|aThe tilt of ice -- A shadow king -- Theo's discovery -- The encounter -- Yearning -- A gathering of gadfeathers -- A deadly plan -- The passion of Ygryk -- Facts of life -- A distressed pygmy -- The Snow Rose meets Elka -- So near but yet so far -- "I know you" -- Mother -- A wolf howls -- The Hagsfiend of the Ice Narrows -- A seedling -- At last, the beyond -- What Hoole saw -- Two wolves head north -- On the Island of Dark Fowl -- Svenka's trek -- Into a Smee Hole -- A wolf waits -- The Scimitar and the ember -- The ember beckons -- Into a new night.
|aSoren and Coryn read the ancient legends of Ga'Hoole in order to find a way to prevent the victory of evil in their present world.
Grank raises the hatchling deep in a forest far from owls that would kill the royal chick named Hoole to end the kingly line. His mother comes to visit, in disguise, and departs again. Not even the chick must know his mother's identity. It would give him away as Hrath's heir. Sent by an evil warlord, a hagsfiend attempts to lure young Hoole away when he first learns to fly. Grank realizes that the same evil forces that killed Hrath are after Hoole, and know where he is. To keep him safe, Grank brings him to Beyond the Beyond, a strange land of fiery volcanoes in a barren, icy landscape.(more)
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.