Sunset (Warriors: The New Prophecy Series #6)

Sunset (Warriors: The New Prophecy Series #6)

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by Erin Hunter

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Soon after the cats reached their new home by the lake, ThunderClan's medicine cat Leafpool received an ominous warning from StarClan: Before there is peace, blood will spill blood, and the lake will run red. As the Clan slowly recovers from a devastating badger attack, Leafpool can't help but wonder . . . do her prophetic dreams mean there are even worse…  See more details below


Soon after the cats reached their new home by the lake, ThunderClan's medicine cat Leafpool received an ominous warning from StarClan: Before there is peace, blood will spill blood, and the lake will run red. As the Clan slowly recovers from a devastating badger attack, Leafpool can't help but wonder . . . do her prophetic dreams mean there are even worse dangers still in store for the warrior cats?

At the same time, shadows of the past continue to haunt the forest as some old friends struggle to find their place, others appear to be lost forever, and an old enemy finds a new way to resurface in a quest for dark revenge. A sinister path is unfolding, and the time is coming for certain warriors to make the choices that will determine their destiny . . . and the destiny of all the Clans.

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Before there is peace, blood will spill blood, and the lake will run red. StarClan's ominous warning haunts the dreams and waking thoughts of ThunderClan's medicine cat Leafpool. As the Clan recovers slowly from the badger attack in their new home by the lake, trouble brew in the darkness around them. A warrior cat series with an addictive bite.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Warriors: The New Prophecy Series, #6
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5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Warriors: The New Prophecy #6: Sunset

Chapter One

Brambleclaw stood in the middle of the clearing, gazing at what was left of the ThunderClan camp. A crescent moon, thin as a claw, drifted above the trees that surrounded the stone hollow. Its pale light revealed the dens trampled down, the thorn barrier at the camp entrance broken and tossed aside, and the wounded cats of ThunderClan slowly creeping from the shadows, their fur bristling and their eyes stretched wide with shock. Brambleclaw could still hear the trampling of the badgers as they lumbered away. The undergrowth beyond the entrance quivered where they had pushed through, driven off with the help of Onestar and the WindClan warriors who had come just in time to help ThunderClan.

But it wasn't the sight of devastation that pricked Brambleclaw's pelt and kept his paws frozen to the ground. Two cats he had never thought he'd see again were picking their way carefully among the scattered thorns of the entrance barrier. They were uninjured, their pelts sleek and their eyes alight with alarm.

"Stormfur! What are you doing here?" Brambleclaw called.

The powerful gray tomcat paced forward until he could touch noses with Brambleclaw. "It's good to see you again," he meowed. "I . . . I wanted to see if you'd found a place to live. But what has happened here?"

"Badgers," Brambleclaw replied. He glanced around, wondering where to begin helping his wounded and frightened Clanmates.

Beside Stormfur, the slender brown tabby she-cat brushed her tail against a long scratch on Brambleclaw's shoulder. "You're hurt," she mewed.

Brambleclaw twitched his ears."It's nothing. Welcome to ThunderClan, Brook. I'm sorry you had to travel so far to find us like this." He paused and looked from one to the other. "Is everything all right in the Tribe of Rushing Water? I never expected you to come visit us so soon."

Stormfur shot a glance at Brook, so swift Brambleclaw almost missed it. "Everything's fine," he meowed. "We just wanted to be sure you had found a new place to live, like StarClan promised."

Brambleclaw looked around the devastated camp, the stricken cats stumbling through the remains of their home. "Yes, we found it," he murmured.

"You said badgers attacked you?" Brook prompted, sounding puzzled.

"They came here on purpose," Brambleclaw explained. "StarClan knows where they came from, more badgers than I've ever seen in my life. They would have killed us all if WindClan hadn't turned up." His paws trembled, and he sank his claws into the bloodstained earth to keep himself steady.

Stormfur nodded. "Don't worry about telling us everything now. What can we do to help?"

Brambleclaw sent a silent prayer of thanks to StarClan that they had chosen this moment to send his old friend back to the Clans. He and Stormfur had been through a lot together on the first journey to the sun-drown-place, and he could think of few cats he'd rather have beside him now.

He turned his head as a thin wail came from a trampled clump of ferns at the edge of the hollow. "We need to find all the cats that have been badly wounded. Some will be on their way to join StarClan," he warned, glancing at Brook. "The badgers came to kill, not drive us out."

Brook met his gaze steadily. "Whatever they have done, I want to help. I have seen this kind of savagery before from Sharptooth, remember?" Sharptooth was a giant mountain cat that had terrorized the Tribe of Rushing Water for many moons, until the cats from the forest arrived. Stormfur's sister, Feathertail, had died in the fall that killed the savage animal.

"We'll do whatever we have to," Stormfur promised. "Just tell us what to do. Are you ThunderClan's deputy now?"

Brambleclaw studied a fragment of moss that was trapped under his front paw. "No," he admitted. "Firestar has decided not to appoint another deputy. He wants to give Graystripe more time to come back."

"That's tough." There was a note of sympathy in Stormfur's voice that made Brambleclaw wince. He didn't want any cat's pity.

Suddenly Brook froze. "I thought you said the badgers had gone," she hissed.

Brambleclaw whipped around, then relaxed as he saw a familiar, pointed, black-and-white face pushing its way out of a clump of dead bracken.

Stormfur touched Brook's shoulder lightly with his tail. "That's Midnight," he meowed. "She wouldn't hurt any cats." He bounded forward to meet the elderly badger.

Midnight peered at Stormfur with shortsighted eyes. Then she gave a small nod. "Cat friend from journey," she rumbled. "Good it is to see you again. And this cat from mountain Tribe, is she not?" she added, gesturing with her snout toward Brook.

"That's right," Stormfur meowed. "This is Brook, a prey-hunter from the Tribe of Rushing Water." He beckoned Brook forward with his tail; she went over reluctantly, as if she couldn't quite believe this badger was friendly. Brambleclaw understood her feelings; he knew Midnight as well as any cat, but it was hard not to look at her bulky shape without remembering snapping jaws, fierce gleaming eyes, and claws that shredded cats' fur like leaves in newleaf. . . .

There was the sound of heavy paws, and he looked up to see Midnight standing beside him. Grief and anger sparked from her berry-bright eyes. "Too late my warning," she rasped. "Not enough could I do."

"You brought WindClan to help us," Brambleclaw pointed out. "Without you, our whole Clan would have been wiped out."

Midnight bowed her head, the white stripe that ran the length of her snout gleaming in the faint moonlight. "Shame for my kin I feel."

"Every cat knows this attack had nothing to do with you," Brambleclaw told her. "You will always be welcome in this Clan."

Midnight still looked troubled. Behind her, Brambleclaw spotted his Clan leader near the center of the clearing, with Onestar and the WindClan warriors. He padded toward them, motioning with his . . .

Warriors: The New Prophecy #6: Sunset. Copyright © by Erin Hunter. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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bluedog More than 1 year ago
I've read this to my Grandkids because I really felt the whole series has great lessons in them. It also helps kids to know that animals have feelings (and, yes, they know the difference between reality and fantasy) But they will have more empathy towards all animals (I believe) These books should be classroom reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think it is werth more than 5 stars. I think it is werth this many stars-**************************
Guest More than 1 year ago
Through out the book was total internal conflict. In the end Brambleclaw's loyalty to his clan was tested w/ having unlimited power. Very dramatic. When he said he knew what he had to do. I knew what was going to happen. And i couldn't belive he did it! But it was for a good reason-but I was still really shocked when the prophecy was fullfilled the hard'and only'way...IT WAS SO COOL!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lovethis book sooooo much! Best book in the series! But when is Greystripe coming back :( but anyway, this book deserves ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************stars!
Tangleheart More than 1 year ago
i really loved this book.the end was awesome. for a few seconds i acually thought brambleclaw would kill firestar. but then i thought about it and knew he wouldnt. hawkfrost really deserved to die. all he ever did was cause trouble. he was exactly like tigerstar, he wanted ultimate power. but the thing i love most about this book is the cover. it looks so cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing. Good ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is kinda sad cause cinderpelt dies cause of badgers.and brambleclaw and his half brother plan to rule the forest all by themselves an dkill all the leaders. Leafpool has aprophecy that says before there is peace, blood will spill blood and the lake will run red. It turns out, hawkfrost tries to kill firestar by getting him into a fox trap. Since brambleclaw didn't want to kill firestar hawkfrost tried to do it for him. Brambleclaw killed hawkfrost. THE END.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this book yet but i've read midnight. I thought it was a awesome. I love the warrior seires. Thank you for writing these book Erin Hunter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should there be songs written about warriors? Please reply.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She pressed herself into his fur, breathing in his scent. He bent his head licking her ears. She purred. Some cats burst into the clearing. They demanded to know if he had been sneaking out of camp to see this Shadowclan cat. The she-cat thought he would say yes, and they would run away together But he said he was running back to camp because he smelled Shadowclan sent. He crashed into her by accident, and he was panting because he ran so fast. She looked at him, her eyes full of sorrow and betrayal. His eyes were hard balls of ice. Another she cat walked up to him and wound herself around his body. He traced the tip of his tail over her flank. His muzzle bumbed her muzzle. Together they walked toward camp, pressed into each others fur. The Shadowclan cat narrowed her eyes and bared her teeth. " He will die !!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS UNLESS YOU READ THE THIRD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!! Ashfur pushed Firestar into the trap, although he is not working for Tigerstar. You know how Squrrielflight and Brambleclaw are back together and Squrrielflight is kinda ditching Ashfur? Well, Ashfur was sad. (I don't blame him) He wanted revenge on Squrrielflight. So he pushed Firestar, her own dad, into the fox trap so Squrrilflight could suffer what he had suffered when Squrrielflight went out with Brambleclaw. Ashfur nearly killed Firestar completely, if it wasn't for Brambleclaw. I am not lying look it up in Long shadows, where Squrrieldlight reveals an awful secret!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hawkfrost padded up to Tigerstar. " Who are you after " he asked " Youll see " he said. " Youll see "........ Chapter One. Skypaw ran out of the apprentice den. As he END OF SAMPLE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how the story will keep you on a hok hanger to wait till the next book to kow what will happen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Imma warrior lover nu haters allowed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SPOILER ALERT* ThunderClan are recovering from the badger attack as Stormfur and Brook Where Small Fish Swim arrive. Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost have secret meetings in their dreams (that Leafpool knows about) with Tigerstar, their evil dead father, in the Dark Forest. Leafpool, now that Cinderpelt is dead, gets Willowpaw as an apprentice since Mothwing doesn't believe in StarClan. She trains her in her dreams to read StarClan signs (and all that stuff XD) while Mothwing teaches Willowpaw about herbs. Brambleclaw becomes deputy. Shortly after that, Hawkfrost (stupid, STUPID Hawkfrost) catches Firestar in a fox trap. Brambleclaw (thank StarClan) kills him (good riddence) and saves Firestar.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the new prophecy series. i love all of the warriors books. Realy good book for about ten years old and older.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full of adventure and unpredictable turns!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stop advertising online clans!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It really is.... AWESOME
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Somebody help I bought the book and when I tap the icon it will go into the book but there will be no words. Somebody please help me,I'm dying to read this book 3/6/13 9:52 pm
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG this book is so cool!!!!!!! Its my favorite buy it buy it! Idont have it on nook but i have book its cool GO LEAFPOOL!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To anybody rpg please move to a different book. The NEW WARRIORS GAME is moving. If you want to stay here, play the NEW WARRIORS GAME( NWG)!!! There are other Warrior books to rp on, so just move to a different book.