The First Battle (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans, Book 3)

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Discover the origins of the warrior Clans in the third book of this thrilling prequel arc from mega-bestselling author Erin Hunter. The Dawn of the Clans series takes readers back to the earliest days of the Clans, when the cats first settled in the forest and began to forge the Warrior code.

The rivalry between Gray Wing and Clear Sky has driven a bitter wedge between the forest cats. As Thunder and Gray Wing struggle to find a peaceful path for the future, tensions are growing. What began as a misunderstanding between two brothers has spread far and wide—and now every mountain cat, rogue, and kittypet in the forest will be forced to pick a side.

Dawn of the Clans #3: The First Battle also contains an exclusive bonus scene and a teaser to Dawn of the Clans #4: The Blazing Star.

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on April 8, 2014 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0062063537
ISBN-13: 9780062063533
20 Book Reviews
  • phantasticgus
    phantasticgusabout 1 year44 stars
    An amazing thrill ride...awesomely written and a great book! Very engaging, impossible to close up, and definitely recommended for all readers. If you like action, adventure, and books with a sweet twist, read this! After Gray Wing and Clear Sky, two cats who lived in the distant mountains, went from brothers to bitter enemies, tensions have risen. Every other cat is on edge...and they must choose a side, before it's too late. Who should they follow? Gray Wing or Clear Sky? For some of them, the choice is obvious. Most of them think: Gray Wing is fair and just, so why not choose him? Or: Clear Sky is more powerful; what about him? The rift between the brothers is stronger than ever...and cats are forced into battle, whether they've originally known Gray Wing and Clear Sky, or whether they are rogue cats, who live beyond everything the others know. The first battle has risen...the war will happen soon. Every cat is powerless to stop it, unless they work together instead of alone. Can they do it? Or will their whole future crumble? Read this book to find out!
    • ccswishingstar
      ccswishingstarover 2 years55 stars
      Again, another amazing book from the series Warriors: Dawn of the Clans! Warning: There is a big battle is this story. Brother vs brother. Clear Sky, leader of the forest cats, kept expanding his camp's territory and Gray Wing, his brother, leader of the moorland cats, tries to reason with Clear Sky, but Clear Sky doesn't listen and lives of cats were lost in the battle over territory.
      • minnowkit
        minnowkitover 2 years
        well i have always enjoyed warriors and recently bought this because my goal is to collect all the books also personally dawn of the clans is the best series t is filled with lots of emotion and action (great battle, gray wing clear sky dead) its really tempting to not give spioler because this is one of (in my opinion) the most enjoyable series so ya i recommend to every one who enjoys cats!
        • littleriver
          littleriveralmost 4 years55 stars
          read them all ,and all are amazing
          • brightheart4evr
            brightheart4evrover 4 years
            This was such a good book, and there were a lot of emotional moments in this book, and throughout the first 3 books in this series!
            • shoukahn1234
              shoukahn1234almost 5 years
              This is a really good book. It has a lot of action and basically makes the cats seem human, like they have consciences and real emotions and can actually plan attacks, etc. I really like the plot, because it has a lot of suspense and foreshadowing that makes the reader excited to read ahead. The thing I didn't really like about the book was that it became kind of boring towards the end, because everything was mostly the same - the descriptions of the cats, their thoughts, mostly everything! The author also left a bit of a cliffhanger at the end so readers would read the next book. I would recommend this series to grade 4-6 kids as it will be very interesting for them to read about cats
              • shoukahn1234
                shoukahn1234almost 5 years
                This is my my favourite book in the DotC series. It has drama and action in it. With Clear Sky thinking his brother would attack him, and Thunder still cast away from his father. You see Bright Stream and Shaded Moss again. The first time the cats saw Starclan! Jackdaw's Cry and Falling Feather, brother and sister kill eachother, then reunite after dying. Thunder met Storm as Grey Wing saw Turtle Tail.
                • shoukahn1234
                  shoukahn1234almost 5 years
                  this book is awesome it is a really goud bouk and cats are awdesome
                  • riverripple
                    riverripplealmost 5 years
                    The book was great, as it described the tension between the two brothers, Gray Wing and Clear Sky perfectly. It also described the fighting scenes through each cat, showing newly discovered feelings for each feline. The battle proved that fighting over territories mostly showed stupitidy and was wrong. It made the fourtrees a place with no action or fighting through the lives lost to a silly cause.
                    • Skitties234over 5 years
                      This is my my favourite book in the DotC series. It has drama and action in it. With Clear Sky thinking his brother would attack him, and Thunder still cast away from his father. You see Bright Stream and Shaded Moss again. The first time the cats saw Starclan! Jackdaw's Cry and Falling Feather, brother and sister kill eachother, then reunite after dying. Thunder met Storm as Grey Wing saw Turtle Tail.