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The War of the Ember

(Guardians of Ga'Hoole #15)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  4,857 ratings  ·  116 reviews
Not an ambush. Not a battle. But the final confrontation: War.

In this last chapter in the great of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole the Striga and Nyra join to conjure a malignant power from hagsmire itself. When news of their alliance reaches the Great Ga'Hoole Tree the Guardians call to good creatures everywhere: gadfeathers, kraals, polar bears, greenowls,puffins, seagulls, a
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Paperback, 232 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Scholastic
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Panda Incognito
This book culminates the fifteen-book adventure of the Guardians of Gahoole series. This last book was an improvement on the last several installations, but it comes nowhere near to the quality of the first two or the seventh and eighth. Overall I enjoyed it as a passive read, but I never felt involved in the story. I was planning to rate it 3 stars, but the end was so disappointing that I gave it only two. Without divulging major spoilers, I shall say it this way: In the end battle, a pivotal c ...more
Aparajitabasu
Jan 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Just when I started feeling that the series is extending a bit too much, it gets interesting to even think of leaving the series alone. Book 15, The war of the Ember, yes finally the ever-ending series of the noble owls of the Ga'Hoole tree has come to a stunning conclusion.

The strange, maniacal blue owl known as the Striga has been rousted from the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. Nyra, leader of the vicious Pure Ones, is either dead or laying low in some distant land,leaving the tree finally at peace. As
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Gabrielle Belisle
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was the final book of the main series, and the one I never knew existed when I blew through the series in middle school. I may have cried a little. So much nostalgia, a great ending, and some closure a decade later.
Cole
Dec 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Gaurdians of Ga Hoole: War of the Ember
By Kathryn Lasky

“Soren , your time has come.” Those fateful words were empowering and heartbreaking. The book was incredible and magnificent and bloody and everything in between. My favorite character is by far Teng Shu even though he play only a minor role he has got to be the coolest owl ever. Let me put this simply, he is an owl who knows kung fu, and he is blue. A BLUE OWL! I think Lasky wrote this final chapter to end the FIFTEEN book saga, and to put
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Joshua Turner
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
The book that I am currently reading right now is called Guardians of Ga'Hoole By Katheryn Lasky. The story has a mixed amount of main antagonist and protagonists. The main protagonists names are Soren (Barn owl), Gylfie (Elf owl), Twilight (Great Gray owl), Digger (Burrowing owl), Outlissa (Spotted owl), Coryn (Barn owl), Cleve (Spotted owl), Tengshu (Long-eared blue owl), and Namara (Dire wolf of the Beyond). The book's main antagonist are Nyra (Barn owl, leader of the Pure Ones), The Striga ( ...more
Mrs. O' Leary
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Tahtipolya
Oct 02, 2011 rated it did not like it
This series has had a horrible downfall from the first book. Very disappointed, the band seems to be Mary-sues/Gary-sues now. Like Gylfie is the best navigator in the history of the tree. A non-band one is Ruby, she is the best flier in the history of the tree. I pretty much hate this book series now. I unhappily stuck with it though to see if it would get better, I hope Wolves of the Beyond will be better.
Amanda
Jan 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I thoroughly enjoyed the Guardians series. While they're surprisingly violent for books targeted at children, I still think of them as a good, easy read and do recommend them. The first few books especially were marvelous, though I must admit my favourite part of the entire series are the three books written about Hoole and Grank (honestly I think that those three books would have been better suited to the film adaptation than the ones actually chosen, though there were problems with the film th ...more
Cacey
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Twyla
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Sam Bond
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
AWESOME!!!! the reason it’s not a 5/5 is that there is unfinished business and the death of a main character was shrugged off by their friends/family. Definitely read the whole series IN ORDER, or it won’t make sense.
Alaina
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No! Coryn had to die?! At least he died noboly. I hope Kathryn Lasky continues The Guardians of Ga'hoole exept now on Soren's reign. Also does this book series connect with another series by Kathryn Lasky? Like wolves of the beyond?
Sinimax
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For a 15 book series this is the fullest ending you can get. By that it does not drag on with what ifs and who got with whom. But its an ending that completely closes the series. I am proud to have finally finish what I barely started as a child.
Raven Lucero
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Just as entertaining, heartwarming, and imaginative as the others. Also, a pretty good conclusion to a long-running series.

3.5/5 stars
Angela
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
After such a strong overarching arc, this was...disappointing. Soren should've been king from the beginning 😞
Megan Bering
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was actually a really good ending to this series omg
Jkbscopes123
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Good read for all the family
Learnt a lot about owls in this series and I was sad to finish this series as a kid and I am sad to finish it now
Karin
Nov 10, 2016 rated it liked it
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Jeremy
Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I finished the last third of the series, meaning I finished re-reading the whole Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. It is a great series for almost all ages (maybe 8 and up). It has many great themes from which to learn, analize and compare with life today. Some of those themes are violence and war (which the author is not afraid to portray nor shys away from writing it), life and death, learning, faith, courage, love and friendship, equality, good and evil, and many more. It is great for children be ...more
Danny Williams
Jan 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Guardians of Ga’Hoole: The War of the Ember By: Kathryn Lasky

This book takes place in a future where humans have gone extinct and owls have advanced to near human culture in a fictional area of the world called Ga’Hoole where the continents have shifted on their tectonic plates. In the previous book an evil owl named the Striga brainwashed the king of the well known Great Ga’Hoole Tree, Coryn, into eliminating all vanities. At the harvest festival, the king’s uncle, Soren, led a group of mo
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Caroline
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am genuinely impressed with my childhood self for having read this entire 15 book series
Cara
I can't believe that this series is coming to an ending! What a wonderful series it has been: full of twists and turns and lots of emotional roller coasters, but what an amazing ride! I would have given the book five stars if the ending had been better. Just because of the ending, I considered giving three stars, but to give credit to the entire series, I gave four.

Finally to see the downfall of Nyra and the Striga; man was that long overdue! I have to say that the final moments were a tad anti-
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Laurane
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Finishing this series was a little bit like ending my childhood. I started to read these books when I was younger and kept on reading them (even if it was less passionately). I liked this book. It wasn't amazing, but it was good. I liked the idea of the animals fighting together to defeat the villains. I read it pretty quickly because I wanted to know how it would end. If there is one thing that disappointed me, it's the epilogue. I mean, was the text meant to make us think about war? I guess it ...more
Ashley
Apr 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Anya Scoble-hansen
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was so powerful, and much better than ninth to fourteenth books, which were getting a bit sour, as though Kathryn Lasky couldn't think of anything else to write.

The battle at the end was also really powerful, the only bad part being that I got so caught up in it and so excited that I only read about every second or third word, and missed the main sections {SPOILER ALERT} including Coryn's death. The story wrapped up, mentioned something about Soren being king, and I'm like "what happen
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Shadow's Bane
Jul 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Completed reading "War of the Ember", the 15th and the final book of "Guardians Of Ga'Hoole" series written by Kathryn Lasky.

As for the review,
The final book was well written and better than the most of the books in the series, I liked its ending..though it was a bit sad.
It's was as I thought, it started as a story of Soren and ended as a story of Soren.
Pretty good books.
I would recommend the series to ppl who do not mind reading good fantasy even if it is for children, bacause Guardians of Ga'H
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Donovan Damron
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The war of the ember is a fantasy written by Kathryn Lasky. It is the fivetenth book of the guardians of ga'hoole series. This book was a real page turner because I didn't know what was going to happen next. It also kept meon the edge of my seat. I thought this book was very interesting because I had grown to like all the characters through out the series so I was afraid maybe something would happen to my favorite characters.it was also very interesting because I knew something big was going to ...more
Brianna Hartwich
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Overall it was a really good suspenseful book in a world that is through an owl's perspective on life. It's one of the last books of the series and the build up of suspense is going to make you want to keep reading. The Striga (a blue owl from the sixth kingdom) has plotted a plan of world domination with Nyra (leader of the Pure Ones). They plan to steal the Ember of Hoole and use it for evil, and bring back Hagsfiends into the owl world. King Coryn and his friends have went all over the lands ...more
Aidan
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was a good ending to the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series and I liked it so much that I finished it in one sitting. This book was really good but in my opinion it lacked in having any suspense, there was not really any cliffhanger chapter endings and the storyline was predictable. I still enjoyed it given the fact I hadn't read the 14th book since 6th grade but also it didn't have any plot twists and the vocal used in the book was repetitive and boring. Despite these cons I still loved the ...more
Alex
Sep 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Okay, now I'm at the end of 15 books. It took all 15 for me to form a really informed opinion on the series, but I'm often like that...


First of all, this book... for promising a "final battle", there was precious little actual battle-- mostly exposition and preparation. I call that poorly paced...


For the series, I thought the world was an intriguing one (talking owls!), but the author didn't really do it justice by building a consistent world, or having any real overarching story or goal. For so
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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 was born June 24, 1944, and grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is married to Christopher Knight, with whom she lives in Massachusetts.

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