Warriors: The Darkest Hour: Book #6

by Erin Hunter

Hardcover, 2004



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HarperCollins (2004), Edition: Later Printing, 315 pages


ThunderClan's darkest hour is upon them and Fireheart, the warrior cat, must protect his clan from a threat unlike any the forest has ever seen, as the time comes for prophecies to unfold and heroes to rise.

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315 p.; 5.5 inches

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LibraryThing member mr17
very good book if your like cats, and like adventure.
LibraryThing member smuniyat
A wild cat named fireheart and he must save his clan from being destroyed. After his clan leader dies he becomes leader and is ready to risk his life to save his clan. I would recommend this book to people who love cats and the mysterious and wild ways.
LibraryThing member Scourge
It is a great serie for people 8 years old or older. It talks about how the wild cats fight over to protect their territories. In this book it talks about how the BloodClan invaded the forest and how the heroic Firestar save the forest again , It is a very good serie to read , and the author Erin
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Hunter is a fantastic writer. I ' ll bet you will love to read this book and other books in the serie.
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LibraryThing member johnsonblock1
This book is so awesome and the best Warriors book i've ever read.
If you like action, adventure, suspense, drama, and cats you should read this book!
LibraryThing member snikita
In this book TigersStar the new leader of ShadowClan wants to rule along all four clans. RiverClan agree to join ShadowClan but ThunderClan and WindClan do not agree because they do not trust TigerStar. When TigerStar gets to know that they will not agree he wants to force them by inviting a new
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rouge cat group to force them. But the leader of BloodClan, Scourge kills TigerStar in a flash and all of TigerStars lives were gone. Then a battle begins because BloodClan want to takeover the forest but they loose and so the four clans can be in peace again. I would recommend this book to people who like adventure and loyalty.
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LibraryThing member jians
Now that Tigerstar's dogs where led away, does Tigerstar have something more powerful? No nothing can be more powerful, right? But no one thought that a band of a thousand kittypets might cause trouble... Firestar, you need to decide!
LibraryThing member billybobjoeysileo
the powerful bloodclan has invaded all four territories and is wreaking havoc on the clans. its up to firestar to bring the clans together to defeat them.
LibraryThing member ywoo
Firestar who is now Thunderclan leader, still didn't know about Tigerstar's plan. Then at Fourtrees Tigerstar said that there are dogs who is hunting in the forest, so Shadowclan and Riverclan made a clan called `Tigerclan' to rid of the dogs. But Thunderclan and Windclan didn't go to Tigerclan and
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Tigerstar said that there is a battle after moon. After moon, there was this clan which is very strong called 'Bloodclan', Tigerstara brought Bloodclan to get rid of Wind and Thunderclan. But when Tigerstar said to attack them Bloodclan didn't move because in Bloodclan only the leader can make them move. That is why Bloodclan leader killed Tigerstar's nine lives...all of them!! Then Bloodclan's leader said Bloodclan will use the forest, but of course Thunder and Windclan said no. So they had to battle again. But unfortunately for Bloodclan, Firestar has nine lives but the leader of Bloodclan killed Firestar only one time. So Firestar killed the leader of Bloodclan and all the four clan lived again.
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LibraryThing member sublunarie
A triumphiant ending to the fire-cat's tale. I loved every second of it.
LibraryThing member kenzie12368
This book was very well written. There was something new in every chapter, to make sure the reader was kept in suspense. This was definitely a "dark" book. Make sure you prepare yourself for a dramatic ending......
LibraryThing member bplteen
Review by: lock

best book in the Warriors series it has an amazing story line everything from the first five books comes together in this book it's the best one in the series.
LibraryThing member benuathanasia
Such a beautiful, imaginative series. I choose to believe this is what happened to my Taz after she went missing. I can easily picture her being Shadow Clan.
LibraryThing member TnTexas
Although this was a decently written book, I'm only giving it three stars - mainly because I felt extremely cheated by the main plot twist. Given the buildup in previous books, the change in direction made no sense to me and was very unsatisfying. Unexpected twists should make sense and have a
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purpose, in my opinion - not be there simply for shock value. And this one felt like it's only reason for existing was for shock value, not because it was really necessary for the story.
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LibraryThing member 13mushrooms
I loved this book, and so far it is my favorite of this series. This book starts off where the last book ended, which i like sometimes. the major plot twist was expected, because there is almost always one in these books. the story was nice, different and more dark than the rest. the story starts
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right after the last book ended, which i like. the more dark tone is perfect for me, but the only true example of this i can think of is when the leader of BloodClan kills the 'bad guy", who has nine lives, in one blow. this was the expected major plot twist.
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LibraryThing member JuliaW.G3
Firestar is the new ThunderClan leader and his deputy is White storm, leading a Clan was hard for him, and what made even harder was the new prophecy, "Four will become two, Lion and Tiger will meet in battle. And blood will rule the forest." At his first Gathering as leader Tigerstar tries to
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convince the other Clans to join up with him and his Clan and rule the forest, but luckily only Leapardstar agreed, they were called TigerClan. While Firestar despreately tried to tell Tallstar that he and Firestar should join to be safe. Firestar went to RiverClan to talk to Lepardstar, only to find Tigerstar sitting on top of a pile of bones, but it wasn't just prey bones, no it was also cat bones, he was keeping all of the halfClans inprisoned and right now Tigerstar was telling Stonefur to kill Stormpaw and Featherpaw, but Stonefur defended them with his own life. Firestar's patrol got all of the halfClans out and then Fire star decided to tell the Clans what and how horrible Tigerstar was at the next Gathering, but that didn't turn out the way Firestar wanted it, the clouds covered up the full moon. Tigerstar soon iterduces the Clans to BloodClan, which is a group of blood thirsty roges their leader was Scourge, Tigerstar gives ThunderClan and WindClan one more ch join, but they both say no. Tigerstar was furious and ordered BloodClan to attack, but when they don't move Scourge moves up, confronts Tigerstar and says that he's the only one that tells BloodClan what to do. Tigerstar was not happy with that and attacked Scourge, but Scourge was prepared and dodged and then sliced Tigerstar's belly from the neck to the tail taking away his nine lives really easily then Scourge tells the Clans that they get three days to leave or else. Firestar convinces the other Clans to join up with ThunderClan where they call themselves LionClan, after the three days past the four Clans showed up and told Scourge that the forest will always belong to the four Clans forever, that was the word for battle and all five Clans fought. Whitestorm sadly got killed by the BloodClan Deputy, Bone, but he got the greatest revenge ever, all of the apprentices attacked Bone at once, brought him done and killed him. Firestar on the other side of battle was wrestling with Scourge, Firestar jumped and Scourge got his stomach, but a thin slice, Firestar fell down to the ground and was bought up to StarClan where he met Bluestar and she told him that he had just lost his first life and that Scourge has a weak side, he only has a one life for he does not believe in StarClan. So when Firestar got up and called Scourge, Scourge was so shocked he didn't see the death blow to the neck that killed Scourge, when the BloodClan cats seen Scourge fall to the ground they all retreated to the Twoleg place and the Clans won. When the cats got into their own group the leaders thanked Firestar for what he did to help them, then they al went back to their own territory, Firestar's new deputy is Graystripe.

This book was the most serious and had the most action in it and was the saddest to me. I was really excited to read this one book because it has Scourge in it, and if you read the background story of Scourge then you'd agree with me that Tigerstar kinda deserved to die. I also liked this book because Graystripe is back and he's happy because his kits get to stay with him for awhile. Also why this was a good book because Everything gets back to normal.
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LibraryThing member Sheila1957
This ends the first series of the Warrior books. Fireheart is now the leader of ThunderClan. There is a new danger in the woods and not what he expected. As he works to bring his clan together again and discover the new danger to them, he also deals with becoming the leader needed by the clan at
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this time.

I love this series. Though reluctant to get into the books at first, I look forward to reading more of the clans. I needed Kleenex for this one as Fireheart becomes Firestar and goes through the ceremony for that then dealing with those whose lives will end (there is always someone who won't be back) and the betrayals. This is a series recommended by niece and she never gives me a hint of what will happen.
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