Series: Guardians of Ga'Hoole #1
Published by Scholastic Point on June 1st 2003
Soren is born in the forest of Tyto, a tranquil kingdom where the Barn Owls dwell. But evil lurks in the owls world, evil that threatens to shatter Tyto's peace and change the course of Soren's life forever.Soren is captured and taken to a dark and forbidding canyon. It's called and orphanage, but Soren believes it's something for worse. He and his friend Gylfie know that the only way out is up. To escape, they will need to do something they have never done before-fly.And so begins a magical journey. Along the way, Soren and Gylfie meet Twilight and Digger. The four owls band together to seek the truth and protect the owl world from unimaginable danger.
Short and Sweet: The Capture is definitely one of those books that you don't see coming from a mile away. My first impression was that this would be a cutesy children's novel about owls. But truth be told, there is almost nothing about the novel that screams cutesy (the characters are a definite exception). And strangely enough, The Capture was a pretty dark novel… featuring owls. Truth be told, there is plenty here to please children as well as adults. And if you have not taken a peek into Soren's world yet, you really should.