Warriors #6: The Darkest Hour (Warriors: The Prophecies Begin)

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 7U6.373472

Join the legion of fans who have made Erin Hunter’s Warriors series a #1 national bestseller—with new editions featuring a striking new look! More thrilling fantasy, fierce warrior cats, and epic adventures await in Warriors #6: The Darkest Hour.

The time has come for Fireheart—now Firestar, leader of ThunderClan—to face his destiny. Tigerstar’s sinister ambitions have brought the whole forest to the brink of a terrible and deadly battle. Now prophecies will unfold, and heroes will rise….

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Paperback, 368 pages
Published on March 17, 2015 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0062367013
ISBN-13: 9780062367013
24 Book Reviews
  • supernatural4li
    supernatural4li6 months55 stars
    Although i'm in 9th grade, I still LOVE the Warriors Series. I would give EVERY Warriors book EVERY single star in the world. : )
    • tourmalineskies
      tourmalineskies9 months55 stars
      As Firestar becomes leader, a new threat arises. What is Lion and Tiger? What is Blood? Firestar must unravel the mysteries of Bluestar's words: Four will become two. Lion and Tiger will meet in battle. Blood will rule the forest.
      • reader56
        reader56about 1 year55 stars
        It is a good fiction book and I recommend it and it is the last book in the series so yeah
        • cr4td4l
          cr4td4lover 1 year55 stars
          I read this book and it was so good. But crazy thing is: Firestar and Scourge are Half-brothers! And Scourge is terrifying.. He killed Tigerstar with just one swipe... All nine lives... Amazing book!
          • Heatherstarover 1 year
            ´´Four will become two, Lion and Tiger will meet in battle, and blood will rule the forest.`` After Bluestar's death, Fireheart receives his nine lives, and receives a prophecy. At the Gathering Tigerstar, once warrior of ThunderClan, now leader of ShadowClan, says that all the Clans must join together. But ThunderClan and WindClan refuse, so RiverClan joins. As Scourge, the leader of BloodClan, joins ShadowClan, Tigerstar orders him to attack but he doesn't. Tigerstar attacks but Scourge killed him with all the nine lives. And LionClan beats Scourge and peace is restored to the forest. 10 stars.
            • Harperover 1 year
              The final battle was epic sauce and the crazy thing is that Firestar and scourge are half brothers
              • skystar
                skystaralmost 2 years55 stars
                It was soo cool and exciting! If you have read the books before this one you prob know the characters except for a few new ones.. The prophecy "Lion and Tiger will meet in battle against" comes in here where Tigerstar and Firestar finally have their battle. That one kittypet that Tigerstar defeated long ago come back for REVENGE. And now he is much more powerful! Windclan and Thunderclan are Lionclan and Shadowclan with Riverclan and Bloodclan (you will find out about Bloodclan in the book) make Tigerclan. But just before a MASSIVE battle Riverclan switches allegiances and becomes part of Lionclan.
                • bibliophile3
                  bibliophile3over 2 years55 starsFeatured
                  This is the conclusion to the first arc of the Warriors franchise. This book was amazing,and I couldn't imagine the first story arc being wrapped up better.The characters were complex, and I love everything about this book.There are some major spoiler The plot is that after Bluestar's death,Firestar travels to the Moonstone to receive his nine lives but the process is interrupted with the prophecy "Four will become two,Lion and Tiger will meet in battle and blood will rule the forest.At the next Gathering, Tigerstar requests that all the four clans should join together. Windclan and Thunderclan refuse,but Riverclan agrees,forming Tigerclan with Tigerstar as the leader.One day as Firestar is sipping water,he comes to the realization that Starclan wants him to form and lead Lionclan. Firestar and Graystripe then travel to Windclan territory to suggest the idea to Windclan. Windclan ends up accepting and they go to confront Tigerclan. When they finally get there about to fight,Scourge , the leader of Bloodclan joins Tigerstar. Tigerstar tells them to attack ,but Scourge refuses to and Tigerstar attacks.Scourge dodges and slashes Tigerstar's belly open ,which creates the most horrific and gruesome scene in the series.Scourge's blow was so powerful that Tigerstar died nine times over.After this incident Firestar gets his warriors prepared for the upcoming battle.Will Firestar beat Scourge and face his destiny?Find out by reading this book. I would give this series overall 4 1/2 stars due to there being so many characters to keep up with . I can't wait to read the next story arc!
                  • awsomewolf101
                    awsomewolf101over 2 years55 stars
                    I give all of the books five stars!!!!!!!! My favorite cat is SandStorm!
                    • Kitty 9000over 2 years
                      This is one of my favorite Warriors books ever! The Darkest Hour ended The Propchies Begin arc in the Warriors series very well. I give it 5 stars.