The Silvered Serpents

Roshani Chokshi

Wednesday/St. Martin's, 2020

Agent: Thao Le

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.

Accolades:

• Featured in BuzzFeed's "29 YA Fantasy Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020"

Reviews:
"The sleeker, smarter, sharper, and bloodier follow-up that fans of The Gilded Wolves deserve."
School Library Journal (starred)

"Chokshi balances history, mystery, and fantasy in a way that is not only stunning to read, but also an absolute delight."
BuzzFeed

"The sleeker, smarter, sharper, and bloodier follow-up that fans of The Gilded Wolves deserve."
Library Journal (starred) 

"I’m in love with this dangerous world and the unforgettable characters Chokshi has created. Her crackling dialogue alongside this lush setting make for a wholly immersive experience. The Silvered Serpents has become one of my favorite fantasy sequels, and I can’t wait to see what happens next."
Renée Ahdieh, author of The Beautiful, Flame in the Mist series, and The Wrath and the Dawn series

"Lavish and thrilling—a reward for readers who have awaited its release."
Kirkus (starred)

"Chokshi’s lavish sequel to The Gilded Wolves (2019) is as stunning as its predecessor... From ice castles, to tragic goddesses, to worldwide hunts, Chokshi takes readers on a whirlwind adventure that will steal their breath. As always, Chokshi’s prose is mesmerizing and haunting, but the story’s magic emanates from a poignant but tortured romance. The Silvered Serpents will hold its readers (willingly) hostage until the explosive cliffhanger ending, after which they’ll be demanding the next installment."
—Booklist