The War of the Ember (Guardians of Ga'hoole, Book 15)

The final book in Lasky's best-selling animal series.

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 if fed by an invisible spring, learning and the lively arts flourish at the great tree and spread throughout the owl kingdoms.
But unbeknowst to the Guardians, in a long-empty cave deep in the Northern Kingdoms two ruthless villains join forces to conjure an ancient evil, an evil that will do their bidding and wreak havoc on the world.

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By Panda · ★★☆☆☆ · May 19, 2011
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 in... ...more
By Aparajitabasu (Allahabad, 36, India) · ★★★★★ · February 01, 2011
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... ...more
By Cole (Davisville, MO) · ★★★★★ · December 09, 2008
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... ...more
By Alex (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · September 12, 2012
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..... ...more
By Mrs. · ★★★★★ · July 29, 2014
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS.
This book/series has a lot of bittersweet memories for me. When I finished it(and cried) it was Christmas Eve. Ezylryb will forever remind me of my grandfather, who was a true book lover. Right about the time I read the part in the series where Ezylryb passed... ...more
By Brianna (Colby, WI) · ★★★★☆ · May 22, 2014
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 domina... ...more
By Aidan (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · October 05, 2014
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 e... ...more
By Amanda · ★★★☆☆ · February 10, 2012
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 b... ...more
By Ashley (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · September 08, 2014
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The War of the Ember (Guardians of Ga'Hoole book 15) Summary: NOT AN AMBUSH. NOT A BATTLE. BUT THE FINAL CONFRONTATION: WAR...

In this last chapter in the great saga of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole the Striga and Nyra join to conjure a malignant power from hagsmire itself. When... ...more
By Steven (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · February 04, 2015
I think this book was okay. Like always, there was massive battle, but this time was the last time being the final book in the series. This book was kind of different from the previous books because there was a combination of previous forces all battling for the ember. The setting also took place... ...more