Synopses & Reviews
For fans of Nancy Farmer and Lloyd Alexander comes international bestselling author Michelle Pavers second novel in the Bronze Age adventure series.
While searching for his kidnapped sister, Outsider Hylas takes a dangerous detour when hes captured as a slave and sent to the copper mines of Thalakrea. Hylas faces brutal overseers and lethal cave-ins while evading his enemies, the Crows. With the aid of an orphaned lion cub and his friend Pirra, Hylas must escape the mines and shatter the power of the Crows for good. But the prophecy is still at work and Hylas cannot escape its grasp, especially when the anger of the oldest god is awakened.
"Characters remain true to their feline natures, adding to the plausibility of events in this tension-filled story. Readers will be happy to learn that another episode is in the works." Booklist
"[A] fast-paced animal adventure....Recommend this series to fans of animal fantasies such as Redwall and Dark Portal." VOYA
"Hunter ratchets up the tension....With enough backstory for newcomers to find their way, established fans will be on edge for the next title." Kirkus Reviews
"The characterizations of the animals are somewhat flat, although it is possible to tell them apart, and the plot's twists and turns seem mapped out and predictable." School Library Journal
"The story is flat, repetitious, much too long, and in the end unsatisfying except perhaps to devoted cat lovers or readers who revel in invented worlds." Children's Literature
“Hunters world keeps getting more finely drawn, and her characters more complex. With enough backstory for newcomers to find their way, established fans will be on edge for the next title.” Kirkus Revie ws
"[A] fast-paced adventure." - Kirkus Reviews
"Paver keeps the plot moving with plenty of action...fans of the Gods and Warriors series will love The Burning Shadow, as well as other installments to follow." - VOYA
Fireheart is a ThunderClan warrior cat now, but danger still lurks in the forest and possibly closer than he thinks. With the chill of winter setting in, the cats of rival RiverClan are growing restless, while WindClan is weak and facing threats from all sides.
As tensions build to an explosive climax, Fireheart faces not only imminent battle, but betrayal from within his own Clan.
The powerful second book in this epic series continues the saga of the ferocious Thunderclan. Firepaw has been promoted, and is now Fireheart, a full-fledged warrior cat but trouble still lurks in the forest. The balance of power between the clans remains fragile, and a fierce battle seems inevitable. In the midst of this turmoil, Fireheart must confront new questions of loyalty and identity, as he faces the possibility of betrayal from within his own clan.
About the Author
Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. As well as having a great respect for nature in all its forms, Erin enjoys creating rich mythical explanations for animal behavior, shaped by her interest in astrology and standing stones.