One of my students (but don’t worry, Matthew, your identity is safe here) is fascinated with owls. In fact, when I mentioned that there would be owls in Kendra Kandlestar and the Crack of Kazah he promptly began interrogating me. “What species are they? How many owls? What are they going to do?” Well, Matthew was so kind to even provide me with some owl research and, after reviewing his data, I decided I would go with snowy owls.
Here’s a couple of illustrations I’ve completed so far of the main snowy owl.
I hope they meet Matthew’s satisfaction! There’s supposed to be one other owl in this book. I think I will make it an elf owl; seems appropriate for the Land of Een!