The Hatchling
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Author Kathryn Lasky
Cover artist Richard Cowdrey
Country United States
Language English
Series Guardians of Ga'Hoole series
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Scholastic
Publication date
1 June 2005
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 240 pp
ISBN 0-439-73950-0
OCLC 183444489
Preceded by The Burning 
Followed by The Outcast 

The Hatchling, written by Kathryn Lasky, is the seventh novel in the series Guardians of Ga'Hoole.[1][2]

Plot summary[]

Kludd is dead. Nyra, his mate, is determined that her son, Nyroc, will fulfill his father's destiny: the rule of all the owl kingdoms and more. So Nyra continues to feed false stories of glory and a certain hate for Soren, his revered uncle, into Nyroc's mind. Nyroc is a great student of the evil arts. Evil grows in his heart, fed by Nyra's tales of false glory and power. But his friend Phillip has told him of legends and strange news of a place where Good owls retaliate. He must summon all his courage to defy his mother and journey to the great Ga'Hoole tree

Literary significance and reception[]

The Hatchling appeared on the New York Times Children's Best Sellers list in June 2005.[3]


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