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Starlight (Warriors: The New Prophecy Series #4)

Starlight (Warriors: The New Prophecy Series #4)

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by Erin Hunter

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Before there is peace, blood will spill blood, and the lake will run red...

The gripping adventure that began with a small housecat in Into the Wild continues with Book Four of the thrilling Warriors spin–off series The New Prophecy. These cats' devoted fans have catapulted them onto national bestseller lists, and the support for the series grows


Before there is peace, blood will spill blood, and the lake will run red...

The gripping adventure that began with a small housecat in Into the Wild continues with Book Four of the thrilling Warriors spin–off series The New Prophecy. These cats' devoted fans have catapulted them onto national bestseller lists, and the support for the series grows stronger with every book.

Now the warrior Clans have finally reached their new home, but their troubles are far from over. Don't miss the next adventure of Brambleclaw, Firestar, and ThunderClan in Starlight, featuring new maps of the Clans' unfamiliar territory at the front.

Editorial Reviews

Brambleclaw, Firestar, and ThunderClan have reached their new home, but there is no rest for these weary felines. This installment of Erin Hunter's captivating warrior cat series casts us into unfamiliar territory.
Children's Literature - Naomi Williamson
This title is a book of fantasy for the cat lover. A visit to the website for this series will give the reader an idea of what they are getting into when they start one of the "Warriors" books. This is not a series to be taken lightly. The first six books were for the series Warriors. Starlight is book four of the second series, Warriors: The New Prophecy. There are four clans of cats: the ThunderClan, the ShadowClan, the WindClan, and the RiverClan, as well as the StarClan or the afterlife. Each clan has a leader, a deputy, a medicine cat, warriors, as well as apprentices. There are also Queens and Elders in the mix. This story joins the cats as they reach the end of a long and treacherous journey where the clans have left their homes to find new territories in which to live. Cleverly written from the viewpoints of the felines, the author has provided the elements that make a story interesting. A large number of cats are involved, with great descriptions, whose personalities are obvious. As with any good story there is intrigue, romance, jealousy, family problems, and connections, with a little humor thrown in. This story provides an interesting take on the animal world. However, there are so many characters, it is hard to keep them straight from one another and in the right clan. From what is alluded to regarding previous books in the series and future books, this particular book is mild, with little violence. One of the main characters, Leafpaw, renamed, Leafpool, who is a medicine cat for ThunderClan, has a vision of the future where she hears, "Before there is peace, blood will spill blood, and the lake will run red." This definitely sets the mood for the nextbook in the series, Twilight.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Erin Hunter's fourth book (HarperCollins, 2006) in the series is the most compelling one so far. The Cat Clans are struggling to establish territories in a world where dangers and resources are yet to be found. Having been forced to leave due to "two-leggeds'" destruction of their world, unexpected alliances were forged between the Clans as they journeyed to an unfamiliar land. Creating new boundaries for the Clans challenges those temporary alliances. It is of utmost importance to reconnect with the StarClan, the warrior ancestors whose guidance oversees the selection of new leaders, medicine cat secrets, and faith that they're following the correct path. There's a healthy dose of feline personification, complete with moral and emotional struggles urging the story along. Personal jealousies and passions seem natural in this reading by Nanette Savard. Her subtle voice changes have sufficient dramatic effect to help listeners identify which cat is speaking. For cat lovers and fans of the series, this is a fine rendition.-Robin Levin, Fort Washakie School/Community Library, WY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Warriors: The New Prophecy Series , #4
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Warriors: The New Prophecy #4: Starlight

By Erin Hunter

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright ©2006 Erin Hunter
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060827602

Chapter One

Brambleclaw stood at the top of the slope, gazing at the clawpricks of silver fire reflected in the lake below. The Clans had finally found their new home, just as Midnight had promised. StarClan was waiting for them, and they were safe from the Twoleg monsters at last.

Around him warriors from all four Clans murmured to each other, staring uneasily at the dark, unfamiliar space at the foot of the hill.

"It's impossible to tell what's down there in this light." Brightheart, a ginger-and-white ThunderClan warrior, swung around so that her one good eye could take in the whole of the landscape.

Her mate, Cloudtail, twitched his tail. "How bad can it be? Think what we've come through to get here. We can fight off anything on four legs."

"And what about Twolegs?" demanded Russetfur, the ShadowClan deputy.

"The journey has left us all tired and weak," Blackclaw of WindClan added. "Foxes and badgers could track us down easily when we're all out in the open like this."

For a moment Brambleclaw felt a tremor of fear. Then he braced his shoulders. StarClan would not have brought them here if they did not believe the Clans could survive in their new territories.

"What are we waiting for?" a new voice spoke up."Are we going to stand here all night?"

Stifling a mrrow of laughter, Brambleclaw turned to see his Clanmate Squirrelpaw standing behind him. The ginger apprentice was tearing the tough, springy grass with her front paws, her green eyes glowing with anticipation.

"Brambleclaw, look!" she purred. "We did it! We found our new home!"

She tucked her hindlegs under her, ready to dash down the hill, but before she could take off, Firestar pushed through the cats and stood in her way.

"Wait." The ThunderClan leader touched his daughter's shoulder affectionately with the tip of his tail. "We'll go together, and keep a sharp lookout for trouble. This may be the place that StarClan wished us to find, but they would not expect us to leave our wits in the forest."

Squirrelpaw dipped her head respectfully and stepped back, but when she shot a sideways glance at Brambleclaw, he saw that her eyes still gleamed with excitement. For Squirrelpaw, their journey's end could not possibly be scary.

Firestar padded over to join Blackstar and Leopardstar, the leaders of ShadowClan and RiverClan. "I suggest we send a patrol ahead," he meowed. "Just a couple of cats, to find out what it's like down there."

"Good idea -- but we can't just stand here and wait for them to return," Leopardstar objected. "It's much too exposed."

Blackstar grunted in agreement. "If a fox came along now, it could pick off the weaker cats with no trouble at all."

"But we need to rest." Mudclaw of WindClan came up to join the discussion. His leader, Tallstar, lay on the ground a little way off, with the medicine cat Barkface crouching over him. "Tallstar can't go much farther."

"Then let's send the patrol right away," Firestar suggested, "and the rest of us will follow more slowly until we find somewhere more sheltered. Yes, Mudclaw," he added, as the WindClan deputy opened his mouth to argue, "we're all tired, but we'll sleep more easily if we're not stuck out on the open hillside like this."

Blackstar called Russetfur over to him, while Leopardstar signaled with her tail for her deputy, Mistyfoot.

"I want you to go as far as the lake, then come straight back," Leopardstar ordered. "Find out what you can, but be quick, and stay out of sight."

The two cats flicked their ears, then whirled and raced away, loping along with their bellies close to the ground; within a couple of heartbeats they had vanished into the darkness.

Firestar watched them go before letting out a yowl to call the rest of the cats around him. Mudclaw went back to Tallstar and nudged the old leader to his paws. Their Clans clustered together behind the leaders of ThunderClan, RiverClan, and ShadowClan and began to follow them down the slope toward the lake.

"What's the matter?" Squirrelpaw demanded, noticing that Brambleclaw wasn't moving. "Why are you standing there like a frozen rabbit?"

"I want . . ." Brambleclaw glanced around and spotted his sister Tawnypelt padding past a little way off; he summoned her with a jerk of his head. "I want all of us to go down together," he explained when the tortoiseshell she-cat joined them. "All the cats who made the first journey."

Four cats remained from the six who had left the forest in search of a new home many moons ago. They had gained something very precious on that journey, as well as a safe place for their Clans to live: a strong bond of friendship had been forged between them, stronger than rock and deeper than the endless water that washed against the cliffs where Midnight the badger lived.

Now Brambleclaw wanted to travel with his friends one more time before their duties to their separate Clans forced them apart.

Tawnypelt let out a purr of approval. Meeting her green gaze, Brambleclaw knew that, like him, she understood they would soon be rivals again; that the next time they met could be in battle. The pain of parting swelled in his heart, and he pressed his muzzle to his sister's, feeling her breath warm against his whiskers.

"Where's Crowfeather?" she asked.

Brambleclaw looked up and spotted the young WindClan warrior a few tail-lengths away, anxiously pacing beside Tallstar. The WindClan leader looked so exhausted he could hardly put one paw in front of the other; his long tail dragged on the ground and he was leaning heavily on the brown tabby warrior Onewhisker. The WindClan medicine cat, Barkface, walked close behind, a worried look on his face.

"Hey, Crowfeather!" Squirrelpaw called.

The WindClan cat bounded across. "What do you want?"

Brambleclaw ignored his unwelcoming tone. Crowfeather's tongue was sharp enough to slice your ears off, but if danger threatened he would fight to his last breath to defend his friends.


Excerpted from Warriors: The New Prophecy #4: Starlight by Erin Hunter Copyright ©2006 by Erin Hunter. Excerpted by permission.
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Meet the Author

Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of animals and 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 the author of the Warriors, Seekers, Survivors, and Bravelands series. She lives in the UK. Visit her online at www.warriorcats.com.

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Starlight (Warriors: The New Prophecy Series #4) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 630 reviews.
Nancy Yeager More than 1 year ago
Kids of all ages will LOVE this great book and remarkable series, also great for cat lovers and animal fans!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Rosepaw reporting on book four, series two: Starlight! This is a good book so far, I just got it today, and I can't put it down! So take it from me folks, read Starlight!!!!!!! Rosepaw, Tc/Fc, sighning off, bye!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. Lots of people should read these books. Theyre not just about cats, theyre also about hardship and loyalty.
Catherine Wrobel More than 1 year ago
Awesome this is the best series ive ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purrrfect for 8 and up(im ten)
Katerina Kehler More than 1 year ago
Best book ive read so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are great if you like action adventures romance and well... cats. This is by far the best series by erin hunter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should really read this book. Frozenstar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No seemingly bad words(younger kids read this)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book and serries i really want to t Read alll the warriors serries books
JayFreepotatoman More than 1 year ago
The fourth book Starlight in the fictional series "Warriors," by Erin Hunter is an electrifying novel jammed full with detail and action about four clans of cats and their adventures and rivalries. The story begins when the four clans: ThunderClan, ShadowClan, RiverClan, and WindClan reach their new home by the lake after Two-Legs invades their old territories. A few days after ThunderClan moves into their new camp, Leafpaw (the medicine cat apprentice), has a dream where Spottedleaf (their old medicine cat) shows her where the medicine cats can share tongues with their warrior ancestors. Later, Mistyfoot comes from RiverClan to tell them that Hawkfrost and Mudclaw are plotting to take over WindClan. There are many superb parts in Starlight but the book also incorporates some weaknesses. One reason this book is great is because the plot is really exciting with a lot of action that leaves you hanging and forces you to move on to the next part or chapter. One example of this is "Icy claws pricked down Brambleclaw's spine." Another particular thing I think makes the writing excellent is how Hunter uses descriptive words to illustrate what is happening and the reader is able to visualize the scene. An example of this is when she writes: "Firestar's eyes were cold." You are able to imagine what Firestar's eyes looked like, angry and mean looking. Another positive thing about Hunter's writing is that she calls things differently than we do which I think is cool. The seasons are New-Leaf (spring), Green-Leaf (summer), Leaf-Fall (fall), Leaf-Bare (winter). The book has some parts that are not so appealing. Some of the characters I don't think have the right characteristics. Hunter describes a cat named Whitepaw as having a completely white body, but I think that she should have just white paws. Littlecloud should have white, puffy fur, like a cloud instead of looking like a tabby tom. Overall, the positives of this book overpower the negatives. If you are looking for a book to get hooked on you can stop looking once you pick up this fabulous novel. I highly recommend this novel because it contains action, suspense, drama which all makes a first-class book. It includes many cliffhangers which enhance your reading experience. It is my favorite out of all the others I've read. Some other novels I recommend are the books in the first Warrior series; Into the Wild, Fire and Ice, Forest of Secrets, Rising Storm, A Dangerous Path, and The Darkest Hour. I also recommend the first three of the second series The New Prophecy; Dawn, Moonrise, Midnight. These are some of the best books I've read in my life. So try them. YOU'LL BE AMAZED.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You never now when something is going to happen.Erin Hunter is a great artist when it comes to writing books! I hope that you get the chance to read warriors cause i can tell you strait on that you won't be dissipointed!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just bought this book yesterday. I didn't start reading it because I am still reading Power of Three The Sight. I want to know what it is about and if it is good. Can someone tell me?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love warriors and Erin Hunter! Amazing books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With a great adventure at your feet, the cats brinbyou another visit into their world. With excitement and curiosity around every corner you try to read morr and more. That is one of the reasons this book is butter! Everyone who has ever read these series of adventure filled cats read as much as they can beforere real life catches up. This is a must read!
ChippyU More than 1 year ago
Should i read thiss book
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read every single one of the books before and I am seriously obsessed with the series. I can't believe I have to wait until April 4 for Starlight to come out! I wouldn't really think it would be from Crowfeather's point of view because he isn't a Thunder Clan cat and the book maily focus on Thunder Clan.I am still very very excited to read it.
Anonymous 22 hours ago
Forestpaw. Blossompaw. Lepardclaw. And talonfang entered
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Anonymous 14 days ago
Appeared "forgive me!!!!! " the young cat sobbed
Anonymous 15 days ago
The blue-gray she-cat watched Redfang for a moment, then padded over beside him. "Are you alright?"
Anonymous 15 days ago
The father of Redclaw paced, concerned.
Anonymous 8 months ago
At aqua res 1
Anonymous 8 months ago
Favorate characters (from 5 to 1): Flowie, Alphei, Undyne, Papyrus, and Sans. SADDEST MOMENT (Glichtale): Sans Dies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUNNYEST MOMENT: Sans finds his dad. Askes him to take him to the human souls. Ironic. I should make a meme for that. COOLEST MOMENT: The fight agenst Chara, well, the second to last one. FAVORATE SONG: The first one. I memorized it... mostly.