Guardians Of Ga'Hoole #8: The Outcast

by Kathryn Lasky

Paperback, 2005



Local notes

PB Las (copy 1)



Scholastic (2005), Edition: Reissue, 209 pages


Nyroc has glimpsed a new destiny in the of his father's bones. In search of that destiny leaves for The Beyond the Beyond.


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Physical description

209 p.; 5.25 inches







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LibraryThing member TnTexas
Three stars for the book itself - 2 stars for the series at this point.

Series Review: What started out as an interesting series ran its course (in my opinion) by the end of book six. The storyline was wrapped up relatively nicely and felt done. These last two books have really started another series (in my opinion) which should be marketed as either a companion series or a sequel series, not as part of the original series. For pacing reasons, I think the next three books in the series should have been placed after the first six then what are seven and eight should come followed by books twelve - fifteen. Rewrite Nyroc/Coryn so that he isn't Soren's nephew, and I think the series would be much stronger.

Book Review: As a stand alone book (or at most, as sequel to the book right before it) the book wasn't bad. It's weaknesses were mainly in its pacing with regards to the rest of the series. Nyroc/Coryn was hatched shortly after the battle that wraps up the 6th book and only about a year to eighteen months has passed. Yet because we don't experience any changes with the original group, it's very jarring to discover that our former "children" (for that is what Soren and company were during the first six books) are adults and some of them are married with children of their own. It just doesn't feel like enough time has passed in order for that to have taken place.
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