The Rock of Ivanore (The Celestine Chronicles, 1) Hardcover – May 15, 2012
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Tony Abbott, author of The Secrets of Droon
About the Author
- Publisher : Tanglewood; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (May 15, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Hardcover : 356 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1933718609
- ISBN-13 : 978-1933718606
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Lexile measure : 770L
- Grade level : 2 - 7
- Item Weight : 1.22 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.4 x 1.1 x 8.7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,168,143 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This story is a fantasy quest with dragons, magic, monsters, heroes, villians, slaves, gems, friendships and battles. The characters are as varied as they are familiar. There is the hero (Jayson), the orphan (Marcus), the friend (Kelvin), the monsters (cyclops, Bryn: a Groc), the wizard (Zyll), the slaves (the agorans), the exiled angry offspring (Arik) and more. They all bring different characteristics, emotions and strengths to the story.
I am looking forward to reading the second in this series to see what is up next for Marcus and his friends. I recommend this book to public, school, class and family libraries. The publisher generously provided me a copy of this book through Netgalley.
The world is appealing with treacherous and dangerous forests, beasts, magic and a variety of races like Cyclops for example.
There was a lot of characters that came into play but I enjoyed how Marcus, Kelvin and Jayson came together. Xerxes the staff could manage to be funny and annoying at the same time. The story was told from various POVs but it was done well because it was necessary for the story ARC and it was seamless.
I didn't quite expect it but most of the boys who set out on the quest to find The Rock of Ivanore did come back changed. I don't know if all the trials they went through (there was quite a bit) made them men but they grew wiser and possibly stronger physically and emotionally. In short this was a character driven story and a page turner.
Watch out for some interesting revelations. Some I suspected and others I didn't and they blew me away.
The Rock of Ivanore (The Celestine Chronicles)