Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of reading The Thirteenth Hour by Trudie Skies and it became (and still is) my favourite book of the year. The cover alone was enough to seduce me, and then the blurb won me over. But it was the intrinsic worldbuilding that I fell in love with.
Soon she’ll release the second book, The Children of Chaos, which will have an equally beautiful cover designed by James T. Egan. I love it so much! Quen is my absolute favourite character in the book, so I’m glad he made another appearance. I can’t wait to dive in and explore more of Chime and the surrounding domains.
The Children of Chaos
Title The Children of Chaos
Author Trudie Skies
Series Cruel Gods #2
Cover artist James T. Egan of Bookfly Design
When the saints call, the sinners answer.
Chaos stalks the steam-powered city of Chime and threatens the existence of the gods and their domains. Kayl swore to protect Chime’s mortals from their gods’ cruel whims, but when she agrees to represent the mortals of a god long thought dead, Kayl is thrust into a political role that goes against everything she’s ever stood for.
As the newly appointed ambassador to the god of time, Quen’s goal is clear – protect Chime and the domains by any means necessary. But as the gods make their demands, Quen is caught between his loyalties and his conscience.
To ensure a future for all mortals, Kayl and Quen must unite the gods against the threat of chaos and decide what they’re willing to sacrifice for Chime – before the gods choose for them.
For the gods are capricious and have their own divine plans.
Trudie Skies (she/they) has been living inside fantasy worlds ever since she discovered that reality doesn’t quite live up to the hype. Through the magic of books, she wishes to share these worlds of hope and heroes with other weary souls. Living in North East England, Trudie spends most of her free time daydreaming about clouds, devouring whatever fantasy books or video games she can get her hands on, and chasing after her troublesome dogs, who would like to reassure you they are very good boys.
Her debut YA fantasy series, Sand Dancer, was published through Uproar Books. Trudie is now writing adult gaslamp fantasy with her new series, The Cruel Gods.