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Tensions Erupt in the owl kingdom when the forces of evil wage war against the protectors of good. Enraged by his clash with Soren and driven by an all-consuming desire for power, Kludd and his group, the Pure Ones, launch an attack upon the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. The noble owls who live there must fight fiercely to protect their resources and defend their honor. Meanwhile, Soren is called upon by the elders of the great tree to lead a mission back to the one place he thought he'd never see again -- St. Aegolius ...
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The Siege (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #4)

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Overview

Tensions Erupt in the owl kingdom when the forces of evil wage war against the protectors of good. Enraged by his clash with Soren and driven by an all-consuming desire for power, Kludd and his group, the Pure Ones, launch an attack upon the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. The noble owls who live there must fight fiercely to protect their resources and defend their honor. Meanwhile, Soren is called upon by the elders of the great tree to lead a mission back to the one place he thought he'd never see again -- St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls. He and his crew will have to enter St. Aggie's as spies, then leave unnoticed once their work is done. Soren escaped the rocky confines of St. Aggie's once. If peace is to be restored, he must do it again.

"Enraged by his clash with Soren and driven by and all-consuming desire for power, Kludd and his group, the Pure Ones, launch an attack upon the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. The noble owls who live there must fight fiercely to protect their resources and defend their honor."--P. 4 cover.

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Fantasy lovers will enjoy the action in this fourth title in the "Guardians of Ga'Hoole" series. In this novel, Soren and his friends are sent on a mission to the orphanage of St. Aggie's, the same place Soren and Gylfie had escaped from in a previous novel. The orphanage serves as a slave labor camp where kidnapped owlets are used to mine dangerous "flecks." The reason for the task is the Guardians' suspicion that members of the Pure Ones have also infiltrated St. Aggie's. They believe the Pure Ones' are attempting to discover more about how the flecks work, in order to disrupt other owls' mind and flight capabilities. The complex storyline interweaves episodes of battle and adventure with lighter moments, while highlighting the devastating effects of prejudice and censorship. Because Lasky instantly immerses the reader into a fully-realized fantasy world, new readers of the series may find the dizzying shift in vocabulary and numerous prior-plot references difficult to grasp. However, once the reader gains an understanding of the intricacies of owl life, the novel offers an enthralling science fantasy, which takes full advantage of the author's vast knowledge regarding the different species of owls. Her semi-scientific speculation on the effects of magnetism on an owl's sense of direction adds authenticity and depth to the fantasy. Other than the occasional vocabulary problem, the story is easily readable, and the fast-paced action will leave fantasy lovers clamoring for more. 2004, Scholastic Inc, Ages 8 to 12.
—Laura Ruttig
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781417633722
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series , #4
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 203
  • Sales rank: 1,008,102

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2007

    FUNAMINAL

    This book is incredibal!!!!! The whole series is incredibal!! I LOVE the part were Soren and the Chaw of Caws try to escape St. Aegolius Acadomy for Orphaned Owls is exselerating!There is soooo much drama and sespens,you can't put it down. This is a seires where when your mom tells you to go to bed,you stay up and read anyway.I'D LOVE TO SEE THIS SEIRES MADE IN TO A MOVIE!!!!!!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    The owls of Ga’hoole are in danger from the pure ones ye

    The owls of Ga’hoole are in danger from the pure ones yet again as they plan an attack on the great tree of Ga’hoole. The noble reign of owls living there take on the enemy at full force using new means of weapons in the way of snares and nets. All owls are put on duty as net watchers. The elite owls use nets made of vines to ensnare the enemy mid flight.
    They bring back weapons and formations used when the northern kingdoms were at war. But the pure ones are led by Soren’s evil brother, Cludd, who soon figures out what is claming so many owls. Much to the guardians disadvantage the pure ones out number them ten to one and are storming the shores of their island.
    I would recommend this book for animal fantasy and adventure lovers because for one thing it is about animals and what they do. In addition to that it is extraordinarily made into a fantasy piece. There is a sense of adventure as the owls battle each other for Ga’hool and as the “chaw of chaws” fights side by side with others.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    CLICK HERE

    My 333,001 children love it when i read it to them in our reading room in our 123 story house. Kids, never have 333,001 children. Tp costs a ton for over 100

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    The owls of Ga’hoole are in danger from

    The owls of Ga’hoole are in danger from the pure ones yet again as they plan an attack on the great tree of Ga’hoole. The noble reign of owls living there take on the enemy at full force using new means of weapons in the means of snares and nets. All owls are put on duty as net watchers. The elite owls use nets made of vines to ensnare the enemy mid flight.
    They bring back weapons and formations used when the northern kingdoms were at war. But the pure ones are led by Soren’s evil brother Cludd who soon figures out what is claming so many owls. Much to the guardians disadvantage the pure ones out number them ten to one and are storming the shores of their island.
    I would recommend this book for animal fantasy and adventure lovers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2009

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    This is so bad!!! The worst!!!

    This book is the worst book I have ever read. It is ridiculiously boring, theres one fight, and it's written badly. I was mad at my self for read ing this book. Don't read ant of the guardians of gahoole books!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2009

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    I'm a merrcat,LISEN TO ME!!!!!!

    Read this book!!!It's a very good thing to have.It a book for any time,anywhere!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2004

    Awesome Book!!!!!

    This book was the best book I have ever read!! This is a book that you just can't put down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2004

    AWESOME

    I read it in two days! I liked in the back there was a intro to the next book The Shattering

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2004

    The Siege is the best!

    This was my favorite Guardians of Ga'Hoole book. The story was great!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2004

    ~Must read this one~

    suspense and suspition hanging in the air!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2004

    The Greatest Series Ever!

    I love this series. It is my Favorite! this book teaches you about the many tatics that the owls ues for defense. My favorite book in this series is the Siege. It has a lot of action.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2004

    Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So far, I think this is the best book of the series. I think that it's awesome how they meet up with their old friend, who they thought died. Also, this book is filled with discoveries and suspense. This book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2004

    This is the best book EVER!!!

    I loved this book I check every day to if it was it the store. A war starts between the Guardians and The Pure Ones. The band goes on a trip to a place Soren and Gylfie have dreaded since they left it. The best Ga'Hoole book I've read so far it was definitly worth the wait.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2004

    THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!

    Tensions erupt in the owl kingdom when the forces of evil wage war against the protectors of good. Enraged by his clash with Soren and driven by an all-consuming desire for power, Kludd and his group, the Pure Ones, launch an attack upon the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. The noble owls who live there must fight fiercely to protect their resources and defend their honor. Meanwhile, Soren is called upon by the elders of the great tree to lead a mission back to the one place he thought he'd never see again- St. Aegolius Academey for Orphaned Owls. He and his crew will have to enter St. Aggies as spies, then leave unnoticed once their work is done. Soren escaped the rocky confines of St. Aggies once. If peace is to be restored, he must do it again. I think this book is one of the best in the series so far!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    Hi

    I love this book and i hope u read it to

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    This book is amazing

    Best book ever. It even inspired me to write my own book about nature and the circle of life.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    The Siege is a wonderful, exciting thrilling book ,the fourth bo

    The Siege is a wonderful, exciting thrilling book ,the fourth book of the series Guardians of GA’Hoole. In the Owl Kingdoms Soren and Gylfie go back to the dreaded St. Aggie’s with Twilight, Digger, Rudy, Otulissa, and Martin as they discover terrifying secrets. Not only St. Aggie’s, but of something even more dangerous is going to attack the Great Tree. I think that this was a great book, and I recommend this to anyone who read the first three books. If you haven’t read the first three, then I suggest you read them in order, or else the book will be very confusing.

    Emily.K

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    I love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Honestly, this is my favorite book in the series. Kludd is one of my favorites, in the movie, that is. In the books, Soren will always be my favorite and so will Gylfie. - Sylveon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Sexy gylfie

    Tell gylfie that whoever she is that she is sexier than hell
    P.S i want to have tongue sex with her!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    An amazing fourth book in the series, will keep young readers wi

    An amazing fourth book in the series, will keep young readers winth thier face in the pages, for all fifteen books

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