Guardians of Gahoole: The Outcast Book Summary and Study Guide

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Nyroc is an outcast. Owls fear him because he bears a striking resemblance of Nyra. He goes to the Forest of Ambala, where he meets the flying snakes and Mist, a white feathered owl. Slynella and the other flying snakes teach him his letters and Nyroc learns to read. When he finally learns to read, he decides to go to the Beyond the Beyond, a barren wasteland where hireclaws and volcanoes exist. He calls himself Coryn, which is his former name spelled backwards. On his way, he helps a family of Burrowing Owls, by getting back their egg. The family, once suspicious of him, is overjoyed. They name the hatchling that hatches from the saved egg Coryn, after the owl who had saved him.
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Nyroc proceeds to the Beyond the Beyond. It is a dangerous place. Nyra, his mother, sends scrooms to assault him in a desperate attempt to drive him back to the Pure Ones. But Nyroc has made up his mind. He will find the Ember of Hoole. He meets a dire wolf named Fengo, who helps him. Otulissa, a Spotted Owl from the Tree also goes to the Beyond the Beyond to assist Nyroc.
It will take Nyroc everything he has to find the Ember of Hoole. And even if he survives, he must fly to the Tree with the ember in beak and hope that the Guardians and his relatives, Uncle Soren and Aunt Eglantine, will accept him.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Animal Story    -   Yes Kind of animal    -   bird

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   a kid If magical mental powers:    -   can see into the future


Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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