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The first book of a thrilling prequel arc in Erin Hunter's #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series! In the action-packed Dawn of the Clans arc, discover how the warrior Clans came to be. Long before Firestar left his kittypet home to join ThunderClan, a band of cats from the mountains set off on a dangerous journey in search of a new home. . . .

Dawn of the Clans #1: The Sun Trail delivers all the epic adventure and thrilling fantasy that Warriors fans have come to expect. This prequel arc is the perfect introduction for new Warriors readers—and a long-awaited tale of the origins of the Clans that will thrill dedicated Erin Hunter fans!

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on March 5, 2013 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0062063464
ISBN-13: 9780062063465
41 Book Reviews
  • justbob007
    justbob007Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:46 am44 stars
    Great book!!! I had read series 1-3, and knowing the background of the clans and why they were named windclan, shadowclan, thunderclan, and riverclan was very helpful. I had a lot of questions before I read this book. How did the clans form? What is Skyclan? A lot of them were anwsered in this book!
    • c0quackityquack
      c0quackityquackSunday, January 7, 2018 at 12:49 pm55 stars
      I like Thunder. Jagged Peak was my favorite character - before he grew up that is (Loin'blaze will forever be my favorite character if they always grew up and become really boring)
      • littleriver
        littleriverMonday, December 4, 2017 at 12:09 pm55 stars
        great book!
        • jamesj2023
          jamesj2023Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm55 stars
          This book is really great and I would recommend it to anyone who likes adventure and of course... CATS!
          • sylvanian_families
            sylvanian_familiesTuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:21 am
            Love Erin Hunter's books! they always have the best things!đŸ˜†
            • hollystar
              hollystarTuesday, January 17, 2017 at 2:26 pm
              which series in this on
              • thistle912
                thistle912Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:54 am55 stars
                Warriors: Dawn of the Clans, which is the prequel series.
              • fade
                fadeTuesday, December 6, 2016 at 5:57 pm
                This book was amazing... The beautiful sensory details nearly made me cry. Erin Hunter is so creative with these Warriors books!!!!!! I recommend this book 100% :) Fade
                • brightheart4evrTuesday, December 6, 2016 at 3:15 pm
                  This book was really good! I thought this book would really be a bad book because I HATE the mountain cats. This was actually one of the only books I cried in.
                  • shoukahn1234
                    shoukahn1234Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 3:58 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. webby webby
                    • Skitties234Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:11 pm
                      The funny part was when a cat told Turtle Tail, "Look Turtle Tail, we've found your natural home!" or something like that.