The Blazing Star (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans Series #4) [NOOK Book]

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Discover the origins of the warrior Clans in the fourth book of this thrilling prequel arc in Erin Hunter's #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series. The Dawn of the Clans arc takes readers back to the earliest days of the Clans, when the cats first settled in the forest and began to forge the warrior code.

The first great battle has ended, and each group has agreed to a truce. But merely keeping the peace may not guarantee their survival. When a deadly disease threatens to ...

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The Blazing Star (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans Series #4)

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Overview

Discover the origins of the warrior Clans in the fourth book of this thrilling prequel arc in Erin Hunter's #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series. The Dawn of the Clans arc takes readers back to the earliest days of the Clans, when the cats first settled in the forest and began to forge the warrior code.

The first great battle has ended, and each group has agreed to a truce. But merely keeping the peace may not guarantee their survival. When a deadly disease threatens to strike deep into the heart of both camps, the cats must work together to find the only thing that can save them—the mysterious Blazing Star….

Dawn of the Clans #4: The Blazing Star also includes an exclusive bonus scene!

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The bloody confrontation of The First Battle has left the cats in disarray and mourning their losses, but they know they must move forward. Guided and inspired by the fallen, the mountain cats and forest cats struggle to keep their truce and maintain their equilibrium. When a deadly infectious disease threatens to kill the survivors, they realize that they must seek the blazing star that can save them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062063618
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/4/2014
  • Series: Warriors: Dawn of the Clans Series, #4
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 10,169
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Erin Hunter is inspired by 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 Warriors and Seekers 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.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Warriors

    Ahhh can't wait!

    11 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    I thought there where no new warriors!!

    I thought erin hunter stoped making warriors, hmm oh well.

    Plz no role playing requests or ads or what ever you call them, plz can we have one warrior book with real comments, so plz no role play ads!

    7 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

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    I cant wait for it to come out it will be so interesting

    7 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2014

    AMAZING

    This book was absolutley AMAZING! I think it was better than the last one!! And there are two huge cliffhangers, at the end and at the end of the bonus scene. I don't want to wait for April for the next one to come out! I CAN'T WAIT!!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Awesome =)

    I hope Clear Sky stops acting like dummy. He was so mean! I already pre-ordered this book and I'm so excited!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2014

    Just a warning *not on this book*

    Hey people figured u might want to know about a book that is coming out caled mapleshades revenge on april 15 2015

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 10, 2014

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    WANT TO BE FABULOUS?!?!?!?! Come and join OreClan! Lonestar is the leader, but he is currently growing low on lives... and the deputy position is open, along with the medicine cat! Interested? Then keep reading! There are two kits who need to be apprenticed soon - Lonestar's own kits, in fact! If you get to mentor one of them, it's a very good step towards being the next deputy of this amazing clan! Whoever is selected deputy is highly-probable to be the next leader! Want to have this opportunity? Come to 'i survive' and look for the Nazi Invasion book! Don't ask to join, just get your rear end over there! There's only one entrance fee, and it's a small one; post a GOOD ad for OreClan! As for deputy applications, put those in 'I Survived Collection #1'! Hope to see you there, and have a great day! (Deputy will be chosen Wednesday of this week at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. Another search that works is 'ore survive' at the same books)

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    Posted March 2, 2015

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    Posted December 24, 2014

    DO NOT JOIN LYRAVEGA

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    Posted December 31, 2014

    To Metal

    YOU IDIOT HOW STUPID HOW DARE YOU WRITE SOMETHING LIKE THAT? THAT IS SO EVIL IF I KNEW YOU ID IMAPAL YOU! ARE YOU MENTALLY IMPAIRED OR SOMETHING YOU FREAK? DONT CHU EVER WRITE SOMETHING LIKE THAT AGAIN ESP AT SUCH AN ACTIVE BOOK. AND CHU ARE LUCKY IDK YOU OR YOUD BE HURTING PRETTY BAD RN. BACK OFF AND GET A LIFE! IF I EVER CATCH CHU WRITING SOMETHING LIKE THAT AGAIN IM TURNIN YOU IN. UNDERSTOOD? THIS IS NO JOKE! EVEN THO YOURE A JOKE.... NOW BACK OFF! AND TRY FOR A LIFE OKAY??

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    Posted May 5, 2015

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    Posted April 25, 2015

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    Posted April 18, 2015

    Please read for some importent info

    Please stop posting s e x and forsmate things. It is imocher. Think for a minet that you are 7 or 8 years old and you come on your nook to rp. You see a s e x post and you ask your mom or dad what it is and they only ask where you saw or heared adout it and you say that some one posted it in your nook anb you dont know what it means. Then you mom or dad call B&N and B&N stop rping. Now this is a store that could ezaly happen. So please stop or at lest go to a book about s e x and post stuff there. If you are with me and agree with me go to yellowfangs secret to help us out and stop s e x posts. Thank you. Mosspelt. Please tell ethers.

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    Posted April 15, 2015

    Gay mate for foxtail

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    Posted April 13, 2015

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    Posted April 19, 2015

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  • Posted April 6, 2015

    The Hunter's need to know when to stop. The first six seriers we

    The Hunter's need to know when to stop. The first six seriers were great! I loved them! But this series of Warriors, this &quot;Dawn of the Clans&quot; is beyond bland. We already know what happens in the end, as this is a prequel series, for goodness sakes! STOP TRYING TO GET MORE MONEY.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 6, 2015

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    Posted April 2, 2015

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