Warriors: Dawn of the Clans #3: The First Battle [NOOK Book]

Overview

Greed is only the beginning. There will be war.

Since fleeing from Clear Sky's camp in the forest, Thunder has safely returned to settle on the moor with Gray Wing. But the rivalries that have plagued the cats for moons are growing stronger. Gray Wing still believes there is a way for both groups to live in peace, while Clear Sky insists that harsh rules and divided territories are the only hope for the future.

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Overview

Greed is only the beginning. There will be war.

Since fleeing from Clear Sky's camp in the forest, Thunder has safely returned to settle on the moor with Gray Wing. But the rivalries that have plagued the cats for moons are growing stronger. Gray Wing still believes there is a way for both groups to live in peace, while Clear Sky insists that harsh rules and divided territories are the only hope for the future.

What started as a misunderstanding between two brothers has spread far and wide—and now every mountain cat, rogue, and kittypet who settles in the forest will be forced to pick a side.

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Convinced that Clear Sky has the wrong priorities, Thunder leaves his group and finds sanctuary on the moor with Gray Wing. But the feline rivalries remain strong and continue to fester in the wilds. An uneasy peace; escalating tensions; then the claws really come out.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062063571
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Series: Warriors: Dawn of the Clans Series , #3
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 7,917
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

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.

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 December 26, 2013

    Good Book

    I love Erin Hunters work!

    24 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Good

    I like this book

    18 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Snowpaw's review

    This is an overall great book. It caught my heart with the death of cats I knew and loved. The battle and its aftermath was the most heartrending of all. I can hardly wait for the next book! Oh, and to those who RP here, WILL YOU JUST SHUT THE F*****G H**L UP!!! There are websites for this people! If this goes on, Barnes and Noble could SUE your precious RP sites, or worse, YOU! Then there are two more possibilities. One, NO MORE RP. Two, you could end up BROKE. Thats right, BROKE! So, SHUT UP!!!

    -Sincerly, Snowpaw (Note: I dont RP myself, Snowpaw is just a callsign I use on the comments page. Thanks!)

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    FOUTH

    FLAMESTAR OF REDCLAN ME

    8 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Third

    Me!

    7 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    Great

    I have to say Erin did do a great job on this book. Just 1 thing, why did you kill her why?! This series is like eating the best food in the world, when you start, you can't stop untill you reach the end. But more books will come out, and you can always read it again! If you like Warriors read this book, you'll thank me later.

    - Lightningstar (reveiw name)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Sadness seems to be coming :(

    Thia is a very sad book i can't wait to read it but the sample is very sad when clear sky scratches falling feather and he also banishes froat just because he hurt and they don't try to help him so yeah sad sounding book:(

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Cool

    I luv u Erin Hunter

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    Click for an rp!!

    Join a dying rp at Scarlet Letter all results!! Be anything you want (ex: human, wolf, horse, elf, demon, ghost, assassin, etc.), there is no limit to what you cane be!! And dont ask to join, just DO!!! -Cloud

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    BEST BOOK EVER

    :O
    Oh. My. StarClan. THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER READ IT NOW!!!! PROBABLY THE BEST BOOK IN ALL OF THE WARRIORS BOOKS!!!! SERIOUSLY!!! IT IS THAT GOOD!!!!! GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Join fogclan

    Beach res 1

    2 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2014

    To demi

    Join us at ethics. We are very active

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Join AlphaClan!

    We are a tribe of Mountain Lions who obviously live in the mountains! We also accept smaller cats to use as spies, scouts, etc. Join us at 'Northern Tribe' results 1-5!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    A REQUEST?

    Ra<_>pe a girl named caedance at "oliver twist" res 1. Shes fiesty but she likes it! Hurry before she sees this post!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    To Jayleaf

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    TO:all rpers IMPORTANT

    I need a very active camp half-blood respond to jackson<p>sincerly,jackson

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    PLEASE READ

    Can you explain Wolf Packs to me? And do you know of any good ones?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    Well to you sir i say

    Hardy har har har

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Any body need someone to...

    Rp you kit ot pup if so respond to light ((you can change my name if you like))

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    HELP!!!!!!

    Cats of all ages can join Stunclan at who stole the nutz at res1.We have a kit and a warrrior.~Stunstar

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