Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Book Review: The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2) by Roshani Chokshi (Fantasy/Historical)

Title: The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2)
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Publisher:
Wednesday Books
Publication Date: 22 September 2020
Pages:
310
Format:
eBook - EPUB
Genre:
Fantasy/Historical Fiction
Source:
ARC via NetGalley

 


Séverin 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, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumoured to grant its possessor the power of God.

Their hunt lures them far from Paris, and into 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.


The Silvered Serpents is a fitting sequel to the excellent The Gilded Wolves. I enjoyed spending time with all the characters again, and the plot was entertaining and held my attention from start to finish. This is a darker work overall than the first book in the series, but there are still moments of wit and humour along the way. I liked the introduction of some new figures, especially Ruslan, and I turned the final page eager to know what would happen next and how things would conclude. Guess I'll just have to hold on for the release of book three! Highly recommended series for readers who like YA fantasy with the occasional darker twist. A solid 4.5 stars from me.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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