First in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole
Finished: Sept. 20, 2007
Reason for Reading: read this for the Four-Legged Friends Challenge
First Published: 2003
Genre: children's, animal fantasy
Noctus, can you spare a bit more down, darling?
Comments: I haven't really heard much about this series and thrifted the book this summer because I loved the cover. Needless to say, I didn't know what to expect when I started this book. Soren, a hatchling, has been kidnapped and taken to a place where evil owls are turning the young into workers and slaves. Soren makes a friend and together they must find a way to escape.
This was a beautiful story with wonderful characters. I love little Digger, whom we meet near the end. This is a struggle of good vs.evil, a story of friendship, and a tale of rising up against those who want to keep you down. Even though this is an animal fantasy with talking animals, the author has kept the owls very real and much about the life of owls in general is learnt along the way. This is a series I must keep reading!