• The Hand of God

  • Chaos Reigns Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: G. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Sean Duregger
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The elder gods demand an end to the 500-year reign of the God of Chaos. To counter their plans, the champion of Chaos calls for the Cleansing—the sacrifice of all children under two.

Ellis escapes the Cleansing with the help of Dirge, a swordsman who thinks Ellis was born to end the reign of Chaos, and Daylin, a young woman who talks with wolves. Visions drag Ellis north toward an ethereal tower, deep in The Lands of the Dead, staying steps ahead of the fire-wielding priest who killed Ellis’ parents.

To the north, villagers discover an infant boy at the forest’s edge. Sensing the boy’s immense power, a local paladin declares the child will allow Chaos to reign forever. The paladin names him Betal, The Hand of God. But to the locals, he’s The Beast. As Betal grows, he must elude assassins, and a brutal, mutated creature that stalks the countryside.

Gods spar, using mortals as pawns. Will the reign of Chaos finally end, or will the birth of The Beast ensure it lasts forever?

©2021 G. S. Scott (P)2022 G. S. Scott

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Dark Fantasy

This is a dark fantasy (not my usual listen) but held my interest due to the narration and characters. Enjoyed the characters especially Dirge, Ellis, Talic, and Jacob, as Chaos Reigns, gods with violence and is very deep and dark. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher Thank you

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Fascinating story!💜

As the story continues, we meet some fascinating new characters and head off into a new direction.
It’s interesting to me that this story was basically continued from book 1 and yet it’s like a whole other story. There were aspects I didn’t like, such as who’s bedding who, or NOT 🤷🏻‍♀️
It’s my fault really because I’m a sucker for a good romance and sometimes things aren’t always what they seem. There were many things I absolutely loved as well, but not saying anything because I don’t want to give any spoilers. I was saddened by some moments & there are a few surprises throughout this story that I never saw coming. This book is a page turner, I couldn’t stop listening.
Sean Duregger performs these characters brilliantly. I often forget I’m only listening to one voice actor rather than a whole cast. His narration is one of the things that will keep you engaged, it’s like listening to a movie.
This is book 2 in a trilogy series and must be read in order.
I highly recommend this book/series.

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Listened Because of Sean

This story was way too long and I lost interest. The premise of this book was good versus evil. Believing and listening to gods for these people were their undoing. I would have stopped reading this book but listened almost to the end because of the talents of Sean Duregger. Sean voiced many different characters which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 06-06-22

Enjoyed

Really enjoyed the of Sean Duregger, smooth and so easy to listen to

I enjoyed the first book, but found this one more enjoyable to listen/read. The plot is darker, grittier .

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  • D. Woodhouse
  • 05-20-22

A solid sequel

Book 2 of the Chaos Reigns Trilogy is far superior to the first one. Its plot is darker, grittier and altogether more cohesive than the predecessor's erratic nature. The characters feel more tangible with their developed histories and the dialogue between them is more natural than the previous novel.

Sean Duregger's narration is excellent once again. The large number of characters really allows Duregger to showcase his voice acting capabilities and it's a joy to listen to. The audio is crystal clear with no discernible dips in quality.

I'm now eagerly awaiting the arrival final novel to arrive on Audible.