Twilight (Warriors: The New Prophecy Series #5)

Twilight (Warriors: The New Prophecy Series #5)


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

The fifth book in this second series, Warriors: The New Prophecy #5: Twilight, brings more adventure, intrigue, and thrilling battles to the epic world of the warrior Clans.

New territory brings new troubles for the fierce cats of the warrior Clans, and former allies are acting strangely hostile.

As divisions between the Clans grow deeper, Firestar’s daughters face troubling decisions. The choices they make now could affect ThunderClan for generations to come…and with an unexpected enemy preparing to attack, their courage and strength will be needed more than ever if the Clan is to survive.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062367068
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Series: Warriors: The New Prophecy Series , #5
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 39,069
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.73(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 #5: Twilight

By Erin Hunter

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006

Erin Hunter

All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060827661

Chapter One

"Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey join here beneath the Highledge for a Clan meeting."

Squirrelflight woke with a start as the ThunderClan leader's yowl rang out across the stone hollow. Cloudtail was already pushing his way out through the thorny branches that screened the warriors' den. His mate, Brightheart, uncurled herself from their mossy nest and followed him.

"What does Firestar want now?" Dustpelt muttered, pulling himself stiffly to his paws and shaking scraps of moss from his fur. With an irritated flick of his ears, he thrust his way into the open after his Clanmates.

Stretching her jaws in a yawn, Squirrelflight sat up and gave herself a quick grooming. Dustpelt's temper was even shorter than usual this morning; Squirrelflight could see from his awkward movements that the wound he'd received in the battle against Mudclaw was still painful. Most of the ThunderClan cats still bore the rebels' clawmarks; Squirrelflight's side stung from a wound of her own, and she drew her tongue over it in rapid, soothing strokes.

Mudclaw had been deputy of WindClan until the Clans arrived in their new territory around the lake. The previous leader, Tallstar, had appointed Onewhisker to succeed him instead just moments before he died; furious, Mudclaw had led a rebellion against Onewhisker before he hadthe chance to receive his nine lives from StarClan. And Hawkfrost of RiverClan had helped him. Squirrelflight felt a surge of anger as she remembered how Brambleclaw still insisted on trusting his half brother, even after he had seen that Hawkfrost was up to his ears in Mudclaw's treachery.

Thank StarClan, Squirrelflight thought, that ThunderClan had discovered the plot in time, and had joined the battle against Mudclaw and his supporters. StarClan had proved who the true leader was when lightning struck a tree that fell on Mudclaw and killed him.

Giving a last lick to her dark ginger fur, Squirrelflight slid through the branches and padded into the clearing, shivering in the cold air. The pale sun of leaf-bare was just showing above the trees around the stone hollow where ThunderClan had settled at the end of their long journey. Wind rattled in the bare branches, but down here all was still. The air smelled crisp, and frost still edged the grass and bushes with white. Yet Squirrelflight could pick up a faint hint of growing things that told her newleaf could not be far away.

Digging her claws into the earth, she stretched luxuriously. Her father, Firestar, was seated on the Highledge outside his den, about halfway up the cliff. His flame-colored pelt gleamed in the slanting rays of sun, and his green eyes shone proudly as his gaze swept across his Clan. Squirrelflight guessed he wouldn't look so confident if he needed to warn them about more trouble.

The cats gathered in the clearing below him. Mousefur and Goldenflower emerged one after the other from the elders' den; Goldenflower was guiding blind Longtail behind her, the tip of her tail resting on his shoulder.

"Hi." Squirrelflight's sister Leafpool padded up and touched noses with her. "How are those scratches? Do you want some more marigold?"

"No, I'll be fine, thanks." Leafpool and her mentor, Cinderpelt, the ThunderClan medicine cat, had been busy ever since the battle, finding the right herbs and treating the cats' wounds. "There are plenty of cats who need it more than I do," Squirrelflight added.

Leafpool sniffed Squirrelflight's scratches and gave a nod of satisfaction. "You're right. They're healing well."

An excited squeal came from the nursery as Birchkit pelted out, tumbled over his own paws, and picked himself up in a scramble of light brown fur to take a place beside his father, Dustpelt. His mother, Ferncloud, padded after him and sat next to him, turning her head to smooth his ruffled fur.

Squirrelflight let out a mrrow of amusement. Her gaze drifted past them to the tunnel through the thorn barrier at the entrance to the camp. She felt the muscles in her shoulders tense. It looked like the dawn patrol had just returned: Brambleclaw was padding out of the tunnel, followed by Sandstorm and Rainwhisker.

"What's the matter?" Leafpool asked.

Squirrelflight suppressed a sigh. She and her sister were much closer than most littermates, and each one was always aware of what the other was feeling. "It's Brambleclaw," she mewed reluctantly. "I can't believe he's still friends with Hawkfrost, after the way he supported Mudclaw."

"Many cats supported Mudclaw," Leafpool pointed out. "They did it because they truly believed Onewhisker wasn't the right cat to lead WindClan. After the tree fell, Hawkfrost admitted he was wrong, and that Mudclaw had tricked him into helping. Onewhisker has already forgiven him, and all the other cats who fought against him."

Squirrelflight lashed her tail. "Hawkfrost lied! He was part of Mudclaw's plot all along. I heard what Mudclaw said before he died--Hawkfrost was trying to become powerful enough to take over RiverClan."

Leafpool's troubled gaze seemed to pierce Squirrelflight's fur. "You have no proof of that, Squirrelflight. Why should we believe Mudclaw over Hawkfrost? Are you sure you're not judging Hawkfrost because of who his father was?"

Squirrelflight opened her jaws for a swift retort, but there was nothing she could say.

"Remember, Tigerstar was Brambleclaw's father too," Leafpool went on. "He may have been a murderous traitor, but that doesn't mean his sons have to follow his pawsteps. I don't trust Hawkfrost any more than you do, but we can't assume he's as evil as his father without proof. And even if Hawkfrost is dangerous, it doesn't mean that Brambleclaw has to be like him--or like Tigerstar."

Squirrelflight twitched her tail uneasily. "I guess you're right." The three tabby toms were tangled together like the tendrils in a bramble thicket, and she wondered if either of Tigerstar's sons could ever be free of their father's treacherous legacy. "It's just--Brambleclaw won't listen to a word I say! He cares about . . .


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by Erin Hunter
Copyright © 2006 by Erin Hunter.
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Twilight (Warriors: The New Prophecy Series #5) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 835 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is both thrilly and exciting. I found myself reading it all in one day. The charaters such as Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw grow towards each other. While others like Cinderpelt and Leafpool grow apart. In the beginning Leafpool can't get Crowfeather's words out of her head. She ends up not being able to contain it she gets into mischeif. Squrrielflight is as stuborn as usual and lets just say brambleclaws sour aditude doesn't help anything. This story is great until it leaves you hanging. I advise buying Sunset before reading this or you will be in a tough situation.
Donna_L More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to review everyone of these books. I plan to read them all. I find the series fascinating, even though they are children' s books. They can appeal to all ages...look at Harry Potter. I Like all the characters and enjoy watching them live their lives. I can see the lessons they teach children about life, and death. When I finish one book, I want the next one immediately. I think they are quite good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so awesome! I love the 'New Prophecy' books! My favorite characters are Squirelpaw and Leafpaw. READ THIS BOOK!!!
The_smart_warriors_reader More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome!I love the way that Erin Hunter always has you at the edge of your seat.I couldn't wait to see how it would end!! It's cool to see how much Leafpool loves Crowfeather even though she's a medicine cat from another clan. I recommend this and all the warriors books. Oh and Seekers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story takes place in ThunderClan¿s territory around the lake. Even though the main baddy, TigerStar, is dead, he still is influencing the Clan through his son, Brambleclaw. Brambleclaw has to decide if he will do anything in his power to be a leader, or to just sit back and do the right things. That takes backseat in this story, though, to Leafpool¿s struggles. Leafpool is a medicine cat, meaning that she is not allowed to fall in love. This rule gets hard for her, though, when she falls in love with a cat from another Clan. In this book she tries to decide whether she should leave the Clan to be with her love. Leafpool¿s sister, Squirrelflight, also has problems, when who she thought was her soul mate, Brambleclaw, seems to be getting meaner and meaner. While all this is happening, badgers plot to get their land back from the Clans¿ My opinion of this book was that it has a very deep plot with many twists and turns. That is its highlight, however. By the time you read through the series, about twenty books, it almost seems like a chore to read through the books. This series best suits teenage boys, but I found that the abundance of romance in this specific book also suits girls. Erin Hunter is an above average writer whose stories are written eloquently, but some events that happen in this book don¿t make sense. An example of this is when Leafpool falls in love with a cat she only talked to a couple of times before! My advice to readers who want to read the series is to not read through the whole series without taking a break every once in a while by reading a different book. All in all, though, Twilight is a great book.
WarriorHunter More than 1 year ago
Twilight is another enthralling book in the series. I love how much you can see the characters grow and learn the lessons that they need to. It takes you deeper into the new territorys around the lake and surprises await around every conner of this book. And watch out, there is a cliff hanger so don't get this book without getting Sunset.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought the book, worth the money!!!!! At the beginning of the series, on "Midnight" I was sure I wasn't going to finish. Then it got better! Now I can't wait to buy the next one in the 'Warriors' series. <3
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now that they are in they're new territory, the clans have to face a greater danger than before. And Squirrelflight and Leafpool have to choose: Loyalty to the clan, or something you need to find out yourself. READ IT
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definitely my favorite of the seconds series. Good plot, and makes you want to read until the end. This and Sunset is tied my faves of The New Prophecy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book just like i love all of her books
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. it wasnt boring at all. the romance was pretty good too. i love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Froststep, Deputy of sunclan. I havnt read this book yet, but Im going to VERY SOON! I've waited awile for the paper back version to come out. I rated this book a 5 because all the other books were great! also, I am a Huge fan of spottedleaf! Why did she have to die. D: So everybody, keep reading these books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Earin Hunter has a great way with her words in all of her books, but in this serie she has a great way with her wording
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really good but there was alot of drama between leafpool and crowfeather. Im now on sunset.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome
TitanLord13 More than 1 year ago
Twilight is a fantastic book! I would recommend it to everyone! I love this whole series and hope Erin Hunter keeps writing these fabulous books!
BibliosET More than 1 year ago
Bought the first book in this series for my grandson to read; now I'm addicted. Series has a bit of everything in its story lines...lessons in every day trials, survival, life challenges, meaning of friendship, loyalty, love and, most importantly, the consequences of actions and words. It's also just a fun, imaginative read. The book covers are bright, colorful, well executed. The recommended readers age is too narrow; these books can appeal to a much larger age range. I've lent books of the Warrior Series to some of my friends who love them and have begun to buy them for themselves, their kids and grand kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
...I think that the new books are good but one thing i do not like is that the book now takes the veiw of more then one cat not like the first books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here are ideas for Warrior names: Sandpelt, Runningwater, Mooncloud, Waterleaf, Weedfur, Ho neyflower, Swiftfoot, Cloudbrook, Windingtail, Braveheart, Firepe lt, Leopardspots, Lionwhisker, Tigerface, Redclaw, Nightflower, Thunderstorm, Whitecloud, Sandclaw, MorningHeart, Sunflower
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Four Clans of cats that hunt,fight,and live by the warrior code in thier territories. Insperational, heart-rending, and realistic, warriors will have you laughing and crying in a whole new world: the world of warriors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi sorry this story took so long i have been busy well here it goes Rain storm walked along the thunderclan border thinking in his mind *i should do something for my clan* he crossed the thunderclan border but then stepped back *never mind* he thought he turned and took in a deep breath "i smell something* he followed the sent but he could not make it out when it stopped he saw a big oak tree it was... his old home water filled his eyes but he blinked the tears away when he walked in he saw 2 bundles laying there tryingvto breath kits!!! He gasped he looked for there mother and there she was a long cream colered pelt lay on the dead leaves he bowed his head against her body. He turned to the budles and began licking as fast as he could finally there were two kits newoinh for food he had to take care of them he grabed 1 of the kits and settled it on his btoad back , then he took the other kit by the scruff * i have to be careful but quick* he ran steafing the kit on his back and running as if n,a fox was going to get him when he arrived at camp he called to the clan "domeone help!!" He saw cinderpaw come out "what is it?" She said then she spotted the bundles she nodded and took the one from his back they entered the clearing to see the clan was sharing tounges he went over and padded to the nursery daisy and ferncloud walked out yes? They said but saw the budles " where did u get them" ferncloud rasped "i found them" she took the kits in the nursery. At dusk he heard a loud screech he rushed to the nursery nudging thrue the crowd, and there he saw bright stream on the floor. * my kits are coming* he went next to her and waited after what semmed like forever 3 bundles where next to her, they suckled . Ferncloud came out and put the other two bundles next to her ,she whispered in his ear " dont tell her yet" rain storm nodded. The next mlorning he yawned and padded softly to the nursery. And there brightstream lay with the five bundles next to her he curled up around her. Her green eyes opened sleeply she yawned the licked him. She saw the extra two bundles then said " i could have sworn i only had three and those two dont even look like us. He then explained the whole thing, she licked him and said "ill take care of em. He padded out of the nursery and his stomach growled he went to firestars den and said " sorry to interupt firestar but i was wondering when will the hunting patrol leave?" Firsetar yawned and said u lead it tske 1 warrior and 2 apprenticies' ok, he said. He padded out to the apprentiece den "hey he said and woke up cinder paw come on and he said wake up berry paw to". She nodded and went to his nest. He went to the warriors dent and woke dapple pelt, zhey sis come on" she giot up and went to the clearing woth him. When they got there he said they were going on a hunting patrol, they left camp and went to the territory. Dapple paw went into a rabbit whol (yes her sleek fur aloud her to do it) he took the apprenticies and went to the forest berry paw climed a tree after some squrrles cinder paw saw a mose and went after it. Rsin storm saw a vole and caought it * easy * he berried it and carried on he stopped and picked up the sent of a pigon * perfect* he creeped up on it and pounced he went back to his vole and dug it up he carried it to the meeting plsce he smelled something not pleasent then... foxes!!! He yelled Go to warriors power of three first book for part four andthanks for reading With love Shadow heart thx
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have the book from my school library. Awesome book! U should read the whole series its epic! A lot of blood and dying and long chapters but awesome! (!im 9)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My name is Kestrelflight, a new member of Lakeclan. I am a queen please rp one of my kits if you want and can. Please be active, post at least every five minutes. Here are the kits: Songkit is a brown she-cat and is a moon old. Tawnykit is a tortishell she-cat and is a moon old. Sandkit is a moon old she-cat that is golden. Rubykit is a red she-cat and is a moon old Lilykit is a White she-cat and is a day old. Snowykit is a white she-cat and is a day old. Blazekit is a golden she-cat of two moons. Nightkit is a two moon old black tom. Goldenkit is a two moon old golden she-cat. Meltedkit is a three moon old blue-gray she-cat. Bluekit is a three moon old blue-gray she-cat. Ripplekit is a white tortishell she-cat of three moons. Puddlekit is a white she-cat of three moons. Graykit is a three moon old gray tom. Jaykit is a blue-gray she-cat of four moons. Sparkkit is four moons old a she-cat Stormkit is a tom of four moons. Larkkit is a four moon old she-cat. The oldest, Flashkit, is a golden she-cat. Ask to rp one at water moon result one. Thanks!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A kit peeks out from behind a patch of bramble its tiny pelt is caked in blood its midnight blue eyes are filled with pain and fear. She slowly emerges her eyes watching, looking, and searching for them the dogs that killed her kin. They are gone, starkit colapses in the dirt , right in the open but having no more streanth to get she lies there lost and afraid. TIDEL YOUR "REVIEW" ADOPT STARKIT TO ADOPT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why does Onestar have to be such a jerk?