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The Gilded Wolves

By Roshani Chokshi
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Publisher Description


First in a “wildly inventive and wildly representative” (The New York Times Book Review) historical fantasy series, Roshani Chokshi’s The Gilded Wolves follows the exploits of a found family—six societal outcasts tasked with stealing a powerful artifact that can alter their lives for the better, but at the cost of breaking the world.

All eyes are on Paris where the Exposition Universelle World Fair is to be held. Hidden among the technological marvels and artistic creations on display is an item of unimaginable power—a Babel fragment that would enable those who wield it with magical Forging abilities over nature’s elements.

Séverin Montagnet-Alarie's birthright was stolen from him. Now, to reclaim his rightful place among France’s elite, he must obtain the Babel fragment for the Order. It is a heist that will require the ingenuity and skills of those with nothing to lose and everything to gain: Enrique, a gifted historian and wordsmith, caught between two worlds; Zofia, a brilliant Forging artist and engineer, separated from her family; Hypnos, a rival aristocrat who needs an ally among the Order; Tristan, an extraordinary Forger raised at Séverin’s side, loyal to his adopted brother’s quest; and Laila, the mysterious dancer and espionage artist who stole Séverin’s heart in a moment of vulnerability he couldn’t afford.

But as the dangerous risks of their escapade surge, Séverin finds himself torn between his desire for revenge against all those who wronged him and the people he’s deliberately placing in harm’s way—including the woman he loves and fears to lose…

“A masterpiece of imagination.” —New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Garber

“Part political misadventure, part puzzle and thoroughly charming, with a band of rapscallions and a string of surprises.” —New York Times bestselling author Holly Black

“[A] smart, dark adventure.” —New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young

268 Reviews

Thinking Face“this was a reread for me and i liked it less this time. it was fine? but nothing really stood out. plus the ending kind of ruined things for me—séverin’s treatment of laila & that whole trope of him blaming her for his “distraction”. i liked all of the side characters but i was kind of bored by séverin, laila, and their dynamic. would also highly recommend against the audiobook. the accents are funny but distracting and the male narrator is terrible”
Diverse charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingEasy to readFunny writingOriginal writingBeautiful settingMagical settingComing of age
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I honestly had no clue what was happening the whole time but it was pretty and fun!! Heavy on the vibes and slightly reminiscent of Six of Crows. I loved Zofia the most. A lot happens but also not enough happens? The world building was cool but the overall plot didn’t quite hook me. Really unique but a bit overwhelming, I probably would’ve liked it more if I had done the physical book!”
Multi-layered charactersDescriptive writingImmersive settingUnsatisfying ending
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“Je suis ravie de cette lecture qui n'a eu aucune longueur même s'il s'agit d'un premier tome. J'ai particulièrement aimé l'originalité des personnages et forcément le décor parisien de la belle époque m'a conquise. J'ai plein de théorie en suspens et j'ai hâte de lire le second tome. Bonus point pour l'auteur qui n'hésite pas à ébranler le lecteur avec le côté sombre de cette époque pleines de paillettes : ne pas oublier l'engouement pour les zoos humains et l'antisémitisme naissant”
Original characters
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“This book was so awesome! There weren't boring moments and I loved every single page. Characters were relatable, they were nicely fleshed out and it was so easy to feel for them. I loved their chemistry and friendship. I am a big fan of heists and this was even flavored with magic. I loved scenes: they felt so beautiful and alive. This was so adventurous and thrilling, I would have loved to just read this and do nothing more.”
Colorful personalitiesDiverse charactersRelatable charactersAction-packedThrillingBeautiful setting
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“It was a medium paced book that reminded me a lot of Six of Crows. It had an interesting story, and the end definitely made me want to pick up the 2nd book!”
Diverse charactersLikable charactersRelatable characters

About Roshani Chokshi

Roshani Chokshi is the author of commercial and critically acclaimed books for middle grade and young adult readers that transport audiences to fantastical worlds heavily inspired by world mythology and folklore. Her work has been nominated for the Locus and Nebula awards, and has frequently appeared on Best of The Year lists from Barnes and Noble, Buzzfeed and more. Her New York Times bestselling series includes The Star-Touched Queen duology, The Gilded Wolves, and Aru Shah and The End of Time, which was recently optioned for film by Paramount Pictures.

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