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The Author

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.

You can chat with Trudie on Twitter @TrudieSkies, or to find out more about Trudie and her fantasy worlds, visit www.TrudieSkies.com

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Trudie’s pronouns are she/her or they/them.

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The Cruel Gods Series

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

Book One: The Thirteenth Hour
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  • Will also be available on Kindle Unlimited
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When the saints fail, the sinners step up.

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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.

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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.

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Series: Book 1 of The Cruel Gods series

Genre: Gaslamp Fantasy

Age Range: Adult – Suitable for ages 16+

Book Type: Paperback, e-Book

Pages: 535 pages

Published: October 13 2021

Publisher: Self-Published

Edited By: Nia Quinn

Cover Artist: James T. Egan of Bookfly Design

ISBN: 978-1-3999-0068-3 (Paperback)
B09CW634WH (ASIN)

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The Sand Dancer Series

The Sand Dancer Series is a Young Adult fantasy adventure of fire magic, sword dancing, secrets, and revenge! Published by Uproar Books.

Book One: Sand Dancer
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One sword. One thousand secrets.

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Only monsters summon fire by magic. It’s a sin against the sun god and a crime against the king. The punishment is death.

But when sixteen-year-old Mina discovers fire magic runs in her family’s blood, it’s just the beginning of the secrets her father has been keeping from her. When her father is murdered, this half-starved peasant girl finds herself on the run—pursued across the desert by the soldiers and guards of the noble Houses. To survive, she knows she’ll have to abandon her past and learn the way of the sword. But only boys are allowed to carry a blade. There’s only one solution…

Disguised as a young nobleman, Mina must make a new life for herself in the heart of her enemies. But she knows she can’t keep up the masquerade forever. With time running out, which will she choose to find—the truth or revenge?

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When her father’s murder reveals a lifetime of lies, a half-starved peasant girl must disguise herself as a young nobleman if she hopes to make her way into the heart of her enemies. But what is she truly after—the truth or revenge?

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Series: Book 1 of the Sand Dancer Series

Genre: Heroic Fantasy / High Fantasy

Age Range: Young Adult – Suitable for ages 12+

Book Type: Paperback, e-Book

Pages: 387 pages

Published: July 1 2019

Publisher: Uproar Books

Cover Artist: Edouard Noisette

ISBN: 978-1-949671-02-5

Book Two: Fire Walker
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Embrace the Fire Within.

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Riots in the streets. Assassins in the palace. Armies on the march.

The Fire Walkers are paying for their freedom with their blood.

For centuries, Fire Walkers have been locked away in temples for the sin of being born with fire magic in their veins. At last, they are free.

But when a king is assassinated by fire magic, the people demand war. And the ruthless Prince Ravel sees his opportunity to seize the throne and rid his kingdom of Fire Walkers forever.

Mina Arlbond, the famed Sand Dancer who disguised herself as a man to win freedom for the Fire Walkers, is ordered to personally lead her people to the slaughter on the front lines of war. Instead, she races across the kingdom to unmask a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart three great nations—and blame Fire Walkers for the chaos.

When she discovers a chance to prevent the war and end the oppression of Fire Walkers forever, Mina must decide how much of her soul—and the soul of her people—is too much to sacrifice to stop the violence.

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When her kingdom starts rounding up anyone with fire magic to fight and die on the front lines of a pointless war, a brash young warrior must decide how much is too much for her people to give up in order to stop the violence.

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Series: Book 2 of the Sand Dancer Series

Genre: Heroic Fantasy / High Fantasy

Age Range: Young Adult – Suitable for ages 12+

Book Type: Paperback, e-Book

Pages: 468 pages

Published: February 23 2021

Publisher: Uproar Books

Cover Artist: Edouard Noisette

ISBN: 978-1949671124

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