Children of Chaos by Trudie Skies -Book review Book 2 The Cruel Gods

I loved the Children of Chaos by Trudie Skies- the second book in the fantasy series, The Cruel Gods.

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.


I read The Thirteenth Hour( review here) by Trudie Skies as part of a blog tour when I started blogging and loved it, so I had my preorder all set up for the next book The Children of Chaos and it was worth the wait.

The Children of Chaos is the second book in the series, and you do have to read the first book to make any sense of the story and characters- this is not a book you can just dive into. It picks up soon after the first book ends Quen has been brought back from the dead to be the ambassador to the God of Time. But Kayl is not only left reeling from his death, her annoying inner voice is now made flesh in the form of her identical sister determined to cause chaos.

The Children of Chaos does not suffer from the second book syndrome- the story is tight and delivers plenty of revelations and shocks- all I can say is don’t get attached to anyone.

There is plenty of magic, fantasy, and godly intrigue with a little more spice than in The Thirteenth Hour but with the humour, I loved in the first book. The worldbuilding is still as lush as ever with more godly domains opening up with more Gods appearing some good and some bad.

Bring on book 3!

Content Warning

References to Sexual assault, and a full list of content warnings is available in the book

Perfect for fans of 

Fantasy featuring complex characters and unique world-building

Source: My own


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