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Dark River (Warriors: Power of Three Series #2)

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The dazzling new story arc in the #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues as Hollypaw, Jaypaw, and Lionpaw -- the three cats who prophecy foretells, holds the future of the Clans -- train as apprentices.

Full of adventure, suspense, beloved characters, and even a little romance, Power of Three #2: Dark River is a thrilling new chapter in the chronicles of the Clans. With more than two million books sold in the Warriors series, fans...

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Overview

The dazzling new story arc in the #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues as Hollypaw, Jaypaw, and Lionpaw -- the three cats who prophecy foretells, holds the future of the Clans -- train as apprentices.

Full of adventure, suspense, beloved characters, and even a little romance, Power of Three #2: Dark River is a thrilling new chapter in the chronicles of the Clans. With more than two million books sold in the Warriors series, fans will be eagerly awaiting this new chapter.

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Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“A suspenseful adventure story that urges readers onward.”
Children's Literature - Caroline B. Hopenwasser
This was my first foray into the Warriors World, which is already populated with many previous adventures. Though I had not read the previous books I was able to pick the story up quickly after my initial confusion caused by meeting so many characters in just a few pages. This book chronicles the adventures of three cat apprentices in the ThunderClan—Lionpaw, Hollypaw, and Jaypaw. Though the cat clans have been at peace for some time, tensions are brewing and war seems imminent. The three apprentices, though once close, grow apart as they begin to hide secrets from one another. Ultimately they must decide where their loyalties lie as they work to avert war with the other cat clans. The Warriors World is a rich and complex landscape populated with interesting characters. Fans of animal fantasy should enjoy the many opportunities to venture into this interesting environment and join in the adventure. "Warriors, Power of Three" Reviewer: Caroline B. Hopenwasser
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“A suspenseful adventure story that urges readers onward.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060892050
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/26/2007
  • Series: Warriors: Power of Three Series , #2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 219,800
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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.

Biography

Erin Hunter is the nom de plume of three British writers who create enthralling, animal-centric YA fantasies in the tradition of Brian Jacques's Redwall books. In 2003, they launched their bestselling Warriors series with Into the Wild, the story of a domesticated kitten who leaves the comforts of his human home to join a family of feral cats living in the woods. Introducing a captivating world where rival cat clans struggle for survival, the book was an immediate sensation with animal- and adventure-loving preteens. Since its debut, Warriors has become a genuine publishing phenomenon, spawning a string of six-book miniseries, each with its own distinct story arc.

The Erin Hunter collaboration is an unusual but highly successful one. Characters and story ideas emanate from editor Victoria Holmes, who keeps track of previous plot lines, ensures continuity, and coordinates the details of a complex and growing cast of characters. Kate Cary and Cherith Baldry take turns writing individual books; then everything is vetted again through Holmes, who checks carefully to make sure the stories are told in a single, unified voice. With different writing styles at work, this would seem a daunting task. However, in a 2006 interview, Holmes explained her modus operandi: "I think of it as being able to "speak Erin Hunter", like speaking a different language, and after working on [so many] scripts, I know pretty much at once if a line or phrase doesn't sound right."

Although the Erin Hunter books are written for young readers, they do not shy away from difficult material. The animals face life-threatening dangers and experience pain, grief, and loss -- sometimes even treachery within their own ranks. But the authors are always careful to reinforce positive messages about family, friendship, loyalty, and love. Independently, Holmes, Cary, and Baldry stay busy with their own writing and editing projects; but in 2008, they reunited for a second animal fantasy series. Seekers: The Quest Begins features a trio of bears from different species (black, polar, and grizzly), who join together for an adventure-filled odyssey that will change their lives forever.

Good To Know

Fun facts about "Erin Hunter" and the Warrior books, plus advice for aspiring writers:
Cherith Baldry and Kate Cary have always loved cats -- and writing fantasy stories! Cherith is particularly interested in the stories of King Arthur, with all those glorious battles, knights, and a courtly code of behavior. Kate is fascinated by animal interaction and the way you can read all sorts of hidden motivation into what cats do. She's also not afraid of describing the goriest scenes!

Says Victoria Holmes, "I love being one of the Erins and frequently dream of being a cat running through a forest when I am coming up with new story lines. Teaming up with Kate and Cherith on the Warriors books is an unconventional way of working, but we love writing the books together and it means we can produce them much faster than a single writer could."

They came up with the single name, Erin Hunter, to avoid confusing their readers by having books from the same series filed in different places on the bookshelves.

Erin's advice for aspiring writers: "Read, read, and read some more! Make sure you read a wide variety of stories: fantasy stories teach you about making up completely new worlds, crime-solving stories teach you about handling a complicated plot, stories with lots of characters teach you how to describe relationships. Also, write as many stories as you can, even if no one else reads them. And remember that the best inspiration comes from what's around you -- Kate and Cherith go for long walks through the woods to find new locations for the cats to explore. They also spend hours watching their cats -- and other people -- to see how they behave in certain situations."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Erin Hunter is the pseudonym for three writers: Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, and Victoria Holmes
    2. Hometown:
      All three writers live in the U.K.

Read an Excerpt

Warriors: Power of Three #2: Dark River PLM

Chapter One

"Look out!" Lionpaw lashed his tail. "ShadowClan warriors behind us!"

Hollypaw whipped around, her black pelt standing on end. "I'll take them!"

Lionpaw glanced at his brother. "Scent anything, Jaypaw?"

"More warriors coming!" the gray tabby warned. His blind, blue eyes were round with alarm. "Prepare for attack!"

"We'll ambush them as they come through the camp wall!" Lionpaw ordered. He jerked his head toward Hollypaw. "Can you handle those three?"

"Easy!" Hollypaw rolled onto her back then sprung to her paws, claws glinting in the afternoon sun.

Lionpaw darted forward and crouched behind the prickly wall of thorns. "Quick, Jaypaw! Beside me!"

Jaypaw scooted over and dropped into an attack crouch. "They're coming!"

A tabby warrior trotted through the entrance.

"Now!" Lionpaw screeched. He hurled himself at the warrior. Jaypaw scrambled between the enemy's paws. With a grunt of surprise, the invader tripped and tumbled onto his side. Lionpaw was on him in an instant.

"Enough!" Squirrelflight's sharp mew rang around the small clearing.

Lionpaw stopped pummeling Brambleclaw's back with his hind legs and stared at his mother as she hurried through the gap in the bramble wall. "But we're pretending ShadowClan are attacking!"

Jaypaw skidded to a halt. "We'd almost won!"

Brambleclaw got to his paws, shaking Lionpaw off. "Good ambush," he purred. "But you know you're not meant to be playing here."

Lionpaw slid tothe ground. "It's the only good place to practice a surprise attack," he mewed sulkily. He looked around the half-finished den; its bramble walls jutted out from the side of the warriors' den. Once branches had been pushed over the top to form the roof, an opening would be made to join the old den with the new one.

Hollypaw padded toward them, leaving her imaginary foes behind. "We're not getting in anyone's way," she pointed out. She fluffed out her fur against the wind. Newleaf sunshine had taken the chill from the hollow, but the afternoon had brought with it a breeze from the mountains that reminded Lionpaw that leaf-bare was less than a quarter moon behind them.

"What if every apprentice decided to practice their battle moves here?" Squirrelflight demanded. "The walls would be broken in no time and all Birchfall's and Graystripe's hard work would be wasted."

"We need to expand the warriors' den before you and the other apprentices become warriors," Brambleclaw added. "It's already too crowded."

"Okay, we get the point!" Jaypaw lifted his chin. His fur was ruffled and bits of leaves were sticking out of his pelt.

"Look at you!" Squirrelflight licked Jaypaw roughly between the ears. "You've made yourselves filthy," she scolded, "and we'll be leaving for the Gathering soon."

Lionpaw began to wash the dried leaf-dust from his chest before his mother started on him.

Jaypaw ducked away from Squirrelflight's tongue. "I can wash myself, you know," he complained.

"Leave them be," Brambleclaw meowed to his mate. "I'm sure they'll smarten themselves up before we leave."

"Of course we will," Lionpaw promised. There was no way he was going to let the other Clans see him looking like a hedgehog. This would be the first Gathering the three of them had attended together. "We've been looking forward to this for ages. Haven't we, Jaypaw?"

Jaypaw flicked his tail. "Yeah, right."

Lionpaw flexed his claws. Why did Jaypaw have to be grumpy all the time? This would be his first Gathering ever. He must be looking forward to it. He had missed the last two, once as a punishment and once because his medicine duties had kept him in camp. Lionpaw knew his littermate well enough to know how important it was to be able to do what the other cats did, despite his blindness—and that included going to Gatherings.

"Hurry up! Out of here, before Firestar notices!" Squirrelflight ordered, herding her kits toward the gap in the wall. "Go and find something on the fresh-kill pile. You've a long night ahead."

Lionpaw's tail pricked with excitement at the thought of the Gathering. He could almost smell the pine scents of the island.

But Hollypaw's eyes glittered with worry. "I hope the other Clans don't pick on us again. Do you know if Millie's coming? Perhaps she should stay behind this time."

When Graystripe had returned to the Clan two moons ago, he had brought with him his new mate, Millie, a kittypet whom he had met while the Twolegs held him captive. He had trained her as a warrior and in return she had helped him make the long, perilous journey to the lake in search of his lost Clan. Her kittypet roots made her an easy target for the other Clan's jibes, and she wasn't the only ThunderClan cat who was taunted for not being Clanborn.

"Millie can take care of herself," Squirrelflight pointed out.

"Besides, the contest seemed to have smoothed things over a bit," Brambleclaw added.

"But for how long?" Hollypaw mewed. Lionpaw knew his sister had never been entirely convinced that the daylight Gathering would heal the rifts between the Clans. The four Clans had competed in friendly contests to test their skills, pitting their apprentices against one another in an effort to put aside growing distrust and border tensions. Lionpaw remembered the day for a different reason, though: He and the WindClan apprentice Breezepaw had fallen into an old badger set and nearly suffocated in choking sand before Jaypaw had found them.

"You're always fretting about something," Jaypaw snorted at Hollypaw. "It's like living with an anxious owl."

"Newleaf is here now," Squirrelflight pointed out. "There's more prey running around, so the Clans should be less prickly."

Hollypaw glanced at Jaypaw. "Some cats are still prickly even with a full belly!"

"Hush." Squirrelflight nudged her with her nose. "Go and eat."

"I was only telling the truth!" Hollypaw started forward, but Jaypaw barged past her. She let out a yelp, glaring after Jaypaw, who was already halfway to the medicine den. "He nipped me!"

Warriors: Power of Three #2: Dark River PLM. Copyright © by Erin Hunter. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2008

    SO not a stupid series

    I've followed this series from book 1 (of the first 6 books). They are among my favorite series ever. That's saying something, because I've read upward of 800 books. I was reading Sunset at my cottage and my cousin was staying with us. He called it 'a stupid series', and I should ask, 'would it be stupid if it were about humans?' Some things can be seen from an animal's prospective. It's just something that seems odd to me that if someone sees a book about something other than humans, it's suddenly low on the must read list. Maybe it's because they're used to books about people, but they should branch out a little. Seriously. This book was great, though!

    53 out of 65 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    I love this series!

    I love this series! But this book has been typed and formatted for the NOOK, so there are little typos every now and then. For example, instead of Lionpaw, sometimes the book says "Fionpaw". Easy mistakes like that, but so far it hasn't changed the meaning of the book. But I would definately reccommend reading the first book, "Into the Wild", first. That way, you can understand how the Clans work, and get an idea of who characters are and stuff like that.

    34 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Warriors

    This is a great book but there are alot of spelling errors. Ihighly recomend that you get the paper book no mistakes. But over all i recomend this book and the whole entire Warrior series to anybody. Warriors are the best series, and may StarClan go with you!

    25 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    Do not buy

    It is horrible this isnt even the full book. Someone just typed up parts of it and made alot of mistakes. Do not get the free version. I do not even want to give it one star

    19 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Good book.

    Very good book, but this version has a lot of typos and errors.

    18 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Anonymous

    Did u guys know tht erin hunter is four people put together cause they didnt know how to write an authors name so they made erin hunter up and her books are amazing

    16 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    A must read series

    This is an amazing book! I love it i have read it a million timess Erin Hunter is a great writer I dont no why i didnt find the series earlier!!!!!!!!! I wish i had because i cant get enouh of these books


    12 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Warriors:Dark River: Warriors:Power of three: Dark River Update

    This copy stinks! NEVER get a free copy! It skips half the book!

    11 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    WArr WARRIORS ROCK

    Whoever doesn't read Warriors or doesn't like them are fox dung.

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Best book

    Best book ever!

    9 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Nightwisper

    What the heck is horseclan doing?books are not territory and this is not a role playing website.trustpaw,or what ever your name is,you cant just go around writing stuff on the review pages for preorder books like "im claming this as horseclan land".thats the kind of stuff that ticks me off.quit it.

    7 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Not a good idea.... 3:

    I don't know who copied this book, but whoever did, did a bad job at it. I love Warriors as much as the next cat, but this is just some ripped fake copy that dosen't even have the whole book. If you want the real deal, I say to just buy it. A sample would be better than this. ; /

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Another Day in Thunderclan

    A warm new-leaf breeze blew into the hollow, where the warriors of Thunderclan lived. Seedwhisker yawned, her vigil to fully become a warrior had been exshausting, she padded over to the remains of last nights fresh kill. She stood over the pile, and finally decided on a plump thrush. She decided she would grab a vole for her sister, Lilyfur. She walked over to her sister and dropped the small body next to her. Her
    sister gave a grateful glance, and devoured the prey in a few ravenous bites. Seedwhisker took her time, she thought carefully about what to do for the day, she decided she would go on extra patrols, so she could go to tonights gathering. A hunting patrol entered the thorn barrier, they each carried a peice of prey. Graystripe carried a blackbird, Brackenfur carried a mouse, Brightheart carried a vole, Dewpaw carried a shrew, and Molepelt carried a thrush. This new-leaf hafd blessed all four of the clans, giving Riverclan a lake full of fish, Shadowclan plenty of frogs and rats, and hundreds of rabbits to satisfy Windclan. Tulipkit was playing mossball with her siblings, and Honeypaw was shearching Purdy's pelt for ticks. "Bramblestar, come quick, Shadowclan has moved the border, again!" said Spiderleg. Bramblestar jumped from highledge, and landed on all fours next to Spiderleg, and his small border patrol. "Brightheart, Dewpaw, Lilyfur, Seedwhisker, Honeypaw, and Cherrytail, you will be coming with me, we dont know if Shadowclan is planning an attack, so we haveto be prepared. Jayfeather get some herbs ready, we dont know if there is going to be any serious injurys. Squirrelflight your in charge of the camp, but just in case Shadowclan plans on attacking the camp, I want you to secure the camp." said Bramblestar. The patrol found the new border, and looked around for clues. All of a sudden, a long row of lean, Shadowclan warriors stood behind the border. Then a voice from the back spoke."This land once belonged to Shadowclan, until you mange-pelts stole it back, Shadowclan is tired of taking orders from a clan full of loners and kittypets, Shadowclan attack!"

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Confusing

    Erin Hunter writes wonderful books, but she makes so many different versions. The prophecy, power of three, and the original are among many different versions available. You cant even look for the book you want!! My stars are based on tha not on her writing

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    BEST SERIES EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have read all the books up until Dark River. They are personally my faborite series! I have just one question. Is Dark River one of the really good ones? Also i have read other reveiws saying this book is not the real book and that there are a lot of errors. I don not want to waste money on a ripoff! Other than that you should read this wonderful series!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Hello

    I am scarstar leader of storm clan my warrior name was scartail because of the gash on my tail my former leader was dawn star she is not dead but reteired we have strong warriors like lionfoot crow feather and hollyleaf and lots more so dont try and battle us unless you want to lose this means you dark clan and sharp clan good bye and

    This was a good book and i havent even yet i already no its great thanks for reading this bye

    5 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Hey

    You and Rockpath look no further. Welcome to Fireclan! I am Preciousstar and i m leader.welcome

    5 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    To 'to thrushflight'

    What you wrote was NOT exceptable. PLEASE watch your language in future. If I see SUCH WORDS in a review again I really will have to do something about it.
    P.S. To all reveiwers, if you could kindly refrain from using swearwords in reveiws, I would be most obliged.
    P.S.2. I AM NOT AN ADULT.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Awesome

    This book is good! Oh and I'm a little kit with no name that wants a home.

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    TO ALL

    If you have been locked out of your camp, i can help you. Just go to hope result two. Then tell me what clan you have been locked out of, where it is, and what your name(s) is/are there. Then i can post to them to please move camps so that you can rp again! ~Hopekit, the messenger.

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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