Sign of the Moon (Warriors: Omen of the Stars Series #4)

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After the sharp-eyed jay and the roaring lion, peace will come on dove’s gentle wing.

The dark forces that have driven a rift between the four warrior Clans are growing stronger. While Lionblaze remains focused on maintaining an uneasy peace among the Clans, Jayfeather is summoned to the mountains by a desperate plea—the Tribe of Rushing Water has been plunged into disarray and stands on the brink of being lost forever.

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Overview

After the sharp-eyed jay and the roaring lion, peace will come on dove’s gentle wing.

The dark forces that have driven a rift between the four warrior Clans are growing stronger. While Lionblaze remains focused on maintaining an uneasy peace among the Clans, Jayfeather is summoned to the mountains by a desperate plea—the Tribe of Rushing Water has been plunged into disarray and stands on the brink of being lost forever.

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Reader anticipation runs high for this fourth installment of Erin Hunter's resilient Warriors Omen of the Stars series. Simmering tensions among the four warrior Clans are rising to a boil. As the great battle approaches, both Lionblaze and Jayfeather must undertake perilous assignments. A new release in the popular Warriors fantasy franchise.

Children's Literature - Sue Poduska
This is the fourth book in the author's latest series, "Warriors: Omen of the Stars." As an addition to the series it is an interesting adventure. As a stand-alone, it does not work well. The names and situations are confusing. It is part Watership Down, part role-playing, and part mysticism. The most interesting part of the book is experiencing the cats' lives from their point of the view. Humans' houses are called "Twoleg nests," and cats express surprise that birds (eagles) could be dangerous. Clans of cats, living in the forest, patrol their borders, send out hunting parties, and train the young kittens to defend their clans. The leader of each clan is also the medicine cat. Some cats have mystical powers, visiting the dark side or the realm of the ancient cats. The pervading themes are loyalty to the group, or clan, and honoring the sacrifices of the cats that went before. Included at the end of the book are directions for an online game with good graphics. Reviewer: Sue Poduska
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061555213
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/3/2012
  • Series: Warriors: Omen of the Stars Series , #4
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 32,567
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.73 (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.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Very good

    This is the first book I've read by Erin Hunter and I can't wait to try her other books.

    16 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2011

    AWESOME ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH!!

    I really love these books! I own all of them except a few manga books. These are books I will read over and over. I highly recommend them! I hope the authors dont run out of ideas any time soon. I cant wait to read this new one!

    16 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

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    Warriors, Omen of the Stars book four Sign of the Moon

    I have read evey warriors book except for Night whispers and this one. I read the first 75 pages of Night Whispers after going to the Warriors website and then clicking on Night Whispers. It brings you to the HarperCollins website. Jayfeather, Lionblaze and Dovepaw all know that Ivypaw is being trained by the cats of the Dark Forest and Ivypaw doesn't realize that they are evil. Lionblaze loves Cinderheart but is afraid to tell her about his true feelings.The dark forces that have driven a rift between the four warrior Clans are growing stronger. while Lionblaze remains focused on protecting ThunderClan from another deadly battle, Jayfeather recieves a desperate plea from the Tribe of rushing Water and must travel to the mountains in search of answers. But with the summons comes an ominous warning that suggests that the power of the stars may not be enough to save the Clans...

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2011

    Awesome

    This book is highly reccomended to all warrior fans that have no end with reading. As for me, i am only ten but you might as well count me with the bookworms. Kara S

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    LOVE IT!!!

    I so can't wait for this to come out!!!!! Warriors are a really great book series...I didn't learn about it till a few months ago but I have read all of the books(not manga...)They really are great!

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Hi

    Hello, this is Moonheart.
    I sadly have not read this one yet, but I have to!!! This series is amazing, and I cannot wait to read this. What will happen? Will the Tribe turn out to hold some sort of long lost secret? Will Lionclaw prevent this "battle" ? I cannot wait!!
    Remember, read my post on Bluestar's Prophecy!!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Greatbook

    Have any of you noticed that Stoneteller is just like Bluestar? The both lost faith in their ancestors.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Am i the only one who actualy is going to write a review on this book? Probably. Tap to read

    I have been following the series since book 1 in into the jungle although it can get confusing at times it is a great series . It is also interesting to see how the cats view the world. Like how they think cars are monsters and houses are two-leg nests. I think Erin hunter did a fascinating job on this book. In my opinion if you get confused easily then you should not get this book unless you read these books and dont get confused. And to all those people who keep advertising their retarded clans through the reviews: if you have that much time on your hands to create clubs and mimick the clans in the books, then thats pathetic. Seriously guys/girls get a life and maybye actualy read the books and put actuall reviews on the book . Daniel T.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Aha

    Scourge's Story Chapter 2 Ruby lashed her tail in anger. "But he mewls too much. He always gives away where he's hiding," she complained. "Ruby's right. He's no fun to play with," Socks added. "He's your brother, Socks. You should try harder to be nice to him," Quince meowed. Tiny crouched down and listened. "C' mon, Ruby. Let's go into the garden to train," Socks mewed. Quince nodded and jumped down. "Tiny, are you coming?" Quince asked, turning around to face her son. "Sure," Tiny mewled, leaping down. Quince smiled and padded into the Housefolk Garden. Tiny padded next to his mother. He padded next to a Twoleg kit. The Twoleg kit smiled and wrapped a small purple thing around Tiny's neck. Tiny purred. He loved the sound the thing on the purple thing made. Socks and Ruby were fighting and playing with a dangly thing. Tiny didn't think they were doing it right. He leapt. "Can I play too?" Tiny asked. "I.... guess," Ruby meowed. "Yay!" Tiny squealed. He threw himself up in the air and clamped his jaw down on it, running and chewing it. "You're no fun. You don't play right," Socks growled. "But... I got it," Tiny mewed. Quince narrowed her eyes. "Socks! Ruby! Get over here.... now!" Quince ordered. Socks and Ruby sat down, wrapping their tails around their paws. "Soon you will have a new home if you behave yourselves. Be nice to your brothers and act cute and you will get adopted. We might even see each other," Quince meowed. "But Tiny's such a pipsqueak," Socks growled. "We don't like him," Ruby added. Tiny didn't listen to anything else. He padded deep into the woods. He scented the air. It smelled warm. The trees were bigger than he thought! Tiny smiled and pounced on a bug. He leapt on a tree. "I claim this tower!" Tiny yowled, raising his head. A sudden clap of wings made Tiny wince. He whipped his head around to see a giant bird crashing towards him. Tiny blinked as the bird flew over his head. He blinked. He did it! He didn't even run! He'd show Socks and Ruby who is big and strong. The small black tom with one white paw ran swiftly. "Tiny! Tiny!" He heard a voice cry. Tiny looked to see Quince.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Great!

    I am ten years old. I read this books so much and i have never disliked one. They are my favorite to read and i am positive they are worth the money.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    The best of the best!!!!!!!!

    I would read this boom one milloon times. And all of the other warrior cat book. By the way, my name is Mist That dapples ferns, from the tribe of misty mountains. I am an warrior cats expert, you can ask me for help or questions on anything related to warrior cats seeker bears and Erin Hunter.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If somebody talks crap about this book they are CRAZY! I loved the book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    Blackheart

    The Dark Forest warrior snarls at Redbone, seeing what he and ? were doing. "We're trying rise up aginst the Clans!" Blackheart snapped, leaping forward and bowling Redbone off of the other she-cat. Blackheart pinned Redbone to the ground. "You're useless," she grolwled in disgust.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Firestar vote

    Who wouldn't want firestar back?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Firestar...

    Firestar died in the last hope want to help OTE?VOTE if you want firestar back or dead so yes or no thx!!!;)

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Firestar vote

    Yes! He was kind and caring and humble I WANT FIRESTAR BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    To : tap here people plz

    GROSS!!!!!!!!!! U r cray cray with a capital K !!!! be queit !!! Use apropriate language or shut ur mouth people!!!!!!! My little 6 year old sister reads these books and she shouldnt have to see this!!! Stick to warrior posts and ONLY that k? - twirlwind

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    NEED A CLAN ANY ONE WITH CLAN READ

    A SILVER MIST TAKES U BY SUPRISE A LARGE FIGURE POPPES OUT MY NAME IS SHADOWDAZZLE SHE SAYS IN A DEEP PROUD VOICE SHE WAS A PRETTY TABBY THAT WAS PURE BLACK WITH SILVER BLUE STRIPES SHE HAD ONE KIT SHE SAID HIS NAME WAS SCOURCHKIT HE WAS A DARK REDDISH BROWN TABBY TOM THAT WAS TWO MOONS OLD SHE ASKS FOR A CLAN AND A MATE TO CARE FOR HER AND HER TO PROVE HER LOYALTY THEN SHE DISSAPEARS INTO THE MIST LIKE SHE HAD NEVER EVEN BEEN THERE

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Hi there! I would like to say that this series is awesome!

    This is a good series for all ages! I am a huge harry potter fan but this leaves HP in the dust!!! :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Hi

    Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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