The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi is the much-awaited sequel to The Gilded Wolves. In The Silvered Serpents, we follow our familiar team as they try to obtain the Book of Divine Lyrics.
“Hope. It felt like the flicker of newly made wings, thin and chrysalis-slick, dangerous in its new power. Hope hurt.”
Our favorite babies are back with a vengeance in this sequel. TGW was considerably more light hearted than this sequel as they all are processing the grief from the previous book. Severin is seeming more and more distant from his team, especially Laila. Zofia is trying to make sure her sister is okay, and Enrique and Hypnos are navigating a new relationship of sorts. The Fallen House continues to thwart them, and the Book of Divine Lyrics may be the thing to save them all.
Reviewing this book without giving away any spoilers is tricky. Let me start by saying these two books are possibly the best books I’ve read this year. It’s like the National Treasure meets Six of Crows crossover of your dreams. Everything about this book, from the plot, to the characters and the world, keeps me on the edge of my seat.
“If surviving meant cutting out her heart, then at least she could do it by her own hand.”
Roshani Chokshi is also a master of cliffhanger endings. I am desperate to get my hands on the third book, because I need to know what happens next after the recent reveal. There are so many questions I need answered!
All in all, this book was an amazing read about found families and heists, in a world of magic and secret societies.
Thank you to Netgalley and Wednesday Books for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.