Soren is a male Barn Owl, Tyto alba, and is the main character of the series, with the exception of books #7-15.
Soren was hatched to a family of Barn Owls in the forest kingdom of Tyto. He lived with his mother Marella, his father Noctus, his older brother Kludd, and his younger sister Eglantine. The family had a nest-maid snake named Mrs. Plithiver. Kludd was extremely jealous of Soren as he thought he was the favored son, so one day he shoved him out of the nest. Soren then got snatched by a St. Aggie's patrol while crying out for his parents. On the flight to St. Aggie's, Soren met Gylfie.
Soren escaped from St. Aggie's with Gylfie and traveled to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. He became a member of the colliering and weather interpretation chaws (see chaw). He eventually became a ryb and a member of the parliament.
Soren also fought in many battles and skirmishes including The Rescue, The Siege, The Burning, and his final battle in The War of The Ember (see War of the Ember - Event), just to name a few.
After meeting his newly kinged nephew Coryn, Soren became his most trusted advisor and general.
After Coryn's death during the War of the Ember, Soren was chosen to be king of Hoole.