The Silvered Serpents

The Silvered Serpents✶ The Silvered Serpents Epub ✹ Author Roshani Chokshi – Heartforum.co.uk 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 ― They are each other’s fiercest love, greatest danger, and only hopeSéverin 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 rumoured to grant its possessor the The Silvered Epub / power of GodTheir hunt lures them far from Paris, and into 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 allAs 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 imaginedA tale of love and betrayal as the crew risks their lives for one last job.

Roshani Chokshi is the author of commercial and critically acclaimed books for middle grade and young adult readers that draws on world mythology and folklore Her work has been nominated for the Locus and Nebula awards, and has frequently appeared on Best of The Year lists from Barnes and Noble, Forbes, Buzzfeed and Her New York Times The Silvered Epub / bestselling series includes The Star Touched Queen duolo.

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  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • The Silvered Serpents
  • Roshani Chokshi
  • English
  • 05 September 2017
  • 9781250144577

10 thoughts on “The Silvered Serpents

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Ladies and gentlemen we have a big winner!!!! I proudly declare that I finished one of the best books of 2020 right now!

    I cannot believe how much I loved this book, I gave four stars to the first one and but when I compare two of them, it’s only fair to give this one ten gazillion stars because this is so so so so sooooooooo much better. Can you hear I still slap my forehead for waiting too much to get this into my hands? BANG BANG BANG(Yes, my skull is too thick! Made by more woods than flesh!)

    Our gang is back in business for another mission, both of them suffering from grief, toughened up, more serious and their bond got tightened. Severin is haunted the ghost of his great loss, building more walls around his heart not to show his feelings. He cares his teammates, especially one of them has the most special place in his heart but “love does not wear the face we wish” and he is about to learn it from the hardest way.

    This book is darker and grimmer than the first one because the characters’ deep pain about their big loss following them behind like an ominous dark cloud and affecting their judgments, actions, mood swings. Of course witty dialogues and never ending sarcastic comments between Hypnos and Zofia thankfully save the most parts and makes us smile. I already admitted that I fell in love with those team members at the first book. Every one of them were developed realistically make you feel like you have friends with them in your real life and you want to hang up with them, drinking coffee, talking about last twitter trends (okay I shut my mouth before I wear straitjacket again. Did I say again? Ups! Okay I should get a drink and stop typing.)

    The rising tension of the book can make you say goodbye to your nails, to your hands and maybe entire arms. Stop biting them and concentrate on the pages! And I have to say something about incredible writing of Roshani Chokshi : the first book is great start but this book gave me skyrocket effect with its fast pacing, incredible story progression, exciting development, all those twists made my head spin so much and I’m still dizzy and confused right now! With her perfectly written, magical, philosophical, intriguing book with its amazing political references, she is taking you to a journey around Russia. She definitely worked her skills to create magical journey and made her words twist and dance around the pages, captivating us with this well-crafted story that we wish it never ends.

    And after last revelation, I splash a big ice bucket on my head but I am still in shock, talking nonsense. Yes, I didn’t see it coming and I cry out louder in the middle of the night. My husband is begging me to stop screaming. But I cannot! Because this is torture to wait for what’s gonna happen next.

    I feel so lucky to have a chance to become one of the first readers of this book and I hope I will be also the one of first ones to read the upcoming work. (Last time I felt the same when I had to wait for two and half years for last season of GOT! Luckily I’m sure my waiting for this book will not result with full of frustration. This author is too gifted to write anything wrong.)

    Special thanks to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for sharing this amazing masterpiece’s ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review.

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  2. Chelsea Humphrey says:

    Two hours later, Severin poured sealing wax onto several envelopes-one to be sent out immediately, the others to be sent out in two days. A small part of him hesitated, but he steeled himself. He was doing this for them. For his friends. The more he cared about their feelings, the harder his task became. And so he endeavored to feel nothing at all.

    After reading The Gilded Wolves last year and adoring it, I discovered a new favorite series to follow obsessively. When I turned the final page, I was full of general questions, feelings on whether a certain ship would take off, and wondering where Chokshi would take us next. The Silvered Serpents is an excellent follow-up to TGW, and this installment is much darker than the first, which will appeal to YA fantasy readers who appreciate characters grappling with their morality and sanity.

    In an attempt to keep this review spoiler free, I'll be vague on the plot, but we pick up right where we left off in TGW. The cast is dealing with the loss from the previous book, along with the bombshell dropped at the end, and Severin has decided to get the gang together for one more heist, the one that will give him everything he thinks his heart desires. The main thread of the book focuses on Severin and his internal turmoil, while also furthering one of the romance plots that was set up in the end of book one. I'll be honest, my ship didn't take off, but that's ok. What matters is that we get to see one of the main characters delve into full on villain mode, which I am ALWAYS here for.

    If you enjoyed The Gilded Wolves, I can't imagine you not taking a shine to The Silvered Serpents as well, and I think I speak for a few other people when I say that we'll be twiddling our thumbs wondering how to pass the time until book 3 is published. I highly recommend this series to fans of Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows, as it gives you a new setting with some of the same feels.

    *Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.

  3. Teodora says:

    me: *looking through some fancy opera glasses* well hello there you beautiful gorgeous twisty sequel 👀

  4. Roshani Chokshi says:

    This book hurt. It hurt because I knew what story I was trying to tell over the course of three books, and so I knew what this sequel needed to be. I always joke that THE GILDED WOLVES is like National Treasure sans Nicolas Cage (though he is such an unexpected muse that I dedicated this tome to him), but I've always been hesitant to talk about the other half of this trilogy's inspiration until now.

    Yes, it's a tale inspired by the swept over parts of history, but it's also a tale of coming to terms with the unknowable and inevitable. When we sold THE GILDED WOLVES, there was a lot on my mind. That year, there had been some unexpected deaths and tragedies, and I was left with nothing but terrible wonder. Why did this happen? Why do bad things happen to good people? What if I could've changed it somehow?

    I held onto those questions as I wrote and followed Séverin, Laila, Enrique, Tristan, Hypnos and Zofia, and let them lead me to wherever it is they needed to go. With release just around the corner, I've been thinking a lot about what this book is really about, and now I know. This is a book about love. There's other things too...strange goddesses, crystalline animals, a palace of ice and an unsolved mystery.

    But it is mostly about love, both romantic and familial.

    And so I leave you with one my favorite lines from THE SILVERED SERPENTS:

    I wish my love was more beautiful.

    Last, I wanted to thank you guys for taking a chance on this series! Not every book is for every person, but I am really humbled by how so many of you have loved this little found family. I hope you enjoy the rest of their adventures in books 2 and 3! If you haven't yet, you can pre-order THE SILVERED SERPENTS here: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/the-sil...

    Love,
    Rosh

  5. Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ says:

    Update: After 3 weeks of waiting my request on NetGalley has been declined and I'm devastated! T_T
    Looks like I'll just have to wait until the book hits our stores. *sighs*
    __________________________

    The new year barely started but for me September can't come soon enough!!
    How am I supposed to survive this long wait?!!

    Alright, I'll just continue to live in denial!
    The ending of The Gilded Wolves never happened!
    Everything is going to be fine!
    *takes a deep breath*
    *takes another deep breath*

    Damn. I'm screwed! T_T

  6. Helena of Eretz ✰ says:

    I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

    THIS BOOK WAS ABSOLUTELY MENTAL AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT. It wasn’t as confusing as the first instalment. The plot was faster with even higher stakes, leaving me so very worried for my precious babies. I was left an absolute mess and know I’ll have a torturous wait for the third book to release. *cries*

    This was a sequel DONE RIGHT.

    RTC

  7. Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ilikebooksbest.com ❤️ says:

    Tristan!



    I loved this book and hated it. I really enjoyed the Gilded Wolves and Tristan was my favorite character. I just loved how he was quiet and seemed to be the one that grounded Séverin. I enjoyed how Séverin kept thinking back on his and Tristans times with the seven different foster fathers they had. It gave a lot of insight into both of their characters and how their psyche’s were formed.

    Tristan definitely had the most comical scenes, since he had Goliath as a pet. I mean how can a tarantula the size of a cat not be humorous? So the fact that Tristan was missing from this book and from our characters lives was depressing. I felt like I was missing him as much as they were. I really felt for Séverin since he was struggling with everything that happened in the last book and the things he found out about Tristan in this book.



    So I didn’t like that much of the book was a bit depressing. I liked the camaraderie between Séverin’s group so much in the Gilded Wolves and that was missing in this book. There was strife between Séverin and Laila, between Hypnos and Enrique and with Zophia her struggles were within herself. However, despite the depressing overtones, I did really enjoy this book.

    I like the fact that the group was searching for The Divine Lyrics which both Laila and Séverin need for their own purposes. I liked the new characters and the fact that the Matriarch, Delphine wanted to connect with Séverin so badly. Hypnos also wanted to reconnect with him and he wanted Séverin to trust him again. Hypnos is such a great character, after growing up basically alone, all he wants is to be a part of Séverin’s group because he sees Séverin as his only family.

    The world building in this book was truly awesome. The ice palace (a.k.a Sleeping Palace) in Siberia especially. Everything in it was so clearly defined that I can picture it all, especially the Menagerie of animals made of ice and David (the metal Leviathan). I though Ava was a good addition to bring some jealousy into the relationship of Séverin and Laila. This book didn’t have them pining for each other so much and giving each other those looks of longing. I also enjoyed the fact that two other people were giving each other those looks in this book. I hope they get together in the next one.

    Lastly I also really liked the character of Ruslan, the Patriarch of the Russian sector. I think once he got in the picture more, he sort of took Tristans place. Instead of laughs at the huge tarantula, it was his obsession with hair. I thought some of those scenes were pretty funny. All in all, this is certainly a book worth reading and I will continue to read this series to find out what happens next.

    I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

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  8. Trisha ^_^ says:

    Roshani Chokshi: Releases THE BEST BOOK SINCE SIX OF CROWS
    Me: DEVOURS IT
    Roshani Chokshi: Oh, BTW's, the next one comes out in a year
    Me: *Drinks water *SPITS IT OUT
    Roshani Chokshi: Not a problem, right?
    Me: Figuring out if my grades would be okay if I went into a coma until 2020

    After those last two chapters, I can't. THAT ENDING. THE TENSION. THE CLIFFHANGER.
    gbfhuklhgoeiwgo
    No.

  9. booksneedcaffeinetoo says:

    A small part of him hesitated, but he steeled himself. He was doing this for them. For his friends. The more he cared about their feelings, the harder his task became. And so he endeavored to feel nothing at all.

    Everything has been building to this book.

    We have heists.
    We have travel.
    We have stakes that are higher than they ever were before.

    Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an eARC in exchange for an honest review

    Also can I just give a shout out to Roshani who knows how to craft beautiful sentences?!?!!?! They aren’t always the type of lines to get tattooed or put on a mug, but they are oftentimes just so beautiful constructed I have to pause and go “wow, that’s amazingly written.”

    This book has such a realistic portrayal of grief. I love how each character handles it differently. All of their actions make sense for who they are. You can feel their pain. Understand their motivations. itbrokeme.

    I think the line Love does not always wear the face we wish. will have me forever broken tbh. It's such a...haunting and beautiful quote.

    There is less banter and lightheartedness in this book than was in the first, but that makes sense given how that book ended. But don’t worry!!! The book still has funny bits:
    “Why isn’t he going in?” muttered Hypnos.
    “Fear of dismemberment,” said Zofia. “If I were designing thief-catching mechanisms, I would have a device rigged to attack the first three people who entered.”
    Hypnos stepped behind Zofia. “Ladies first.”

    I love the character arcs. I loved the storyline. The tension. The plot twists. It was grand.

    And that ending!!!!! Oof. I’m going to need a bit to recover.

    Content Warnings and Trigger Warnings: infertility (prologue), mentions of suicide, mention of stillbirth (chapter five), grief, a person disguises themself as someone else to trick someone into doing sexual things, mentions of child abuse, body mutilation, self-harm for forging purposes, drugging people without their consent, violence, some gore


    ———————————————————

    The final chapter from The Gilded Wolves had me like:
    Dorthy
    BECAUSE OF THAT DAMN REVEAL. WHAT DOES IT MEAN!?!?!

    The second to last chapter from The Gilded Wolves had me like:
    Dean
    BECAUSE OF THAT DAMN SEXUAL TENSION. I CAN'T EVEN RIGHT NOW.

    (also Séverin you need to apologize boy! grief makes people say shitty things, i know. *cries*)

    I just want all of my children to be happy.

    In other words:
    The final two chapters have me D E A D.

    I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS SEQUEL.

  10. Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩ says:

    Hmmm... Review? Not so much. Rants and illogical thoughts? Most definitely.

    This book doesn't release until September 2020, but I just finished reading The Gilded Wolves and I had to know what was next for Séverin and his team! I'm new to Chokshi's work, but this series has me HOOKED!! This author's words are inspired, reverent and relevant. I love history, especially mythological or religious history, and the way she filled this story with so much color, I was enthralled.

    ✳ A huge part of me sympathized and understood Séverin's actions and behavior. He had suffered such an unbelievable loss. A loss that even I was still coming to grips with. So him bowing out on things that humanize him or exploit his vulnerabilities made sense in a sad sort of way. However, another part of me wanted to shake him and yell in his face. I wanted him to lean on his friends because they were hurting too. Well, maybe don't lean on Laila. She was still all too selfish IMO. I just think he needed their support and comfort more than anything else.

    ✳ My bae was so busy trying to protect his heart from more pain and to protect those he cared about, he did just about everything he could to hurt them and push them away. It may not have been his intention, and I may have wanted to punch him in his back for some of his negligent words and deeds, but the end result was the same.

    She couldn't live with his pity, and she would die at his apathy. All that remained was his silence. Laila wondered if that was the truest death - being slowly rendered invisible so that all she inspired was indifference.

    ✳ I was determined to understand Séverin's urgent need to find the book of the Divine Lyrics aside from the obvious. His lofty goals didn't seem to align with everything I had already learned about him. Was his grief warping his values? While his ambitions shared a marked similarity to what The Fallen House was seeking, maybe he felt that he was on the side of righteousness because his intentions were pure?

    ✳ I've been shipping Enrique and Zofia for a minute now. At first I wondered if there would be a polyamorous relationship between the two of them with Hypnos as a content top, but now I'm not so sure.

    ✳ I kind of guessed the huge plot twist almost from the beginning. It was weird that my mind already went there when there wasn't any real evidence to steer me that way, but when weird ish happens, I start figuring out the why and I was so freaking right!!

    ✳ Why didn't these so-called friends ever simply trust in Séverin. I get it. Truly I do. He wasn't acting as the man they had all come to know and love. I get it. However... wasn't he the one who plucked each of them from obscurity? Didn't he encourage, support and believe in them? He deserved better and I kept waiting for someone to speak up, confront him, and treat him the way he had always treated them. Imagine it was Hypnos, the newcomer, who was the one to have his back!

    ✳ Dear author... that scene at the end... Bittersweet. All of the answers, everything my bae did was right there at their fingertips. Please tell me that they actually see it!! Until I get some reassurance (the next book can't come soon enough!) I'm going to be over here crossing my fingers, my toes, and even my nose hairs hoping you gently coax me from this edge. Honestly, I need to find out the next book's release date STAT!!

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