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The Sun Trail (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans #1)

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  1,838 ratings  ·  134 reviews
Warriors: Dawn of the Clans #1: The Sun Trail by Erin Hunter has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.
ebook, 368 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by HarperCollins
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Kat (Lost in Neverland)
*Phone rings*

Me: *I answer it* Hello?

"Is this Kat?"

Me: Yeah?

"Yes, hi, I'm here with, reminding you that there is a new spin-off Warriors series called The Sun Trial: Dawn of the Clans. It's about how the clans all started."

Me: description


Me: description

"Miss Kat?"

Me:.........Bye! *hangs up phone*



That phone conversation didn't actually happen, but it was pretty funny huh?


Anyway, back to the Warrior cats.



Fucking love the Warrior cats.


Jan 13, 2013 Kristy marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: warriors
Woah.. I thought the series was over!
Can't wait for it to come out :D

I might die waiting for March 5th. They better have books in the afterlife...
First of all, I am very glad that the rumors about the Warriors franchise coming to an end are completely false, because I simply love these books too much to do without them.

On the other hand, I'm not sure how much I loved this one. It seemed to cover a whole lot in a short amount of time. It felt a bit to me as if it had the content of possibly two books crammed into one.

Also, I think the narrator should have changed every chapter or so as well. I would have liked to hear from Clear Sky's pe
When the OotS series ended, I thought I might die. How could the Warrior Books be ending? I thought there would be no more books to look forward to buying (and then freaking out with excitement when you got them). When this book was announced, it was clearly the day StarClan decided to hear our pleas. xD So excited for it and so happy for a whole new story and new characters to get attached to. <3

YES!!! I was still traumatized from the realization that the warriors i've known since into the wild to the last hope were GONE. Hopefully this new series will be just as good and as interesting as the other four!!!!
Micheline (Lunar Rainbows Reviews)
Oh. My! It's finally announced: The prequel Warriors Series! The Dawn of the Clans! New Warriors books to look forward to: AWESOME! I can't wait :D
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I actually hired this book almost two months ago from my local library, but hesitated; how could I go back to a prequel after the glory that was Warriors? I just wasn't ready, and it was only the threat that I have to return this book and I've already renewed it once that made me finally read it.

I loved it; how could I not? I was fascinated by Warriors from the beginning and I grew to care so much for fictional cats. This series is no different, although I am glad the journey part is already ove
Brianna L.
Warriors: Dawn of the Clans #1: The Sun Trail
Erin Hunter

Before the original five clans came to the forest there were others. Mountain cats. The Tribe of Rushing Waters is mentioned in the first Warriors series. They have the original Stoneteller. Stonteller was the "healer" of the former mountain cats. The first Stoneteller, Half Moon, sent a group of cats to find the forest. This is because the mountains didn't have enough prey for all the current cats there. The main character, Gray W
Lex H
As much as I love the Warriors series, there is no making up for what they butchered in this book. It felt like I was reading a cliche high school drama which is never what the series should be turning to. Clear Sky became stupidly evil, throwing out his son and turning against the cats that he thought of as family. Gray Wing loved Storm for no reason and then completely blew off Turtle Tail. Storm loved Clear Sky for no reason. Really... It became a Romeo and Juliet type thing. The whole premis ...more
Mar 14, 2013 Maddie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Warriors fans, and teens that enjoy reading fantasy books with talking animals.
Shelves: animal, romance
The Sun Trail is about a tribe of cats who live near the top of a mountain, and have been living there peacefully for many moons. But lately, prey has become incredibly scarce, and their leader fears they will not survive. When a mysterious vision reveals a land filled with food and water, a group of brave, young cats set off in search of this better home.

I have to admit, I was not expecting this book to be so well written, and edited so well. In the Omen of the Stars series, I was able to po
The Sun Trail takes a new direction for the Warriors series, a prequel series of a type to the present-day tales we know and love. We're introduced to the early Tribe cats - they have outgrown their mountain home and are starving, so a group splinter off and decide to find a new home. About half of the book is getting to know Gray Wing and his Tribemates and the journey to the original territory of the Clan cats, while the second half blends the struggles of life in a new place. It's a good bala ...more
NO. NO. NO. This is the worst of the Warriors books. Don't get me wrong, I love the books. Except for this one.... Why? The characters, once a strong point of the book, now fall flat. The drama is cluttered together like a huge mess. Examples: (view spoiler) ...more
Mary Brophy
By the end of the Warriors series, I was begging Erin Hunter to kill of Firestar. Now, don't get me wrong, Firestar has been my favorite character since I started the series. But even I know when a character has been living too long and really just needs to go and leave the story to someone else. I remember distinctly telling my sister, "I bet in the last book, Firestar will die and the series will end." And I was right, to an extent.

Then this book came along. I picked it up, pretty happy that
Cat {Wild Night In}
It is a truth universally acknowledged that jumping into the prequel of a best-selling series isn't always the best of ideas. Just look at Star Wars. For that reason, I'm giving the Warriors series the benefit of the doubt and will try another, earlier book set later in the Warriorsverse. (Is that a word?)

I wanted to like this book, really I did: I love cats and all things feline IRL but there was something about several of the characters that cheesed me off big time. Firstly, how did an eagle m
Vinuoc C.
I bought this book after finding out that my previous favorite series as a younger child was continued.

The book begins in the mountains, from the point of view of Half Moon. She is worried because the Tribe is overcrowded and starving. Lion's Roar says that maybe they need to find another place to live, but Half Moon points out the mountains are where Jay's Wing led them. However, she sees a vision of a golden sunrise, and believes that maybe some of the Tribe could leave to find a new home, whi
Savannah J.
WOW!!!! This was not what I expected! The Sun Trail is about before the clans were even invented, when the Tribe was barely onto its next leader! I love the cast of cats, and enjoyed the deep explanation of just how other clans think Thunderclan is arrogent. ( Not in Firestar's generation, they weren't though!)
I am flipping out!! When my friend told me that they were coming out with the prequel series after seeing it on Facebook, I didn't believe her all the way. But when I logged on and saw this, I am just doing a happy dance inside my head. I am buzzing with excitement!!!
this is one of my favorite books ever. the reason why is because the author puts the realistic view of the cats in the book. the author's name is Erin Hunter and is actually 4 different people. they are also the author of Survivors and the Seekers series. They have written over 50 total books. the main character is Grey Wing, his tribe, the tribe of endless running water are starving, some of their kits have already died of starvation including Grey Wing's sister. the leader of the tribe suggest ...more
Dec 28, 2013 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: middle grade readers
This is the first book in the Dawn of the Clans series by Erin Hunter. It appears to be the fifth of many series about wild cats, and it's a prequel to the original series. With more than 300 pages, this is a great book for older children to start expanding their reading comprehension abilities and challenging themselves with longer books.

I love books that get our girls excited to read and the Warriors did that for our youngest. She is in love with these stories! I like to read whatever they ar
Sarah Stumphf
Really interesting way of portraying cats.
Awesome,best warrior book yet!
amazing! can't wait to read the second!
Even though I'd sworn to myself long ago that I'd had enough of Erin Hunter after Omen of the Stars, I ended up still carrying this book home in a weekend library loot. I suppose I still had some hopes for this next series, but in all honesty, although it's for children and maaaaaybe I wouldn't have found it bad if I were still a kid, I thought it was kinda lame and weird. I really hope that the original series of Warriors is actually still much better than this (as it is in my memory) because I ...more
Ok, so I am a HUGE warrior cats fan!!! I have all the books and literally will pick up anything the Hunters write. However, I have to say that while I couldn't wait to dive in and read and that stupid grades have to come first (haha just joking, I really freak about my grades. I wonder if it's healthy to be so stressed about them) I wasn't too impressed.

I understand that the whole back story and setting was necessary but I felt that Gray Wing was just pushed off too strangely into the journey. I
I picked up my first Warriors book a few years ago and about 34 books later, I felt quite sad that the tale of Firestar had actually come to an end. Imagine my delight when I was browsing in the library and I found this book on the shelf! The Dawn of the Clans: #1 Sun Trail begins with the Tribe of Rushing Waters and how they are having difficulties finding food for their growing population. Winter is approaching and food is already scarce with cats starving and even dying from hunger. If this k ...more
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Jul 26, 2013 Jøℌαᾔηα »ℑ'м α ℓїттł℮ мøяℯ тℌαη υşεℓℯşş« rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Warriors lovers
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Shelves: warriors
That was unexpected.

I had my misgivings about this new series. I was under the impression that the Warriors series had already gone on too long -- Things, events, characters . . . They were all starting to repeat (like the Seekers series did after about the third book: They crossed a thunderpath, almost got killed. They're hungry. Lusa raids a trash can. They finally get there! Oh, wait, this isn't the right place, let's go back where we came from. Another thunderpath. ) I also thought ca
They could have made this book great. An amazing, epic tale of how the cats first came to the forest. Instead, they made it a love story between a loner and a Tribe cat. What? Who the crap picked this up for that? I wanted to see some fierce battles(like the guide book says there were), epic deaths, and general chaos all around. Instead we already have two Clans - oh wait, they're not Clans. I mean, they don't call themselves that. But really, what makes a Clan? A group of cats supporting each o ...more
It was better than I had expected. When the Omen of the Stars arc had ended I wasn't looking forward to this addition of the series but gave it a chance anyways. The writing seems a little off but I've felt that way as the series has continued and it's a minor issue. My only complaint is that a lot of things seemed rushed such as interactions between characters and sometimes it was hard to tell how much time had passed between chapters. Otherwise I can't wait to see what the rest of this series ...more
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Who thinks she's over-doing it? 30 39 Nov 06, 2014 06:03PM  
Favorite character in The Sun Trail 16 19 Jun 22, 2014 06:48AM  
So...The Clan cats are part Tribe?? 15 22 Dec 13, 2013 04:51PM  
Poor quiet rain I wonder if she will ever see her kits again 3 7 Dec 11, 2013 03:41PM  
Warrior Cats Disc...: Dawn of the Clans 3 20 Aug 24, 2013 04:19AM  
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Erin Hunter is the pseudonym of five people: Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui T. Sutherland, Gillian Phillips, and Inbali Iserles, as well as editor Victoria Holmes. Together, they write the Warriors series as well as the Seekers series. Erin Hunter is working on a new series now called Survivors.

Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. As
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Other Books in the Series

Warriors: Dawn of the Clans (6 books)
  • Thunder Rising (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans, #2)
  • The First Battle (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans, #3)
  • The Blazing Star (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans, #4)
  • A Forest Divided (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans, #5)
  • Path of Stars (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans, #6)
Into the Wild (Warriors, #1) Fire and Ice (Warriors, #2) Forest of Secrets (Warriors, #3) The Darkest Hour (Warriors, #6) Rising Storm (Warriors, #4)

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