Cover Reveal: Desperate Tides, Desperate Measures by Brett Salter

Happy Thursday! Today I get to share the cover and information for the upcoming fifth book in Brett Salter’s middle grade fantasy series, The Talisman! While I haven’t read the series myself, it certainly sounds exciting and like the kind of book that I believe many of you who prefer fantasy stories will enjoy.

About the Book

Title: Desperate Tides, Desperate Measures

Author: Brett Salter

Synopsis: Looks like our heroes can finally put an end to the nightmare that was Scarabadon, The Juggernaut. And it seems everyone’s favorite Synergist Knight and Master Dragon have fixed their Talisman issue too. Having thwarted every attack The Tyrant King has thrown at them to this point, The Alliance believes that they can endure any challenge as long as they remain together. Now, having the upper hand seems like the perfect opportunity to seek out more allies and even more of the realm’s mystical Talismans.   Could this be a “happily ever after” for our ensemble of motley heroes? Or is this peace just a fool’s hope and just as temporary as the changing tides?   

The Talisman series will reveal the clandestine workings of the dragons and their knights who embrace the role of protecting our world from The Tyrant King and his evil minions. Whichever side controls the Talismans and their magic will determine the destiny of the world. The question is, what are these Talismans, and how can they be used for the good of humanity and the dragon dens?

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And, finally, here is the cover!

About the Author

In his own words:

My background in writing stems mostly from the inspiration I found as a kid when I read Fantasy and Sci-Fi books. These include The Chronicles of Narnia, The Xanth Novels, The Time Quintet, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and everything from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss. In my formative years, I joined several punk rock bands and wrote songs, poetry, and short stories aplenty. As an adult (?) I took on a dare and wrote the first book in my Talisman Series. I loved the feeling it gave me and the idea of inspiring others so much that I kept writing until I had an entire series.  I am currently working to finish The Talisman Series. I have self-published 4 of the books which can be found on Amazon. At this very moment, I am working on book 11 of the 12 I have planned. I also have plans for a series which will take influence from the portal fiction genre about a girl and 6 others that travel to another dimension to fulfill a destiny by saving a planet from cruel overseers. Keep a wary eye out for portals. Stay cool!

Notable Links:

Goodreads | Amazon | Author Website | Fandom Wiki Page (Contains Major Spoilers)

If you’re a fan of middle-grade books involving dragons (and I know there are more than a few of you out there!), check out The Talismans series!

I realized that the last time I posted about one of Salter’s books was the very first time I had an in-person Zoom class for grad school. How common those have become! I have another this weekend, and I’m neither as excited nor as nervous as I was for the first. I’ve gotten into a routine including pizza and coffee for these weekends, and it works pretty well. I will be tired when it’s done, but a good kind of “I know I did good work” tired.

Do you have a favorite story involving dragons? Any fun plans for the weekend?

Until the next chapter,


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