The War of the Ember (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #15)

The War of the Ember (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #15)

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by Kathryn Lasky
     
 

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The final book in Lasky's best-selling animal series.

The strange, maniacal blue owl known as the Striga has been rousted from the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. Nyra, leader of the vicious Pure Ones, is either dead or laying low in some distant land,leaving the tree finally at peace. As if fed by an invisible spring, learning and the lively arts flourish at the great

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The final book in Lasky's best-selling animal series.

The strange, maniacal blue owl known as the Striga has been rousted from the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. Nyra, leader of the vicious Pure Ones, is either dead or laying low in some distant land,leaving the tree finally at peace. As if fed by an invisible spring, learning and the lively arts flourish at the great tree and spread throughout the owl kingdoms.
But unbeknowst to the Guardians, in a long-empty cave deep in the Northern Kingdoms two ruthless villains join forces to conjure an ancient evil, an evil that will do their bidding and wreak havoc on the world.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
After fourteen books in the "Guardians of Ga'hoole" series that ignited the imagination of many readers with the explosive world where owls fight each other to dominate six kingdoms, now comes the final chapter that resolves whether good or evil will rule. In The War of the Ember, all the beloved characters come together to live out the final conflict that completes the story circle of the ember and the young owl king, Coryn. Will the ember stay hidden and allow the wolves to live out their lives whole and healthy? Will Coryn have to bring all creatures together to keep the ember hidden, or will their destiny require them to step outside and take unnecessary risks to keep their world in balance? Do the dreaded hag fiend's eggs find a safe place to hatch and wreak havoc on the world? The breath-taking ending will leave Ga'Hoole followers stunned. More secrets will be revealed and lives will be taken to keep their world safe. This riveting book climaxes and leaves no life untouched. The author, Kathryn Laskey, researched a rarely used common animal, the owl, and gave it the respect it deserves in our natural world by bringing it to life in this series. We have been given the impression that owls are wise, but in Laskey's books we see the more aggressive side of their nature and how they factor into the food chain. She also brought real life wars into this fantasy world. As the fifteenth and final book in the "Guardians of Ga'hoole" series, this title, with its gripping conclusion, should delight loyal fans of this series. Reviewer: Julia Beiker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439888097
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Series:
Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series, #15
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
105,252
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 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 War of the Ember (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #15) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 131 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your the type of person who likes owls, war and action....this book is for you to read...trust me i have read it and loved it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont stop writing ur books i luv them 11 stars:-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HELLO guys i reccomend you guys all books this series is the best one ive ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All and all, my favorite was the second and third books. Ezylryb is such a hoot!!!!! (I know that was corny, but you knew it was coming) Gotta love that owl!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's here and it's probably going to be the best Guardians of Ga'Hoole book yet! I highly recommend it to any 9-12 year old child out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved it super awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read up to book 13 and so far I loved it!
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I made up a world like the wolves of the beyond, its call jungle green! Its about tigers. They have codes and laws too,! Its not a real but but i draw it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
looks good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Coryn died but he was awesome ) : this is like firestars death too ) : why do people make main chatecters i also love die Dawn wont die oh nevermind u will all find out later anyway firestar and coryn dieing ) : i never read this book so my rating is random.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it when is the second movie coming out?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 10 too. Have you ever heared of wolves of the beyond? Well im known as Shining Star. In wolf life.In the owl life im Ember. In bear life im known as Fain. All of them are girls. Please write back! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On my birthday I got a stuffed owl and named him Soren
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Is the talon clan here?
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What TalonClan?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best ga'hoole book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all the Ga'hoole books, and this book was a great way to end the seiries. My best friend and i have been reading the series at the same time and she loves it to!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the whole series, and I loved these books! Highly reccomend for anyone, especially animal lovers. This series made owls one of my favorite animals! 999/5 :P