The Journey (Lasky, Kathryn) is the second volume in the Guardians of Ga'hoole series. It is an animal fantasy series for 8-12 year olds with owls as protagonists. I loved the inaugural volume, The Capture. This one--eh. It is not as gripping. The series currently stands at 13 volumes, so I will probably continue at least for a few more, especially as there is a film version in the works.