The Capture

The Capture

Guardians of Ga'hoole Series, Book 1

eBook - 2010
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Ga'Hoole is a classic hero mythology about the fight between good and evil. This new version of The Capture will feature art from the movie, due out in September 2010!After Soren, a young owlet, is pushed from his family's nest by his older brother, he's plucked from the forest floor by agents from a mysterious school, the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls. When Soren arrives at St. Aggie's, he suspects there is more to the school than meets the eye. He and his new friend, the clever and scrappy Gylfie, find out that St. Aggie's is actually a training camp where the school's leader can groom young owls to help achieve her goal—to rule the entire owl kingdom.
Publisher: 2010
ISBN: 9780545283328
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: NC Kids

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Mar 14, 2019

This is one of the best book series in the world!!!!!:) Soren and Gylfie are amazing! Twilight and Digger too-hoo.

Sep 09, 2017

I read the series when it first came out. There are 15 books in the series and it is AWESOME! I think I may reread the whole series. (putting a hold on now)

Sep 08, 2017

One of my fav books. I want to own them.

Jul 03, 2017

this is one of my favorIte books(and series) after I read this book, I was instantly CRAZY about owls(I still am) YOU TOTALY NEED TO READ THIS SERIES!!!

Jan 04, 2017

When I was young (10 maybe?) and I first read this book, I couldn't put it down. This book sparked my love for owls.

Short Summary *SPOILERS MAYBE?*

A Barn Owl named Soren goes on an adventure once he and his brother get kidnapped. They both discover a different world beyond their nesting tree and the stories of the Guardians their father told them. Soren soon discovers there is more to thus place; an evil power. With some help Soren escapes to find the Guardians.

Jan 03, 2017

It is a wonderful book. Although some parts of the book is sad, it is the BEST BOOK EVER!!!!
I can't wait till my next book on hold comes out! I promise you that all the Gardiens of Ga'Hoole books are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

navy_nightingale_139 Apr 14, 2016

This is a fantastic book!  I cannot wait to receive my hold for the next book in this series, it is taking forever. The sad events in this story broke my heart, but that's what makes it interesting. Anyway, I love the series so far! It's a great start to a series because the first book is so engaging.
My favorite character is Gylfie, very cute, tiny, but smart. Just the perfect combination!

Mar 26, 2016

I love this series so much, I was so sad when I finished it because I couldn't read more about Soren and his adventures. I would recommend this to anyone who likes Erin Hunter, Lisa Fiedler, or any of Kathryn Lasky's other books. Once again, I love this series!

Jun 06, 2015

While this is definitely YA fiction, I greatly enjoyed this as a 28 year old woman. I started reading it aloud to my four year old and then ended up finishing it that night myself, so now I am re-reading it aloud to him as I tear through the rest of the series after he goes to bed. Great series.

ChristchurchKids Dec 23, 2014

Soren is an owlet, growing up in the Forest of Tyto, listening to stories about the Guardians of Ga’Hoole: a band of legendary owls, knights who rid the land of evil. Then one day Soren is kidnapped, and taken to St. Aegolius Acadamy of Orphaned Owls. There he meet Gylfie, an Elf Owl, who was also swept from the nest. It doesn’t take the friends long to realise that things aren’t right at St. Aegolius… evil is the air. Soon after witnessing a murder at the school, they decide to escape the prison-like place and attempt to fly for the very first time. But will they make it? Will they ever escape the villanous clutches of the owls at St. Aegolius? You would have to read the book to find out.

My favourite character is Twilight, who, even though he is very boastful, is clever and strong. I liked the idea of owls being warriors. I think that this book is best for both boys and girls, and I give it a 8 out of 10.

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Aug 17, 2013

"Legends were not only for the desperate. Legends were for the brave."

Page 218

Aug 17, 2013

'"You can stand in my shadow but it's not exactly as if I can stand in yours-you're a midget....Indeed there is a society, the Small Owl Society-SOS- and its charter to prevent cruel and tasteless remarks concerning size."'

Page 92

Aug 17, 2013

'"...their purpose was to right all wrongs, to make strong the weak, mend the broken, vanquish the proud, and make powerless those who abused the frail."'

Page 14

Aug 18, 2011

"A legend, Kludd, is a story you begin to feel in your gizzard and then over time it becomes true in your heart. And perhaps makes you a better owl."

"This is awful! Is this what is going to happen to us?"

"Fly, my children. Fly!"


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Jun 29, 2015

When Soren the Barn Owl is taken from his tranquil kingdom of Tyto, he and his friend Gylfie escape and, along the way, meet two other owls, Twilight and Digger. The four owls band together to seek the truth and protect the owl world from unimaginable danger.

Blue_Crocodile_71 Jun 27, 2015

You meet Soren and Gylfie as they are captured by the evil owls of St. Aggies, and try to survive.

Jun 02, 2014

Two owls are captured by other owls from a horrible place called St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls. At "St. Aggie's," as this place is called for short, they moon-blink owls and don't allow questions. Will the two owls be able to escape? And if so, how will they manage without being caught?


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Jan 25, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Although this book doesn't have much that would be unsuitable for a younger audience, (other than the ending section) later books feature some blood and death scenes. Seems a little bit heavy for this light beginning. Most of the books are fine however, and if you can live through one or two violent scenes then this book/series is for you.

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