"The Gems of Dara Mhór is the G.O.A.T. of teen fantasy! Best book I have ever read. Lots of authors say their book is a page-turner, but this book ACTUALLY IS. No kidding, it's a solid 10 out of 10. This amazing book magnifies the power of Wisdom, which in the story is actually a person, a girl named Dar. She calls seven different teenagers into the world of Dara Mhór, and they all see her very differently. Gulliver Wimple (the main character) is on a mission to save himself, his friends, and his entire world back home. To do this, he must learn how to overcome dangerous forces that are trying to destroy him. The story is an interesting mixture of fantasy and reality, failure and redemption. The character of Dar and the fight between good and evil are as real as it gets, and it really made me want to dig deeper into Dar's truths. I strongly encourage other teenagers to check out Gulliver Wimple and The Gems of Dara Mhór" — J.S. (15)
"The Gems of Dara Mhór is so intriguing! It is packed full of action, excitement, and adventure!! It has cliffhangers and some romance, but even better, it has powerful principles for successfully living your life. This suspenseful book makes you ponder about what is clouding your mind and how to overcome it. I had an awesome time reading it and I can't wait for the sequel!" — P.B. (15)
"The Gems of Dara Mhór is a wonderful story and teaches a great lesson. Dar's poems are easy to remember and very helpful. I'm so excited for the next book!" — B.R. (10)
"The story line was gripping, and the characters were likable and relatable. I very much recommend!" — A.J.S. (13)
"This book is excellent! The Wisdom quotes are superior. I have finished reading and am sending it on to my son and the grandkids. You have done an exceptional job teaching truths for youth." — J.H. (Retired Pastor)
"As avid fantasy readers, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Gulliver Wimple and The Gems of Dara Mhór. Gary Bower does a wonderful job of character development, and his captivating storytelling style and imagery make this book a fun read that is hard to put down. His humor consistently brings heartfelt laughter and a sense of believability to all of his characters. As a pastor who has studied the book of Proverbs, it is very clear to me that the author has a very deep understanding of Proverbs. I highly recommend this book!
— Rev. Mark Douras, Refreshing Mercies Ministries, Dunlap, IL