Welcome to 2022! It’s already been quite hectic for me. Temp job expired, I became unemployed, and now I’m studying for a certificate for a new job! I am a bit stressed 🙃
Today’s blog tour is for Trudie Skies’s The Thirteenth hour. I was supposed to do a full review, but since I got the job and my exam is right around the corner, I haven’t finished the book yet 😅 However, I really do wish I had the time to finish reading it since I am really enjoying the adventure. So, I’ll be commenting about what I like so far as well as informing you about this book.
Title: The Thirteenth Hour
Series: The Cruel Gods #1
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Length: 535 Pages
Publishing: 13th October 2021
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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.
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.
MY THOUGHT ON THE BOOK SO FAR
I know I haven’t finished the book yet, but I am loving this adventure so far! I am having fun with the characters and I adore the world-building. If I had the time and energy, I would not be able to put this book down. The writing is easy for me to get into, and I appreciate the author’s way to be open and inclusive regarding gender and sexuality. So my last comment on this read so far, is that I can’t wait to finish it!
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.
Author’s Website and Social Media Links
LET’S GIVE SOME LOVE TO THE COVER ARTIST AS WELL!
James T. Egan of Bookfly Design
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Domain map designed by Soraya Cocoran
Character Art (under bonus art folder) by Seraphim