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The Gilded Wolves

By Roshani Chokshi
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Publisher Description

*AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*

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

1043 Reviews

3.5
Thumbs Up“An engineer character and a character who is a dancer? I just had to read it!! 🤩 I really enjoyed this book, and I think the ending sets up a sequel quite nicely and the book has a lot of interesting character dynamics.”
Diverse charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingSuspensefulTwistyMagical settingRealistic settingDark
“Nope nope nope. The POV shifts with EVERY. SINGLE. CHAPTER. Between a LOT of different characters. It seemed like the only rationale was to show who was the “main character” of the moment. The characters each stood out from each other fine (kudos to the author) but it was still really confusing to figure out who was who at first. The book was also way way confusing. I didn’t like books this confusing. Also...the guy narrator for the audiobook SUCKED.”
“2.75 ⭐️ so what the hell was all that then”

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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