Hey there! Today, I have another Loving the Lines for you! Basically, Loving the Lines is dedicated to books with stand-out quotes that need to be shared. I’m often moved by passages and lines from the books I read, and I thought this would be a great way to show the love!! Many thanks to all the wonderful writers who inspire, empower, entertain, and make people think. Today, that author and book is:
The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
Last week, I posted my favorite lines from The Gilded Wolves, the first book in The Gilded Wolves series, and I had to follow up with some fantastic quotes from this one too. Let’s check them out!
About the Book:
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 rumoured 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.
“Laila’s kindness was warmth freely given – like unasked for treasure – and it overwhelmed him as if he were a beggar gifted a king’s ransom for as irrational a reason as the day of the week.”
“Severin tried not to look at Laila, but it was like ignoring the sun. He didn’t have to see it to feel its glare.”
“The names we are born with can end up meaning so little. The names we give ourselves, well, perhaps that’s the truth of us.”
“He wanted someone who would enter a room and look for him first, to behold him as though the secrets of the world lay somewhere in his gaze, to finish his sentences. Someone to share cake with.”
“Most myths are just truths covered in cobwebs.”
“Something that can pull men apart-“
“Money?” asked Enrique.
“Love!” said Hypnos.
“Magnets,” said Zofia.
Laila, Enrique, and Hypnos turned to stare at her.
“Powerful magnets,” Zofia amended.”
“Women like Laila could not move freely through the world, and the world was only poorer for it.”
“Love does not always wear the face we wish,” she said. “I wish my love had been more beautiful. I wish … I wish we had more time.”
“Everything about him was the opposite of radiance, and he drew her eyes like a blight on the horizon. Unwanted, and yet, impossible to look away from.”
“A shared past didn’t make a future.”
“When the devil waged war in the heavens, even angels had to fall.”
“My life, and whatever is left of it, will not be what his soul gnaws on to regain its strength. My death is not in service of his character, and I will not be a sacrifice simply for him to find his peace of mind. He is not my responsibility to save.”
“What is magic but a science we can’t fathom.”
“It is in knowledge, after all, that we find the tools to make history.”
“There was danger in not belonging.”
Have you read The Silvered Serpents? What are some of your favorite lines? Comment below!