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Review: The Capture

11 Aug

Here’s a review for a book I read while impatiently waiting to get my hands on a copy of the fourth book in The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. I’m not a fan of animal fantasies, so I didn’t enjoy this one at all.

 

Guardians of Ga’Hoole: The Capture by Kathryn Lasky

Copyright 2003, Scholastic Inc.

Soren, a Barn Owl owlet of three weeks old, lives peacefully with his parents and brother in the forest kingdom of Tyto. One day when Soren is left alone the capture coverwith his brother Kludd, the older owl shoves poor Soren out of the nest. In a few hours, Soren is picked up by a group of owls who work for the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls. At the Academy, young owls are taught to never question, but obey, and are gradually brainwashed through a sinister process known as “moon blinking”. Soren and his new friend Gylfie manage to outwit the staff and avoid the moon blinking. Together they figure out that St. Aggie’s is attempting to take over the entire world of owls by recruiting owl after owl.

Soren and Gylfie know that they have to escape and warn the outside world, but the only way out is up. Too make it out of St. Aggie’s unscathed, the to young owls must learn to fly. Will they achieve there plan?

An animal fantasy very similar to Brian Jacques’s Redwall, The Capture is unoriginal and rather dull. Fans of animal fantasy may enjoy, but other thrill-seekers, steer clear.

Rating: 2.5 stars.

For more information visit http://www.kathrynlasky.com .

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1 Comment

Posted by on August 11, 2009 in Book Reviews

 

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One response to “Review: The Capture

  1. Sharry

    August 11, 2009 at 11:43 PM

    Hmm I know what you mean when you say you’re not a fan of animal fantasies. I never liked Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel that so many people raved about!

     

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