Thunder Rising

Thunder Rising

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
A second entry in the origins story arc by the best-selling author of the Seekers series continues the story of mountain cats who follow a sun trail to a new territory only to be divided by opposing viewpoints that force a young cat, Thunder, to choose between two powerful sides. 200,000 first printing.


Discover the origins of the warrior Clans in the second book of this thrilling prequel arc from mega-bestselling author Erin Hunter. The Dawn of the Clans series takes readers back to the earliest days of the Clans, when the cats first settled in the forest and began to forge the Warrior code.

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. The once firmly united group has split in two—and a young cat named Thunder is caught in the middle.

Dawn of the Clans #2: Thunder Rising also contains an exclusive bonus scene and a teaser to Dawn of the Clans #3: The First Battle.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2013
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780062063502
Branch Call Number: J FIC Hunte
Characteristics: 302, 24 p. : ill., maps. --


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Apr 13, 2018

AMAZING book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was at the edge of my seat the ENTIRE time! Defiantly a must read! :)

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Apr 10, 2017

Even though it is very violent, I really like shattered ice! (at end of the book)

Jan 14, 2017

I began reading the Warrior's series from the very beginning (The Sun Trail) and now I've made it my quest to read all of Erin Hunter's novels. Who knew that cats could be so complex! I'm rooting for the clan on the moore, specifically Gray Wing because that poor cat can't seem to catch a break.

stonefan73 Jul 28, 2016

I really enjoy reading Warriors.
But to be honest, I don't really like these books because they're kinda sad and sometimes some of the good characters die. Otherwise, the rest is good. Love it! Rate this book 4 and a half.

Aug 08, 2015

I love how slowly all the cats seem to find an importance to every Warriors reader as they find their places in the forest and divisions happen. In Thunder Rising, I really loved how Erin Hunter portrayed a sense of father-son rivalry the divisions between a brother and the son. This book has many heartbreaking moments.

Jul 12, 2015

clearsky is a horribleā€¦ father,litter mate, mate, and a horrible cat no question. i am reading the first battle right now. clearsky has horrible medical cats and does not care about anthing but bounderys! would you risk your life for him and then get thrown out and left to suffer on your own after all you have done for him!! if i were a cat i would battle him.

Jul 12, 2015

this book was ok it was not the best but it was worth reading. if you are a warrior cat lover i recomend you read dawn of the clans serese first, it will be more understadiblet.

Jul 05, 2015

I adore this book. You know, to be honest, after I read it, I hugged it. That's how amazing this book was.

''Read it!''

Dec 14, 2014

I love Warriors, but I have to admit, the Erin Hunter team have outdone themselves with Dawn of the Clans.

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Aug 20, 2014

"You will make things right. When the time comes, I know you will."

Mar 10, 2014

"Out there is Gray Wing.
Out there is hope."

Mar 01, 2014

"You will know when it's time."

Feb 04, 2014

"You will make things right. WHen the time comes, I know you will..." - Storm pg. 4


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Aug 20, 2014

When Storm leaves ClearSky because of his horrid ways, she retires to a monster's den. She stays there until there is a horrible accident there where she doesn't make it, and none of her three kits make it, except for one, saved by GrayWing. From there on, he names him Thunder and is raised on the moorland. But, suddenly, there is a forest fire which puts GrayWing's brother and his clan in danger. So the moorland cats try to help, although it's Thunder who acted the most impressive, which ClearSky notices. He then says to join his clan, which Thunder agrees to. But after a few days, Thunder realizes the cruelty beneath ClearSky and leaves along with a cat name Frost, who was going to be kicked out of the clan by ClearSky for being injured. So the two leave the forest, in hopes of fitting in with the moorland cats.

After Storm died in the shed Thunder was born, Gray Wing raised him. But then a forest fire tears through the forest where Clear Sky and his cats live.They are helped by a rogue named River Ripple, and they save Tall Shadow and Moon Shadow from a ring of fire. Clear Sky is impressed by Thunder, and invites him to join his "clan". Thunder lives there for a few days, but leaves with another cat named Frost. Frost was thrown out because he had a deep cut on his paw, and Thunder leaves because he is fed up with Clear Sky not helping old or sick cats.

P.S. Thunder will be the first leader of ThunderClan, Thunderstar!!!!!!!!!

Mar 01, 2014

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...................................... so Jagged Peak got buried alive but Wind and Gorse saved him. Gray Wing became leader but had breathing problem because of the fire so Wind took over as leader. Thunder joined Clear Sky's clan but hated it. At the end, Thunder and another cat left the clan. The other cat was threw out because of an infected paw. Thunder got fustated and went with him. so ya. ;3


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