The Golden Tree (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #12)

The Golden Tree (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #12)

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by Kathryn Lasky
     
 

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After the time of the legends, the tale of the Guardians returns to the present in which Soren, the hero of Books 1-6, must train a new king. Old friends, new adventures! Coryn, Soren, and the Band preside over a new Golden Age of the Great Tree under the subtle influence of the Ember. All seems well, but beneath the prosperity of peace Coryn is tortured by the

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After the time of the legends, the tale of the Guardians returns to the present in which Soren, the hero of Books 1-6, must train a new king. Old friends, new adventures! Coryn, Soren, and the Band preside over a new Golden Age of the Great Tree under the subtle influence of the Ember. All seems well, but beneath the prosperity of peace Coryn is tortured by the suspicion that his evil mother, Nyra, is a hagsfiend and that his own blood carries the haggish taint. He wanders afar searching for the truth from hagsfiends themselves - putting the Great Tree in danger. Soren & the Band follow their new king to strange parts to guard him from the consequences of his obsession.

Editorial Reviews

A golden age is dawning at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, but it doesn't take long before the skies darken. Young king Coryn has become obsessed with the fear that his blood carries his evil mother's taint. To quell these grim thoughts, he wanders the land searching for clues, placing himself and his brave companions in risk.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545283434
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series , #12
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
256,569
File size:
563 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of the Daughters of the Sea series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well as A TIME FOR COURAGE and other Dear America titles. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, MA.

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The Golden Tree (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #12) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Band goes on a trip with Coryn and The Great Tree claims a strange gold glow. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the Guardians of Ga'hoole, Warriors, or the Seekers series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Awesome sersis! If you haven' t read it read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book its amazing how the great tree becomes golden. Otulissa didnt like it. Madam Plonk didnt either and otulissa got put in jail because of it. Madam Plonk is only on tree arrest( she cant go out of the tree). The band and coryn also go on a journy to fight and stop nyra from having a dangerous book that belonged to kreeth the horrible hagsfeing of the northern kingdoms long ago. This is simply an amazing book. Great book Katheran!8
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!!!!! Many people say that the book brought back the other books into it. I agree. It was cute but i think it could have been beter!!!! Read the book to find out yourself and see if you like it.
The_hibernators More than 1 year ago
The Golden Tree is the 12th book of the Guardians of Ga’hoole series, which I have been reading for years (long before the movie covering the first three books came out). In this book, the new king Coryn explores his identity as the possible son of a hagsfiend (an evil owl-witch). He leaves with Soren and the Band for a short adventure to distract himself from his woes, but finds more than he’d bargained for. In addition, he’s left the ember back in the Tree under the care of owls with weaker personalities than himself—leading to self-absorbed ember worship (almost akin to a criticism of organized religion?). I can’t say that this book is as good as the first 6 (which could have been a complete series in themselves), but it was cute enough. This series has a 3 book detour in the middle, and this is the first book that picks up where the story left off. Much of the book was spent reminding the reader of things that occurred before the detour, and I think that subtracted from the normal action of these books. . However, I am curious how the story will proceed, as the series seems to have started out with themes of Cute Kids against Naughty Bad Guys (book 1), progressed to Valiant Knights against Evil Racists (books 2-8), detoured to Good vs. Evil (books 9-11), and now seems to be entering Inward-Strength vs. Inward Weakness. What next?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. I have the entire series and i loved each one. Great fantasy books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am reading the whole Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series. These books are below my level of reading but I love the adventure and characters in the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter just loves this whole series! She couldn't wait to get each and every book and read each book in one day! A great read for younger readers, and I read it too! Really interesting and entertaining!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best series I have ever read!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's sad and happy. I love the end. Twilight gets damge. The wovles are really cool. It really had a twist there. Nyra is still alive. The Ember of Hoole is found and saft hidden away. Soren gets married. They should have been a book about that. He also has three chicks. Wow. What a great book. Everyone should read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it is the best book i have ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The series itself is awsome!!Can't wait for the next one.Can't say which one was my favorite.Would highly recommend.Very excited and interesting.I was never bored.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The band is back and the've started on their next adventure! Coryn and the chaw of chaws leaves the tree to go see some owls that are interested in joining the tree but get side tracked and stumble upon the remnats of the Pure Ones. I won't spoil the rest for you though! It's a really great book and it's nice to see the band together again, even Otulissa!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hello, As I am sure you already guessed, I am a Guardian. I am also the cheif meteorologist here at the tree. This book is very good. It was so good that I finished it in one day. I hope to see many more reviews in time. I have also been asked to be apart of the Chaw of Chaws. I am still mowing this decison over. I only arrived here two days ago and I have already been asked to be part of the parliment. Oh my the males are arguing on who gets the last mouse kobob. Males, they are so yoinks. Well the parliment has called a metting, so I must be off. Farewell other noble guarduans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
awesome love the seiries
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This is one of my favorite GoG books. Either The Golden Tree or War of the Ember. In a nutshell, Coryn and the band go on a short journey, and when they return the Great Ga'hoole tree was in chaos! Such a wonderful book. If you like Warrior cats by Erin Hunter, you will like Guardians of Ga'hoole by Katherin Lasky.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago