Many moons ago, five warrior Clans shared the forest in peace. But as Twolegs encroached on the cats' territories, the warriors of SkyClan were forced to abandon their home and try to forge a new life far away. Eventually, the Clan disbanded forgotten by all until Firestar was sent on a quest to reunite its descendants and return SkyClan to its former glory.
Now, with Leafstar in place as leader, SkyClan is thriving. Leafstar is desperate to believe that her Clan will survive where the ancient SkyClan cats failed. But threats continue to plague the Clan, and as dissent grows from within, Leafstar must face the one question she dreads: Is SkyClan meant to survive?
About the Author
Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. As well as having a great respect for nature in all its forms, Erin enjoys creating rich mythical explanations for animal behavior, shaped by her interest in astrology and standing stones.
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.
Erin Hunter (A Day on the Mountain, Fall 2010) specializes in entomological and botanical illustration. She received a B.A. in graphic design with a minor in Spanish at California State University, Chico, and went on to take classes at the Art Students' League (New York City) and complete the Science Illustration program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Erin interned as an illustrator at the California Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of Natural History. In addition to illustrating books for young students, she has taught botanical illustration and field sketching at UC Santa Cruz. Her portfolio includes print and online design projects for clients ranging from marketing firms to culinary groups to educational organizations. Erin lives with her husband on California's Monterey Peninsula. When she's not sketching and painting, she tends to flowers, fruit trees and vegetables in her backyard garden.
“The characters are skillfully developed and Hunter provides a satisfying conclusion. ‘Warriors’ aficionados will bury their noses in the super volume and won’t emerge until they have whetted their appetites for the next installment.” -School Library Journal