I don’t think it’s a secret that I love Roshani Chokshi and her magic words. It sort of goes without saying that when I got the invite to participate in a blog tour for The Gilded Wolves, I couldn’t sign up fast enough.
Before I get to my top five reasons to read, let’s check out the book.
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.
To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.
Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.
Sounds good, right?
Now, to be completely honest, I’m still reading this book. It would be disingenuous for me to give you 5 reasons to read it, so instead I’m going to give you three things I’m loving so far and two things I’m excited to see.
- the characters — This group seems like a lot of fun. I like their dynamic and how all of their different personalities mesh together
- the setting — I’m 1000000% here for Paris and the enchanted clubs
- the descriptions — Roshani’s writing is so lush and I want to roll around in her words
- the heist — I haven’t gotten to the actual action of the story and I’m beyond eager for it.
- kissing — I mean, there has to be some, right?
She grew up in Georgia, where she acquired a Southern accent but does not use it unless under duress. She has a luck dragon that looks suspiciously like a Great Pyrenees dog. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers. She is the 2016 finalist for the Andre Norton Award, and a 2016 Locus finalist for Best First Novel. Her short story, The Star Maiden, was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award.
Huge thanks to Wednesday Books for the invite and for sending me TWO copies of The Gilded Wolves so I could host a giveaway! Giveaway is international and keep scrolling for the rafflecopter.