Beloved New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi presents a lush alternate history steeped in fantasy. As the nineteenth century draws to a close, Parisian treasure-hunter Séverin Montagnet-Alarie assembles a team of unlikely allies—teenagers with backgrounds as mysterious and diverse as their talents and motives—to help him obtain powerful objects by any means necessary. The series-opening novel, The Gilded Wolves, follows this band of rogues on a race through Paris in search of an ancient artifact that may help Séverin obtain his rightful inheritance as an heir of the Order of Babel.
Praise for The Gilded Wolves
* Six Starred Reviews *
“Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows and Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code converge in this dazzling new fantasy… An opulent heist adventure that will leave readers voracious for more.” — Kirkus, Starred Review
“Chokshi shines as a master storyteller…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.” — Booklist, Starred Review
“Lavish descriptions of extravagant dinner parties, furtive meetings and daring escapes wrap you in sumptuous sensory detail… This ingenious take on colonialism and cultural appropriation is wildly inventive and wildly representative.” – The New York Times Book Review
Roshani Chokshi is the author of commercial and critically acclaimed books for middle grade and young adult readers that transport audiences to fantastical worlds heavily inspired by world mythology and folklore. Her work has been nominated for the Locus and Nebula awards, and has frequently appeared on Best of The Year lists from Barnes and Noble, Buzzfeed and more. Her New York Times bestselling series includes The Star-Touched Queen duology, The Gilded Wolves, and Aru Shah and The End of Time, which was recently optioned for film by Paramount Pictures.