A Hidden Enemy (Erin Hunter's Survivors Series #2)
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A Hidden Enemy (Erin Hunter's Survivors Series #2)

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by Erin Hunter
     
 

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From Erin Hunter, #1 nationally bestselling author of Warriors, comes the New York Times bestselling second book in the Survivors series. Praised by Kirkus Reviews as “perfectly crafted” in a starred review, A Hidden Enemy is an action-packed adventure that will thrill fans of Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire.

After discovering a

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From Erin Hunter, #1 nationally bestselling author of Warriors, comes the New York Times bestselling second book in the Survivors series. Praised by Kirkus Reviews as “perfectly crafted” in a starred review, A Hidden Enemy is an action-packed adventure that will thrill fans of Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire.

After discovering a forest filled with prey and fresh water, Lucky and the Leashed Dogs are sure that they have found their new home. But a fierce pack of Wild Dogs has laid claim to the land and their menacing Alpha won’t allow other dogs to settle there. Now Lucky finds himself forced to go behind enemy lines—and to decide which dogs will ultimately be his true allies.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Following a massive earthquake, leashed dogs and strays alike try to find a way to weather a world turned on end by the catastrophe. Without the longpaws, or humans, the dogs must use both their instincts and their deep tradition of storytelling to make sense of their new lives. This sequel to The Empty City (2012) begins just as Lucky has finally extricated himself from his unwanted pack. Unfortunately, an attack by wild dogs and another quake force him to return to help his frightened friends. Lucky finds himself caught between his responsibility toward his old pack and his admiration for the wild pack led by Alpha, their part-wolf leader. Even though his skills are those of a city dog, Lucky is able to quickly become invaluable to the new pack. However, if Alpha discovers his split loyalty, Lucky will suffer swift canine justice, which often ends in death. Disease, famine and other wild animals make survival even more tenuous as the fast-paced story progresses. Well-rounded characters, deep folklore and difficult problems without obvious answers drive the story. These dogs are not just loyal human companions, but warriors, leaders and friends. A cliffhanger ending ensures another volume is on the way. Perfectly crafted. (Adventure. 8-12)
Children's Literature - Sandra Eichelberger
This second installment of the “Survivors” series follows Lucky, a dog who is essentially a loner but who has been helping a pack of former house pets that are trying to survive in the wild after an earthquake. The water is contaminated and there is little food except for what is in an area controlled by a pack of vicious wild dogs. Bella, the head of the “leashed dog” group, encourages Lucky to infiltrate the wild dog pack and learn their ways. Lucky, a loner by choice, reluctantly agrees and is taken in by the wild pack. Lucky is uncomfortable with his deception and grows to like the members of this brutal group. He comes to appreciate the hierarchy of the pack and the harsh rules that govern them. Still, he wants to protect his old friends and must act against his conscience to keep the leashed group safe. The dogs show human characteristics: talking, reasoning, betraying and spying. Still, they are dogs that lick each other’s muzzles, howl at night, and forage for prey to eat. This is a dystopian tale of animal survival, with the hint of humans in the background. The story centers on endurance and depicts a canine community with tiered responsibilities and treatment. In the wild pack, dogs of lower status are treated distinctly different than those of higher rank. There is an interesting dichotomy between the two different packs of dogs and their social strata. Lucky has lived with both and he sees the advantages and disadvantages of each. Hunter has cleverly shown two social orders and how they function. The action is fast-paced and there is cruelty and brutality that may bother dog lovers. Those who love adventure and survival stories will be drawn to the book and come to realize like Lucky, that there are advantages to both packs and that all is not black or white. The cliffhanger ending will surely leave readers waiting for the next book. Reviewer: Sandra Eichelberger; Ages 8 to 12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062102607
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Series:
Erin Hunter's Survivors Series , #2
Pages:
271
Sales rank:
554,166
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. In addition to having great respect for nature in all its forms, Erin enjoys creating rich mythical explanations for animal behavior. She is also the author of the bestselling Seekers and Survivors series.

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A Hidden Enemy (Survivors Series 32) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 192 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. Wow is all I can say, this book is really great, the Erins have out done themselves. The book just keep me wanting to read more, finshed it in one day! Keep up the good work!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This looks soo good. I love erin hunters books they are soo good lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME! Read this book! Just , read book1,The Empty City, before you read book 2 . Both books are AWESOME!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!!!! How does erin hunter do this! She makes the BEST books! This one was so interesting and mysterious. You never know whats gonna happen next. I cant wait until the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE SURVIVORS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You did a fantastic job with the first and second books, and I love how at the end of the books you would leave it a cliff-hanger. Here is a suggestion for your next books: less repeating words. Try not to say the same words in the same paragrahph. For me, I think in your next books shoukd be Alpha about to kill Lucky, but Bella might step in and pleed him to stop and it was her fault and she made him spy when he didnt want to. Then, I think Bella will chose not to join the Wild Pack, but just to be alliances with them, and Lucky will chose to be with the Wild Pack. Alpha will force Lucky to be Omega, though, but after a full journey of the moon-dog he can challenge someone to move higher in the ranks. I absolutely LOVE the challenges. It leaves me on the edge of my seat, and im addicted (even more than i was before.) -your #1 Warriors and Survivors fan (soon to be Seekers)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love the suspense and detail. It puts you on the edge of your seat. I recomend this book to anyone looking to step into the life shoes of a dog and his fierce loyalty to his friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!! This book is SO much better than the first Survivors book. Oh my glob, I nearly exploded with anticipation when he joined the Wild Pack! The only thing I didn't like was the ending. It totally left you hanging!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is werth the $10
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Erin Hunter and her books. If you read this Erin Hunter, in your next survivors book, give Moon a happy "tail" because she is my favorite dog. I know this might not be a real reason but my bborder collie just died, and she looked just like Moon. So please write a good book and be carefull with Moon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Erin hunt is a copier
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't like tis book as much as the empty city. Lucky should've went with Sweet with his 'mini' pack. And there are to many deaths in your books and I don't like books like that, no offense... So anyways, can you start a new series? If so, write about horses! The leader can be a black mare with a white blaze, her name can be Sonata! It's just an idea... Hope you like it and start writting!!! Thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So Awsome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want a clan that knows no fear? Join the Boneyard Clan! Wolf descriptions here and if i approve you go to puppies res 4! Good Luck! ~SilverPaw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love mok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounds like a good book should i buy it i dont know
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's just as good as the Seekers series and at first you think it's boring, but as you give the book more of a chance, it draws you in more and more with a 'fish hook.'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful companion to the first Survivors book. I can not wait to read the next book, Darkness Falling. This book truly keeps you wanting to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At "james henry fane" all res.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blazeclan at glc first result
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book even though not one but two dogs die. Super sad. Well they're now up in the skydog. Sleep in peace pups. Lone dog
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to to book under this one. It will be a series collection book and click on: " Join the mixed dog pack!" For information on tje pack and how to enter! See u thr!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading The Empty City, I knew that I had to read A Hidden Enemy. So I did and it turned out to be better than the first. More characters are included, and the writing is excellent. A fantastic new edition to the Survivors series.