Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Category: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pub. Date: 01/26/2013
Publisher: Hydra Publications
Format: E-Book
ISBN#: 9780615760452

As a young man, Ian returns to the Realm to fight against the tyranny that has befallen his friends. But the Realm is a different place, the forest is dying, the Kaermperns have lost the shield that protected them from the dragon, and Ian has a hard time proving his allegiance when trouble follows him through the portal. His struggle to do right buries him in confusion, and he must fight his own will to prove his integrity.      

My Review:   
WOW is the one word I will use to start this review. My first gut feeling and my last gut feeling is this is going to be and IS an AMAZING book! Then to know that it is not the last one is even more thrilling and awesome to say the least for me! I was totally entralled within the pages of Ian's story. 

Author Dianne Lynn Gardner's writing style is one that is grabs you and litterally pulls you right in at the beginning and does not let you go at the end. You know what I mean? When you can sink your teeth into a story and instead of just reading line by line or chapter by chapter, you are sitting, standing, crying, laughing, SCREAMING, shaking your fist, praying for the characters, (yea, I said praying) sleeping and dreaming that you are living the part of one of the people with in the book, type of writing. What more could I say, she is on my best author list for sure. 

Now for the characters, I am not and yes I said not going to take each one and tell you about them. I will say that Ian is so real to the synopsis and picture that he can be.  He is a boy, young man that has struggles that would not just be so plauseable in the real world but takes his life into a realm that you think he will not survive. But even thou author Dianne Lynn Gardner takes Ian into that type of world, you can and will loose yourself into that realm yourself.

What an exciting book, can not wait to sink myself into the next one. A far out way to start my year off with this saga.

As you all know I do not get into to the story, but I recommend this book to all young adult and older to grab this saga up and hold on to the books for your younger ones to grow into them. It will be one saga that you will want to pass on to your younger readers in their time. 

So due to the above, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of: 

Five Clock Rating!!!  
Disclosure: I did receive this book for my honest opinion and review. But the opinions are my own and yours may differ.

About the Author  

   She is both an author and illustrator. She’s an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the National League of American Pen Women. She has written young adult fantasy novels as well as articles for national magazines and newspapers and is an award winning artist. 

                Website: Dianne Lynn Gardner


Dianne L Gardner said...

Wow! Thank you for the awesome review! I'm thrilled!

Eileen Thornton said...

Great review. Good luck with your book.

Margaret Skea said...

Fabulous review, hope it does well for you.

Sheila Deeth said...

Loved the book. Love the review.

Dianne L Gardner said...

I have a Kickstarter campaign going right now until April 13 if anyone is interested. Don’t know if I can post the link here but it's on my blog and website. There are some deals on the books, some posters and original artwork available.

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