Welcome to the Blog Tour for Trudie Skies’ newest novel The Thirteenth Hour. This book is part of The Cruel Gods series, and I’m told it is fantastic!
- Title: The Thirteenth Hour (The Cruel Gods Book 1)
- Author: Trudie Skies
- Publisher: Self-Published on October 13, 2021
- Genre: Adult Fantasy
- Pages: 600
- Format: Hardcover, Paperback, & Digital
Thanks to The Write Reads for inviting me on this tour and providing the materials to build this post.
About The Thirteenth Hour
When the saints fail, the sinners step up.Blurb Provided by The Write Reads
Cruel gods rule the steam-powered city of Chime, demanding worship and tribute from their mortal subjects. Kayl lost her faith in them long ago, and now seeks to protect vulnerable and downtrodden mortals from their gods’ whims. But when Kayl discovers powers that she didn’t know she had—and destroys a mortal’s soul by accident—she becomes Chime’s most wanted.
Quen’s job was to pursue sinners, until the visions started. Haunted by foreboding images of his beloved city’s destruction, Quen hunts soul-sucking creatures made of aether who prey on its citizens—and Kayl is his number one target.
To ensure Chime’s future, Kayl and Quen must discover the truth of Kayl’s divine abilities before the gods take matters into their own hands.
For a city that bows to cruel gods, it’ll take godless heathens to save it.
The Thirteenth Hour is the first book in The Cruel Gods series—a gaslamp fantasy featuring magical portals, gothic cosmic deities, quaint Britishisms, and steampunk vibes. This is an adult book containing strong language and mature themes that some readers may find disturbing. For a full list of content warnings, visit Trudie Skies’s website.
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What Other Bloggers Have To Say
Hayley of Hayley’s Book room
The writing and pace of this novel flows neatly depicting the events of the story timely, with the voices of Kayl and Quen. An intricate adult fantasy novel with edge.
Tessa of Narratess
I didn’t want to give The Thirteenth Hour five stars–it’s not enough. There’s so much in this book, this world, I need more!
Dinipanda of Dinipanda Reads
If you enjoy fantastic world-building with diverse realms and cultures, a great cast of main and supporting characters with found family vibes, and a compelling mystery in a fast-paced urban setting, then you won’t want to miss out on this gem! This is one of the most unique urban steampunk portal fantasies that I’ve had the pleasure to read and I’m so glad that it came across my radar!
About the Author – Trudie Skies
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.