The Gilded Wolves

The Gilded Wolves

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Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can't yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much. Together, they'll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Wednesday Books,, 2019.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250144546
Characteristics: 388 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm.

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JessicaGma May 27, 2019

It was alright but I have to agree with SylviaWvong that this sort of conceit has been done before and perhaps a bit better - maybe a sequel will reveal more. There needed to be a touch more charctertisation here.

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May 07, 2019

Not bad, but I prefer Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom, because:
1) Similar characters, but Bardugo's are more clearly defined and easier to understand, though also complex
2) Better setting, includes maps of Kerch and the surrounding lands in the Six of Crows series
3) More political stuff and backstabbing, better plot in general (in my opinion)
But on the other hand, I like Chokshi's take on race, which is discussed far more in The Gilded Wolves than Six of Crows.

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