Since the release of The Thirteenth Hour last October, I’ve been on an incredible journey through Chime and the twelve domains of the gods – a journey that I’m pleased to have shared with you, dear reader! I’m absolutely delighted by the love my crazy gaslamp fantasy has earned, so thank you all for giving it a chance.
I’m now excited to reveal the sequel in The Cruel Gods trilogy! The Children of Chaos!
Taking place a month after the events of The Thirteenth Hour, Kayl and Quen are back to protect Chime and its mortal citizens, though this time, they’ve got their hands full! Here’s the official blurb:
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.
Sound good? Here’s some of the things you can look forward to in The Children of Chaos:
- The return of the Godless!
- A tour around the domains of the gods!
- Actually meeting some of the gods!
- More tea and biscuits!
- More suffering!
- Some kissing!
- Lots of naughty words!
- Jinx causing chaos!
- Kayl forgetting people’s names!
- Quen learning how to swear!
- New characters, including a female Diviner and the first male Glimmer!
- The “one bed” trope!
- And much more!
But of course, you want to see the cover. So, without further ado:
Once again, this amazing cover was designed by the outstanding James T. Egan of Bookfly Design.
The Children of Chaos is coming on October 13, 2022! Yep, that’s a whole year after the first book and THREE MONTHS from today!!