Outcast (Warriors: Power of Three Series #3)

Outcast (Warriors: Power of Three Series #3)

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by Erin Hunter

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There will be three,
Kin of you kin....
Who hold the
Power of the stars
In their paws.

A secret prophecy shapes the lives of Firestar's grandchildren, but only one of the three knows about it. Jaypaw is captivated by the power it promises, and he believes the key to that power may lie buried in the distant past — with the ancient

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There will be three,
Kin of you kin....
Who hold the
Power of the stars
In their paws.

A secret prophecy shapes the lives of Firestar's grandchildren, but only one of the three knows about it. Jaypaw is captivated by the power it promises, and he believes the key to that power may lie buried in the distant past — with the ancient cats who once walked these woods and now prowl through his dreams. His search for answers leads him toward the mountains — the home of the Tribe of Rushing Water. Lionpaw and Hollypaw feel drawn to the mountains too, for different reasons.

But the mountains hide secrets as well as answers, and if the three cats find a way to get there, they may discover more than they ever expected.


Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“A suspenseful adventure story that urges readers onward.”
Of Firestar's three grandchildren, only one knows the secret prophecy that will shape their common future. With that haunting special knowledge, Jaypaw knows that he must seek answers in the deepest past and he believes that he will find those answers in the mountains. For different reasons, Lionpaw and Hollypaw also feel drawn to the home of the Tribe of Rushing Water. None of these brave cats, however, fully comprehends the dangers hidden in those high places.
Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
Jaypaw, the young medicine cat apprentice of the ThunderClan, has heard a mysterious prophecy: "There will be three, kin of your kin, who will hold the power of the stars in their paws." Is it possible this refers to Jaypaw and his two siblings, Hollypaw and Lionpaw? When two cats from the Tribe of Rushing Water come to ThunderClan to plead for help in fighting off intruders whose depredations have reduced this mountain-dwelling tribe to a subsistence existence, Jaypaw and his siblings hope to join the warriors who agree to aid the Rushing Water cats. Perhaps the distant mountains hold secrets that will show Jaypaw what the prophecy means. More than 300 pages later, there are no answers; the prophecy remains a mystery. Obviously, it has been left unresolved to pique readers' interest in the next sure-to-be-coming-soon volume. There is an overwhelming confusion of cats and clans, their roles and allegiances as well as repeated references to significant past events. Perhaps readers who have been fans from the beginning and have read the earlier books in this series can keep track of everyone and everything. If you are a potential fan of feline fantasy, it is highly recommended that you start with the first books in the series. Erin Hunter is actually the pen name for three women who work and write for Working Partners, a team of editors who create and develop new series fiction for children and teenagers. Book three in the "Warriors: Power of Three" series. Reviewer: Anita Barnes Lowen

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Warriors: Power of Three Series, #3
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5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Warriors: Power of Three #3: Outcast PLM

Chapter One

Jaypaw stretched, feeling the sun beat down on his fur. A warm breeze whispered around him, full of the scents of green, growing things. Somewhere above his head a bird was trilling, and he could hear the muffled slap of lake water on the shore.


Light paw steps ruffled the sound of the waves. Jaypaw pictured his mentor, Leafpool, splashing through the shallow water at the edge of the lake.

"Jaypaw!" she repeated, her voice sounding closer. "Come join me. The cool water feels wonderful."

"No, thanks," Jaypaw muttered.

For him, water was more than the gentle lapping of the lake against his paws. Instead, the sound of the waves brought back memories of cold water surging around him, the weight of soaked fur dragging him down, water filling his mouth and nose and choking the life out of him. He had drowned once in his dreams, lost in the underground tunnels with the ancient warrior Fallen Leaves, and had almost drowned for real when he and his Clanmates rescued the missing WindClan kits.

I've had enough water to last for the rest of my life.

"Okay." Leafpool's paw steps retreated, faster now as if she was bounding through the shallows, carefree as a kit.

Jaypaw padded on along the shoreline. He was supposed to be looking for mallow, but when he tasted the breeze he couldn't pick up any of the familiar pungent scent. As soon as the sound of Leafpool's paw steps faded, he veered away from the water and scrambled up the bank. He had something more important than herbs to find. He prowled forward, noseclose to the ground as he sniffed his way through clumps of grass and around shrubs until he came to the gnarled roots of a tree.

Here it is!

He dug his teeth into one end of the stick and pulled it out from behind the root that held it fast to the bank, away from the hungry waves. Crouching beside it, he ran his paw over the scratches, finding the group of five long and three short that stood for the five apprentices and three kits who had been trapped in the tunnels as the waters rose. All of them were scored through: Every cat had made it out alive. Jaypaw remembered making the scratches with Rock's scent wreathing around him; he had almost felt as though the hairless paw of the ancient spirit was guiding his claws.

But Jaypaw could also feel the single unscored scratch. Fallen Leaves, the ancient cat who had guided them, still walked the tunnels alone.

He closed his eyes and listened for the voices that used to whisper to him, but he could hear nothing except the wind in the trees and the ripple of the lake. "Fallen Leaves? Rock?" he murmured. "Where are you? Why won't you talk to me anymore?"

There was no reply. Jaypaw dragged the stick farther into the open, rolling it down the bank until the lake water could wash over it. He sniffed along its length, but all echoes of the past had vanished.

Jaypaw swallowed hard, almost ready to start wailing like a kit that had lost its mother. He wanted to speak to Rock, to find out more about the cats who had lived around the lake so long ago. He wanted to know why Fallen Leaves had been left to walk the caves when all the other ancient cats, even the others who had died down there, had passed on somewhere else.

He was convinced these were the same cats he had felt around him at the Moonpool, whose paw prints dimpled the spiral path that led down to the water. They were far older than the Clans, older even than StarClan. What wisdom they would be able to share with him! They might even be able to explain the prophecy to him, the mysterious words he had heard in Firestar's dream.

There will be three, kin of your kin, who will hold the power of the stars in their paws.

"Jaypaw, what do you think you're doing?"

Jaypaw started. He had been so intent on the stick and his thoughts of the ancient cats that he hadn't heard Leafpool approaching. Now he could scent her close to him and pick up the irritation that flowed off her.

"Sorry," he mumbled.

"We need more mallow, Jaypaw. Just because we aren't on the brink of battle now doesn't mean that cats won't get sick or injured. Medicine cats have to be ready."

"I know, okay?" Jaypaw retorted. And who stopped the battle? he demanded silently. WindClan and ThunderClan would have ripped each other apart if it wasn't for me and the others finding those lost kits.

He didn't want to explain himself to his mentor. He could sense her looking on severely while he rolled the stick back up the bank and hid it again under the tree root. Then he padded away from her, along the top of the bank, jaws parted to pick up the scents of growing things.

Before he had covered many fox-lengths he paused, staring sightlessly out across the lake. Wind buffeted his fur, pressing it close to his body.

Where are you? His mind called out to those long-ago cats. Speak to me, please!

"Jaypaw! Hey, Jaypaw!"

That wasn't the voice he wanted to hear. Biting back a hiss of irritation, Jaypaw turned to face Hazelpaw; he could pick up her scent and hear her paw steps as she bounded up to him. Blundering through the bracken like a fox in a fit!

"Look what I've got!" Hazelpaw's voice sounded gleeful and also half stifled, as if she was speaking around a piece of prey gripped in her jaws.

Jaypaw didn't bother to point out that he couldn't look at anything. Besides, the strong scent of vole told him what Hazelpaw was carrying.

"This is my last hunting assessment." The apprentice's voice was clearer now; she must have put down her prey. "If we do well, Berrypaw, Mousepaw, and I will be made warriors today."

Warriors: Power of Three #3: Outcast 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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Outcast (Warriors: Power of Three Series #3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 640 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing. Best warriors book yet. And I"m a kit stuck between two thunderpaths.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful! I encourage people to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you think this book is interesting wait till you read omen of the stars! =^•¿•^=
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If i had to pick a favorite cat it would be jayfeather. I loove this book soooo much. It really is super interesting and a real page turner. -Silverpaw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should i get it or should i not
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am firmly convinced Jaypaw is Leafpool's kit.One of the reasons is that the authors let slip his warrior name-Jayfeather.You'd have to be VERY ignorant to not get this.I hope some answers will be revaeled in Outcast.See ya!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love all the warrior books!!!!!!!!!! I would suggest this book to people who likes cats and adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are so cool! Please start reading the Warriors series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this one with all the fighting!! I hopw you read !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recomend warriors to anyone who can read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best series about cats i've ever read!! At times bit is very sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG! I hate people who just say erin hunter sucks! She doesnt! If you dont like her, which i do, then dont read her books! Otherwise, i love erin, shes great and awesome! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is full of supsence and will always leave u wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its an asun book you should read it i like it allot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the warriors series! I haven't even read this book yet but i know it will be great!!! Jaypaw is so cool
Stormtail More than 1 year ago
Leafpool drew in a shocked breath, "Squirrelflight, I think I may be having Crowfeather's kits." Squirrelflight green eyes widened as her sister gestured to her round belly with her tail. At first she had thought that her sister had been eating too much fresh-kill. "For how long have you known this?" she asked. "For a moon or so now." Leafpool gazed at Squirrelflight with deep sadness and regret in her amber eyes. Never had she ever before broken the warrior code..until she had met the WindClan warrior, Crowfeather who had refused to talk to her ever since they got back from abandoning their Clans. "What do you want me to do, Leafpool? I will do anything to help to take this burden off your shoulders. Ask me please!" Squirrelflight scrambled to her paws and licked her sister's ear sympathetically. "I am asking you to raise the kits thinking that you and Brambleclaw are their birth parents. Would you do that for me? Just tell Brambleclaw that you are having his kits." Squirrelflight hesitated, so Leafpool added, "Crowfeather has his kit in WindClan now, so he does not need any more kits. Will you do this for me?" Leafpool saw Squirrelflight's eyes glint with happiness at the thought of being a mother and soon regretted asking her sister to raise her kits, her and Crowfeather's kits. "I will go tell Brambleclaw I am having kits then. These kits will be perfect, I promise, Leafpool!" With that, the young ginger cat dashed out of the medicine den. "Great StarClan, what have I done?" Leafpool whispered in agony and then she too exited the den, her tail down. "Leafpool, this way! Just a little farther!" Squirrelflight yowled. Leafpool's chest heaved as she fought for breath. Oh why me, why me? Leafpool thought. She had felt the kits coming, so she grabbed some herbs and snuck out of camp with her sister, into a blazing blizzard. "Here right here, Leafpool! Lay down here!" Squirrelflight was letting her sister lean on her shoulder as she led her into the forest, her ginger fur fluffed up against the cold. Now she stood by the abandoned badgers set near the WindClan border. Leafpool entered it, wrinkling her nose, smelling the stale badger scent. She slowly padded into the den, uncertain that she could travel any farther. Leafpool gazed upon the newborn kits that lay nursing by her belly. Two of them had their father's pelt; a black she-cat and a gray mottled tom. The other tom had a golden pelt that reminded Leafpool of her father's ginger one. Squirrelflight looked at her with bright green eyes, "What shall be their names?" "Well, the little gray one reminds me of a jaybird, so I will call him Jaykit. Then the black kit looks like a holly bush. Hollykit is what she will be called." She licked her two kits in turn and thought of names for her young golden kit. "Lionkit is a good name, like his heart has the courage of a lion to get through everything." Squirrelflight purred, looking at the three healthy kits, probably think of what kits she would be raising. What will Leafpool do now that her kits are gone? Make sure you read the series to find out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Join chickenscanfly on clash of clans
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Leafstar, leader and med cat of OakClan. You may join us at "oak wood" all resuts. We need active RPers! See you there!~•Leafstar•
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am leader Bearfang i need a depuaty
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will join i am Rainclaw.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss yor hand three yimes. Then post thid on three other books. Then look under your pillow
Shimmerclan2014-2015 More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever!. I agree with the ratings this book is so cool!. I'm only on Chapter 5 though. PS Urgent: Someone please join Shimmerclan as anything but Leader . I am the leader Amberstar, my mate Shimmerstar lost his eyesight and had to retire. WE NEED A DEPUTY, PLEASE. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just search 'grumpy cat' on your nook and all results. Sunstar,leader of DayClan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought Hollypaw's power was loyalty to the code.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago