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Moonrise (Warriors: The New Prophecy Series #2)

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by Erin Hunter

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StarClan has revealed a new prophecy for the next generation of warrior cats: Darkness, air, water, and sky will come together...and shake the forest to its roots.

Now the children of Firestar, Tigerclaw, Graystripe, and Sandstorm are the ones who must save the forest and their Clans from destruction. In Book 2, Moonrise, the questing cats encounter


StarClan has revealed a new prophecy for the next generation of warrior cats: Darkness, air, water, and sky will come together...and shake the forest to its roots.

Now the children of Firestar, Tigerclaw, Graystripe, and Sandstorm are the ones who must save the forest and their Clans from destruction. In Book 2, Moonrise, the questing cats encounter a strange tribe on their journey home through the mountains -- and it begins to look like one of them will not make it back to the forest. It's a spine-tingling adventure for fans old and new!

Editorial Reviews

In this exciting continuation of Erin Hunter's New Prophecy series, a tribe of questing cats encounters a hoard of wild felines who observe strange customs and uphold an ominous prophecy. Intense adventure; poetic grandeur.
Kirkus Reviews
This second entry in a cat adventure series has solid plotting and enhanced complexity but is marred by the same preciousness of its predecessor. Six cats are far from home, on a quest for information that may save their forest from destructive Twolegs (humans). Though the cats come from different Clans, they've bonded on the trip, so when they meet an unknown cat Tribe and new dangers, they work together. The strange Tribe has had a vision in which one of the Clan cats is their savior; does this give him a moral obligation to fulfill their prophecy? Meanwhile, back at home, cats desperately watch their forest bulldozed and their prey disappear. Hunter's writing is mundane, the cats' names blend (Leafpaw, Squirrelpaw, Brambleclaw), and the replacement of the verb "said" with "meowed" and "mewed" is repeatedly cloying. However, a small plot twist is refreshing and suspense builds steadily towards the final installment, the plot of which is nicely unpredictable. (name chart, maps) (Fantasy. 8-11)

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Warriors: The New Prophecy Series , #2
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Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.01(d)
860L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Warriors: The New Prophecy #2: Moonrise

By Erin Hunter


ISBN: 0-06-074452-9

Chapter One

Stormfur opened his eyes, blinking away sleep, and struggled to remember where he was. Instead of his nest of reeds in the RiverCian camp, he was lying curled in dry, crunchy bracken. Above his head was the earth roof of a cave, crisscrossed with tangled roots. He could hear a rhythmic roaring sound faintly in the distance. At first it puzzled him; then he remembered how close they were to the sun-drown water, washing endlessly onto the edge of the land. He flinched as a vision burst into his mind, of how he and Brambleclaw had struggled in the water for their lives; he spat, still tasting the salty tang at the back of his throat. At home in RiverCian he was used to water-his was the only Clan that could swim comfortably in the river that ran through the forest-but not this surging, salty, pushing-and-pulling water, too strong even for a RiverCian cat to swim in safely.

Other memories came rushing back. StarClan had sent cats from each of the four Clans on a long, dangerous journey, to hear what Midnight had to tell them. They had fought their way across unknown country, through Twoleg nests, facing attacks from dogs and rats, to make the last incredible discovery: that Midnight was a badger.

Stormfur felt ice creeping along his limbs as he recalled Midnight's dreadful message. Twolegs were destroying the forest to make a new Thunderpath. All the Clans would have to leave, and it was the task of StarClan's chosen cats to warn them and lead them to a new home.

Stormfur sat up and looked around the cave. Faint light filtered down the tunnel that led out onto the clifftop, along with a gentle current of fresh air that carried the scent of salt water. Midnight the badger was nowhere to be seen. Close beside Stormfur, his sister, Feathertail, was sleeping, her tail curled over her nose. Just beyond her was Tawnypelt, the fierce ShadowClan warrior; Stormfur was relieved to see that she was resting quietly, as if the rat bite she had suffered in the Twolegplace was troubling her less. Midnight's store of herbs had yielded something to soothe the infection and help her sleep. On the opposite side of the cave, a little way apart, was the WindClan apprentice Crowpaw, his dark gray pelt barely visible among the fronds of bracken. Nearest the cave entrance, Tawnypelt's brother, Brambleclaw, was stretched out beside Squirrelpaw, who slept in a tight ball. Stormfur felt a stab of jealousy at the sight of the two ThunderClan cats close together, and tried to push it away. He had no right to admire Squirrelpaw, and her courage and bright optimism, as much as he did, when they came from different Clans. Brambleclaw would make her a much better mate.

Stormfur knew that he ought to rouse his companions so that they could begin their long journey back to the forest. Yet he was strangely reluctant. Let them sleep a little longer, he thought. We'll need all our strength for what lies ahead.

Shaking scraps of bracken from his pelt, he picked his way across the sandy floor of the cave and out through the tunnel. A stiff breeze ruffled his fur as he emerged onto the springy grass. He was dry at last, after his near-drowning the night before, and sleep had refreshed him. He stood gazing around him; just ahead was the edge of the cliff and beyond it lay an endless stretch of shimmering water, reflecting the pale light of dawn.

Stormfur opened his jaws to drink in the air and catch the scent of prey Instead his senses were flooded by a strong reek of badger. He caught sight of Midnight sitting on the highest point of the cliff, her small, bright eyes fixed on the fading stars. In the sky behind her, on the far side of the moorland, a strip of creamy light showed where the sun would rise. Stormfur padded over, dipping his head respectfully before sitting beside her.

"Good morning, gray warrior," Midnight's voice rumbled in welcome. "Sleep you have enough?" "Yes. Thanks, Midnight." Stormfur still found it strange to be exchanging friendly greetings with her, when badgers had always been deadly enemies of the warrior Clans.

Yet Midnight was no ordinary badger. She seemed closer to StarClan than any warrior, except perhaps the medicine cats; she had traveled far and somehow had found the wisdom to foretell the future.

Stormfur gave her a sidelong glance, to see her eyes still fixed on the remaining stars in the dawn sky. "Can you really read signs there from StarClan?" he asked curiously, half hoping that her terrible predictions from the night before would vanish in the light of morning.

"Much is to be read everywhere," the badger replied. "In stars, in running water, in flash of light on waves. Whole world speaks, if ears are open to listen."

"I must be deaf, then," Stormfur meowed. "The future seems dark to me."

"Not so, gray warrior," rasped Midnight. "See." She pointed with her snout across the sun-drown water to where a single warrior of StarCian still shone brightly just above the horizon. "StarCian has seen our meeting. Pleased they are, and help they will give in dark days coming."

Stormfur gazed up at the brilliant point of light and let out a faint sigh. He was no medicine cat, accustomed to sharing tongues with their warrior ancestors. His task was to offer his strength and skill in the service of his Clan-and now, it seemed, of all the forest cats. Midnight had made it clear that each and every Clan would be destroyed if they could not ignore the ancient boundaries and work together for once.

"Midnight, when we go home-"

His question was never finished. A yowl interrupted him, and he turned to see Squirrelpaw burst out of the tunnel that led down into the badger's sett. She stood in the entrance, her dark ginger fur fluffed up and her ears pricked.

"I'm starving!" she announced. "Where's the prey around here?"


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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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Moonrise 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 623 reviews.
BradleyStarr More than 1 year ago
This book really captured my attention-I finished it in a day! The character growth in Crowfeather was interesting to see, and the switch of viewpoints was cool. I enjoyed seeing things from Stormfur's point of view; unfortunately, he doesn't narrate another story. It's also nice hearing Leafpaw narrate-it's cool following the story of a medicine cat. The adventurers are returning on their journey when they happen upon a tribe of cats. These cats quickly claim Stormfur as their champion to fight against a monsterous creature known as Sharptooth. There's many unexpected plot twists in this book, and a death that will chill you to the bone, but in a good way. (If that makes sense at all!) There's also fickleness when it comes to romance and allegiances that annoys me (especially at the book's end), but overall, the book was great. This book is definately for readers who are at least eleven or so due to the plot twists.
ryannah05 More than 1 year ago
My 8-year-old daughter loves all the Warriors books. When she gets a new one, she will read for hours at a time. I've read some of them too, and I can enjoy them along with her. She and her friends take the characters from the book and make up new adventures for them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it was very cool and all. There were things in it that i'd go crazy over! The ending was dramatic. I thought everything was good...but the end. The ending wwas SO sad. I actually cried! I never cry! How pathetic, i was crying over somethin' that ain't real!...But it was good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moonrise is a lovely book about six cats who struggle to return home after recieving a message from a bager who interperets signs from starclan, They face many dangers and work together as friends to finnaly return home as five cats, not six
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing! No other way to describe it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love thi book! I cried so hard when feathertail died. And then Stormfur stayes with the tribe. This book os so good that I read the whole thing in a day! Erin could not of done any better. And alsohow sldo I join a clan? Any clan I am not picky. Amberpool of any clan who will take me
nookgeekCD More than 1 year ago
Does not matter they are cats. It is still a good story. To think this is occurring with the cats in the woods right behind my house
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am Firekit, the only cat in Firestar's mate Sandstorm's litter. Firestar might be dead, but Sandstorm was pregnant anyway. She died giving birth to me, out in the forest, I couldn't find my way back, so I need to be adopted into clan plz! I am Redbrown with yellow eyes and an orange belly. My nose is white and my warrior name will be Firelight. Please? Any clan?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Firestar so much!!!!!! I love evry book so much and cant stop rereading the books!!!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!! INLOVE ERIN HUNTER!!!! Meow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Shelter?" Crowpaw yowled, "If this is shelter then I'm a heghog." 'Your just as prickly'Stormfur thought but didn't say anything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love Warriors, youll love this!! The Wolves of Greenpoint Forest is an online club where you can chat, hunt, battle, explore territory, and more! Its like Warriors but with wolves. Instead of clans theyre called packs. There are five to choose from and you can explore all over Greenpoint Forest. Go to "greenpoint" result two for more info! Or go to "omen of the stars" result one for extra info! The review will be titled; "More info". See u there!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Very suspenful and I recommend it to all readers that have read the previous books. Always keeps you asking questions and you always figure them out in the end. 5/5 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's goodbye Purdy and Midnight and hello Tribe of Rushing Water! Sanctuary! Brook (Brook Where Small Fish Swim) is soooooooooooooooooo nice to Stormfur. So is Crag (Crag Where Eagles Nest) and Stoneteller (Teller of the Pointed Stones) It was funny when some to-bes found out that Crowpaw was only a to-be too. Then tragdety hits when Sharptooth, an evil bobcat, attacks their cave! The Tribe has also kept Stormfur prisoner because they think that he is the cat that will save them ALL! But they're wrong. It's Feathertail! She kills Sharptotth when he has cornered Crowpaw, her love, and decides to jump on a stalactite and it falls carrying her down. It kills Sharptooth along with FEATHERTAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stormfur and the journeying cats, espeacially Crowpaw, are all devastated. In the end, it was a great book and I think Erin Hunter should keep writing Warriors.
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Oakclan i a clan that exepts all cats deputy to kit. Join now at pot res 1. See you there!<p>-Maplestar
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Join element acadmy a sun res 4 we are new and would like to be a big school for dragonets join today!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Erin hunter needs to get her butt back behind that computer and write more books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Riverclan res 1 - 6 can be fox or cat from foxtrot the deputy ps we need qeens warriors apprentices kits a med cat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book. The series is amazing as well. I have the full first series. Its very action packed. I reccomed this book for ANYONE who likes drama if you dont then i dont reccomed it but at lease give it a try
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This book is so fun you can't put it down!!!!!! I read it and it was the best!!!!! I loved the adventure and thrill!!! I found that this book is a great read and you should really read it and see for your self!!!! Highly recomended!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is skyclan gonna be a real clan?