The Rock of Ivanore by Laurisa White Reyes
(The Celestine Chronicles)

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The annual Great Quest is about to be announced in Quendel, a task that will determine the future of Marcus and the other boys from the village who are coming of age. The wizard Zyll commands them to find the Rock of Ivanore, but he doesn’t tell them what the Rock is exactly or where it can be found. Marcus must reach deep within himself to develop new powers of magic and find the strength to survive the wild lands and fierce enemies he encounters as he searches for the illusive Rock. If he succeeds, he will live a life of honor; if he fails, he will live a life of menial labor in shame. With more twists and turns than a labyrinth, and a story in which nothing is at it seems, this tale of deception and discovery keeps readers in suspense until the end.

Middle readers will find that The Rock of Ivanore fits nicely among the traditional fantasies they so enjoy. They will also appreciate its fresh and inventive take on the genre.

About Laurisa White Reyes

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Laurisa White Reyes spent many years writing for newspapers and magazines before mustering enough courage to pursue her dream of writing novels. Aside from her obsession with books, she also loves musical theater and fantasizes about singing on Broadway (one dream she does not intend to pursue). She lives in Southern California with her husband, five children, four birds, three lizards, two fish and one dog. Please visit her website and her blog The Rock of Ivanore is her first published novel.
Published June 12, 2012 by Tanglewood Press. 370 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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In her acknowledgments, White tells readers that her debut novel, first in the Celestine Chronicles series, began as a bedtime story for one of her sons, and its speech rhythms and bite-size chapters certainly hearken to the oral storytelling tradition.

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As some of the boys are captured, Marcus learns an important secret about Jayson and races with him to the seaside city of Dokur, hoping to outrun Arik and his evil Mardoks who are planning to destroy Dokur.

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