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
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  • ccswishingstar
    ccswishingstarTuesday, May 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm55 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
      minnowkitMonday, February 4, 2019 at 3:02 pm
      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
        littleriverMonday, December 4, 2017 at 12:10 pm55 stars
        read them all ,and all are amazing
        • brightheart4evr
          brightheart4evrSunday, February 19, 2017 at 12:02 pm
          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
            shoukahn1234Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm
            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
              shoukahn1234Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm
              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
                shoukahn1234Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 3:45 pm
                this book is awesome it is a really goud bouk and cats are awdesome
                • riverripple
                  riverrippleWednesday, November 30, 2016 at 3:43 pm
                  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.
                  • Skitties234Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:08 pm
                    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.
                    • jamyyy
                      jamyyyWednesday, December 23, 2015 at 5:28 am
                      This is about Clear Sky, Gray Wing, and many other mountain cats and rogues fighting against each other. The battle takes place at Fourtrees, which later becomes a sacred place. After Clear Sky nearly kills Gray Wing, the battle ends and Fourtrees becomes neutral territory, where battles must not be fought.