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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,887 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathryn Lasky Narrator: Pamela Garelic Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Guardians of Ga’Hoole Series Release Date:
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Nyroc has exiled himself from the wicked Pure Ones. He flies alone, feared and despised by those who know him as Kludd’s son, hunted by those whose despotism he has rejected, and haunted by ghostly creatures conjured by Nyra to lure him back to the Pure Ones. He yearns for a place he only half believes in—the great tree—and an uncle who might be a true father to him—the near-mythic Soren. Yet he cannot approach the tree while the rumor of evil still clings to him. To prove his worth, Nyroc will fly to Beyond the Beyond to seek the legendary Relic as a talisman of his own.

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  • “Pamela Garelick narrates a fascinating tale about the power that stories have to influence the world. Nyroc, a young barn owl, longs to be a Guardian of Ga'Hoole, but his tyrannical mother plots to bring down his legendary heroes. Finding a way to give owls, snakes, wolves, and spirits their own distinctive voices, Garelick leads the reader on a journey about free will, legendary powers, and the discovery of a king. Many of Lasky's characters speak with a thick Scottish burr, which Garelick handles well alongside the sibilant hissing of snakes. She brings to life the voice of young Nyroc as he questions his very existence and portrays his subsequent maturation into an owl named Coryn who is brimming with confidence and conviction. Lasky and Garelick have given listeners another winner.”


  • “This is a dark fantasy story with elements of adventure and intrigue. It is exciting and well written.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jessie | 2/2/2014

    " Nyroc flies to Beyond the Beyond and transforms into Coryn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily | 1/26/2014

    " I didn't like that some owls died in the ga'hoole tree. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gabi H | 1/25/2014

    " This book is okay. The storyline continues on well from the other books and the characters are good but I think there'd should have been more scenes and backstory to Soren and his mate. Also more chapters on the chaw of chats would have fitted in well. I personally didn't like how Coryn became the King and think it should have been Soren becaus of the previous trials he's face. Also Boren and Barrens death chapter was very abrupt and had no previous refernences in the book whatsoever. All in all it was an ok book but the storyline could have been improved and it wasn't one of the best books in the series so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elise | 1/16/2014

    " I liked this one because it told of a different species that you had not heard of yet, and they were really interesting. The colliering in this one interested me too. "

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