Warriors: Dawn of the Clans 3-Book Collection: The Sun Trail, Thunder Rising, The First Battle [NOOK Book]

Overview

This collection contains the first three books in the thrilling prequel arc in Erin Hunter's #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series! Discover how the warrior Clans came to be.

Dawn of the Clans #1: The Sun Trail: Long before Firestar left his kittypet home to join ThunderClan, a band of cats from the mountains set off on a dangerous journey in search of a new home.

Dawn of the Clans #2: Thunder Rising: The mountain cats from the Tribe of ...

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Warriors: Dawn of the Clans 3-Book Collection: The Sun Trail, Thunder Rising, The First Battle

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Overview

This collection contains the first three books in the thrilling prequel arc in Erin Hunter's #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series! Discover how the warrior Clans came to be.

Dawn of the Clans #1: The Sun Trail: Long before Firestar left his kittypet home to join ThunderClan, a band of cats from the mountains set off on a dangerous journey in search of a new home.

Dawn of the Clans #2: Thunder Rising: The mountain cats from the Tribe of Rushing Water 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.

Dawn of the Clans #3: The First Battle: The rivalry between Gray Wing and Clear Sky has driven a bitter wedge between all of the forest cats. As Thunder and Gray Wing struggle to find a peaceful path for the future, tensions are growing—and soon more blood will be shed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062373212
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/26/2014
  • Series: Warriors: Dawn of the Clans Series
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1056
  • Sales rank: 96,586
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 8 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.

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 9, 2014

    Wow

    Sooo expensive..

    Ps not the biggest fan of warriors but still good books.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    RE: $apphire

    I have already read them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT TO MEET THE ERIN HUNTER GROUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 (P.S. I am first!)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2014

    READ

    Members of the Retreat! No, its not a warriors based story. Me and my friend planned the whole tale. Read it at 'juk' and leave a comment! I used to roleplay Mysteryflower of Ashclan, Twilightstar the founder of Celestialclan, and Owlheart of Ashclan... if you know me then read it :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2014

    To all that are up late, and want to have a party

    Then go to foot res.1. There is se.x. You can have se.x there or not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2014

    Did not read yet

    Anybody play animal jam if so im opening up a wind clan soon today after im done wit hw so ya btw my user is bellaamor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2014

    Oh please.

    Just shut up, Saphira.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2014

    R?PE A GIRL

    R?PE MAYA AT CRYSTAL RESULT 5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2014

    JOIN WOLFCLAN

    I am Rubyclaw the deputy of wolfclan. The leader is Dewstar. All postions are open expect deputy and leader. We are at wolven all rsults. Please join

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2014

    RP AT

    Skyrim all res.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2014

    Join FlashClan!

    All spots are open except leader. I hope to see you there! Dont forget bios!
    ~Dreamstar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2014

    JOIN AN ANTHRO/FURRY RP!

    At fandom res. 1!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2014

    JOIN BLAZECLAN

    We are awsom and you can get directions at tigerclawas frurry

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2014

    JOIN SEACLAN

    We are at Sun water results ONE AND TWO

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2014

    To every body.

    Pink ipad s fake

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2014

    Join Spiritclan at crookedstars promise

    Join now

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2014

    HELP ME

    WERE IS GRASSCLAN? BE SPECFIC. WHICH BOOK IS IT AT?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    To "Ever been to"

    Yes. And I fought Daleks and Cybermen. And I got trapped in an alternate universe. And I came close to a black hole.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    To *:*

    I'm still here. I will always await your return. ~&sect<_>triking

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 12, 2014

    To Striking

    I know you... you forcemated my mentor....

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