"Dianne Lynn Gardner... has written a 'rites-of-passage' YA fantasy novel with Deception Peak. This is a ripping yarn in the tradition of all heroic quest tales. We have an unlikely (and initially) unwilling hero, a father-son relationship, and a vivid, exciting new world to explore." -The Independent Review
"The Dragon Shield (Part II) is packed to the rafters with incident and peril.
"I get goose bumps when I think of some of the haunting songs the author uses as story breaks throughout the tale."-Alaskan Dreams Reviews
Ian's resolve is tested like never before, the camaraderie of his supporters and their combined efforts will keep the reader engrossed.
There is a constant battle being waged between hope and despair and you are never quite sure how things will develop. By the novels end I felt that things were only just beginning for Ian and I wanted more - a mark of Gardner's skill as a storyteller.
What can I say? This is an excellent follow-up as well as a bridge to the next installment." -The Independent Review UK
From the Author
Research for this series was a joy from sailing on a tall ship, walking through a lava tube and building a yurt! I hope it sparks your fire for adventure. The Ian's Realm Saga is filled with sorcery, wizards, magic, legend, and fantasy adventure, great for young readers middlegrade, young adult and the entire family.
With the same excitement and adventure as Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, in a wondrous world akin to C.S. Lewis' Narnia.