I am excited to share with you all the official cover for the new YA Post-Apocalyptic Western ALARUM! The first book in the Walking Shadows Saga (a series of standalone novels linked by the altered world they’re set in) by author Talis Jones comes out October 30, 2018! I’ve been lucky enough to read an eARC and I’ll admit that this isn’t really my go-to genre but I was surprised by how quickly I read it! Definitely a surprise read for me this year! It’s a bit Book of Eli meets Godless meets The Knife of Never Letting Go. Be sure to join the Facebook group Talismonium to receive exclusive teasers and excerpts leading up to the release!
I fled as they destroyed my home.
I watched as they murdered my family.
I stood silent as they stole my name and threw my life in chains.
I stare coldly at my fading reflection with only one question to ask:
Them or Me?
Set in a future where the United States has fallen, a girl is ripped from her home as a child and forced to endure the harshness around her or else surrender to the dust of bones she treads on. Her life becomes simple: kill or be killed. What she didn’t count on was the heavy cost this world would drain from her soul. When she crosses paths with a curious stranger who offers to show her a place without a map, they head across the crumbling land in search of the fabled Sanctuary. Neither enemies nor elements that rip her hair and claw at her heels can stand in the way of her will to survive.
They say demons lurk in the shadows, but here they strut boldly under the angry sun.
Talis Jones has always been an avid reader and any good story filled with fantasy and adventure is bound to be on her shelf. Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Theatre she has explored both stage and film, now finding herself drawn towards the literary world as a new venue for storytelling. Inspired by her mixed heritage as a Mexican-Englishwoman raised in the wilds of America, she rallies for diverse characters and seeks to contribute with her own writing.
Dog lover, chocolate fanatic, and music enthusiast, Talis currently resides in North Carolina where she has found a home for now that provides all of those favorite things.