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Something terrifying is happening in the world of the Clans. Amid the destruction of the forest, cats are disappearing, including ThunderClan's beloved medicine cat apprentice, Leafpaw. Now the young cats who set off on a quest many moons ago have returned with a chilling message: The Clans must move to a new home, or risk extermination.

But it is not easy to convince the cats to leave. Even if all four Clans agreed to travel together, the dangers waiting for them beyond their ...

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Something terrifying is happening in the world of the Clans. Amid the destruction of the forest, cats are disappearing, including ThunderClan's beloved medicine cat apprentice, Leafpaw. Now the young cats who set off on a quest many moons ago have returned with a chilling message: The Clans must move to a new home, or risk extermination.

But it is not easy to convince the cats to leave. Even if all four Clans agreed to travel together, the dangers waiting for them beyond their borders are impossible to predict. More importantly, even the questing cats have no idea where they're supposed to go. What they need is a sign from StarClan . . . but what they need most of all is a plan to save their missing warriors, or risk leaving them behind forever.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007419241
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2011

Meet the Author

Erin Hunter
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.

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.

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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.

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  • Posted May 17, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    The Great Journey

    Though this isn't called the Great Journey until later books, "Dawn" is the book when the Clans leave the forest to find a new home. This book is narrated by Squirrelpaw and Leafpaw, who unfortunately grow more distant due to certain events. Yes, the sisters who had telepathic connections grow distant. I wasn't very pleased with that. But that is another book or so, there are bigger problems: The Clans are pretty much dying. Old friends are left behind, and we get angst and a touching warrior ceremony for a certain WindClan apprentice. The Clans really work together in this book. I actually didn't find this one pretty compelling, but alot of things happen. I feel bad about those left behind/that died (even though one's story is continued in another book), and I still miss the forest, even though the next series (which I'm on now) takes place in the Clans' new home. This book is probably best for those who are at least eleven or twelve-it gets pretty dramatic. You'll be left ready to buy Starlight right away!

    22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Leafpool

    I am not rating the book but i have good news. Erin Hunter is coming out with a NEW BOOK!! It will be called Leafpool's Wish. I am not sure what its about but it is coming out this year ( 2013) !!! Share this review and press yes so th whole world knows!! Thanks!!

    - Daisyfur

    21 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Warriors

    StarClan says it's your destiny to read this book...

    13 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    LOVE

    I came across this series (Into the Wild, the one with Firestar when he first came to the forest) in the nook store on FreeFriday, and I loved the first book but never bought any more. Then i started reading more and I love them. Definitly recommend this.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

    I really love this whole series. It is one of the reasons i beca

    I really love this whole series. It is one of the reasons i became an avid reader.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    Amazing

    Cant believe how good it was sooooooooooo good

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2011

    Best series yet!!!

    These books are the best in the world, and trust me, I have read tons of books!!!

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Warriors the New Prophecy (Book #3)

    The four diffrent clan cats(Feathertail died)have finally returned to there home to find it destroyed by twolegs. The for diffrent clan cats(Squirrelpaw,Crowpaw,Brambleclaw and Tawneypelt)are furious about the hunger. Finally all clans are forced to move out of the forest and find a new home. Join the clans as they go find a new home!

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    Thrilling

    These books are all thrilling and leave you hanging on at every word. I wish they put more importance into Firestar though, instead of turning him jnto a background character.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Best

    This was a really good book i love warriors <3

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Will people STOP ROLEPLAYING and actually listen to reviews?

    I think this is a great book with lots of quality time put into it.



    I also think people shoud get an account on the warriors forums and roleplay and advertize there..

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    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    WOW!!!!!!

    Such a gr8 book! And i think evry1 luvs these warrior bks cuz like the whole world is on this rp thing!

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2007

    Warriors: Dawn- the best book ever!!!

    Warriors: Dawn by Erin Hunter is one of the best books I've ever raed. It follows the adventures of various wild cats as they try to survive in their forest homes. So when I saw the word 'cat' I just picked the book up and started reading. The series in the books are still going on. They've all ready made a manga version of Warriors, and it's very interesting. One of my favorites in the series is Dawn, the third book from Warriors: The New Prophecy series. I like this one cause it's very cool but very sad at the same time. In Dawn, something terrifying happens in the world of the Clans. The cats are being taken away by Twolegs, also ThunderClan's beloved medicine cat apprentice, Leafpaw. So now the young cats who set off on a quest many moons ago came back, even though all but one have return, with a chilling message: The Clans must move to a new home, or risk extermination. In the end...I'm not gonna tell! You have to read the book to see what happens. But if you haven't read the series yet, go and start now. You'll love the book when you read the first chapter.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2005

    i wish i were Firestar!

    I just stumbled on the Warriors series when i couldn't find anything else to read in the book store. now i love them!!! my dad reads them too, because he loves cats. everyone should read them-first Warriors, then The New Prophecy Warriors.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    great book! LUV IT!!! hey search me on AJ ppl xxsoccer626 plz pl

    great book! LUV IT!!! hey search me on AJ ppl xxsoccer626 plz plz plz PLZ join y clan me names either Windwhisker, Breezeclaw, Lightpelt, Lionfur, Breezetail,Lillyblaze, Breezestar, Willowcloud, lightstar, Crowfeather....... -so on- -_- AWESOME BOOK!!!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    Preetty good so far

    The story isn't even done yet and it deserves four stars! Although it stinks that feathertail dies.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Warriors

    I love Erin Hunnter. Besr author ever. This was a great book. I recomend it :). Great book. Out of seekers, warriors, and survivors my fav is warriors. I recomend all Erin Hutner books. :) five stars for me. I rated all Erin Hunter books five stars so far. Good book. <33

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Good so far... really good

    I really like the book so far, a little more action would make it super

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Best thing ever

    Thids book is so good that i would suggest it too any one who likes an adventure

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    A+A+Z

    I think this book is the most amaxing in the history of Erin Hunter's book! Find spare time and read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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