Thunder Rising (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans Series #2)

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You will make things right. When the time comes, I know you will.

The mountain cats followed the sun trail to a new territory, convinced that in a land with more prey, their lives would be free from strife. But while no cat has gone hungry, tensions are rising—and the once firmly united group has split in two.

Caught in the middle is a young cat named Thunder. Orphaned after his father, Clear Sky, rejected him, Thunder has thrived under Gray ...

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Overview

You will make things right. When the time comes, I know you will.

The mountain cats followed the sun trail to a new territory, convinced that in a land with more prey, their lives would be free from strife. But while no cat has gone hungry, tensions are rising—and the once firmly united group has split in two.

Caught in the middle is a young cat named Thunder. Orphaned after his father, Clear Sky, rejected him, Thunder has thrived under Gray Wing's watchful eye. But Thunder cannot escape the memory or hurt of his father's rejection. When a devastating fire rips through the forest, Thunder's natural abilities are put to the test. Impressed, Clear Sky invites Thunder to join him. But allegiances borne over time can be stronger than blood ties, and Thunder is forced to decide if he is with his father—or against him.

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With the aptly-titled Thunder Rising, the story of the first gathering of the Clans that began with The Sun Trail continues. A prehistory that reads like an evocative thriller.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062063502
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Series: Warriors: Dawn of the Clans Series , #2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 35,649
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 1.25 (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.

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 July 18, 2013

    Hi

    U read all of the other warriors books im hoping that this set is as awsome as the reast

    24 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

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    This is a great book! I highly recomend this to people
    interestred in warriors. I wonder if Gray Wing will take in Thunder and Frost? 5 stars! On a side note: WILL YOU STOP RPING IN THE REVIEW PAGE! THERE ARE WEBSITES FOR THESE THINGS! PEOPLE LOOK AT REVIEWS YOU KNOW! Thank you for your time. -Snowstar

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Moonfeather

    Great so far, Dawn of the Clans is one of Erin Hunters greatest series.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Minecraft

    Who lovvveees minecraft

    8 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Yes!

    Its finally out! Sooooooooo excited!

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    To Nightfur

    I am Imosenstar, leader of Moonclan. Please join my clan. We have no cats yet. You can be whatever postion you want. If you know other cats, please reccomened them to mt. Reply to Imosenstar. Thank You.
    Imosenstar.

    5 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Warriors

    Looking for a place to call home? Especially among the warrior clans? Im Graystreak of Moonclan and we still need a leader and a medecine cat! Pls join at Eversea result 4! Bios at result 2!

    -Graystreak (female)

    4 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    SOMEONE ANY ONE

    Can someone explain this clan thing to me. I have no idea what people mean when they say JOIN LAKECLAN or something like that.

    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Really. Really

    Is there any real reviews i mean seriosly

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    To minecraft

    I do! I love minecraft! PE or xbox360? If you mean PE, then yes. I have never actually trued the xbox 360 version before.

    3 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Ravenkit part two.

    She slowly walks away crying. Two nights have passed and ravenkit still has no food. She hears someone coming. She limps into a bush. " i've heard none even survived!" Said one cat. " impossible! Starclan said there will be a survivor! They said to me that survivor will become one of the mightiest cats alive!" Said the other cat. " starclan never lies and they always look after us." There was a short silence. " we need to find that survivor then firestar!"" Yes, this is why i brought you here dustpelt." Said firestar. Ravenkit was not paying attention to their conversation and decided to sleep. She slept yet she started to purr which dustpelt heard. "I hear something firestar!" Firestar crept up to the bush and saw little ravenkit sleeping. He went inside the bush while dustpelt followed. Dustpelts eyes grew big. " this cannot be the survivor!" Its a KIT!" Firestar didnt answer yet said "pick the kit up and please the kit on my back." Which dustpelt did so. " Were bringing the kit to thunderclan. We'll find out who the kit is and see if the kit is the survivor. " yes firestar." Said dustpelt doubting its true.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Lightclan

    Join Lightclan. I am Streamstar the leader of Lightclan. Lightclan is looking for loyal clan members who are not afraid to fight for their clan.If you want to join Lightcaln search directory of new york and click on the second result. Please put your description and what place you want in the clan. ( ex. Streamstar, silver she cat with green eyes, leader). May starclan light your path. -Streamstar

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Hi

    Very good book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Dont Click Here!!!

    If you love MLP and Warriors, join a crossover roleplay at 'catpony' result 1! We are ssmall and need other Bronies/Pegasisters help to grow! Wings and powers welcome, OCs and actual ponies welcome! ~Darkmist

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Thunder risng

    Wanna read this book sooo bad but only have a sample but that was great

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    I love it

    It's an epic book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Join a wolf pack

    Join Scarlets wolf pack at west yellowstone res 1

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    I want to join dawnclan

    I am 14 moons old my name is firepelt and i look slim with a bright ginger coat and deep blue eyes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    JOIN DAWNCLAN PLEASE!!

    Meddie and deputy open!! Daybreak res. 1!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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