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Audiobook Review: The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2)

Published September 22nd 2020 

Author: Roshani Chokshi

Narrators: Laurie Catherine Winkel & P.J. Ochlan

Audiobook Length: 12 hours 19 minutes

Returning to the dark and glamorous 19th century world of her New York Times instant bestseller, The Gilded Wolves, Roshani Chokshi dazzles us with another riveting tale as full of mystery and danger as ever in The Silvered Serpents.

They are each other’s fiercest love, greatest danger, and only hope.

Séverin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost — one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumored to grant its possessor the power of God.

Their hunt lures them far from Paris, and into the icy heart of Russia where crystalline ice animals stalk forgotten mansions, broken goddesses carry deadly secrets, and a string of unsolved murders makes the crew question whether an ancient myth is a myth after all.

As hidden secrets come to the light and the ghosts of the past catch up to them, the crew will discover new dimensions of themselves. But what they find out may lead them down paths they never imagined.

A tale of love and betrayal as the crew risks their lives for one last job.

The Silvered Serpents (#2)
The Bronzed Beasts (#3)

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The Silvered Serpents continues the story after The Gilded Wolves. While this novel probably would have read even better if I read them directly one after the other, it was easy enough to get back into the plot and characters. Like the first novel, it does more-or-less throw the reader right into the middle of the complex world, but it was easier since the foundation was there. With a cliffhanger ending in this novel, I am very glad that the conclusion is already released as I cannot imagine waiting a year or so to experience it.

Séverin and his team are dealing with the terrible costs that came at the end of the last novel. Each is dealing with events and the death of Tristan in their own way and trying to grow and move forward. They are on their next adventure where they try to find The Divine Lyrics, a legendary book said to unlock the secrets of the Order, in The Sleeping Palace, the headquarters of the Fallen House. Their next adventure takes them to Russia where readers are introduced to House Dazbog and its Patriarch, Ruslan. The new setting fit nicely to the emotional state of the characters, so it was a great plan on the author’s part. It fit well with the timeline of the story without feeling like it was a forced connection.

Séverin isolates himself as he struggles with internal emotional turmoil. Laila is running out of time and is having a hard time feeling like those will stay by her. As for the romance between Séverin and Laia, there is a lot of tension and distance given their current circumstances. Hypnos feels like an outsider and is struggling with acceptance.  Enrique is struggling to be more confident as it feels that sometimes his voice is not heard. Zofia, who is neurodivergent, continues to struggle to try to get by in a world that does not understand her along with her constant worry about caring for her sick sister. Their love triangle continues with an ever-evolving dynamic where the end game is not quite clear to the reader. Overall, this novel continues to set up all the relationships of the characters and I cannot wait to read the finale!

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