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L'hora de la foscor

(Warriors #6)

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El Cor de Foc ja és el nou líder del Clan del Tro. Quan rep les seves nou vides del Clan de les Estrelles, també obté un avís molt seriós: els quatre clans hauran d'unir-se i aprendre a col·laborar, o la set de poder de l'Estel Tigrat acabarà amb tots. A la vegada, la profecia assenyala clarament que el camí no serà gens fàcil: «Quatre esdevindran dos. El lleó i el tigre e ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 2013 by la Galera, SAU (first published October 1st 2005)
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Foreign Grid Tigerstar was responsible for his actions as we all are, even though he was influenced. All the 'evil men' of history were influenced by others. Perha…moreTigerstar was responsible for his actions as we all are, even though he was influenced. All the 'evil men' of history were influenced by others. Perhaps a father who taught them how to be greedy or a group of people who, by attacking that person, taught them to be ruthless, and so forth. Does that make the actions or the conscience of a person any more clear? No. The effects of nurture are something that can be overcome in reality so long as a person is not isolated from examples of what is good.

Did he justify his actions? Yes. Were the justifications logical? Perhaps in one sense.
But the ends don't justify the means.
The 'evil men' of our world don't ever think they are doing evil, surprisingly. That's how evil works and that's how it seduces. It tries to justify everything for the sake of one's unchecked desires and impulses.

So is Tigerstar evil?
I think Tigerstar did a lot of evil things and succumbed to the evil tyrannical side we all have. If only the power was coalesced in OUR hands then the world would be a better place.
This concept of evil rationalized is better defined by Machiavelli in his book The Prince which was one of the first famous books that made way for the present day philosophies of modern politics. (The backstabbing and corrupt kind)
Machiavelli states that excellence can only be achieved when a leader learns to be both good and bad, which in reality creates a gollum like split personality. Machiavelli praises tyrants for creating a unified state by committing several human rights violations and murders, because it is better (in his logic) that the state be maintained and expand rather than to serve the people (which is technically what a leader is supposed to do.

To better clarify the significance of this, it is important to also remember the illustration of the One Ring in LoR. While initially people who came in contact with the ring might have not been evil per se, their actions with regard to how they first obtained the ring to how they would later use the ring determined their level of bondage to Sauron, or evil. On one extreme we have Gollum, and on the other is Sam Gamgee. Sam refused to give into the rings temptation even after he used it through his own will and humility, Gollum on the other hand, killed for the ring.

Tigerstar would have been one who felt the temptations of the ring and accepted it without too much struggle. Perhaps it was due to bad formation, yes. But that does not change what he became later.

Again, was Tigerstar evil?

He certainly mimicked evil through his actions, that at least is certain.


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Kiwi_^^ Firestar's father was actually a kitty pet called Jake who met Talltail (currently Tallstar now) on his "adventure". Talltail (Tallstar) actually did …moreFirestar's father was actually a kitty pet called Jake who met Talltail (currently Tallstar now) on his "adventure". Talltail (Tallstar) actually did invite Jake to join him in his clan but Jake thinks Kittypet life is more suited for him. So, with no other choice, the two best friends was separated. Years later, when Tallstar saw Fireheart, he immediately knew who his father was due to his similarity in looks. This also explains the kind gestures Tallstar has been to Firestar.
Hence, the father of Firestar is a Kittypet called Jake who is currently unknown to us readers.
Tigerstar found out about the dogs through the leader of Bloodclan, Scourge, who is also (so called) the leader of the twoleg place. Personally, I'm guessing he led the dogs to the cave using preys that he caught like Rabbits as it seems to be the biggest among all the preys cats eats. He than kept the dog hidden in the cave and fed them with a rabbit everyday. Until the time was ready, he kept himself hidden but at the same time, fed the dogs in the least amount of prey to make them hungry so that they will hunt Thunderclan in a more ferocious way. When the day comes, he than caught lots of rabbits to lead a trail from the cave to Thunderclan when the dogs was ASLEEP. Than, find an unexpected Thunderclan cat to end off the trail of "preys" for the dogs.
So to end it off, Tigerclaw had hid himself from the dogs but also at the same time, used the dogs.


I hope it isn't too much but I hope this informations will be useful. :)(less)
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Bree
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Until I’m old and gray, I will always champion the Warriors series as one of my all-time favorites, despite the fact that the first book wasn’t published until I was 23 and they are supposedly written for 8-year-olds.

If you aren’t familiar, the Warriors books follow four clans of what we would call feral cats that battle each other, and sometimes work together towards common enemies (two-legs, dogs, rogue cats, etc.). The first arch begins when a kittypet (house cat) is recruited into Thundercla
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☣Lynn☣
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So glad I decided to reread these books finally. Loved them just as much as I did when I was younger. Gonna go ahead and read the next series.


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I seriously need to reread these books again. I haven't read them in a good 10 or so years. These were right up there with Harry Potter.

Scourge is one of my favorites. You can't help but love him, even though he's a bit evil. ;)

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Brooklyn
Dec 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Alison
Mar 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh.My.Gosh. This book was amazing. The warriors series is good, and the ending of the first sereis was surprising and action-filled. Thumbs up!
Samuel
Sep 01, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was great to read! It is part of the series WARRIOR Cats. In this book Firestar, starting out as a pampered house cat becomes leader of ThunderClan, and the time has come for him and his clan to fight a life or death battle for the future of the forest.
This Book was written by Erin Hunter. I really enjoy the way she writes, because she makes it seem as if you were in the story yourself, and even though it is all made up fantasy, she makes it seem as if it could actually happen in rea
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Domofudge
May 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This book contains suspense, action, and is a true epic. The Warriors series itself is a magnificent adventure. In this book specifically, it has alot of action and unexpected surprizes, you can hardly stop reading because nomatter where you stop you want to read more.
Saar The Book owl
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-whatever
Well, this was the wrap up of the first series around the Warrior Cats. Okay, you can say that I'm 'to old' to read them, but I don't care. I mean, there are cats in it! Sure, it's written for children around 10, but as an adult you get carried away in the adventures of Firestart and his Thunderclan. All the books are written with a high pace and adventures that keeps you on your toes, but I was really looking forward to the ultimate confrontation between Firestar and Tigerstar. Well, I'm not go ...more
Emily
May 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I'm pretty much over this series. It went on at least 2 books too many. Very repetitive with ridiculous improbable things always happening. Meh... I really liked the first 3 books though.
Luke Baldock
Sep 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The grand finale to the epic series. Well, at least the first series of books. I was disappointed by the last book, mostly because it revolved around a mystery that the readers knew the answer to from the beginning. This time it was done much better. The prologue has Tigerstar meeting a clan of cats from Twoleg place. This isn't planned as a mystery, and as such it puts us into a position where we know more than the characters. They know something bad is coming, we know a little more, but it sti ...more
Trey Surina
Jun 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like cats
Shelves: warriors-series, teen
Oh my god, this book was very, VERY, tense and thrilling. The end has come of the series, and it certainly was everything I was hoping for. There is lots of death and it is actually quite sad. This was definatly my favorite book.
Elizabeth Dragina
I can't explain why, but this series just gives me shiver bumps. So... 😍
Dolly
Oct 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read longer chapter books
This is the sixth and last book in the Warriors series. It appears to be the first series of many about wild cats. With more than 300 pages, this is a great book for 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 this series did that for our youngest. She is in love with this series! I like to read whatever they are reading, so we can chat about the stories and discuss the charact
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Tarmia
This was a satisfying and well-written end to an entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable series. I read these books because when they were really popular at my primary school I was too busy reading 'adult books' and I to see what I missed out on. I am happy I made the decision to read these books!
Now, I'm not sure if I am willing to put in the effort to continue reading the gazillion other titles in this universe but I'll think about it. I would recommend these books to anyone who enjoys middle-g
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Aju
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, good-books
Ever thought that having nine life was possible ? Bluestar has gone to hunt with star clan forever and the fall of one great comes the rise of another. Fireheart now with nine life and the new name of Firestar, has to uncover what Bluestar meant by "Four will become two. and Lion and tiger will meet in battle, and blood will rule the forest" if he is to save the forest form a darker, stronger and bloodthirstier force than any cat has ever seen or imagined. Tigerstar, who has not got his revenge ...more
Deborah Pickstone
Final volume of the first series. Four became two and then two became one to battle the ultimate threat to the forest. The forest (naturally) was triumphant. I still find inconsistencies that appear to be due to so many authors but it's a good read, every time.
Kayla
Aug 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: warriors, favorites
Second read: September 22-25, 2017

Wow! I had forgotten how intense this last book was. I was glued to the pages at the end. It was surprising how much I did not remember. I had completely forgotten about the treacherous bone hill and the tragic scene that played out there. I was urging those cats on to escape; gut wrenching!

It was great to reread the first series. I first read this series when I was 13 and I'm 21 now; I can say that I enjoyed them just as much as I did the first time around. I
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Katie
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Despite the fact that I read this book a few years ago, I can still remember the intense emotion and thrills that my pre-teen self experienced after reading the final book of the first arc in Erin Hunter's Warriors series. While this series appears to be a mild-mannered cat fable, it is in fact more than that, and this book is proof. With riveting battle sequences executed with seamless transition, the action leaves the young heart pounding, especially with the climax and denouement of the final ...more
Kirsti
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The thrilling conclusion to the excellent Warriors series! I have very much enjoyed my foray into this world, even staying up late some nights to get books finished and turning up woke bleary eyed and feeble minded. I followed along with Firestar all the way to his receiving of nine lives, and the ultimate showdown with Tigerstar (not to spoil anything, but wow, that was unexpected!) And now, armed with the knowledge about this world, I can move on to other series in the collection. I knew what ...more
Aoife
Feb 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jasmina
Dec 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THE BEST Warriors book of them all (and I've read all 3 series). This book wonderfully brings the first epic Warriors series to a conclusion. Fireheart receives his nine lives as a leader, which is unbelievably fascinating to read. I felt like I was there with Fireheart when he received his nine lives and became Firestar. As Firestar settles into his new role, we draw closer tot he final confrontation between Firestar and Tigerstar. But that confrontation might be different than you expected. An ...more
Louise Hanley
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Brinley
Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last time I had reread this series was three years ago, so I had forgotten many of the smaller details. It always surprises me how intricate this series is, I was thinking about it, and the belief system in this book is truly beautiful. Even it is fleshed out, and a huge part of understanding the characters. I feel that this book was a great way to conclude the first series, and it introduced a few problems for the next series to solve. I know that the next two mini series aren't my favorite ...more
Regina
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cats, 5-stars
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06erikm
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-reports
Warriors: book 6- The Darkest Hour
by Erin Hunter Published 2004 315 pages
The intended audience of this book is Teenagers and preteens that love fantasy.
The book begins with the leader of Thunderclan, Bluestar, dying. As her deputy, Fireheart becomes the new leader of the clan. Oh by the way, these are all cats. Yes, this book is different from others. In this book, humans are called twolegs and cats talk to each other. It's an interesting subject, because you don't usually see a book with jus
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Jack
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Owen
Bluestar has lost her last life whal defending her clan aganst a pack of dogs that were trained by Tigerstar. Firestar is now the leader of Thunderclan. Firestar is trying to decide who will be the deputy Of Thunderclan. He ends up choseing Whitestorm. Tigerstar combined Shadowclan and Riverclan. Thunderclan and Windclan had to combind to fight Tigerclan (Riverclan and Shadowclan). Tigerclaw also brought Bloodclan into the forest. There leader Scourge has dog claws in his colar and for claws al ...more
Hayden
Dec 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!!!!
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Scott
Apr 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
An amazing finish to the first Prophesy! I must admit, I never saw the climax coming and, what had been building in my mind from books 2 through 5 of this series ... well, I am not often surprised but I will say that I didn't see this coming. If you've read the books in order, you will find the true meaning of StarClan's prophesy:
"Four will become two.
Lion and tiger will meet in battle,
and blood will rule the forest."
The authors have done a masterful job of weaving the story from beginning to en
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Lilly H
Nov 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: warriors-cats
The darkest hour was one of my favorite warriors books. Scourage and the rest of blood clan was a very cool detail in this story. Scince scourage kills one of the cats, (didn't want to be a real spoiler) because they dissaprove of a fight, the real battle begins. Firestar loses his first life and I loved the interaction with Firestar and Starclan. Totally recommendend this book to any young reader.
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Erin Hunter is the pseudonym of five people: Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui T. Sutherland, Gillian Philip, and Inbali Iserles, as well as editor Victoria Holmes. Together, they write the Warriors series as well as the Seekers and Survivors series. Erin Hunter is working on a new series now called Bravelands.

Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natur
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“Bloodclan, Attack!"
Not a cat moved
Tigerstar's amber eyes widened and he screeched "Attack, I order you!"
Still none of the warriors moved, eccept for the small black cat who took a pace forward. He glanced twored Firestar. "I am Scourge, leader of Bloodclan," he meowed, his voice cold and quiet. "Tigerstar, my warriors are not yours to command. They will attack when I tell them, and not before."
The look Tigerstar gave him was incredulous and glittered with all the hatred he had ever shown to Firestar, as is he couldn't beleive that this scrap of a cat was defying him. Firestar seized his oppertunity. He paced forward untill he stood right infront of the two leaders. Behind him, he heard graystripe hiss, "Firestar,be
careful!"
But this was no time for being careful. The very future of the forest was at stake, balanced on the breadth of a hair between Tigerstar's bloodthirsty quest for power and the whims of the unknown bloodclan.
Now Firestar could see that the collar Scourge wore around his neck was studded with teath--The teath of dogs, and...CATS' teath too. Great Starclan! Did they kill their own kind and wear there teath as trophies?”
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“Whitestorm was experienced, wise and brave. When Firestar had been made deputy, he had shown not a scrap of resentment that a lesser cat might have felt. He had supported him from the beginning, and he was the cat Firestar naturally turned to when he needed advice.” 40 likes
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