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Title: The Thirteenth Hour (#1)

Author: Trudie Skies

Published: 13th October 2021

Format: Digital – 535 pages

Hello Hello! How are you?

Today I am bringing you a spotlight post for The Thirteenth Hour by Trudies Skies currently featured on #BlogTour by Dave and the team from @The_WriteReads.

This one sounds absolutely amazing and I will be sure to read and review it as soon as I’m ready to come back to blogging and my university/thesis work have been dealt with!

Thank you so much to Dave and the author for letting me be part of the tour, I always appreciate it!


When the saints fail, the sinners step up.

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.


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.

Trudies Links: WebsiteFacebookTwitterBookBubGoodreads

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post,

See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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