SkyClan's Destiny (Warriors Super Edition Series #3)

SkyClan's Destiny (Warriors Super Edition Series #3)

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by Erin Hunter, Wayne Mcloughlin
     
 

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The return of a long lost Clan . . .

Many moons ago, five warrior Clans shared the forest in peace. But as Twolegs encroached on the cats' territories, the warriors of SkyClan were forced to abandon their home and try to forge a new life far away. Eventually, the Clan disbanded—forgotten by all until Firestar was sent on a quest to reunite its

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The return of a long lost Clan . . .

Many moons ago, five warrior Clans shared the forest in peace. But as Twolegs encroached on the cats' territories, the warriors of SkyClan were forced to abandon their home and try to forge a new life far away. Eventually, the Clan disbanded—forgotten by all until Firestar was sent on a quest to reunite its descendants and return SkyClan to its former glory.

Now, with Leafstar in place as leader, SkyClan is thriving. Leafstar is desperate to believe that her Clan will survive where the ancient SkyClan cats failed. But threats continue to plague the Clan, and as dissent grows from within, Leafstar must face the one question she dreads: Is SkyClan meant to survive?

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Children's Literature - Cara Chancellor
Years ago, the warrior cats of SkyClan were forced from their forest home to make a new life in a gorge far from encroaching "two-legs." Starvation, sickness, and ferocious rats eventually led the Clan to disband entirely. Not until the current cats of the gorge met a traveler named Firestar did they learn about their ancestors' history. Now, they are determined that SkyClan will live again, with newly anointed Leafstar as their leader. Despite her best efforts, Leafstar must deal with challenges that no clan leader has faced previously, such as the inclusion of "daylight warriors"—disparagingly referred to as "kitty warriors" by some—who spend days with the clan and nights as "kittypets" under the care of two-legs. Even more troublesome are three cats from afar who arrive suddenly, asking to learn about Clan ways, but who seem to be after more than just lessons on the Warrior Code. With her clan infighting and her deputy making troublesome alliances with the foreign warriors, Leafstar can only wonder...is SkyClan doomed to fail again? This book will appeal to fans of Hunter's other stories in the "Warriors" series, but it also differs from her previous focus on Clan tensions in its exploration of self-doubt, trust, and loyalty. Young readers will appreciate the distinctive personalities with which Hunter embodies each of her characters, as well as the exciting episodic narrative, which makes this large book ideal for reading in smaller, more manageable increments. Reviewer: Cara Chancellor
School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—Hunter continues the series with this book that unveils the future of the new Skyclan. Leafstar is uncertain of her leadership abilities. Though the Clan chose her to lead the mixed pack of cats that make up Skyclan, she wonders if her decision to include kittypets and Twolegs is weakening it. When Sharpclaw, her deputy, begins to keep information from her and override her authority, she questions whether she can trust him. Then there's the growing affection between Leafstar and Billystorm, a day warrior who lives between two worlds. When the Twolegs ask for the Clan's help to defeat their enemies and free their homeland, Leafstar must rely on Starclan to give her direction and wisdom to make a choice that might endanger them all. The author continues to generate interest in these cats and their battle to survive in the wild. The characters are skillfully developed, with a range of emotions and thoughts that draw readers into their dilemmas. Hunter provides a satisfying conclusion where the traits of maturity, compassion, loyalty, and strength are upheld as desirable. She demonstrates through Leafstar that being a leader does not require coercion or bullying but that humility and relying on others is vital to the welfare of all. The manga at the end is an added bonus, providing a mini-adventure in cartoon form. "Warriors" aficionados will bury their noses in this super volume and won't emerge until they have whetted their appetites for the next installment with the sample chapters at the end of the book.—Debra Banna, Sharon Public Library, MA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062005755
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Series:
Warriors Super Edition Series , #3
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
88,452
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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.


Wayne McLoughlin studied art at San Diego State University and has worked as a writer and illustrator for such magazines as Esquire and National Lampoon. His books for children include Fireflies, by Alice Hoffman, Here is the Wetland, by Madeleine Dunphy (both Hyperion), and Loch, by Paul Zindel. He lives with his wife and daughter in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

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SkyClan's Destiny (Warriors Super Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 658 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
* SPOILER ALERT*( IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE WHOLE SERIES DO NOT READ) Hey, I have read every book of the series so far. My name is Flameflower. I am a she-cat, and I have had three kits today. Their names are Honeykit, Firekit, and Snowkit. This is tied in with Firestar's Quest, if you have read it. Did you ever notice that the books' cover had the same color but switched? If you have, good for you. Bluestar's Prophecy and Crookedstar's Promise has the same thing, except different colors. The Last Hope, which just came out, tells terrible things that happen. Firestar dies, and so does Hollyleaf, Mousefur, and Ferncloud. It's so sad. The fourth cat is Firestar, but they never said the whole prophecy. The full prophecy is: " There will be three, kin of your kin, with the power of the stars in their paws. They will find a fourth, and the battle between light and dark will be won. A new leader will rise from the shadows of his death, and the Clans will survive beyond the memories of his memories. This is how it has always been, and how it will always be." It's a bit long, but it does make sence. Firestar died, and the "a new leader" is Bramblestar. Everyone should always remember Firestar, the fire who saved the Clan. He was a worthy warrior, even he wasn't Clanborn. He saved all the Clans at least once. He shouldn't have died, but he saved the Clans by killing Tigerstar. And he killed Brokenstar, the evil Dark Forest leader. It wasn't Firestar who saved every cat, though. Hawkfrost put Ivypool's life at risk two times and Hollyleaf saved her the first time. She died saving Ivypool, and no one will forget her for saving Ivypool. It wasn't only Firestar who saved the Clans. Bramblestar saved the Clans by killing Hawkfrost. Ivypool may have helped, but Bramblestar saved her when Hawkfrost was just about to kill Ivypool. He slammed himself against Hawkfrost and bit down hard on Hawkfrost's neck. Then Hawkfrost collapsed and died. The Four were: Jayfeather: medicine cat, blind Lionblaze: warrior Dovewing: warrior Firestar: leader( died) Their powers: Jayfeather: can walk into other cats' dreams Lionblaze: can fight without getting hurt Dovewing: can see, hear, and scent very far away things Firestar: unknown, most likely can save the clans Thanks for reading this! There are always other books, but SkyClan really breaks the warrior code( Billystorm, Harveymoon, etc.) I really hope you like the facts I brought up for The Last Hope!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very awesome book if you are a fan of Erin Hunter then this is a MUST read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think you should read Firestar's Quest nedore you read this or else it wont make any sense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously people, stop with the stupid rp!! If u want to rp, go on the Warrior cats forum rather than rp where people want to learn about the awesomeness of Warriors. They came to find out if the book is good, not if some person changed their cat status or whatever. For those interested in this book, yes it's worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your'e a warrior fan stop do that in warriors forum or something I love this series and nobody wants to here about oh join my clan oh i need a mate on a book review page!!Also the book was awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Firestar and Sandstorm traveled far (after many mishaps) and rebuilt the long-lost SkyClan. From rogues to kittypets came to join the newly built Clan. Read this book to find out who is who (since names can get confusing) and how Clan life works and where they live. Join Leafstar and Sharpclaw as they try to make the Clan work together when trials come. Have fun reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome. And i think skyclan is awsome!
Jay_the_Blind_Cat More than 1 year ago
First off, I need to say that I never give 5 star reviews, simply because a 5/5 implies perfection, and nothing is perfect. On to the review: I have pretty much always loved the Warriors series because of the true sense of scale and dedication present in almost every one of the books. The characters are almost always believable (granted you crossed believable with cats that can create meaningful language amongst themselves to create ideas more complex than "mouse," but you get the idea) and are never just 2D generic cut-outs of characters that you may have seen before. That being said, the series has tended to include major catastrophes as key plot points within most of the books and almost never deviate from this mind-set. "Oh no, Shadowclan is invading... again." I love the series but this style of story-telling makes it hard to create a good series because it requires the author to contrive new and exceedingly more elaborate scenarios for the characters to work through. This book, however, moves away from this style of story telling and actually uses a storyline that involves a much more subtle side-plot which comes to the forefront of the Clan's problems, rather than something much more menacing that we could have seen coming from a million and a half miles away to constitute the bulk of the central motivation for the characters. Overall, it is different from the rest of the series and I applaud it for that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book I was in love with the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT BOOK
Sarah Sanchez More than 1 year ago
you HAVE to read this book! I wonder if billystorm and leafstar have kits? the best earrior book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rpers, you do know there's a warriors forum for roleplaying, right? Please stop clogging up the reveiw section. The book is good, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book twice and enjoyed it. The new line of characters are very interesting and the storyline is unique in my opinion. Leafstar is a strong character and an amazing leader while her deputy Sharpclaw shares a good relationship with her. Im not into random cats running off to thier owners when they could've made good Clan warriors and some if the Skyclan names tick me off. Frecklewish? Bouncefire? Really? Also that manga at the end was cheesy badly drawn and confusing. I still say this book is worth your money though so after reading the first Warrior series and Firestar's Quest read it and enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want another. Now!!!!! :) dont stop the warriors series i love them they are my life!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most beautiful shecat youve ever seen pads in. Her fur is as soft as silk. Her eyes sparke like diamonds and are the color of the ocean. Her coat is pearly white. She rolls in a patch of grass and you relize shes in heat. Shes looking for a tom who can go hard on her and loves her. Be descriptive and active.stay on this result title your review mists mate. Be very descriptive
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not nearly as bad as all the rping in bluestars prophecy omg it is like a traffic jam with rps ROARRRRRRR go leafstar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfull book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great, one of the best of the series in my opinion. And aside from that though, please put adds for your clans elsewhere. I know I cannot maake you but at least understand that it can get really annoying. Thanks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books but people keep filling the review place up with junk
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to tansy res 3 to become a member of Meadowclan, a strong, loyal, and welcoming clan. We are very active. Come and join to become a warriorcat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I freaking LOVE this book! I just love this series. If you like cats, then these are the books for you.