Starlight (Warriors: The New Prophecy Series #4)

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Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues with the fourth book in the New Prophecy series!

The fourth book in this second series, Warriors: The New Prophecy #4: Starlight, brings more adventure, intrigue, and thrilling battles to the epic world of the warrior Clans.

Before there is peace, blood will spill blood….

The Clans have finally arrived in their new home, and now they must struggle to establish territories, learn hidden dangers, and find a new place to communicate with StarClan. But more than one cat is harboring sinister plans that could lead to violence and darkness, and as the warriors wait for a sign, they begin to realize that the threats they face in the forest may not be as perilous as the threats they face from within.


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ISBN-13: 9781982681487
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Series: Warriors: The New Prophecy Series , #4
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(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: 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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Starlight (Warriors: The New Prophecy Series #4) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 624 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 3 months ago
hi...READ MORE >
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Join opalclan at J.D.rinehart res1(a kingdom rises) PLEASE JOIN AND BE ACTIVE!!! WE NEED CATS!!
Bibliotropic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Finding this book was tricky for me, since it seemed that none of the local libraries had it, and having been unemployed for so long, I couldn't just go out and buy a copy. I was stuck at the end of book 3 for what felt like ages! But the other day I finally got my chance to continue with the story.This book held a lot of interesting developments for the characters Aside from all four Clans growing more accustomed to their new home, we get to see a lot of developing relationships. It felt somewhat like this book was an "in between" book, not as filled with action and adventure as a lot of the others were, but instead focusing more on telling a lot of what happens when things don't involve fighting.I was intruiged at numerous places in this book. The hint that Mothwing might have planted her own sign to become a medicine cat was wonderfully done. Normally the foreshadowing in this series as very heavyhanded, and understandably so since the books were written for a younger audience. But I saw no hint of that anywhere else, and I'm hoping there's some elaboration later on.Hawkfrost is either a brilliant liar, misunderstood, or a mix of both, and I'm inclined to believe the last option. We already know him to ambitious, and we know he looks up to Tigerstar, and so it's not a far stretch to think that he might have been covering his own tail when he repented for his actions with Mudclaw. Time will tell on that, too, I suppose.And I was very interested to see the budding relationship between Leafpool and Crowfeather. I could see it coming a mile off, honestly, but to see the pieces of the conflict going on inside Crowfeather was a nice touch. Not uncommon, but still nice.My final comment on this book is that I liked how it was a good feel of a mix of the old and new. I don't just mean that the Clans are evolving and having to change their ways while still hanging on to the tried-and-true, but I've noticed an improvement in the writing compared to earlier books, more stylish turns of phrase and sharper descriptions. But it still stayed true to the style I've come to be familiar with when reading these short novels, and so the new things weren't jarring distractions so much as pleasant surprises.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the 4th book in the second series about the 4 Clans of Cats; Warriors the New Prophecy. It was an okay book but moved really slow, without much of significance happening.This book is definitely a transition book, leading to a main event and not an adventure story itself. The book basically details how the cats deal with setting up the territories in their new home. All of the medicine cats are having dreams about the lake filling with blood. There is a lot of political maneuvering between and within the Clans of cats. I really thought that not much happened in this book. A lot of the book dealt with day to day details on how the cats make their new territories homey and how they deal with the evils of their new territories (manly other predators). There is one part that really bugged me where some cats fell off a cliff and broke their necks; I mean come on, if you are going to write about cats do some research. Cats tend to land on their feet, having a longer drop makes it more likely they will be able to finish the full body rotation and land on their feet. So falling from a higher spot is actually better for a cat, at worst if the impact is too great they could break their legs...but they are not going to break their necks. I mean maybe a little research should go into feline behavior if you are going write about it; for some reason this drove me absolutely crazy.Despite the fact that the story doesn't move forward all that much, it is still an engaging story and the characters are engrossing. I did find myself holding my breath hoping that a cat would be okay and hoping they escaped from different situations. The book again alternates between different cats and the tale is told from multiple points of view. Every chapter leaves you hanging so you end up being propelled through the book. These books seem to have a very specific formula to them. They leave you hanging at the end of a chapter and all of the action happens over the last couple chapters; the beginning and middle of the book are usually filled with a lot of set-up and tons of foreshadowing that is repeated over and over so many times there is no way you could ever forget what is going to happen.If you have read all of the books up to this point you will probably finish the series (as I will) but I won't pick up anymore of these books to read.
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
Book 4 of series 2 of the Warriors series has the clans finding new homes for themselves. While there are questions of StarClan's approval of the new land, each clan claims a part of the new land. Fighting over the territories becomes hard because the clans are used to working together but for some it is easy to go back to the old hostilities. Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw have their problems to work out while Leafpaw struggles with her feelings for Cloudfeather and his for her. I like how the clans worked together and still, in some ways, continue to do so. Firestar is still the leader amongst leaders regardless of how other leaders want to go back to the old hostilities. But the younger generation is coming into their own. It will be interesting to see who becomes leaders and who turn traitor.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful read. I love "Warriors".