Deception Peak by Dianne Lynn Gardner Review & Giveaway

Deception Peak by Dianne Lynn Gardner
Genre: YA Fantasy
228 pages

Teenage Ian Wilson follows his father through a portal into a deceptively beautiful Realm, where horses run free, the wind sings prophetic melodies, and their computer avatars come to life.

But separation from his father puts Ian in peril as he’s abducted by a tribe of dragon worshipers and forced to find his courage.

As he struggles for his freedom and embarks on a perilous search for his father, Ian meets the true peacekeepers of the Realm and learns of a greater purpose for his being in there.

(This is the first novel of the Ian’s Realm Saga)

My thoughts:

The author does a wonderful job of taking you to a world you do not want to leave. You can sense everything Ian does from smell to seeing. While trying to save his dad from the fantasy world Ian gets help from the villagers in doing so he over comes his fears to face a dragon. He also learns he is worth something as a son and as a friend.

A wonderful read for anyone one. My son wants to read this book. The illustrations are wonderful and the story takes you in. The message is helpful for kids who have a low self esteem. A wonderful read.

“DECEPTION PEAK is well-named. Nothing is what it first seems in this lively tale of adventure…You won’t be able to put this book down as you struggle up Deception Peak along with Ian in the perilous quest to save his father from certain death. Will either of them survive the journey? And if they do, will they be stuck forever in the Realm?” ~ Peggy King Anderson SCBWI-WA Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011

“I really enjoyed reading this book and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a good adventure story! ”Author Virginia L. Jennings

“It’s descriptive and action packed. ”

“Her descriptions flow through the ”Carol Caldwell

Please use the below for the buy links!

Paperback link –

OR Widget from Amazon –


Kindle link –

OR Widget from Amazon –

About the Author:
Dianne Lynne Gardner 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 she is an award winning artist.

Dianne spent many years living out in the desert wilderness of the American Southwest, lived in a hogan made from adobe and cedar for thirteen years, co-owned 25 horses both pure bred and Native American ponies, traveled horseback and by wagon throughout the Navajo reservation, herded sheep and goat, worked in the forest planting trees and piling, farmed on barren soil and even lived in a teepee for a short while. She spent many long years using survival skills as a way of life.

Later she studied pastoral counseling and was a Pastor’s apprentice at a mainline church. She and her husband have been feeding the homeless for over twelve years. Today she draws both her survival experiences and her love for people, especially young people, into her writing seeking not only to give her readers a firm understanding of her stories’ characters, but a rich appreciation of nature.


Dianne’s Links
Author’s Blog – this is the one link Dianne has requested all hosts link to:

Facebook fan page

Amazon Author Page


Tour Giveaway Rafflecopter Code:
As an artist, Dianne is making available a wonderful prize of an 11X14 matte-finished print of her main character Ian, in its original color (in the print version of the book it is black and white). She’s adding a signed copy of Deception Peak, swag, and a couple runner-up prizes too! Just cut and paste the Rafflecopter Code below into the html of your post to bring up the entry form.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from First Rule Publicity from the author as part of a virtual book tour. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”