BBNYA Spotlight – The Thirteenth Hour: Book One of The Cruel Gods by Trudie Skies


Hello Everyone!

Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Thirteenth Hour: Book One of The Cruel Gods by Trudie Skies. The Thirteenth Hour was the 7th place finalist in BBNYA 2022! Thank you to the TWR team and the BBNYA team for organising this blog tour.


BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner.  If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website or Twitter @bbnya_official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Book Details

Title: The Thirteenth Hour: Book One of The Cruel Gods 

Author: Trudie Skies

Publisher: Self-Published

Length: 535 Pages

Genre: Fantasy, Gaslamp Fantasy, Steampunk

Age Category: Adult

Date Published: 13 October 2021 

Buy the Book: Amazon 

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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.


Trudie Skies is a British indie author who has been living inside fantasy worlds ever since they discovered that reality doesn’t quite live up to the hype. Through the magic of books, they wish to share these worlds of hope and heroes with other weary souls. You can chat with Trudie on Twitter @TrudieSkies, or to find out more about Trudie and her fantasy worlds, visit 

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