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.Why: After reading two out of three of the prequel books, my brain has taken the time to remind me that while I read The Last Enchanter, the second volume of the Celestine Chronicles, I still haven't reading The Rock of Ivanore. Now, well now I just want that rest of the picture of the world, characters, and how everything ties together.