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Осада (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #4)

4.09  ·  Rating Details  ·  7,685 Ratings  ·  165 Reviews
На Великом Древе Га'Хуула неспокойно. Ночные стражи понимают, что Чистые во главе со своим предводителем Клуддом что-то замышляют. Эзилриб принимает решение - послать лазутчиков в Академию Сант-Эголиус, где хранятся таинственные крупинки, обладающие магической силой. Сорену и Гильфи вместе с Друзьями из самого лучшего в мире клюва приходится вернуться в мрачный каньон, где ...more
Hardcover, Ночные стражи, 288 pages
Published 2008 by Олма Медиа Групп (first published May 1st 2004)
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This series is so strange to me. As I said in my previous reviews, I'm really bothered by all the discrimination on the part of the protagonists and the plot's inherent hypocrisy. On the other hand, there are nuggets of awesome tucked in here and there.

For example, I felt the sudden creation of the Band was something of a cop-out because there wasn't really much building of the comradarie; the four owls were suddenly friends for life, no questions asked. But the Chaw of Chaws? It took the Band's
Most parts of these stories are so improbable, but some are heartwarming. I must be nuts, but I have enjoyed listening to the audio of these stories. I am constantly amazed at the imagination of the author and the talent of the narrator.

There is evil and wickedness in story but also love and admiration and companionship. The siege of the great tree and the battle for their home is the main theme in this story, but the Owls and their diversity are an overriding. No one is better than any other. T
Mr. Graham
Feb 15, 2011 Mr. Graham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, fantasy
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Frishawn Quinn
Feb 05, 2011 Frishawn Quinn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Soren and the "Chaw of Chaws" must do all that they can to protect the Ga'Hoole Tree from the onslaught of Kludd and the "Pure Ones". In the mean time however, Soren, Gilfie and Twilight must venture back to the dreaded St. Aegolius for Orphaned Owls to ferret out double agents that may be smuggling out 'flecks' to the "Pure Ones".
I was captivated by the continuation of the this great saga. Though Soren is the main character, there is a shared attention to each of the supporting cast that make
Jul 03, 2014 Luna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Luna by: Steph
Shelves: 2014
Kathryn Lasky has done it again, making this series even better (and I didn't even know that was possible)! Otulissa just gets better and better! She is developing into a much more important and complex character. The Siege immediately got me hooked! Later, I started reading a different book that I really liked! Soon I was reading the other book more often than The Siege. Then my wonderful sister made me read The Siege when she saw me reading the other book. I'm glad she did! Lasky sure knows ho ...more
Dec 14, 2014 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favourites in the series. Guardians finally take some measures to stop St. Aegolius, though I wonder why it took so long. Spy games between Chaw of Chaws, St. Aegolius and Pure Ones are gripping. Besides, the tension between Guardians and Pure Ones is resolved in an open conflict. The book shows how Metal Beak rose to power, and it introduces his mate Nyra, who, don't matter how much I hate her, is a good villian.

This review wouldn't be complete without mention of Otulissa. In previous
Apr 13, 2011 Joanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, children-ya
I gave 4 stars to all the books from the series I've read so far even though I know deep down that they have not all necessarily deserved them. There's some awfully lazy writing at times and reading for the umpteenth time about owls' supreme digestive system can be a bit exasperating but I was always going to love those books, no matter what. Come on! It's a fantasy series about warrior owls, it was made for me :) Now I just need to hunt down the remaining 11 books from the series. Why has no UK ...more
Evin Carvill-ziemer
I'm enjoying this series overall, despite the weird hypocrisy of owls over other birds. I can easily excuse some things that don't make sense (castles still standing, stained glass still around, but humans gone for thousands of years).

But during this book the gaps in logic in the Ga'Hoolian society are getting to be too much. (1) A tree with so many owlets and young owls in training to be Ga'Hoolian Guardian knights or what not would surely either (a) have many adult actual knights able to fight
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Tyler Hedge
Jul 11, 2013 Tyler Hedge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Soren and his friends are sent on a special mission to a place Soren and Gylfie thought they would never see again, St.Aggies school for orphaned owls. This book was great especially the siege of Hoole when its the guardians versus the pure ones. It was really funny when Otulissa throws a dead ground squirrel in Dewlaps face and says "splink on you" - the worst word an owl could say!!! If you have read the other books you how proper Otulissa is.
May 23, 2015 Hikari rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Endlich sind auch die ersten Bücher nach Band 3 im Taschenbuch erhältlich in der deutschen Ausgabe. Das freut mich sehr und so habe ich sofort zugeschlagen und mir den vierten Band gekauft.

Die Belagerung knüpft im Prolog nahtlos an das Ende vom vorherigen Buch an und ich bin überrascht, wie düster und blutig es doch für ein Kinderbuch wird. Also es bleibt natürlich im Rahmen der Zielgruppe, aber die Geschichte wurde doch überraschend ernst, spannend und gut geschrieben. Das gefällt mir sehr gut
Lars Guthrie
Oct 19, 2009 Lars Guthrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lasky keeps things moving along in this great fourth volume in the series, as Soren and his mates go undercover at the evil St. Aggie's School for Orphaned Owls, and then into full battle mode as Soren's evil brother Kludd leads an attack on the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. This one also introduces Kludd's mate, the Lady Macbethish Nyra. Thrills, chills and lots to think about.
Derek Lin
“ The Siege” hooks the readers mind by adding effective and strong language to the book.

The story is about tensions erupt in the owl kingdom when the forces of evil wage war against the protectors of good. 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. Meanwhile, Soren is called u
Excellent fourth installment of the Ga'Hoolian series. Lots of action and intrigue going on in and out of the tree. Soren and his friends and fellow Guardians are trapped within the tree by Kludd and Pure Ones. They must find a way a way to go on the offensive and they do, but at great cost!
Can't wait to see what happens in the next book.
I liked this one better than the last book, but at the same time it seemed slightly repetitive as if she didn't really know what to do for a fourth book, so she just decided to write things slightly extended and maybe even bring a character back from the dead or so, you know, things like that. It was okay but I don't think I am going to continue on with the series. It is getting too mundane. The more characters that keep getting introduced each book makes me more confused, as I don't do well in ...more
Sarah Coble
Mar 09, 2015 Sarah Coble rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Soren wants nothing but peace within all of the owl kingdoms, but a new evil force called, the Pure Ones, lead by Soren's brother Klud, is threatening war and a cost of peace for nothing but power. So the Ga'Hoole tree owls fortify their perimeters dig cache holes, make nets that will look invisible in the winter snow, and prepare for war. Then one night as hope looks lost, Soren creates an inspiring drawing to dig their way around the boundaries of what had been taken over and fight their way t ...more
Nov 29, 2015 J.D.Staton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This piece of the remarkable "Guardians Of Ga'Hoole" series was a bit challenging, for me, in that it's been several weeks since I read the last book, so I struggled to recall all of the events and characters I'd previously read about. However, this entire series is so brilliant, it makes my "I'd love to read this series, again and again" list. Getting all of the books, in order, from the library, however, can be a bit of a challenge.

The increasing complexity of the relationships between the cha
Sep 02, 2015 Kaelyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a wonderful continuation of the series! It's probably my favorite book so far, even though I was slumpy through reading it. The best thing this book did? It explored different characters and their personalities. There was a lot of character development for a lot of characters, especially Otulissa, Soren, Digger, and Dewlap. AND we got to see more characters from past books, which I really liked.

The battles in the book were written nicely and it was interesting to see the different tech
Jan 15, 2012 Kahlan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Voici donc la petite chronique de l'un des livres de mon fils, parce qu'il est fan du royaume de Hoole et de ses habitants, et que je le suis tout autant que lui...

Pas une seconde de répit pour Soren et ses petits amis ! Après un terrible combat contre Kludd, devenu l'effroyable Bec d'Acier, voilà qu'on leur confie une mission des plus périlleuse : infiltrer Saint-Ægo, cette affreuse pension où Soren et Gylfie ont vécu leurs pires moments. Que l'on soit une chouette ou un être humain, le fait d'
Samantha Boyette
Jun 23, 2013 Samantha Boyette rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
I always thought this series was going to be WAY too juvenile for me as an adult reader. In some ways it is. In other ways it is very adult. I watched the movie earlier this year and it was actually pretty awesome so I decided to try this book since it picks up where the movie left off.

I was a little lost, but not too bad and I think watching the movie first helped me imagine the owls and see them as the great characters they are. As for this book, I went back and forth on it which is why I'm on
Четвертая книга серии, крайне богатая событиями. Раздражающая и банальная.
Начнем с того, что «лучшую в мире стаю» (мерисьюшная стая, ага) посылают шпионить за крупинками в Сант-Эголиус, что неизбежно вызывает у Сорена и Гильфи конфликт памяти. Они вынуждены обучить своих собратьев защите от лунного излучения, и потом примерно полкниги вызнавать какие-то важные сведения. Вернувшись на Древо, они попадают в осаду Чистых. И неделями сидят в осаженном Древе, голодают и страдают, пока Сорену не прих
"The Siege" is book 4 of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole and this is it for me. I know the series goes on and on but I'm calling a halt. This is like "The Empire Strikes Back" with Owls. :-)

It's fairly straight forward as one would expect from a kid's book. The author says that she is drawing from the speeches of Winston Churchill. OK. I'll go for that but whatever speech she was using I didn't recognize it. (Not that I'm an expert.)

In this story the Owls of Ga'Hool are under siege. They can't leave
Sep 08, 2014 Ashley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 11, 2014 Berke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, fiction
The Siege is one of the better books of the guardians of gahoole series. I believe that the first four books are the best and after those the quality starts to deteriorate.

What I enjoyed: Kathryn Lasky lets us see the world through Kludd's eyes. An entire chapter is devoted to him and the readers are able to better understand the reasons behind his betrayal. His jealousy and hatred for his family, especially for Soren, is wonderfully depicted.

Other than this The Siege is more action packed than
Sep 02, 2013 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: middle grade readers
This is the fourth book in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky.

Our oldest decided to read this series after reading several of the books in the associated Wolves of the Beyond series. This is a pretty long series, so I suppose we'll have some reading to do for quite some time.

This is a dramatic tale and I'm a bit on the fence about the appropriateness of the themes compared to the target audience. There is a lot of mature content in these tales and while I'm sure our oldest can h
Kathryn Lasky's The Siege, is so far in my opinion the best book of the Guardian's of Gahoole series. I enjoyed reading this book the best out of the others. I liked how more action had occured in the end. The plot was well thought out and had a tremendous development to the plot in this one. Siege was read slowly at first, but as the pages went by I had wanted to read more.

The characters were, of course, lovely. I have now officially changed my favorite character to Otulissa. She has changed a
Jul 20, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Soren and company stay busy in this installment. First, he and a specially selected group of owls must infiltrate St. Aggie's in order to see what sort of relationship it has with the Pure Ones. The Pure Ones decide to strike the great tree and war breaks out. The owls of Ga'hoole discover how deeply horrific both St. Aggie's and the Pure Ones's ideologies are in this one.

For those that loved the previous Ga'hoole books.
Dec 03, 2010 Tess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is more of a review of the first four volumes than just for the fourth book, because I didn't get around to write a lot about the series.
I felt the urge to read the Ga'hoole Saga because of the wonderful movie, but I'm still not sure what to think of the books. On one hand, they are a bit too simple, the writing is at times repetetive (it may be children's boo, but that doesn't mean it can't be written well) and sometimes, the plot just feels ... not so well thought out and dragging. On th
Steven R. McEvoy
There are 15 books in this series, two supplemental books and now 4 in a spin- off series. And yet with each book that I read, I find that I have a greater appreciation for Kathryn Lasky's writing; her skill as a storyteller is masterful. The stories draw the reader in, and for most they will want to read the next tale as soon as they finish one. The characters are strong and powerful and as you visit the land of Ga'Hoole and beyond you will fall in love with the creatures and their fight for wh ...more
Dec 19, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's the holidays, so I put down my books to read the books that I will be giving to my nieces as gifts this holiday season. The Guardians of Ga'hoole is a great series, using the various owl kingdoms to present good and evil. There are owls who are vain and want to control the world. There are owls who good and want to save the world. Amongst this dichotomy, the story of different types of owls are told; Barn owls, Elf owls, Grey Owls, burrowing owls, snowy owls, spotted owls, pygmy owls, etc. ...more
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Kathryn Lasky is the American author of many critically acclaimed books, including several Dear America books, several Royal Diaries books, 1984 Newbery Honor winning Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her latest book, Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 15: The War of the Ember, was released on November 1, 2008. Guardians of Gahoo ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Guardians of Ga'Hoole (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #1)
  • The Journey (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #2)
  • The Rescue (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #3)
  • The Shattering (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #5)
  • The Burning (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #6)
  • The Hatchling (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #7)
  • The Outcast (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #8)
  • The First Collier (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #9)
  • The Coming of Hoole (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #10)
  • To Be a King (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #11)

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“Otulissa swelled up to twice her normal size. 'Well, SPRINK ON YOUR SPRONK!” 19 likes
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