Finalist in the 2014 EPIC Ariana Awards. The book Trailer was placed as a Semi Finalist in the Moondance International Film Festival 2013. The out of print edition of Dragon Shield can be purchased through the author’s website, gardnersart.com
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.
- Taschenbuch: 202 Seiten
- Verlag: Hydra Publications (26. Januar 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0615760457
- ISBN-13: 978-0615760452
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 22,9 x 15,2 x 1,2 cm
Excerpt from Dragon Shield
What do you know about your sister’s shield?” Ian shut down the computer.
“What do you mean?”
“She says it’s magic. What do you know about that?”
“You mean the shield she just made, her dragon shield? I don’t know. She says she got the idea from her friends.” Brad shrugged.
“School friends?” Ian spoke softly, hoping to sound casual, but his inquiry was anything but random.
“Nah,” Brad laughed. “I don’t think so. I think they’re imaginary. She’s kind of mental.”
“Imaginary?” Ian asked. “How’s that?”
“Well, I don’t know. Maybe they’re really there. Sometimes I hear voices outside, like a bunch of girls out in her fort, but I never see anyone except Elisa. I can never figure it out,” he shook his head. “Unless she’s a ventriloquist of some sort. You know kids these days. I know she talks to herself.”
Ian didn’t say anything but it struck a harmonious chord in the symphony of his thoughts. Elisa does know the Kaempern children. They taught her how to make a magical shield just like theirs. Perhaps they wanted a spare shield here for safekeeping because of the war.
With a shove of his knees, the desk chair rolled back slightly as Ian rose and walked to the kitchen to refill his coffee cup.
“Why?” Brad asked.
Ian cringed; he probably shouldn’t have said anything. The boy was too inquisitive.
“Why do you want to know about her shield? Do you think it’s magic?”
Ian laughed quietly, “I have no way of knowing something like that.”
Brad’s eyes lit up. “You believe in magic though, don’t you? You just admitted it. Heck, I bet you more than believe in magic. You practice it, don’tyou? Going into another world, and all.” He jumped up. “Wow. Do you think her magic shield has something to do with the Realm?”