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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,139 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:
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Beneath a shadowed moon in a cloud-streaked sky, the sacred orb splits and a hatchling is born. It is Nyroc, son of Kludd, fallen leader of the Pure Ones, and his evil mate, Nyra. Born from evil, trained to evil, Nyroc is destined to fulfill his father’s terrible plan: the oppression of all owldom under the vicious talons of the Pure Ones.

But doubt grows in Nyroc’s heart, fed by strange, forbidden legends of a great tree far away where noble owls live in peace. Soon a light begins to grow in Nyroc’s heart, nourished by friendship. A day is nearing when Nyroc must choose to fulfill his destiny or to defy it. It will be a day of blood and terror.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lasky has combined fascinating details of how real owls live with her imaginary civilization.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The fantasy’s strong believability and fascinating plot make this series a must-read for fantasy-lovers.”

    Children’s Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by BJ | 2/9/2014

    " I knew there was a new twist hidden somewhere! I can't believe how evil Nyra is! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Maddie | 2/7/2014

    " I read this series in fifth grade. It's also for younger audiences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susi H | 2/5/2014

    " This book is not about the band of owls that we have come to love. This is about Nyroc. He was born to succeed Kludd but chooses to follow in his uncle's, Soren, footsteps. This book is filled with tragety, heros & villans and Nyroc that has been caught inbetween. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stefanie | 2/4/2014

    " It was strange not having Soren and the others of the Great Tree around but I kind of liked the focus being on Nyroc. He's an interesting character and I liked the development of him starting to learn the truth and the Pure Ones and about his Uncle Soren and what really happened to his father, Kludd. "

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