Book Review: Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft


Publisher: Orbit

Publishing Date: March 2018

ISBN: 9780316517959

Genre: Steampunk/Fantasy

Rating: 2.5/5

Publishers Description:The Tower of Babel is proving to be as difficult to reenter as it was to break out of. Forced into a life of piracy, Senlin and his eclectic crew are struggling to survive aboard their stolen airship as the hunt to rescue Senlin’s lost wife continues. Hopeless and desolate, they turn to a legend of the Tower, the mysterious Sphinx. But help from the Sphinx never comes cheaply, and as Senlin knows, debts aren’t always what they seem in the Tower of Babel.

Review: Well something happened in a not good way to this installment of the Books of Babel series. From high adventure and fast movement in Senlin Ascends to languishing in the Sphinx’s lair while everyone gets in touch with their feeeeeeelings. Barf. Oh but wait, Voleta becomes just too foxy and speshul that even the weirdo Sphinx comes to love her (pounding……….head…………..against………..wall).

This seemed like a strange filler/ interlude novel to setup the grande finale where douche…, Senlin is finally reunited with his slut………er, wife. I would skip this ripoff and wait for the conclusion.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft

  1. oooops 😀 hahaha, do you have anything against feeeeeelings? No, I tease… I doubt you would be ratings this slower without justifications, especially after how much you loved book #1. It’s a risk with the seconds in trilogy’s- they can really be just that- a filler… hopefully the finale will redeem the series for you! 🙂

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