About the Book:
Title: The Silvered Serpents
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: September 22, 2020
Genre: YA Fantasy, YA Historical Fiction
Returning to the dark and glamorous 19th century world of her New York Times instant bestseller, The Gilded Wolves, Roshani Chokshi dazzles us with another riveting tale as full of mystery and danger as ever in The Silvered Serpents.
They are each other’s fiercest love, greatest danger, and only hope.
Severin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost — one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Severin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumored to grant its possessor the power of God.
Their hunt lures them far from Paris, and into the icy heart of Russia where crystalline ice animals stalk forgotten mansions, broken goddesses carry deadly secrets, and a string of unsolved murders makes the crew question whether an ancient myth is a myth after all.
As hidden secrets come to the light and the ghosts of the past catch up to them, the crew will discover new dimensions of themselves. But what they find out may lead them down paths they never imagined.
A tale of love and betrayal as the crew risks their lives for one last job.
*I received an e-arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
Wow! I’m kind of speechless. This sequel surpassed my expectations. I really enjoyed the Gilded Wolves, but I loved this one! It’s magical, twisty, diabolical, and one heck of a ride!
The Silvered Serpents takes place right where The Gilded Wolves left off. They have thwarted the Fallen House, but at a very steep price. Desperate to make amends, Severin follows a lead for the long last artifact. The hunt brings them from Paris to an Ice Palace in Russia, where the majority of the story takes place. The crew, still grieving the loss of one of their own are thrown into quite the risky venture. There are lots of clandestine activities that take place, and the things that are revealed will leave you questioning everything.
I felt much more connected to the characters this time around. We learn even more about where they all come from, and what makes them tick, as the book has multiple points of view once again. On this adventure, the crew must decide if they’re going to give into their grief, or if they will enjoy the moments that they have, as they work together to find the artifact.
If you thought the ending of The Gilded Wolves was heartrending, be forewarned that this ending will make you desperate for the third book.
About the Author:
Roshani Chokshi is the author of commercial and critically acclaimed books for middle grade and young adult readers that draws on 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, Forbes, 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.