Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft This book is really unique, wildly imaginative, features incredible worldbuilding and characters with depth, and is a novel you should really give a chance. The third novel in the series got released a few days ago, and the last one is slated for release in 2020. It's unbelievably difficult to put into words why this series is so special, but among the litany of fantasy featuring grumpy veteran soldiers in a medieval setting being released on a regular basis, this book is in a completely different league. It's whimsical, charming, lovingly filled with an incredible amount of detail, meticulously crafted, gripping, thrilling and immersive. Give it a shot, at the very least because you won't find anything even remotely similar anywhere else.