Friday, December 28, 2007

137. The Journey

The Journey by Kathryn Lasky
Second book of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole


Pages: 242
Finished: Dec. 27, 2007
Reason for Reading: next in the series, Series challenge
First Published: 2003
Genre: children, animal fantasy
Rating: 3.5/5

First Sentence:

Soren felt the blind snake shift in the deep feathers between his shoulders as he and the three other owls flew through the buffeting winds.



Comments: Soren and his friends travel to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree and are taken into the fold where they are trained and chosen for chaws. Not a lot happens plot-wise in this second book. The characters journey, train and practice, with one incident left hanging in the first book resolved. The book also does not have a real ending, rather it ends in a conflict, setting up the plot for the next book. The characters are fleshed out in this book and we get to know them much better, many joined the story in the last pages of the first book. I really enjoy these owl characters and am looking forward to meeting them again in the next volume.

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