Title: The Gilded Wolves
Series: The Gilded Wolves #1
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Firstly, thank you to St Martins Press for the honour of an arc. I have seen so many good things about this book that I could not wait to dive in!
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.
From the prologue I was hooked! There is nothing like a good prologue filled with mystery and intrigue….and this was that!
Severin is a treasure hunter, or thief however you want to look at it, stripped of his title of heir to the House of Vanth. Together with his band of closest, most talented friends, he sets out to reclaim what is his.
The writing was just so real, the cast diverse and the descriptions vivid. There was a lot of mythology. Some parts were so detailed that I must admit I did get confused and had to go back and read.
All in all this was a great read, I loved the friendships, the brother/sisterhood, the banter and the puzzles and I would love to read more by this author.