Soren, a barn owl, finds himself falling out of his beloved fir tree in the forest of Tyto. Not having his flight feathers yet, he begins to believe he will die on the forest floor. Then an owl snatches him and carries him off to an evil place where owls are moon blinked and trained for nefarious deeds. He befriends Gylfie, an elf owl, and together they make plans to escape. Along the way they encounter heroic owls willing to die for other owls.
*Highly recommend for upper elementary/junior high.
-Borrowed from the library.
My sons and I listened to this audio book to and from our school commute.
Guided Reading Level: V (5th-6th grade)
Warnings: Some of the fights between owls are descriptive and bloody. A couple of owls die. The owls swear in "owl language" (not human curse words-like "rat drops"). The word "hell" is uttered in a rhyme during a battle scene.