The CaptureBook - 2003
In the first book in the GUARDIANS... series, the reader is introduced to Soren, a barn owl and the centerpiece of the series. When Soren is pushed from his family's nest by his older brother, he is rescued from certain death on the forest floor by agents from a mysterious school for orphaned owls, St. Aggie's. 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--(cont.)
From the critics
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red_monkey_883 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 12
red_penguin_881 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 60
black_deer_33 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 16
justymyappy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 21
DaveTheMedic thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99
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"Legends were not only for the desperate. Legends were for the brave."
'"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."'
'"...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."'
SummaryAdd a Summary
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.
You meet Soren and Gylfie as they are captured by the evil owls of St. Aggies, and try to survive.
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?
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.