“It’s possible, I think, to be so many things at once that you’re practically nothing at all. If you crush a mountain and spread it across a continent, it doesn’t make little mountains; it just vanishes into dust.”
Title: The Hod King
Author: Josiah Bancroft
Series: The Books of Babel #3
Number of pages: 624 (kindle edition)
Good things about this book: Great world building, amazing characters, incredible story.
Bad things about this book: That there’s still one more and I want to one how the story ends.
Do I recommend it? Of course!!
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What a book!! What a story!! I loved that events were shown from different characters’ point of view. I enjoyed how the picture, at first with missing parts, just came together the more you keep reading.
The characters, as usual, were magnificent. Deep, raw, flawless in their flaws, if you know what I mean. Each of them essential to the story and for each other. People who played a part, who collaborate for the greater good whatever it may be. The Sphynx, forever mysterious showed us another piece of the mystery puzzle. But it’s not enough!!! I want to know more!
Cliffhanger!! I knew it was coming as soon as I read there were going to be 4 books, because I knew how the previous books ended. Mr. Bancroft seems to enjoy leaving us openmouthed and screaming for at least one more chapter!! The intricacies of the Tower, all the ringdoms, the politics, the good guys that are bad guys, who to trust, where to go. Everything is done with care and dedication and that’s really this story’s strongpoint: its world building. With a world like this, the characters shine!
Can’t wait for more!
“I think humanity peaked at the spoon, don’t you? A spoon can serve as a fork, a knife, a ladle… A good spoon is all you need, really.”
Yeah, Voleta, I’m also a fan of the spoon! Viva la spoon!!