The Hatchling

Kathryn Lasky

Pamela Garelick (Narrator)

02-01-09

5hrs 28min

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02-01-09

5hrs 28min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Fantasy

Description

“Lasky has combined fascinating details of how real owls live with her imaginary civilization.” School Library Journal

Beneath a shadowed moon in a cloud-streaked sky, the sacred orb splits and a hatchling is born. It is Nyroc, son of Kludd, fallen leader of the Pure Ones, and his evil mate, Nyra. Born from evil, trained to evil, Nyroc is destined to fulfill his father’s terrible plan: the oppression of all owldom under the vicious talons of the Pure Ones.

But doubt grows in Nyroc’s heart, fed by strange, forbidden legends of a great tree far away where noble owls live in peace. Soon a light begins to grow in Nyroc’s heart, nourished by friendship. A day is nearing when Nyroc must choose to fulfill his destiny or to defy it. It will be a day of blood and terror.

Praise

“Lasky has combined fascinating details of how real owls live with her imaginary civilization.” School Library Journal

“The fantasy’s strong believability and fascinating plot make this series a must-read for fantasy-lovers.” Children’s Literature

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Language English
Release Day Jan 31, 2009
Release Date February 1, 2009
Number in Series 7
Series Display String The Guardians of Ga’Hoole Series
Release Date Machine 1233446400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Animals & Nature, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children/YA
Author Bio
Kathryn Lasky

Kathryn Lasky has written many books. Among her works of fiction are The Night Journey, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, and Beyond the Burning Time, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. Her nonfiction has won the Newbery Honor, among other awards. She and her husband (and frequent nonfiction collaborator), photographer Christopher Knight, live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Narrator Bio
Pamela Garelick

Pamela Garelick was born in England. She acted in fringe theater there before coming to the United States, where she has worked as a voice-over artist in television and radio and as an audiobook narrator. Now living and working in Greece, she records, translates, and edits voice-overs from all over the world as well as narrating audiobooks in a small studio in her Mediterranean garden. She also paints silk clothing, bakes for the local cafés, and teaches newcomers the Greek language.

Overview

Beneath a shadowed moon in a cloud-streaked sky, the sacred orb splits and a hatchling is born. It is Nyroc, son of Kludd, fallen leader of the Pure Ones, and his evil mate, Nyra. Born from evil, trained to evil, Nyroc is destined to fulfill his father’s terrible plan: the oppression of all owldom under the vicious talons of the Pure Ones.

But doubt grows in Nyroc’s heart, fed by strange, forbidden legends of a great tree far away where noble owls live in peace. Soon a light begins to grow in Nyroc’s heart, nourished by friendship. A day is nearing when Nyroc must choose to fulfill his destiny or to defy it. It will be a day of blood and terror.

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