The Hod King

The Hod King

Illustration By Tom Kidd

Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Tom Kidd.

Ordering Note #1: There is a limit of one copy per edition per person/household.

Ordering Note #2: Given the erratic behavior of the USPS at this time, we cannot be responsible for copies of The Hod King shipped via media mail. We urge you to choose Priority Mail or UPS, which we are comfortable standing behind.

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be publishing signed limited editions of Josiah Bancroft’s beloved series, The Books of Babel. We’re up to volume three, The Hod King, which is even longer and more thrilling than its predecessors. 

Our editions will be: 

  • Oversized.
  • Printed in two-colors throughout.
  • Featuring full-color dust jackets and four full-color interior illustrations per book by Tom Kidd.

About the Book:

Fearing an uprising, the Sphinx sends Senlin to investigate a plot that has taken hold in the ringdom of Pelphia. Alone in the city, Senlin infiltrates a bloody arena where hods battle for the public's entertainment. But his investigation is quickly derailed by a gruesome crime and an unexpected reunion.

Posing as a noble lady and her handmaid, Voleta and Iren attempt to reach Marya, who is isolated by her fame. While navigating the court, Voleta attracts the unwanted attention of a powerful prince whose pursuit of her threatens their plan.

Edith, now captain of the Sphinx's fierce flagship, joins forces with a fellow wakeman to investigate the disappearance of a beloved friend. She must decide who to trust as her desperate search brings her nearer to the Black Trail.

As Senlin and his crew become further mired in the conspiracies of the Tower, everything falls to one question: Who is The Hod King?

Limited: 400 signed numbered hardcover copies

Lettered: 26 signed, specially bound copies, housed in a custom traycase

Tom Kidd
Josiah Bancroft
United States
Out of Print