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" 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

"...Deception Peak is a fantastic story and a great start to this series." -Ali's Bookshelf

"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
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review by . February 05, 2013
Dianne Lynn Gardner just might be the next John White, and Ian’s Realm the new Anthropos. With pleasingly consistent writing, enjoyably flawed teen characters, and a world that blends real-world emotions with intriguing imagination, the Ian's Realm novels are perfectly tuned to a middle grade male audience and highly recommended.   Ian is a very ordinary, lonely young man. Motherless, with a fascinating but socially inept father, a love for computers and swords, and teachers …
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