Dark River (Warriors: Power of Three Series #2)

Dark River (Warriors: Power of Three Series #2)

by Erin Hunter


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Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues with the second book in the Power of Three series!

The second book in this third series, Warriors: Power of Three #2: Dark River, brings more adventure, intrigue, and thrilling battles to the epic world of the warrior Clans.

Lionpaw, Hollypaw, and Jaypaw, grandchildren of the Clan leader Firestar, are thriving as ThunderClan apprentices. Yet their new responsibilities bring new dangers, and each young cat is about to discover darkness: in the past, in the Clans—and in themselves.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062367099
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Series: Warriors: Power of Three Series , #2
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 45,271
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About 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 Seekers, Survivors, and Bravelands series.

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Warriors: Power of Three #2: Dark River PLM

Chapter One

"Look out!" Lionpaw lashed his tail. "ShadowClan warriors behind us!"

Hollypaw whipped around, her black pelt standing on end. "I'll take them!"

Lionpaw glanced at his brother. "Scent anything, Jaypaw?"

"More warriors coming!" the gray tabby warned. His blind, blue eyes were round with alarm. "Prepare for attack!"

"We'll ambush them as they come through the camp wall!" Lionpaw ordered. He jerked his head toward Hollypaw. "Can you handle those three?"

"Easy!" Hollypaw rolled onto her back then sprung to her paws, claws glinting in the afternoon sun.

Lionpaw darted forward and crouched behind the prickly wall of thorns. "Quick, Jaypaw! Beside me!"

Jaypaw scooted over and dropped into an attack crouch. "They're coming!"

A tabby warrior trotted through the entrance.

"Now!" Lionpaw screeched. He hurled himself at the warrior. Jaypaw scrambled between the enemy's paws. With a grunt of surprise, the invader tripped and tumbled onto his side. Lionpaw was on him in an instant.

"Enough!" Squirrelflight's sharp mew rang around the small clearing.

Lionpaw stopped pummeling Brambleclaw's back with his hind legs and stared at his mother as she hurried through the gap in the bramble wall. "But we're pretending ShadowClan are attacking!"

Jaypaw skidded to a halt. "We'd almost won!"

Brambleclaw got to his paws, shaking Lionpaw off. "Good ambush," he purred. "But you know you're not meant to be playing here."

Lionpaw slid tothe ground. "It's the only good place to practice a surprise attack," he mewed sulkily. He looked around the half-finished den; its bramble walls jutted out from the side of the warriors' den. Once branches had been pushed over the top to form the roof, an opening would be made to join the old den with the new one.

Hollypaw padded toward them, leaving her imaginary foes behind. "We're not getting in anyone's way," she pointed out. She fluffed out her fur against the wind. Newleaf sunshine had taken the chill from the hollow, but the afternoon had brought with it a breeze from the mountains that reminded Lionpaw that leaf-bare was less than a quarter moon behind them.

"What if every apprentice decided to practice their battle moves here?" Squirrelflight demanded. "The walls would be broken in no time and all Birchfall's and Graystripe's hard work would be wasted."

"We need to expand the warriors' den before you and the other apprentices become warriors," Brambleclaw added. "It's already too crowded."

"Okay, we get the point!" Jaypaw lifted his chin. His fur was ruffled and bits of leaves were sticking out of his pelt.

"Look at you!" Squirrelflight licked Jaypaw roughly between the ears. "You've made yourselves filthy," she scolded, "and we'll be leaving for the Gathering soon."

Lionpaw began to wash the dried leaf-dust from his chest before his mother started on him.

Jaypaw ducked away from Squirrelflight's tongue. "I can wash myself, you know," he complained.

"Leave them be," Brambleclaw meowed to his mate. "I'm sure they'll smarten themselves up before we leave."

"Of course we will," Lionpaw promised. There was no way he was going to let the other Clans see him looking like a hedgehog. This would be the first Gathering the three of them had attended together. "We've been looking forward to this for ages. Haven't we, Jaypaw?"

Jaypaw flicked his tail. "Yeah, right."

Lionpaw flexed his claws. Why did Jaypaw have to be grumpy all the time? This would be his first Gathering ever. He must be looking forward to it. He had missed the last two, once as a punishment and once because his medicine duties had kept him in camp. Lionpaw knew his littermate well enough to know how important it was to be able to do what the other cats did, despite his blindness—and that included going to Gatherings.

"Hurry up! Out of here, before Firestar notices!" Squirrelflight ordered, herding her kits toward the gap in the wall. "Go and find something on the fresh-kill pile. You've a long night ahead."

Lionpaw's tail pricked with excitement at the thought of the Gathering. He could almost smell the pine scents of the island.

But Hollypaw's eyes glittered with worry. "I hope the other Clans don't pick on us again. Do you know if Millie's coming? Perhaps she should stay behind this time."

When Graystripe had returned to the Clan two moons ago, he had brought with him his new mate, Millie, a kittypet whom he had met while the Twolegs held him captive. He had trained her as a warrior and in return she had helped him make the long, perilous journey to the lake in search of his lost Clan. Her kittypet roots made her an easy target for the other Clan's jibes, and she wasn't the only ThunderClan cat who was taunted for not being Clanborn.

"Millie can take care of herself," Squirrelflight pointed out.

"Besides, the contest seemed to have smoothed things over a bit," Brambleclaw added.

"But for how long?" Hollypaw mewed. Lionpaw knew his sister had never been entirely convinced that the daylight Gathering would heal the rifts between the Clans. The four Clans had competed in friendly contests to test their skills, pitting their apprentices against one another in an effort to put aside growing distrust and border tensions. Lionpaw remembered the day for a different reason, though: He and the WindClan apprentice Breezepaw had fallen into an old badger set and nearly suffocated in choking sand before Jaypaw had found them.

"You're always fretting about something," Jaypaw snorted at Hollypaw. "It's like living with an anxious owl."

"Newleaf is here now," Squirrelflight pointed out. "There's more prey running around, so the Clans should be less prickly."

Hollypaw glanced at Jaypaw. "Some cats are still prickly even with a full belly!"

"Hush." Squirrelflight nudged her with her nose. "Go and eat."

"I was only telling the truth!" Hollypaw started forward, but Jaypaw barged past her. She let out a yelp, glaring after Jaypaw, who was already halfway to the medicine den. "He nipped me!"

Warriors: Power of Three #2: Dark River PLM. Copyright © by Erin Hunter. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've followed this series from book 1 (of the first 6 books). They are among my favorite series ever. That's saying something, because I've read upward of 800 books. I was reading Sunset at my cottage and my cousin was staying with us. He called it 'a stupid series', and I should ask, 'would it be stupid if it were about humans?' Some things can be seen from an animal's prospective. It's just something that seems odd to me that if someone sees a book about something other than humans, it's suddenly low on the must read list. Maybe it's because they're used to books about people, but they should branch out a little. Seriously. This book was great, though!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series! But this book has been typed and formatted for the NOOK, so there are little typos every now and then. For example, instead of Lionpaw, sometimes the book says "Fionpaw". Easy mistakes like that, but so far it hasn't changed the meaning of the book. But I would definately reccommend reading the first book, "Into the Wild", first. That way, you can understand how the Clans work, and get an idea of who characters are and stuff like that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book but there are alot of spelling errors. Ihighly recomend that you get the paper book no mistakes. But over all i recomend this book and the whole entire Warrior series to anybody. Warriors are the best series, and may StarClan go with you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book, but this version has a lot of typos and errors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book! I love it i have read it a million timess Erin Hunter is a great writer I dont no why i didnt find the series earlier!!!!!!!!! I wish i had because i cant get enouh of these books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the books up until Dark River. They are personally my faborite series! I have just one question. Is Dark River one of the really good ones? Also i have read other reveiws saying this book is not the real book and that there are a lot of errors. I don not want to waste money on a ripoff! Other than that you should read this wonderful series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and i've been following the series, i'm in 5th grade and i picked up the first one from my school library and now i have ALL the books. by the way for kids who like it, its AR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best book ever! If your loooking for exitement here the series for you! ERIN HUNTER IS THA BOMB!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The warriors i love: Firestar, Sandstorm, Leafpool, Squirrelflight, Brambleclaw, Cloudtail, Brightheart, Bluestar, Daisy, Lionheart, Lionblaze, Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, Longtail, Mousefur, Dustpelt, and Cinderpelt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi guys ive been been busy with school so ittook me a while to write part 5 of rainstorms story well here is the story Rain storm was exsausted he had ran like the win back to camp with the apprenticies and dapple pelt *i should bring the pegion to bright stream* ,and he did. Bright stream licked him and softly said "thank you" rainstorm saw the saddness in her eyes "whats rong?" He asked " bright stream then burst in tears "i...i...im sorry, i c...ouldnt keep her alive" {she then lifted her tail up to show only 4 bundels}. Rainstorm puzzled looked down and saw that 1 of the kits was missing it had been the adopted she-kit he had found in his old home and it had pure red fur, rainstorm then said,"what happened". Bright stream then explained," there was a fox break in i was in the nursery alone and no one noticed but a fox came into camp and it attacked me i tried my best before got to the kits... but i was to late it had killed one of them before warriors came and chased it into shadow clan territory". Rainstorm under stood "he wrapped his tail around her and the kits and then joyfully said,"lets name them". And they did Im not gonna put it in detail but here is a list Rainstorm and bright streams kits: Barb kit , light brown tom with gold eyes 3rd born (takes after fathers side) Hazel kit, cream collered tortishell with bright green eyes 2nd born (takes after mothers side) Moon kit, black tortishell with white specks and lovely blue eyes (takes after mothers side) Adopted kits: Featherkit, brown tom with orange and white splotches around him has bbright yellow eyes. (Unknown who takes after) I know she died but i decided to name her Rose kit, red she-cat with blue eyes (unknown who takes after and had a proper memorial) Back tothe story Barb kit,hazel kit, moon kit, and feather kit grew fast and they loved to play in the nursery,but they were 4 moons old, rainstorm pleaded to bright stream that she would tell the kits that feather kit was adopted, and previously had a sister who died. She said she eventually would. Now Rainstorm had a mission he had to get crow feather... he was the only one whi knew the truth about his fathers death... Rainstorm needed to find out Thank you guys for reading please leave a comment if you likes it part 6 will be in warriors power of three book 3 thank you!!! - lots of love Shadow heart
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is it free and not 6$?Anyway,this book is awesome,but read the books before it.
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Whoever doesn't read Warriors or doesn't like them are fox dung.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all the books i am soon going to read the magnas. So excited. Just read bluestars prophecy so sad i cried twice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am expecting kits wow but I don't think deauputies are supposed to have kits
Shimmerclan2014-2015 More than 1 year ago
Hello,everyone reading, " Dark River", i am Amberpelt of Shimmerclan. When i first read, " The Sight", i was very impressed by Erin Hunter's Writing skills. She put a lot of work into Jaypaw, Hollypaw and Lionpaw. Dark River is even better, with Lionpaw meeting Heatherpaw in secret. I would never expect Lionpaw to disbehave like that. Once i'm done reading Power of  Three i'm going to move on to Omen of the stars. i'm very excited to finally finish Power of Three.   Ps: We need more Shimmerclan warriors. Respond to me as soon as you can and you can be a Warrior,elder,queen,apprentice or kit. im sorry but unfortunately the positions of leader and deputy are already filled
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! Its a great book plus its free! What a great deal! There are some spelling mistakes but it doesn't make me not understand the story so I'm fine with it... OVERALL FIVE STARS!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My name is Cinderkit and i have no clan:( I am a gray she-cat with blue eyes. I am also homeless and have no mother. I can not survive much longer PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!! I NEED YOUR HELP!!!:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warriors are the best book series ever if you like animals this is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plz join speckleclan at spotted result five. See ya there!~spottedstar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The editor mised many mistacks. Or made many mistacks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing ::::::::))))))))
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No ! Ivyflame plunges in to the current after the kit she saves the kit setting the kit down gently by the bank useing her tail to wrap around the kit to bring it closer to her. Sshe started licking the kit to keep it warm. We will be back into the nursery before you know it little one she purred at the kit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Something is wrong with my book the L in Lepeardstar is a p lots of the words in my book are messed up but it is free other then that it is a awesome book about Hollypaw Jaypaw and Lionpaw