Rating:

509e4-5-stars

Review:

The Gilded Wolves is a unique story. One-part adventure, one-part heist, and one-part fantasy, this incredibly lush story will transport you to another time.

It’s set during the turn of the 20th century in France (1890s roughly), but in a world that has a magic called Forging. Forging is the ability to enhance or reshape an object, although there are some abilities that allow a person to be able to view things about an object, such as the past. Severin and the crew of L’Eden are looking for the score that can make their dreams come true. When an opportunity arises to get their hands on a treasure map to the kind of score that can solve all their problems, they do what they do best, plan a heist. Of course, things don’t go exactly as planned, and soon there is so much more at stake than they had ever thought possible.

Roshani Chokshi is a must-read author for me. She’s wonderful at prose and writes such imaginatively creative stories. I guarantee that you have not read anything like this before. The setting is early 20th century France, and it’s dirty and beautiful, and her descriptions of everything are just perfect. The cast is a motely group of misfits (My favourite!) who have banded together for a common goal. The best part is that Roshani clearly included a lot of diversity in her cast, which was just a delight to read. Each of her characters has clear goals and personalities and their interactions were just perfect.

Also, I’m totally calling Zofia and Hypnos to be my favourite characters.

I read a pretty early ARC, so there were a few small typos that I imagine will be sorted out for the actual release, but I definitely recommend keeping my eye on this one!

Recommended for:

Fans of Six of Crows