Shield, the second book of Christian fantasy fiction by Dawn L. Watkins, tells of Innera, a girl of Dider, discovering a wounded soldier in the snowy woods. He bears the shield of a king and a strange message. When the soldier dies from his wounds, Innera determines to finish his mission, despite the bitter weather and the daunting distance. As the second book in a series or as the prequel to Medallion, Shield is a story that will appeal to Christian youth who like a mystery crossed with high fantasy. And readers of Medallion may learn more about old friends in this new adventure.