The Outcast (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #8)

The Outcast (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #8)

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by Kathryn Lasky
     
 

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Haunted By His Past, hunted by the Pure Ones, Nyroc flies alone. He yearns to go to the great tree, where good and learned owls do noble deeds, but he cannot. He is son of Kludd and Nyra, sworn enemies of all Ga'Hoole stands for, feared and despised everywhere.

But Nyroc has glimpsed hope - and a new destiny - in the flame over his father's very bones. In serch of

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Haunted By His Past, hunted by the Pure Ones, Nyroc flies alone. He yearns to go to the great tree, where good and learned owls do noble deeds, but he cannot. He is son of Kludd and Nyra, sworn enemies of all Ga'Hoole stands for, feared and despised everywhere.

But Nyroc has glimpsed hope - and a new destiny - in the flame over his father's very bones. In serch of that destiny, he trains his gaze and beats his wings toward a dark, lawless place where desperate characters roam a barren landscape and fire splits the sky - The Beyond the Beyond.

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Nyroc flies alone. Haunted by his past, hunted by the Pure Ones, this solitary owl yearns to find a home in the great tree, but as the despised son of Kludd and Nyra, he cannot. To free himself from this veil of suspicion, he must prove his worth by pursuing a dangerous mission in the Beyond the Beyond.
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Nyroc is a young, spotted owl born of two vicious and evil parents. His father has been killed, but Nyroc's mother, Nyra, still lives. She is ashamed of Nyroc and is angry that her son does not follow her wicked ways. Nyra attacked her own son and brandished him with a hideous scar that eerily resembles her own. Now Nyroc is an outcast. He has no family and he bears the mark of his mother who is an enemy to all. Nyroc must travel alone in a world that is strange and new to him. He is trying to reach the land of the great tree where he can attempt to clear his name. Instead, he reaches the Beyond the Beyond where he encounters a variety of enchanted animals that predict his special destiny. With a cautious sense of trepidation, Nyroc vigilantly sets out to find his own fate. Will he redeem his name and become the new king? Or will Nyroc's mother succeed in completely destroying her own son so that she can rule an evil empire? This is a dark fantasy story with elements of adventure and intrigue. It is exciting and well written. It is Book Eight in the "Guardian's of Ga'Hoole" series. 2005, Scholastic, Ages 10 up.
—Denise Daley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433226304
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series, #8
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
4
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)
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 Outcast (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #8) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 165 reviews.
Kelly Wellhauser More than 1 year ago
I highly recomend this book to anyone who is looking for a stay up all night and read book this a wonder full book and i hope that kathren laskey keeps wrighting these wonderful heart stoping clif hanging emotionaly amazed books keep it up kathren laskey i am a huge fan
Guest More than 1 year ago
i started the first three books as part of a special border set and was hooked for the beginning ..i have since lent this book series to several friends and yes we are adults ..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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nyroc14 More than 1 year ago
first, a huge fan of katheryn lasky.i love the series.the books have become part of my life.the characters have stuck to me like glue.sometimes i dont understand why people dont read these book ive only met 1 person(and of course her family)who read these book.i would recommend these books for kids ages 10 and up.i dont know if i would recommend this for other adults.I agree with jaimie wellhauser...it is a stay up all night book.love it. a must read book
Sonja Moss More than 1 year ago
This book is good if you like adventure stories. A little bit sad though.
Helen Lin More than 1 year ago
I love all of katheryn lasky's books so much.i bought the books before i got the nook and loved em. Im telling you u got to get katheryn's books( wolves of the beyond1,2,3; legends of the guardians)
Michael Gallagher More than 1 year ago
For the kid who needs help, that happened to me once. What I did was turn off my nook, completely charge it, then turn it back on. It might not work, but it's the only thing I remember doing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book soooooooo much just got to read it!!(might want to start on book one!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first seven and I LOVED them so I can't wait to see what this one will be like!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book but look out some reviews are from 2005 there are 15 books in all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luv this series! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im the same guy from bellow if ou want to read more about this book read the editorial reveiw, thats what I first did, it is long though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love owls and wolves! This book has both! :D :)
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Hi, my name is emma and well i am the biggest fan of katheryn lasky ever i really wish that there were more but these books are awesome and i really recommend this series for tweens that love actoin and legend kind of hobbit, lord of the rings type thing
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I just got to the part like 2 pages away from the end when Coryn is now king of gahoole!!!!!!! YAY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
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These are so good!!! I've read this series 5 times
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Never befor have i ever been so hooked on a book, and this one really got me hooked on somthing, almost like i was there. This book hooked me like the owls talons.