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.
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.
This report prepared by Jenny