Outcast (Warriors: Power of Three Series #3)

Outcast (Warriors: Power of Three Series #3)

by Erin Hunter


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

The third book in this third series, Warriors: Power of Three #3: Outcast, brings more adventure, intrigue, and thrilling battles to the epic world of the warrior Clans.

A secret prophecy shapes the lives of Firestar's grandchildren, and Jaypaw believes that the cats of the ancient Tribe of Rushing Water may hold the key. But when he, Hollypaw, and Lionpaw travel to the Tribe's mountain home, they may discover secrets they never expected.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062367105
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Series: Warriors: Power of Three Series , #3
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 53,819
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(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 #3: Outcast PLM

Chapter One

Jaypaw stretched, feeling the sun beat down on his fur. A warm breeze whispered around him, full of the scents of green, growing things. Somewhere above his head a bird was trilling, and he could hear the muffled slap of lake water on the shore.


Light paw steps ruffled the sound of the waves. Jaypaw pictured his mentor, Leafpool, splashing through the shallow water at the edge of the lake.

"Jaypaw!" she repeated, her voice sounding closer. "Come join me. The cool water feels wonderful."

"No, thanks," Jaypaw muttered.

For him, water was more than the gentle lapping of the lake against his paws. Instead, the sound of the waves brought back memories of cold water surging around him, the weight of soaked fur dragging him down, water filling his mouth and nose and choking the life out of him. He had drowned once in his dreams, lost in the underground tunnels with the ancient warrior Fallen Leaves, and had almost drowned for real when he and his Clanmates rescued the missing WindClan kits.

I've had enough water to last for the rest of my life.

"Okay." Leafpool's paw steps retreated, faster now as if she was bounding through the shallows, carefree as a kit.

Jaypaw padded on along the shoreline. He was supposed to be looking for mallow, but when he tasted the breeze he couldn't pick up any of the familiar pungent scent. As soon as the sound of Leafpool's paw steps faded, he veered away from the water and scrambled up the bank. He had something more important than herbs to find. He prowled forward, noseclose to the ground as he sniffed his way through clumps of grass and around shrubs until he came to the gnarled roots of a tree.

Here it is!

He dug his teeth into one end of the stick and pulled it out from behind the root that held it fast to the bank, away from the hungry waves. Crouching beside it, he ran his paw over the scratches, finding the group of five long and three short that stood for the five apprentices and three kits who had been trapped in the tunnels as the waters rose. All of them were scored through: Every cat had made it out alive. Jaypaw remembered making the scratches with Rock's scent wreathing around him; he had almost felt as though the hairless paw of the ancient spirit was guiding his claws.

But Jaypaw could also feel the single unscored scratch. Fallen Leaves, the ancient cat who had guided them, still walked the tunnels alone.

He closed his eyes and listened for the voices that used to whisper to him, but he could hear nothing except the wind in the trees and the ripple of the lake. "Fallen Leaves? Rock?" he murmured. "Where are you? Why won't you talk to me anymore?"

There was no reply. Jaypaw dragged the stick farther into the open, rolling it down the bank until the lake water could wash over it. He sniffed along its length, but all echoes of the past had vanished.

Jaypaw swallowed hard, almost ready to start wailing like a kit that had lost its mother. He wanted to speak to Rock, to find out more about the cats who had lived around the lake so long ago. He wanted to know why Fallen Leaves had been left to walk the caves when all the other ancient cats, even the others who had died down there, had passed on somewhere else.

He was convinced these were the same cats he had felt around him at the Moonpool, whose paw prints dimpled the spiral path that led down to the water. They were far older than the Clans, older even than StarClan. What wisdom they would be able to share with him! They might even be able to explain the prophecy to him, the mysterious words he had heard in Firestar's dream.

There will be three, kin of your kin, who will hold the power of the stars in their paws.

"Jaypaw, what do you think you're doing?"

Jaypaw started. He had been so intent on the stick and his thoughts of the ancient cats that he hadn't heard Leafpool approaching. Now he could scent her close to him and pick up the irritation that flowed off her.

"Sorry," he mumbled.

"We need more mallow, Jaypaw. Just because we aren't on the brink of battle now doesn't mean that cats won't get sick or injured. Medicine cats have to be ready."

"I know, okay?" Jaypaw retorted. And who stopped the battle? he demanded silently. WindClan and ThunderClan would have ripped each other apart if it wasn't for me and the others finding those lost kits.

He didn't want to explain himself to his mentor. He could sense her looking on severely while he rolled the stick back up the bank and hid it again under the tree root. Then he padded away from her, along the top of the bank, jaws parted to pick up the scents of growing things.

Before he had covered many fox-lengths he paused, staring sightlessly out across the lake. Wind buffeted his fur, pressing it close to his body.

Where are you? His mind called out to those long-ago cats. Speak to me, please!

"Jaypaw! Hey, Jaypaw!"

That wasn't the voice he wanted to hear. Biting back a hiss of irritation, Jaypaw turned to face Hazelpaw; he could pick up her scent and hear her paw steps as she bounded up to him. Blundering through the bracken like a fox in a fit!

"Look what I've got!" Hazelpaw's voice sounded gleeful and also half stifled, as if she was speaking around a piece of prey gripped in her jaws.

Jaypaw didn't bother to point out that he couldn't look at anything. Besides, the strong scent of vole told him what Hazelpaw was carrying.

"This is my last hunting assessment." The apprentice's voice was clearer now; she must have put down her prey. "If we do well, Berrypaw, Mousepaw, and I will be made warriors today."

Warriors: Power of Three #3: Outcast 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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Outcast (Warriors: Power of Three Series #3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 649 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing. Best warriors book yet. And I"m a kit stuck between two thunderpaths.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful! I encourage people to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you think this book is interesting wait till you read omen of the stars! =^•¿•^=
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If i had to pick a favorite cat it would be jayfeather. I loove this book soooo much. It really is super interesting and a real page turner. -Silverpaw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should i get it or should i not
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love all the warrior books!!!!!!!!!! I would suggest this book to people who likes cats and adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are so cool! Please start reading the Warriors series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this one with all the fighting!! I hopw you read !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recomend warriors to anyone who can read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best series about cats i've ever read!! At times bit is very sad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am firmly convinced Jaypaw is Leafpool's kit.One of the reasons is that the authors let slip his warrior name-Jayfeather.You'd have to be VERY ignorant to not get this.I hope some answers will be revaeled in Outcast.See ya!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG! I hate people who just say erin hunter sucks! She doesnt! If you dont like her, which i do, then dont read her books! Otherwise, i love erin, shes great and awesome! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is full of supsence and will always leave u wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its an asun book you should read it i like it allot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the warriors series! I haven't even read this book yet but i know it will be great!!! Jaypaw is so cool
Stormtail More than 1 year ago
Leafpool drew in a shocked breath, "Squirrelflight, I think I may be having Crowfeather's kits." Squirrelflight green eyes widened as her sister gestured to her round belly with her tail. At first she had thought that her sister had been eating too much fresh-kill. "For how long have you known this?" she asked. "For a moon or so now." Leafpool gazed at Squirrelflight with deep sadness and regret in her amber eyes. Never had she ever before broken the warrior code..until she had met the WindClan warrior, Crowfeather who had refused to talk to her ever since they got back from abandoning their Clans. "What do you want me to do, Leafpool? I will do anything to help to take this burden off your shoulders. Ask me please!" Squirrelflight scrambled to her paws and licked her sister's ear sympathetically. "I am asking you to raise the kits thinking that you and Brambleclaw are their birth parents. Would you do that for me? Just tell Brambleclaw that you are having his kits." Squirrelflight hesitated, so Leafpool added, "Crowfeather has his kit in WindClan now, so he does not need any more kits. Will you do this for me?" Leafpool saw Squirrelflight's eyes glint with happiness at the thought of being a mother and soon regretted asking her sister to raise her kits, her and Crowfeather's kits. "I will go tell Brambleclaw I am having kits then. These kits will be perfect, I promise, Leafpool!" With that, the young ginger cat dashed out of the medicine den. "Great StarClan, what have I done?" Leafpool whispered in agony and then she too exited the den, her tail down. "Leafpool, this way! Just a little farther!" Squirrelflight yowled. Leafpool's chest heaved as she fought for breath. Oh why me, why me? Leafpool thought. She had felt the kits coming, so she grabbed some herbs and snuck out of camp with her sister, into a blazing blizzard. "Here right here, Leafpool! Lay down here!" Squirrelflight was letting her sister lean on her shoulder as she led her into the forest, her ginger fur fluffed up against the cold. Now she stood by the abandoned badgers set near the WindClan border. Leafpool entered it, wrinkling her nose, smelling the stale badger scent. She slowly padded into the den, uncertain that she could travel any farther. Leafpool gazed upon the newborn kits that lay nursing by her belly. Two of them had their father's pelt; a black she-cat and a gray mottled tom. The other tom had a golden pelt that reminded Leafpool of her father's ginger one. Squirrelflight looked at her with bright green eyes, "What shall be their names?" "Well, the little gray one reminds me of a jaybird, so I will call him Jaykit. Then the black kit looks like a holly bush. Hollykit is what she will be called." She licked her two kits in turn and thought of names for her young golden kit. "Lionkit is a good name, like his heart has the courage of a lion to get through everything." Squirrelflight purred, looking at the three healthy kits, probably think of what kits she would be raising. What will Leafpool do now that her kits are gone? Make sure you read the series to find out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am leader Bearfang i need a depuaty
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss yor hand three yimes. Then post thid on three other books. Then look under your pillow
Shimmerclan2014-2015 More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever!. I agree with the ratings this book is so cool!. I'm only on Chapter 5 though. PS Urgent: Someone please join Shimmerclan as anything but Leader . I am the leader Amberstar, my mate Shimmerstar lost his eyesight and had to retire. WE NEED A DEPUTY, PLEASE. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought Hollypaw's power was loyalty to the code.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pretty light brown tabby shecat padded in. "Hi! May i join." She asked
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spoiler if you have not read the books after this one DO NOT READ THIS Lionblaze Hollyleaf and Jaypaw's real parents are Leafpool and Crowfeather because hollyleaf is black like crowfeather and jaypaw is a tabby like leafpool and a dark gray like a light crowfeather and lionblaze is golden like a lighter leafpool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much! SO GOOD. Oh and I am Stormpaw of Riverclan. Riverclan is the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago