By Kathryn Lasky
The Striga, former dragon owl from the center state past the Unnamed Sea, has come to stick on the nice tree. He has earned the belief of all by means of saving Bell, Soren's owlet, from Nyra, and he grows day-by-day towards the younger king Coryn, with whom he turns out to percentage an odd bond. The Striga senses the ability of the ember hidden in Bubo's forge and attracts it nearer. As his strength waxes, he accuses the Band of treason and produces flimsy proof to help his abominable declare. And so the Band is exiled, strengthening the Striga's carry over Coryn. The Band seeks safe haven in far away forests and enlists assistance from previous associates, yet each motion they take is construed as additional treason, and brokers of the Striga - former Guardians - hunt them mercilessly, till for security sake the band itself needs to separate. they invent as procedure of messages and alarms and so speak regardless of their isolation. outdated buddies, unswerving kin and allies support devise a plan to shake the carry the Striga has on Coryn and to unfastened the younger king and the tree from this new, insidious tyranny. it is going to take braveness, bold and knowledge, however the Band will meet the hot problem - for the sake of the king, and the good Ga'Hoole Tree.
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A little hatch-ling screeched from where she crouched between her father‘s legs. ―Hush, Siv,‖ Kalo said. ‖ The blue owl blinked. ―I‘ve heard that name. ‖ ―A queen. ‖ Kalo was standing on one leg, balancing perfectly as Burrowing Owls could, and with her other talon she clutched to her breast the book entitled Siv, a Queen‟s Tale. Doc blinked away tears. This was some owl, this Kalo! ‖ There was a great explosion and the creosote bush erupted into a ball of fire. The Striga ripped the book from Kalo‘s talons.
A stealth plunge? Gylfie and Twilight both thought. This was a maneuver usually reserved for battle, not scientific expeditions. Whatever it was that Soren was leading them to must be serious. Soren launched himself into a climbing spiral, then a few minutes later began the plunge. The target, however, was not an owl or prey, but rather one of the giant trees that could be found in the notch. They landed in the bushiest part of the tree, where Digger was waiting. He raised his port wing and signaled that they should be quiet.
With his superb hearing, Soren could pick up all of the squeaks and grunts and grinds of their gizzards as they digested the bones and hair of the vole, organizing it into the tight packets that would soon be pellets. It seemed deafening to him. He flew off from the others for he wanted to be able to hear the first sounds of this Place of Living Books. Hortense was soon beside him. Her own gizzard was almost perfectly silent. Whatever mechanisms turned there were closer to the sounds of the fluttering wings of a moth than a gizzard packing pellets.
Exile (Guardians of Ga'hoole, Book 14) by Kathryn Lasky