Warriors: The New Prophecy #1: Midnight

Warriors: The New Prophecy #1: Midnight

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by Erin Hunter, Dave Stevenson
     
 

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Darkness, air, water, and sky will shake the forest to its roots.

Brambleclaw, a warrior of ThunderClan, has received an ominous new prophecy from StarClan that speaks of a mysterious danger. Now he will need the courage of the greatest warriors to save the Clans.

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Darkness, air, water, and sky will shake the forest to its roots.

Brambleclaw, a warrior of ThunderClan, has received an ominous new prophecy from StarClan that speaks of a mysterious danger. Now he will need the courage of the greatest warriors to save the Clans.

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Children's Literature
The prolific Erin Hunter (the pseudonymous author/authors of this "created" series) is back with Book One of "Warriors: the New Prophecy." Some of the main characters from the first six books of "Warriors" are present—in name, if not in spirit. It is a definite downer to watch Firestar, the former "kittypet" turned hero, become nothing but a generic spokesman for his clan while the action filters down several generations to the next batch of pussy protagonists. The new plot? Starclan—those deceased feline elders populating the night sky—lay down a new prophecy of doom on the shoulders of four untried cats, one representing each clan. Not only do these four have to learn to tolerate each other, they must also quest for the true meaning of their dreams. The answer, of course, will fill the next five books. In the meantime, there are just too many cats. It takes a close reading of the first fifty pages just to sort them out. Then the half dozen we are left with are fairly wimpy—with the possible exception of Squirrelpaw, Firestar's feisty, but obedience-challenged daughter. Could we have a little more characterization, folks, before your cat franchise goes down the tubes? 2005, HarperCollins, and Ages 10 to 12.
—Kathleen Karr
Kirkus Reviews
This first-in-series animal adventure with a fine plot but recurring preciousness will satisfy a particular readership. Four cat Clans live in bordering countryside territories in tentative peace. They meet only at ritualized times. Each Clan has warriors, apprentices, a medicine cat and a leader. Days are spent hunting and patrolling until a few select cats receive cryptic dreams from their mutual gods about a prophecy of doom. One chosen cat from each clan and two others who refuse to stay behind sneak away together and embark on a journey they don't understand, away from the forest and into dangerous Twoleg territory. A few cats are well characterized, though the sheer number named and the names themselves (Brambleclaw, Squirrelpaw) make them blend. Use of "meowed" and "mewed" instead of "said" is contrived (and unintentionally funny); the word "kittypet" (for those who live with humans) is distractingly cloying. Structurally solid; this will please Redwall-genre fans and cat devotees. (name chart, maps) (Fantasy. 8-11)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062367020
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/17/2015
Series:
Warriors: The New Prophecy Series, #1
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
266,728
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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