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Eclipse (Warriors: Power of Three Series #4)

Eclipse (Warriors: Power of Three Series #4)

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by Erin Hunter
     
 

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Firestar's three grandchildren have learned of the powerful prophecy that foretells their destinies, and the responsibility of deciding the Clans' future weighs heavily on the three apprentices. But each secretly yearns for power: Lionpaw dreams of being undefeatable in battle, while Hollypaw longs to be a great leader and Jaypaw knows only he can see the true past

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Firestar's three grandchildren have learned of the powerful prophecy that foretells their destinies, and the responsibility of deciding the Clans' future weighs heavily on the three apprentices. But each secretly yearns for power: Lionpaw dreams of being undefeatable in battle, while Hollypaw longs to be a great leader and Jaypaw knows only he can see the true past and future for them all. Their strengths are tested when ThunderClan is suddenly attacked—and all four Clans are thrown into a battle unlike any the cats have ever seen.

Then a dark shadow falls across the forest, and a mysterious stranger warns the Clans of more trouble to come. For the first time, it appears that StarClan does not hold the answers the cats need.

All of a sudden, the warrior code is being tested. A crisis of faith threatens to tear the four Clans apart and destroy what the cats have built their lives upon. . . .

Editorial Reviews

"There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws." Three grandchildren of Firestar and Tigerstar know that the Clans' future survival rests on their shoulders. Yet Jaypaw, Lionpaw, and Hollypaw had never suspected that their skills and loyalties would be tested in these extremes of combat. The action-packed fourth installment of Erin Hunter's popular Power of Three Warrior cat series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061973703
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Series:
Warriors: Power of Three Series , #4
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
39,228
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Warriors: Power of Three #5: Long Shadows SNY

Chapter One

The moon was huge, a golden circle resting on a dark ridge of hills. Stars blazed above Hollyleaf's head, reminding her that the spirits of her ancestors were watching over her. Her fur prickled as something stirred on the ridge. A cat had appeared there, outlined against the moon. She recognized the broad head and tufted ears, and the tail with its bushy tip; even though the shape was black against the light, she knew the colors of its pelt: white with brown, black, and ginger blotches.

"Sol!" she hissed.

The outlined shape arched its back, then reared up on its hind paws, its forepaws stretched out as if it was about to rake its claws across the sky. It leaped upward, and as it leaped it swelled until it was so huge that it blotted out the moon and the blazing stars. Hollyleaf crouched, shivering, in darkness thicker than the deepest places of the forest.

Screeches of alarm rose up around her, a whole Clan of hidden cats wailing their fear of the shadow cutting them off from the protective gaze of StarClan. Above the noise, a single voice rang out: "Hollyleaf! Hollyleaf! Come out!"

Hollyleaf thrashed in terror and found her paws tangled in soft moss and bracken. Pale gray light was filtering through the branches of the warriors' den. A couple of foxlengths away, Hazeltail was scrambling out of her nest, shaking scraps of moss from her pelt.

"Hollyleaf!" The call came again, and this time Hollyleaf recognized Birchfall's voice, meowing irritably outside the den. "Are you going to sleep all day? We're supposed to be hunting."

"Coming."Groggy with sleep, every hair on her pelt still quivering from her nightmare, Hollyleaf headed toward the nearest gap between the branches. Before she reached it, her paws stumbled over the haunches of a sleeping cat, half hidden under the bracken.

Cloudtail's head popped up. "Great StarClan!" he grumbled. "Can't a cat get any sleep around here?"

"S-sorry," Hollyleaf stammered, remembering that Cloudtail had been out on a late patrol the night before; she had seen him return to camp with Dustpelt and Sorreltail while she was keeping her warrior's vigil.

Just my luck. My first day, and I manage to annoy one of the senior warriors!

Cloudtail snorted and curled up again, his blue eyes closing as he buried his nose in his fur.

"It's okay," Hazeltail murmured, brushing her muzzle against Hollyleaf's shoulder. "Cloudtail's mew is worse than his scratch. And don't let Birchfall ruffle your fur. He's bossy with the new warriors, but you'll soon get used to it."

Hollyleaf nodded gratefully, though she didn't tell Hazeltail the real reason she was thrown off balance. Birchfall didn't bother her; it was the memory of the dream that throbbed through her from ears to tail-tip, making her paws clumsy and her thoughts troubled.

Her gaze drifted to the nest where her brother Lionpaw—no, Lionblaze now—had curled up at the end of his vigil. She wanted to talk to him more than anything. But the nest was empty; Lionblaze must have gone out on the dawn patrol.

Careful where she put her paws, Hollyleaf pushed her way out of the den behind Hazeltail. Outside, Birchfall was scraping the ground impatiently.

"At last!" he snapped. "What kept you?"

"Take it easy, Birchfall." Brambleclaw, the ThunderClan deputy and Hollyleaf's father, was sitting a tail-length away with his tail wrapped neatly around his paws. His amber eyes were calm. "The prey won't run away."

"Not till they see us, anyway," Sandstorm added as she bounded across from the fresh-kill pile.

"If there is any prey." Birchfall lashed his tail. "Ever since the battle, fresh-kill's been much harder to find."

Hollyleaf's grumbling belly told her that Birchfall was right. Several sunrises ago all four Clans had battled in ThunderClan territory; their screeching and trampling had frightened off all the prey, or driven them deep underground.

"Maybe the prey will start to come back now," she suggested.

"Maybe," Brambleclaw agreed. "We'll head toward the ShadowClan border. There wasn't as much fighting over there."

Hollyleaf stiffened at the mention of ShadowClan. Will I see Sol again? she wondered.

"I wonder if we'll see any ShadowClan cats," Birchfall meowed, echoing her thought. "I'd like to know if they're all going to turn their back on StarClan, and follow that weirdo loner instead."

Hollyleaf felt as if stones were dragging in her belly, weighing her down. ShadowClan had not appeared at the last Gathering, two nights before. Instead, their leader Blackstar had come alone except for Sol, the loner who had recently arrived by the lake, and explained that his cats no longer believed in the power of their warrior ancestors.

But that can't be right! How can a Clan survive without StarClan? Without the warrior code?

"Sol's not such a weirdo," Hazeltail pointed out to Birchfall with a flick of her ears. "He predicted that the sun would vanish, and it did. None of the medicine cats knew that was going to happen."

Birchfall shrugged. "The sun came back, didn't it? It's not that big a deal."

"In any case," Brambleclaw interrupted, rising to his paws, "this is a hunting patrol. We're not going to pay a friendly visit to ShadowClan."

"But they fought beside us," Birchfall objected. "WindClan and RiverClan would have turned us into crow-food without the ShadowClan warriors. We can't be enemies again so soon, can we?"

"Not enemies," Sandstorm corrected. "But they're still a different Clan. Besides, I'm not sure we can be friends with cats who reject StarClan."

What about our own cats, then? Hollyleaf didn't dare to ask the question out loud. Cloudtail has never believed in StarClan. But she knew without question Cloudtail was a loyal warrior who would die for any of his Clanmates.

Brambleclaw said nothing, just gave his pelt a shake and kinked his tail to beckon the rest of the patrol. As they headed toward the thorn tunnel they met Brackenfur pushing his way into the hollow with Sorreltail and Lionblaze behind him. The dawn patrol had returned. As all three cats headed for the fresh-kill pile, Hollyleaf darted across and intercepted her brother.

Warriors: Power of Three #5: Long Shadows SNY. Copyright © by Erin Hunter. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. As well as 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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Eclipse (Warriors: Power of Three Series #4) 4.8 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 657 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished this book today, and I started it last night. I was so absorbed in this book that when I woke up this morning I started reading it! IF YOU ARE A WARRIORS LUVER READ THIS BOOK, BUT YOU PROBABLY KNOW THAT BECAUSE IF YOU LUV WARRIORS AS MUCH AS I DO YOU'LL KNOW HOW IMPOSSIBLE THEY ARE TO PUT DOWN!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids - an 11 year old son and 9 year old daughter both love these Erin Hunter books. From the original Warriors series to the current one they are reading- the Power of Three series they have read them all. They can't wait to get to her newest- Omen of the Stars series. My daughter says they are adventurous, exciting and she can't wait to know what is going to happen next. She loves the characters, the settings, and just about everything about these series of books. She can't put them down and is begging me right now for the 4th Apprentice. I really believe that any books that kids love to read, that leave them begging for more- must be great. Erin Hunter has done so much to increase the reading in my house- I hope she keeps writing for a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome! I recomend it to everyone. Many reviews tell who they think the cat on the front cover is so, I will tell you who I think it is. In my opinion it is Sol for those of you who dont know he is a loner who comes to the clans in this book. The reason I think this is him is because in the begining of the book it tells the description of most of the cats and in Sol's description it says he has long ears, blue eyes, and he is gray, and in my opinion wise because he predictes an eclipse, BUT that DOES'NT mean that that I think the clans should abandon starclan, I think just the oposite because they are very, very wise and have told the clans about many things including firstars arrival, about brambleclaw killing hawkfrost which even brambleclaw would never have dreamed of in a million moons, and about lionblaze, hollyleaf, and jaypaw having special powers. I cant wait till the next book Long Shadows comes out becouse I think that many of our(as in all the Warrior fans)questions will be answered or more hints will be given to reach a conclusion. Way to go Warriors
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read these books in like 5 days at the most. Im only 10 and im addicted to these books! READ THESE SERIES!!! THEY R PURE AWESOMENESS!!!! :D
STORE NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best cat warrior books ever! I tried to saver every word of this book, but I failed. It was hard to find a place to stop in this book. I hope you injoy this book as much as I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very interesting! This has to be one of the most entertaining warriors books yet!!!!
Saraphina More than 1 year ago
This book was great! I have to say, unlike other Warriors books it was a bit slow to start, but it was still fantastic story. I start to get really interested when an unknown loner named Sol visits ThunderClan to warn them about a danger and a mysterious happening soon to come. Also, as tensions rise between clans, you can tell that Onestar is very different as a leader than he was as warrior. His relaxed friendship with Firestar Is long gone, for problems arise when he seeks revenge on ThunderClan. In this book Hollypaw, Jaypaw, and Lionpaw are doing their best to protect and defend their Clan, while also trying to hold the secret that they aren't any normal apprentices. Because sometimes it will all seem to lead back to. . . 'There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws. . .'
The_ReaderAH More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books i have ever read. There is some drama and very very big secrets in this one...... But i loved it. i cant wait to see how the next book is going to have in store!.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has all the great qualities of a mystery/adventure book. I highly recommend this book for readers who love thrillers and mystery.
stormfur More than 1 year ago
this is my first time writing a review so.........yeah. Eclipse is a heart-pounding, thrill seeker that has to catch your eye. when i started reading warriors, i was hooked, not to mention me staying up till 4 am just reading them.but just to ask whats moonclan and iceclan? well talk l8r, choa.
Silvertail More than 1 year ago
The book eclipse is fantastic! In the book, troubles surround the clans. Challenges and attacks are made by unexpected cats. Wind clan seems to keep trying to prove it is strong. At one point in the book, a horrible battle brakes out among all four clans! River clan with Wind clan, against Thunderclan with (suprisingly) Shadowclan. A sudden dark disc covers the sun... Will the clans tension ever dissolve? Will the battles never end? You must read all the warrior books including this one to find out!!!!!
Leafthorn More than 1 year ago
i love warriors. this one was thrilling but good wrighting. if your just starting the warriors, i'd recomend the first one, into the wild. ther are three series. FANTASTIC. try to give me any warrior websites you might have posted.
Toadstar More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book! I love the entire Warriors series, but this is one of my favorites. I can't wait until I get Long Shadows, and I am waiting rather impatiently. I also have most of the rest of the books, so I recommend them!
Troy Knapp More than 1 year ago
love it to the moon and back
Guest More than 1 year ago
I toataly agree that jaypaw and hollypaw are leafpool's and crowfeater's but, I wonder if breezepaw is theirs to? if you think about it they are around the same age and if you ask me jaypaw sure has breezepaw's aditude a signature of crowfeathers. i wonder how his 'fake mate' feels about that it might not be her real son.but getting back on the topic of warriors im ready to get some answers about couple questions like what will thier warrior names be, who is the cat on the front, what will happen that star clan dosent know what to do?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish Tigerstar would stop making other cats as power hungry as he is
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delight to read It is a book for all ages Erin Hunter is wonderful writer and I will always enjoy the Warrrior series
rainheart More than 1 year ago
i think it is an extallent book it was sad to see brook and stormfur go. i was glad when the clan cats helped the tribe of rushing waters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok i i literally never put this book down its so page turning after every chapter u say ur finnished but then u say 1 more chapter the best warrior book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The warrior series is a series unlike no other because of the twists and unexpected turns in the perspective of cats. Eclipse states that once again Erin Hunter has the power to change some ones opinion towards anything. I mean I'm more of a dog person than a cat person well until the day I picked up one of her books at my school that changed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!! i got it at the library.i started it one night and finished it the next day Good book
Nikki_Cloudstar More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read this book! I love the Warrior books the series are some of the coolest books I have ever read. Unfortunately, the last one I have read is The Sight. Some time this week i'm getting Dark River,Outcast, and Eclipse. I'm still missing a lot of the manga books and a couple of the books that aren't in the series. and since The Sight she made a new book! I was so shocked. I regret that I haven't gotten any books in awhile...It's gonna cost alot of money to get all of the books I missed...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can tell this is going to be a great book. Just like all the others. Did ya'll no that one of the kits turns evil? I bet its Lionpaw, I really don't see the others as evil. I also don't think that Jaypaw and Hollypaw are Crowfeather and Leafpool's kits. Birchfall, I think, is not the traitor, I think it's Ashfur. Well, thats my opinion. Comments? Keep them clean please! I love hearing from fellow warriors! - Bluefeather, Thunderclan deputy
Penni Mahler More than 1 year ago
You should start with the first series but i've already read that and the second series. BEST BOOKS EVER