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Title:
The gilded wolves
Title:
The gilded wolves
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Edition:
First edition.
Publisher Info:
New York : Wednesday Books, [2019]
Physical Description:
388 pages ; 25 cm
Abstract:
Set in a darkly glamorous world The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence and dangerous but thrilling adventure. Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

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Summary

Summary

*AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER*

From New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi comes The Gilded Wolves , a novel set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change--one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires...

No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.

It's 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.

Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history--but only if they can stay alive.


Author Notes

ROSHANI CHOKSHI is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen , A Crown of Wishes , Aru Shah and the End of Time, and The Gilded Wolves .


Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Paris, 1889: Séverin Montagnet-Alarie is well known throughout Paris society as a wealthy hotelier-a persona that helps him acquire secrets and artifacts from the French faction of the Order. The Order is composed of powerful houses that manage all Forged artifacts and guard the secrets of the Babel Fragments that make Forging both materials and minds possible. Over the years, Séverin has created a loyal team to help with his acquisitions: Tristan, his brother in everything but blood; Enrique, a Filipino historian eager to champion his own cause; Zofia, a Polish engineer with obligations of her own; and Lailah, an Indian dancer with a secret that could be deadly. The Order has taken everything from Séverin, but if he and his crew find an ancient artifact for a rival, he could get it all back and change their fates. This series starter is a sumptuous historical fantasy that perfectly evokes the luxury and unrest of Belle Époque Paris alongside a carefully detailed world where Babel fragments allow Forgers to create wonders. Séverin and members of his crew alternate chapters in close third-person, introducing readers to their faceted backstories while the narrative unfolds. Chokshi has -created an inclusive and authentic cast with obvious chemistry and affection for one another and infuses the tale with witty banter and twists. In addition to solving ciphers and riddles on the hunt for the artifact, these characters also interrogate the troubling history of European colonialism and cultural appropriation. VERDICT A -delectably intriguing adventure for all teen shelves.-Emma Carbone, Brooklyn Public Library © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

In this spellbinding series opener from Chokshi (A Crown of Wishes), Tower of Babel shards hidden around the world radiate energy that gifted individuals can use to "Forge"-magically manipulate-mind and matter. In 1879, SAcverin Montagnet-Alarie attempted to assume his dead father's position within the Order that protects Europe's Babel fragment; instead, the Order excommunicated him for having mixed blood. Now, in 1889, SAcverin runs Paris's illustrious L'Eden Hotel while working with a diverse crew of talented teenage rogues (a bisexual Spanish-Filipino historian, a Polish-Jewish engineer, an Indian cabaret star who can read objects' histories) to steal Forged treasures from those who spurned him. When an Order Patriarch named Hypnos tries to bribe SAcverin into staging a dangerous heist by offering to help him reclaim his birthright, SAcverin refuses-until Hypnos threatens to kill his friends. Evocative writing, sumptuous set pieces, and vividly sketched, authentically flawed characters distinguish this immersive tale of found family and star-crossed romance. Kaleidoscopic narration complements the intricate, high-stakes plot and allows Chokshi to showcase numerous aspects of her richly imagined universe all the way to the closing cliff-hanger. Ages 12-up. Agent: Thao Le, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. (Jan.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Chokshi (A Crown of Wishes , 2017) delivers a thrilling, gritty new fantasy set in an alternate nineteenth-century Paris, where old secrets and even older magic reside. Here, Séverin leads an Ocean's Eleven-style crew of outcasts and schemes to take back the inheritance and title out of which he was swindled. His criminally inclined team is a diverse one. Zofia is a mathematician expelled from her university and arrested for arson; Enrique straddles two identities and struggles for acceptance; Laila possesses the ability to read objects' histories; and Hypnos has been denied his heritage because of the color of his skin. The brutal, corrupt world of this Paris is controlled from the shadows by the powerful and sinister Order of Babel. When the Order solicits Séverin's help to hunt down a precious artifact, Séverin answers their call because he cannot refuse the payment they offer his inheritance. He and his crew embark on a perilous journey that threatens to claim their lives and alter history. Chokshi shines as a master storyteller in her newest novel; the setting, world building, plot, and conflict are all staggering. However, the elements that perhaps shine the most are the history, riddles, mysteries, and science, woven together in a world brimming with power and magic. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Chokshi's fantasies are regularly best-sellers, and the publisher's 100,000 first print run indicates they expect nothing less from this one.--Enishia Davenport Copyright 2018 Booklist