"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
"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
"The Dragon Shield (Part II) is packed to the rafters with incident and peril. 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
Winner of Book Excellence Award for a series 2019.
When reckless Ian enters a portal to another world, he's thrust into a conflict with dragon worshippers -- and an epic battle between good and evil... A magical fantasy collection!