Savor this book. Let Roshani Chokshi’s language roll around on your tongue, and let the underground world of Paris 1880s come to life in your imagination. It’s worth it. The Gilded Wolves, a masterful tale of life and death, love and loss, and the inter-workings of The Order, tells the story of five exceptional, though mismatched companions: Severin, Lela, Zophia, Enrique, and Hypnose.
Set against the backdrop of the Exposision Universelle in 1889, the probabilities for intrigue are endless: portal-jumping doors, pierce-resistant cloth, bone-resurrecting artifacts, and more, all set against the glitz of the newly-erected Eiffel Tower. With so much at stake, Severin and his companions must use all of their wit and forged instruments in order to beat the clock and save the world from the oppressive attempts of the Fallen House. The novel digs deep into occult knowledge, Egyptian relics, and the history of Paris’s most well-known families, both real and imagined.
Perfect for readers who love an against-all-odds heist story with a hint (or strong dose) of magicks – books like Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom, A Court of Mist and Fury, and Caraval.