantastic. I know I hate it when people say this because YES, YOU CAN . . . you HAVE to, but. I SERIOUSLY can’t wait for the next book in this series. Write fast, Mr. Bancroft!


“The Tower did not look like it had been built, brick by brick, by human hands. Rather, it looked like something the world had begun to birth—a new crescent moon, perhaps—before surrendering the effort.”

“My mind feels like a key turning endlessly inside a broken lock.”

“He wondered if he wasn’t overlooking what he was looking for.”


Would I recommend it: YES.


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

While searching for an unguarded port, Senlin encounters the camp of Luc Marat, who seems equal parts bandit and humanitarian. One thing is for certain: his asylum for the downtrodden hods is not as peaceful as it appears.

In desperation, Senlin turns to the mysterious and dangerous Sphinx, with whom Edith shares a terrible bond. They discover the Sphinx’s help does not come cheaply. Senlin must choose between his friends, his freedom, and his wife




  1. Thank you so much for reviewing Arm of the Sphinx, Melissa! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it. That means a lot to me. I’m laboring away on book 3. I’ll let you know when it’s finished!


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