It’s Paris1889, and secrets lurk in every dark street corner. Master thief Séverin Montagnet-Alarie is biding his time, waiting for his opportunity to get what is owed to him. Years ago, he was deprived of his name, his inheritance, and all he thought he held dear. When he is finally offered the chance to get it all back, he takes it. With one last heist until he will have all he could ever wish for. It will take six of them. Séverin, Zofia, an engineer with a debt to pay. Enrique, a historian banished from his home; Laila, a dancer with a sinister past; Tristan, a recluse biologist; and Hypnos, a brother in arms if not blood. Can this team of sometimes eccentric and always clever individuals help Séverin reach his goal? Or will they die trying?
Teen Student Volunteer (15):
This was such a great read! I LOVED this book! Amazing characters, huge plot twists, and a heist to end all others! The plot is incredible! You will not want to put down the book. I would most definitely read this book again, even if it’s just to reread the characters’ banter! It is a lavish mystery and the setting and time period make it all the more haunting and eerie.
The cast of characters with their mixed cultural heritage is one of the strongest aspects of the book. It has alternating points of view, so you can understand how some of the characters’ personal backgrounds lead to their current day decisions. There is awareness for the differences people have like color, autism, preferred religion, and all sorts of other qualities which is super important. Each character is supremely important and they work together to achieve the end goal which will benefit them all. They are all SO different, but they make it work and use their differences to their advantage.
Buy this book. It is the first title in the trilogy. You are going to want it on hand when you read books 2 and 3 because you'll be asking yourself “How did I not see it before?”
The combination of an incredible plot and amazing characters make this a book that is impossible to put down until you finish reading.
This is a historical fantasy set in 1800s Paris, France.
Individuality, teamwork, cooperation, revenge, careful what you wish for, do the means justify the ends ... those are just a few of the ideas that come to mind in describing story elements that can generate some great discussion about The Gilded Wolves.
Since this is the firet title in the trilogy, ask your readers to predict what they think will happen next. Also ask them what "loose threads" they would like to see tied up.
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13 and Up
Teen Student Reviewer. Reviewer's Age: 17
Buy. The plot is incredible. This book is the first in a trilogy and it is a must have for when you read the sequels.