I have a special post for y’all today that I’m really excited to share! Earlier this year, I had the priviledged of being on a blog tour for an incredible gaslamp fantasy that absolutely took my breath away. The Thirteenth Hour by Trudie Skies was one of my first five star reads of the year! It was a compulsively readable, fast-paced whirlwind of a book that I fell in love with completely.
Now, I’m super geeked to help with the cover reveal for the second book in the series, The Children of Chaos! This book picks up right where the last one left off, which is good, because the last book ended with quite the cliffhanger. I’m so eager to get the next book in my greedy, little hands, and, with this cover reveal, I feel one step closer.
But enough of my rambling. It’s time to take a look at the stunning new cover!
- Book Title: The Children of Chaos
- Book Subtitle: Book Two of The Cruel Gods
- Genre: Gaslamp Fantasy
- Age Range: Adult
- Content Warnings: Available on the author’s website: https://www.trudieskies.com/the-cruel-gods-content-warnings/
- Release Date: October 13, 2022
- Book Cover Artist: James T. Egan of Bookfly Design
- Map Artist: Soraya Corcoran
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 included some character art in her media kit and I couldn’t not share it because it is divine 😍 All character art was created by Seraphim.
Trudie Skies 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.
You can chat with Trudie on Twitter @TrudieSkies
Is that cover not gorgeous?! It has me even more excited to read this book! I hope you enjoyed this cover reveal and, if you haven’t checked out Trudie Skies The Cruel Gods series, I highly recommend it.
And, as always, happy reading!