The River of Wind
Author: Kathryn Lasky
Cover Art: Richard Cowdrey
Cover Design: Steve Scott
Publish Date: July 1, 2007
ISBN Number: ISBN 978-0-439-88807-3
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Previous Book: The Golden Tree
Next Book: Exile

The River of Wind is the thirteenth book of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series, by Kathryn Lasky.


Coryn, Soren and the Chaw of Chaws ride a river of wind to discover a realm of endless wonders where dwells a society of mysterious owls, the like of which has never before been seen.

Meanwhile, journeying in the known kingdoms, Primrose and Eglantine stumble upon a plot by Nyra to kill the young king and his companions in a distant snowy land. Too late to get help from the tree, the young Guardians must find the strange new realm on their own to warn Coryn and the others. Even if they make it in time, will a handful of Guardians and peace-loving monks be a match for Pure Ones bent on murder?


The band discovers a new kingdom with the help of Bess, meanwhile Soren's daughter is being helped by a blue owl she named the Striga a.k.a. Orlando. The band meets a sage named Tengshu and learn more about the Middle Kingdom, and get ambushed by a bunch of Pure Ones.


  • The term "river of wind" was first used in The Journey (page 174)