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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,832 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathryn Lasky Narrator: Pamela Garelick Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Guardians of Ga’Hoole Series Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781470801489
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A tale of chaos, betrayal, and nachtmagen unfolds in the second of three ancient legends. It is no idle history, for hidden in its pages are the truths about the great promise—and great danger—that lie just ahead for the Guardians. And so Soren, Coryn, and the members of the Band read on:

A grizzled collier will tend a young prince in exile. An owl who would be monk will don battle claws. A mother who is also a queen will raise an army. And under the shower of embers in the shadow of the Sacred Volcanoes, a king will be born—or die.

Grank raises the hatchling deep in a forest far from owls that would kill the royal chick, Hoole, to end the kingly line. His mother comes to visit, in disguise, and soon departs again. Not even the chick must know his mother’s true identity—it would give him away as Hrath’s heir. Sent by an evil warlord, a hagsfiend attempts to lure young Hoole away when he first learns to fly. Grank realizes that the same evil forces that killed Hrath are after Hoole, and they know where he is. To keep him safe, Grank brings him to Beyond the Beyond, a strange land of fiery volcanoes in a barren, icy landscape.

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  • “This is a wonderful fantasy series with a well-wrought secondary world...I will definitely be reading more of Lasky’s series.”

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Felicity/Rosestar | 2/5/2014

    " Super sad and confusing. I didn't exactly finish the book thanks to this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexander | 2/1/2014

    " I thought that this book was really well written and would recamened this book to anyone who likes adventer and action. The conflic in this book is simaler to a conflict in another book. *Spoiler alert* The confict between this book and the book The Outcast is very simaler in the way of retriving a magical ember called the ember of Hoole from a volcano called Dunmor. During the retrieval though in these books is that there is always an evil owl that whants the ember for themselve. The difference between the conflics is the time period that it is occuring. Another difference is the owl the is retrieving the ember and the evil force. The two characters that are grabing the ember in the different time periods are Coryn and Hoole. To me this book was a realy good book to read for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/19/2014

    " still interesting but it is getting a bit much and a bit dragged on and out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Peng | 12/10/2013

    " this is a thrilling book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frishawn Rasheed | 12/4/2013

    " My heart soared as I read the story of Queen Siv and Hoole. This chapter of the story was masterfully crafted. I can't wait to read the next one. I also loved the way that the Ga' Hoole Tree got its name. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg - A Bookish Affair | 12/4/2013

    " This book once again covered the legend of Hoole as he grows. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Feathertail | 11/26/2013

    " It was a fascinating story intertwined with evil and nachtmagen ,as young King Hoole tries to just live a day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 11/26/2013

    " Reading along with my tutee, though I think he finished it a long while back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 10/11/2013

    " Gotta read the others to get this one. I miss Soren. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 9/23/2013

    " Again (and again) a very solid book that I loved! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jagatha | 4/17/2013

    " I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 1/26/2013

    " This was better than #9, but I'm still anxious to get back to Soren and crew. Also, the series is starting to get a little repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally Siawidjaja | 12/26/2012

    " This time the story is on young hoole. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 10/21/2012

    " 2nd of the pre-story books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 11/7/2011

    " Back to 4 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 9/21/2011

    " Exciting history. Really good story. Found out where "Ga'hoole" came from. Still can't wait to get back to the original characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaila | 9/12/2011

    " exciting and creepy. Good solid read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vaughn | 7/13/2011

    " To be honest, I'm more interested in Soren's story than any of the other owls. Maybe even Coryn's story as well, but there are five more books to go, why not finish the series? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noah Timmerman | 7/11/2011

    " I loved it was my most favorite of the whole series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mellodi Parks | 7/4/2011

    " Book 10 of this great series completed. Wow,it just gets better and better. I know, I keep saying this. I mean it though. I will be last when I go through these last few books. Wow! give these a read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/9/2011

    " The second prequill. A well told story. See 1-9 box set for a series review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Quent Pembrey | 3/15/2011

    " Hoole is very 'dignified' in this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Tillman | 3/6/2011

    " Great tale! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/9/2011

    " I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 11/28/2010

    " This was better than #9, but I'm still anxious to get back to Soren and crew. Also, the series is starting to get a little repetitive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noah | 11/14/2010

    " I loved it was my most favorite of the whole series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frishawn | 9/9/2010

    " My heart soared as I read the story of Queen Siv and Hoole. This chapter of the story was masterfully crafted. I can't wait to read the next one. I also loved the way that the Ga' Hoole Tree got its name.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise | 7/27/2010

    " I loved this one, but it creeped me out a bit. It was really interesting because of the Hagsfiend and the nachtmagen. This book got me going again after the previous book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 6/24/2010

    " Exciting history. Really good story. Found out where "Ga'hoole" came from. Still can't wait to get back to the original characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg - A Bookish Affair | 3/24/2010

    " This book once again covered the legend of Hoole as he grows. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frankie | 12/29/2009

    " The second in the trio of Legend books in the Guardians of Ga'hoole series


    Dire wolves... are brought into the picture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 8/28/2009

    " This time the story is on young hoole. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Quent | 10/23/2008

    " Hoole is very 'dignified' in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 7/17/2008

    " Gotta read the others to get this one. I miss Soren. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 5/15/2008

    " Again (and again) a very solid book that I loved! "

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About the Author
Author Kathryn Lasky

Kathryn Lasky has written many books. Among her works of fiction are The Night Journey, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, and Beyond the Burning Time, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. Her nonfiction has won the Newbery Honor, among other awards. She and her husband (and frequent nonfiction collaborator), photographer Christopher Knight, live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Pamela Garelick was born in England. She acted in fringe theater there before coming to the United States, where she has worked as a voice-over artist in television and radio and as an audiobook narrator. Now living and working in Greece, she records, translates, and edits voice-overs from all over the world as well as narrating audiobooks in a small studio in her Mediterranean garden. She also paints silk clothing, bakes for the local cafés, and teaches newcomers the Greek language.