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Please use this page for whatever resources you may need for Trudie Skies and their books. This will be updated whenever a new book is released. Need more information? Contact Trudie and they’ll be happy to assist.

The Author

Trudie Skies has been living inside fantasy worlds ever since they discovered books, and they refuse to return to reality. Within Trudie’s daydreams you’ll find SPFBO and BBNYA finalist The Thirteenth Hour, a gaslamp fantasy described as obnoxiously British and best read with a cup of tea.

When not conjuring new worlds, Trudie spends their free time exploring the realms of indie books and video games, staring at clouds, and chasing after their fluffy companions.

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Trudie’s pronouns are they/them.

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The Cruel Gods Series

The Cruel Gods series is an adult gaslamp fantasy featuring magical portals, gothic cosmic deities, quaint Britishisms, and steampunk vibes.

2nd Place Finalist in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 2022 (SPFBO8)
7th Place Finalist in the Book Bloggers’ Book of the Year Award (BBNYA) 2022
Winner in the Indie Ink Awards for Best Setting and Wittiest Character 2022

Book 2, The Children of Chaos, is out now. The third and final book, The End of Time, is planned for release on 1st May 2024.

Book One: The Thirteenth Hour
  • Available on Kindle eBook, Paperback, Hardcover
  • Available on Audible
  • Also available on Kindle Unlimited
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When the saints fail, the sinners step up.


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.

Short Blurb

When the saints fail, the sinners step up.
Cruel gods rule the steam-powered city of Chime and demand worship from their mortal subjects, but when soul-sucking creatures prey on Chime’s citizens, it’ll take godless heathens to save them—before the gods take matters into their own hands.

Additional Info:

Series: Book 1 of The Cruel Gods series
Genre: Gaslamp Fantasy
Age Range: Adult 16+ See Content Warnings
Book Type: Paperback, Ebook
Pages: 535 (paperback)
Published: October 13, 2021
Edited By: Nia Quinn
Cover Artist: James T. Egan of Bookfly Design
Narrator: RJ Bayley
ISBN: 978-1-3999-0068-3 (Paperback)