The Siege (Guardians of Ga'hoole, Book #4)

by Kathryn Lasky

Paperback, 2004



Local notes

PB Las



Scholastic (2004), 224 pages


"Enraged by his clash with Soren and driven by and all-consuming desire for power, Kludd and his group, the Pure Ones, launch an attack upon the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. The noble owls who live there must fight fiercely to protect their resources and defend their honor."--P. 4 cover.


Original language


Physical description

224 p.; 5.38 inches


0439405602 / 9780439405607



User reviews

LibraryThing member derek.lutes99
At the beginning of this book, Soren has rescued Ezylryb and goes back to the Ga'Hoole tree. Though Soren thinks he is safe, he isn't. He still has to protect the owls of the Ga'Hoole Tree from Metal Beak. Soren then finds out that Metal Beak is none other than his own brother, Kludd!
LibraryThing member The_Hibernator
This is the fourth book of the Guardians of Ga’hoole. In this book, Soren and his buddies have to infiltrate Saint Aggie’s in order to flush out some spies from the Pure Ones. If you liked the first three books, this is another good one. In fact, I rather liked it better than the second and third books. Appropriate for 4th graders (or in that general age range).… (more)
LibraryThing member aethercowboy
This is the fourth book in the Ga’Hoole series, and just like that economic law of diminishing returns, this book is no exception. In this volume, the great Ga’Hoole tree is under attack by an army of owls who believe that Tyto owls are the pure owls, in a very blatant take on World War II, only with the roles of Hitler being a barn own with a metal mask and Churchill being a squinty-eyes owl with a penchant for caterpillars.

Nothing really exciting happens, aside from the parliament of the Ga’Hoole tree showing themselves to have terrible character judgment, even after the resident mole (also an owl) is proven to be leaking vital information to the baddies.

If you’re planning on going this far, I’d recommend you plan on stopping when you’re done. It really doesn’t seem like there’s a lot of life left in this series.
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LibraryThing member AprilBrown
Good two evening read story. Perfect for a 4 to 6 year old. At the end however, it ends abruptly. To avoid a spoiler, it is simply that the conflict stops without reason or warning. Perhaps a sentence or paragraph are missing?
LibraryThing member wyvernfriend
The ending was a bit abrupt but it's an interesting story of the owls working out who their enemies are and who to trust. Some of Kludd's motivations are worked out and he is not a nice bird. Does explore motivations somewhat and how some people make bad decisions for good reasons.

Entertaining but nothing spectacular.… (more)
LibraryThing member TnTexas
While the kids and I enjoyed this book overall, I felt that ending was a bit rushed and truncated. It needed to be rounded out just a bit more, in my opinion. Out of the first four titles, I felt this one was the weakest.

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