Review: The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

Author: Roshani Chokshi
Series: The Gilded Wolves #2
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Released: September 22nd, 2020
Warnings: Grief

I received a copy of The Silvered Serpents in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The Silvered Serpents is the long-awaited sequel to The Gilded Wolves, by Roshani Chokshi. When the first novel came out, it was one of my favorites of the year. And I can tell you with complete honestly, the sequel is setting up to do the same.

Severin and the team are still reeling from the loss that came at the end of The Gilded Wolves. Yet they still have a mission, a goal to find a long lost treasure. Some are seeking the treasure to prove a point, others to sate their curiosity. While some? They’re aware that their success or failure will decide the fate for one of their own.

“When the devil waged war in the heavens, even angels had to fall.”

Spoiler Warning

It has been a hot minute since The Gilded Wolves released. Fans have had to wait quite some time for the sequel. That begs the question, is The Silvered Serpents worth the wait? The answer is yes. Absolutely and without a doubt, yes.

There is so much to love about this novel, I’m honestly not even sure where to begin. Let’s start with my emotion reaction to it all, yes? I loved it. I was drawn in from the very first page, and quickly found myself devouring it.

It’s also a book that left me exceedingly anxious at points, thanks to everything that was at stake. More than that, this book made me literally scream with shock at one point. My cats did not appreciate my sudden outburst, let me tell you. Yet it’s the truth, and it shows how emotionally invested I became in this book.

“-perhaps monsters were misunderstood gods; deities with plans too grand for humans; a phantom of evil that drank from the roots of good.”

The world is still as beautiful and fascinating as it was the first time around. I still desperately want to see more of it, as well as more of the forging (the equivalent of magic) in this world. The characters are amazing, being very human, and at times, flawed. They pay a price for their flaws, and their failures. I think that’s one of the many reasons I love this series so very much.

I was surprised by the more whimsical and lighthearted moments. Much of those I have to give credit to Zofia for. Her way of looking at the world and reacting to it left me amused. At several points she even managed to make me laugh, though I’m sure that she would not have actually intended to do so.

My biggest regret right now? That I have to sit here and anxiously wait on news about the next novel in the series. As with The Silvered Serpents, I have no doubt that the wait will be worth it. But the ending certainly made that wait just a touch more difficult.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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