Guardians of Ga'Hoole
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Guardians of Ga’Hoole ialah sebuah siri buku fantasi karya Kathryn Lasky dan diterbitkan oleh Scholastic. Siri ini yang tamat pada 2008 dengan penerbitan The War of the Ember keseluruhannya mengandungi 15 buah buku. Selain daripada siri utama, terdapat beberapa buah buku lagi dan keluaran sampingan yang diset dalam dunia sama. Tiga judul pertama siri ini telah dijadikan filem animasi 3-D Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, arahan Zack Snyder.
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Siri ini mengikuti pengembaraan Soren, seekor Burung Hantu Kubur muda tetapi kemudiannya mengikuti Coryn, seekor burung hantu kubur yang bersaudara dengan Soren.
Dalam judul pertama Soren, yang tinggal dalam sarang bersama ibu bapa dan adik-beradiknya Kludd dan Eglantine dalam sebuah kerajaan hutan bernama Tyto, ditolak keluar dari sarang oleh Kludd. Soren kemudiannya dicari lalu dirampas oleh burung hantu peronda jahat dari St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls (Akademi St. Aegolius untuk Burung Hantu Yatim), yang tujuannya adalah untuk mendapatkan kuasa dengan zarah kecil yang dikenali sebagai serpihan dan pemerintahan terhadap semua kerajaan burung hantu dunia.
Di St. Aggie, Soren dan anak burung hantu lain are oppressed burung hantu Skench dan Spoorn dan pengikut mereka. In order to keep the orphaned owlets from rebelling, mereka diberi new number designations dan are “moon blinked”, suatu teknik mencuci otak caused by marching under the light of the full moon dan mengulangi nama sebenar mereka tanpa henti to forget them so as to lose sense of self dan will. Tambahan pula, burung hantu owls offer themselves up to vampire bats who drink their blood pada malam tertentu. This lessens the urge to use their wings dan renders them flightless, thus mengurangkan kadar percubaan pelarian.
While at St Aggie’s, the owlets are forced to pick apart pellets for mysterious magnetic particles called “flecks”.
Soren befriends a young Elf Owl bernama Gylfie (dari kerajaan padang pasir Kuneer), like him, is resistant to the moon-blinking, dan together they plot both to discover as much as possible about the true purpose behind St. Aggie’s dan to escape.
The two also befriend a Spotted Owl bernama Hortense (dari kerajaan hutan bernama Ambala), whose small stature dan maturity (despite being four years old, she still resembles an owlet) enables her to resist moon-blinking dan rescue snatched eggs from suffering the same fate as the other students. She is eventually found out dan is seemingly killed by being thrown off of a cliff by St. Aegolius's Pit guardian, Finny.
Soren dan Gylfie, however, manage to avoid being found out, learn to fly with the help of an adult imperfectly moon-blinked mentor bernama Grimble, dan melarikan diri dengan bantuan Grimble. Grimble dibunuh pada malam Soren dan Gylfie melarikan diri. Soon they then meet Twilight, seekor Great Grey Owl yatim dan a self-appointed graduate of the “Orphan School of Tough Learning”, Digger, a Burrowing Owl, yang kehilangan keluarganya kepada St. Aggie’s marauders dan is extremely sensitive dan philosophical, dan Mrs. Plithiver, ular bekas pembantu sarang buta Soren. With the help of Hortenses's two friends, bald eagles bernama Streak dan Zan, they kill two of St. Aggie’s patrols, the cousins Jatt dan Jutt. Keempat-empat burung hantu form a band dan fly away in search of the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, where legend says the great knight-owls live who are dedicated to doing good works.
Buku kedua tells of the four’s journey dan discovery of the Great Ga’Hoole Tree. There they meet Ezylryb, the grizzled old Whiskered Screech Owl who becomes Soren’s mentor, Martin, a tiny Northern Saw-whet Owl with extraordinary intuition, Ruby, a Short-eared Owl with incredible flying skills, dan Otulissa, a pedantic bookworm Spotted Owl who idolizes Strix Struma, seasoned leader of the weather strikers. Later on, she joins "The Band" (Soren, Gylfie, Digger dan Twilight), as they are called by many, on their many adventures.
There is an incident where the Pure One’s young recruits are leaving behind their captive young owls, Soren’s sister Eglantine among them. Soren’s mentor, Ezylyrb, suddenly disappears dan Soren sets off to rescue him. Kludd, his mate Nyra, dan the Pure Ones besiege dan attack the Great Ga’Hoole Tree. Soren pentrates into St. Aggie’s dan finds the magnetic principles behind flecks (as well as the flecks' ability to inflict pain upon owls). He discovers that Hortense was not killed, but is now working with the Bald Eagles Streak dan Zan. The Pure Ones are an evil group of owls consisting only of owls from the Tyto family, with Barn Owls being the highest ranked dan Sooty Owls being the lowest.
In the middle of the war, Eglantine gets fleck-brainwashed by Kludd, also known as High Tyto dan Metal Beak, into thinking that her mother is alive dan the family will reunite dan becomes his spy. Eglantine behaves strangely dan Soren dan his friends vow to find out what is wrong with Eglantine. After consulting with her best friend Primrose, they presume to be from the Northern Kingdoms leading a battalion, dan in the confusion, smash Kludd dan Nyra’s egg (which was set to hatch during the coming eclipse dan fulfill a prophecy of evil or good). Kludd continues to battle against the Guardians of Ga’Hoole for control of their tree.
Soren dan the rest of The Band are then sent to the mysterious (dan cold) Northern Kingdoms to gather allies dan learn the art of war in preparation for the coming battle against the Pure Ones. After adventures with the monks dan recruiting people, Gylfie is kidnapped by pirates dan later rescued. Afterward, a great battle is fought in which Twilight impales Kludd with an Ice sword, killing him instantly, dan Kludd’s only egg, Nyroc, hatches on the eclipse.
Kludd’s mate Nyra trains Nyroc, who later changes his name to Coryn. Soren later tells Coryn the truth about his father, but Nyra continues to tell false stories of glory dan a certain hate for Soren into Nyroc’s small mind. Nyroc is a great student of the evil arts; evil grows in his heart, fed by Nyra’s tales of false glory dan power. But his friend Phillip, also known as Dustytuft, has told him of legends dan strange news of a place where good owls retaliate. He summons all his courage to defy his mother dan flees, haunted by the scroom of his dead father. Nyroc later exiles himself from the Pure Ones. To prove himself to the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Coryn ventures to Beyond the Beyond: A barren dan rocky landscape inhabited by dire wolves. Nyra finds him there dan tries to stop him from obtaining the Ember of Hoole but Uglamore, a former Pure One lieutenant who deserted the Pure Ones sacrifices himself to save Coryn. Boron, the king, dan his mate, Barran die before Coryn arrives at the tree dan Coryn is made the new king. When Ezylryb is about to die, he tells Soren dan the young king Coryn to read the Legends of Hoole hidden in his private library. Shortly after Soren dan Coryn finished reading the legends, a golden age begins dawning at the Great Tree. Meanwhile Coryn, haunted by the suspicion that haggish blood flows in his veins, hunts for the truth.
His wanderings imperil himself dan the Guardians who travel with him as they discover a mysterious "Sixth Kingdom" where blue owls live. The blue "dragon owl" known as the Striga, who had aided the Guardians in the Middle Kingdom, betrayed dan entranced Coryn. The band is exiled (through creating malicious rumors about them) dan the Striga starts gaining power. Buku dibakar, dan fear is rampant throughout the owl kingdoms. There is a battle that takes place between the Blue Brigade (the Striga’s followers) dan the Guardians of Ga’Hoole. Otulissa loses an eye, dan dilawat Cleve (a doctor from the Northern Kingdoms with whom she has a crush on). With his firesight, Coryn melihat ibu jahatnya, Nyra dan the Striga somewhere in the Northern Kingdoms, plotting their attack against the Ga’Hoolian owls in order to take power of the Ember of Hoole. An ancient evil awakens in the deep ice caves of the northern kingdoms. Nyra teams up with the Striga to create an army of hagsfiends dan take over the owl world, while Coryn dan the band form an army against Nyra dan the Striga, consisting of seagulls, owls, wolves, polar bears, dan puffins. Along the way, Twilight discovers his two lost brothers.
In the final battle of the War of the Ember, Coryn returns the Ember to the volcano from which he had retrieved it dan uses a decoy to lure Nyra, who has now turned into a hagsfiend, dan the Striga to the rim of a volcano. Distracted by the decoy ember, Soren plunges an ice spinter into Nyra’s heart dan she dies. The Striga fatally wounds Coryn by slicing off his wing. He soon dies from blood loss, but not before Soren slices off the Striga’s head with the battle claws of Ezylryb. A new constellation in the shape of Coryn’s face (without the scar Nyra gave him) appears in the sky dan Soren is made the new king of the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, though unembered.
Buku dalam siri[sunting | sunting sumber]
Judul utama[sunting | sunting sumber]
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 1: The Capture (2002)
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 2: The Journey (2003)
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 3: The Rescue (2004)
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 4: The Siege (2004)
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 5: The Shattering (2004)
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 6: The Burning (2004)
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 7: The Hatchling (2005)
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 8: The Outcast (2005)
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 9: The First Collier* (2006)
- Gaurdians of Ga'Hoole Book 10: The Coming of Hoole* (2006)
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 11: To Be a King* (2006)
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 12: The Golden Tree (2007)
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 13: The River of Wind (2007)
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 14: Exile (2007)
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 15: The War of the Ember (2008)
* From the Legends of Ga’Hoole
Buku sampingan[sunting | sunting sumber]
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole: A Guide Book to the Great Tree
- Guardians of Ga’Hoole: Lost Tales of Ga’Hoole
- Wolves of the Beyond #1: Lone Wolf
- Wolves of the Beyond #2: Shadow Wolf
- Wolves of the Beyond #3: Gnaw Wolf'
Filem[sunting | sunting sumber]
- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole [3 buku pertama]
Watak[sunting | sunting sumber]
- Soren: Seekor burung hantu kubur, Soren adalah protagonis utama siri. Beliau mempunyai dua adik-beradik: Kludd dan Eglantine. Kekasihnya adalah Pellimore; mereka mempunyai tiga ekor anak: Blythe, Bash dan Bell.
- Kludd : Abang kepada Soren. He is a large, brutal Barn owl dan, for a time, ketua Pure Ones. Beliau dibunuh Twilight in Book 6.
- Eglantine: Kakak muda Soren, she has been captured by Kludd after her parents death dan has been "shattered" twice by the Pure Ones
- Gylfie: Kawan akrab Soren, she met him in St.Aegolius canyons. She is an Elf Owl.
- Twilight: Seekor Great Grey owl yatim, he has lived his entire life with no family. He was raised by various creatures, including foxes. Twilight found his two brothers Tavis dan Cleavus in book 15.
- Digger: A Burrowing owl, keluarganya telah dibunuh dan dimakan Jutt dan Jatt (agen St. Aegolius).
- Otulissa: Know-it-all Spotted owl, ahli Chaw of Chaws.
- Grimble: An improperly “moonblinked” Boreal owl, beliau ditangkap Skench dan Spoorn because of his fighting skills. Beliau dibunuh Skench pada akhir The Capture sebab mengajar Gylfie dan Soren cara terbang, which led to their escape from St. Aegolius School for Orphaned Owls.
- Spoorn: First lieutenant to Skench.
- Auntie: A Snowy owl, also known as Finny, she was Soren’s pit guardian while he was in St. Aegolius. She is a egg eater dan also supposedly killed Hortense.
- Unk: A Great Horned Owl, Unk was Gylfie’s pit guardian during her stay at St. Aegolius.
- Hortense: Later known as Mist, Hortense is a small spotted owl who has handicapped wings. She is a "Slipgizzle" for the Ga’Hoole tree.
- Zan: An eagle, mate of Streak, Zan is a friend of Hortense. Had her tongue ripped out by Auntie.
- Streak: An eagle who is the mate of Zan.
- Pellimore: Kekasih Soren. She has three owlets with him. Pelli seems like a very kind owl to all.
- Blythe: – Burung Hantu Kubur betina. The eldest daughter of Soren dan Pellimore. An excellent singer dan is also quite smart.
- Bash: – Burung Hantu Kubur betina. The second daughter of Soren dan Pellimore.
- Bell: – Burung Hantu Kubur betina. The youngest daughter of Soren dan Pellimore. She once trusted the Striga after he rescued her.
- Nyroc: Juga dikenali sebagai Coryn, Nyroc is Nyra dan Kludd’s son. He defies his parents' ways dan later becomes the King of the Ga’Hoole tree
- Dustytuft: Also called Phillip by Nyroc. He is one of Nyroc’s friends. Killed by Nyra.
- The Rogue Smith of Silverveil (Aka: Thora Plonk): The sister of Madame Plonk. She is killed by Nyra.
- Madame Plonk: The sister of the Rogue Smith of Silverveil, she sings for the Great Ga’ hoole tree.
- Ezylryb: Seekor Whiskered Screech Owl tua dari kerajaan utara, he was a talented warrior dan later became a ryb at the Ga’ Hoole Tree. Nama sebenarnya Lyze of Kiel dan beliau telah menjadi burung hantu terkenal in both the northern dan southern kingdoms.
- Octavia: Ular pembantu sarang/ Kielian snake of both Ezylryb dan Madame Plonk, she lost her eyes in a battle.
- Mrs. Plithiver: Bekas pembantu sarang keluarga Soren; now a member of the harp guild at the Great Ga’Hoole tree.
- Primrose: Pygmy Owl, kawan akrab Eglantine.
- Simon: Seekor burung hantu penghijrah Glauxian Brothers of the Northern Kingdoms, dibunuh Kludd after rescuing him from certain death.
- Nyra: Kekasih Kludd, becomes leader of the Pure Ones after his death dan turns into a haggish creature.
- Boron: A Snowy Owl, King of the great Ga’Hoole tree. Dies when Coryn retrieves the ember.
- Barran: A Snowy Owl, Queen of the great Ga’Hoole tree. Dies when Coryn retrieves the ember.
- Bubo: A Great Horned Owl, Blacksmith of the Ga’Hoole tree.
- Dewlap: The Ga'Hoolology ryb at the Ga’Hoole tree; betrayed the tree during the siege by the Pure Ones. Gets taken to the Glauxian sisters’ retreat to live out her days.
- Strix Struma: the navigation ryb at the Ga’Hoole tree; killed during the siege of the tree.
- Ruby: short-eared owl, excellent flier dan member of the Chaw of Chaws
- Ginger: burung hantu kubur, one of the Pure Ones, she shattered Eglantine.
- Martin: northern saw-whet owl, intuitive dan member of the Chaw of Chaws.
- Gwyndor: masked owl a Rougue smith summoned by the Pure Ones for a ceremony on Kludd's (Metal Beak) bones. Killed in the War of the Ember.
- Tengshu: the sage of the jouzhen kingdom
Rujukan[sunting | sunting sumber]
- Powers, Catherine. A (21 Mac 2010). "Katherine Powers reviews audio books for kids". Washington Post. Diperoleh pada 2 Mei 2010.
- "Books - The Capture (Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Book 1)". monstersandcritics.com. Diperoleh pada 2 Mei 2010.
- "CHILDRENS'S BEST SELLERS: 9 April 2006". New York Times. 9 April 2006. Diperoleh pada 2 Mei 2010.
- Bowles, Scott (4 Mac 2010). "First Look: Wise owls fill a fantastic world in 'Guardians'". USA Today. Diperoleh pada 2 Mei 2010.
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