Erin Hunter Books

Erin Hunter is an English author that writes ‘Warriors’, a series of fantasy novels that feature cats. Erin Hunter is a pen name used, not by a single author, but an entire team of writers. Though, signed copies of the ‘Warriors’ books primarily feature Victoria Holmes’ signature.

Order of Bravelands Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Broken Pride 2016 Description / Buy
2 Code of Honor 2018 Description / Buy
3 Blood and Bone 2018 Description / Buy
4 Shifting Shadows 2019 Description / Buy
5 The Spirit-Eaters 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Seekers Manga Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Toklo's Story (Short Story) 2010 Description / Buy
2 Kallik's Adventure (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Seekers Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Quest Begins 2008 Description / Buy
2 Great Bear Lake 2009 Description / Buy
3 Smoke Mountain 2009 Description / Buy
4 Fire in the Sky 2010 Description / Buy
5 Spirits in the Stars 2010 Description / Buy
6 The Last Wilderness 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Seekers: Return to the Wild Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Island of Shadows 2012 Description / Buy
2 The Melting Sea 2012 Description / Buy
3 River of Lost Bears 2013 Description / Buy
4 Forest of Wolves 2014 Description / Buy
5 The Burning Horizon 2015 Description / Buy
6 The Longest Day 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Survivors Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Empty City 2012 Description / Buy
2 A Hidden Enemy 2013 Description / Buy
3 Darkness Falls 2013 Description / Buy
4 The Broken Path 2014 Description / Buy
5 Alpha's Tale (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
6 The Endless Lake 2014 Description / Buy
7 Storm of Dogs 2015 Description / Buy
8 Sweet's Journey (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
9 Tales from the Packs 2015 Description / Buy
10 Moon's Choice (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
11 Red Moon Rising 2017 Description / Buy
12 Into the Shadows 2017 Description / Buy
13 The Exile's Journey 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Survivors: The Gathering Darkness Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 A Pack Divided 2015 Description / Buy
2 Dead of Night 2016 Description / Buy
3 Into the Shadows 2017 Description / Buy
4 Red Moon Rising 2017 Description / Buy
5 The Final Battle 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors Manga Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Rise of Scourge (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors Manga: Graystripe's Trilogy Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Lost Warrior (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
2 Warrior's Refuge (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
3 Warrior's Return (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors Manga: Ravenpaw's Path Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Heart of a Warrior (Short Story) 2009 Description / Buy
2 Shattered Peace (Short Story) 2009 Description / Buy
3 A Clan in Need (Short Story) 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors Manga: SkyClan & the Stranger Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Rescue (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
2 Beyond the Code (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
3 After the Flood (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors Manga: Tigerstar & Sasha Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Into the Woods (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy
2 Escape From the Forest (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy
3 Return to the Clans (Short Story) 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors Novellas Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Hollyleaf's Story (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
2 Mistystar's Omen 2012 Description / Buy
3 Cloudstar's Journey (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
4 The Untold Stories 2013 Description / Buy
5 Tigerclaw's Fury (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
6 Leafpool's Wish (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
7 Dovewing's Silence (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
8 Mapleshade's Vengeance (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
9 Goosefeather's Curse (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
10 Shadows of the Clans 2016 Description / Buy
11 Ravenpaw's Farewell (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
12 Legends of the Clans 2017 Description / Buy
13 Path of a Warrior 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Into the Wild 2003 Description / Buy
2 Fire and Ice 2003 Description / Buy
3 Forest of Secrets 2003 Description / Buy
4 Rising Storm 2004 Description / Buy
5 A Dangerous Path 2004 Description / Buy
6 The Darkest Hour 2005 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors Super Edition Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Firestar's Quest 2007 Description / Buy
2 Bluestar's Prophecy 2009 Description / Buy
3 SkyClan's Destiny 2010 Description / Buy
4 Crookedstar's Promise 2011 Description / Buy
5 Yellowfang's Secret 2012 Description / Buy
6 Tallstar's Revenge 2013 Description / Buy
7 Bramblestar's Storm 2014 Description / Buy
8 Moth Flight's Vision 2015 Description / Buy
9 Hawkwing's Journey 2016 Description / Buy
10 Tigerheart's Shadow 2017 Description / Buy
11 Crowfeather’s Trial 2018 Description / Buy
12 Squirrelflight's Hope 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors: A Vision of Shadows Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Apprentice's Quest 2016 Description / Buy
2 Shattered Sky 2017 Description / Buy
3 Darkest Night 2017 Description / Buy
4 Thunder and Shadow 2017 Description / Buy
5 River of Fire 2018 Description / Buy
6 The Raging Storm 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors: Dawn of the Clans Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Sun Trail 2013 Description / Buy
2 Thunder Rising 2013 Description / Buy
3 The First Battle 2014 Description / Buy
4 The Blazing Star 2014 Description / Buy
5 A Forest Divided 2015 Description / Buy
6 Path of Stars 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors: Field Guide Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Secrets of the Clans 2007 Description / Buy
2 Cats of the Clans (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy
3 Code of the Clans 2009 Description / Buy
4 Warriors 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors: Omen of the Stars Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Fourth Apprentice 2009 Description / Buy
2 Fading Echoes 2010 Description / Buy
3 Night Whispers 2010 Description / Buy
4 Sign of the Moon 2011 Description / Buy
5 The Forgotten Warrior 2011 Description / Buy
6 The Last Hope 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors: Power of Three Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Sight 2007 Description / Buy
2 Dark River 2007 Description / Buy
3 Outcast 2008 Description / Buy
4 Eclipse 2008 Description / Buy
5 Long Shadows 2008 Description / Buy
6 Sunrise 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors: The Broken Code Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Lost Stars 2019 Description / Buy
2 The Silent Thaw 2019 Description / Buy
3 Veil of Shadows 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Warriors: The New Prophecy Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Midnight 2005 Description / Buy
2 Moonrise 2005 Description / Buy
3 Dawn 2005 Description / Buy
4 Starlight 2006 Description / Buy
5 Twilight 2006 Description / Buy
6 Sunset 2006 Description / Buy
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Born in Berkshire, England, Holmes attended oxford University. Holmes wasn’t much of a fantasy reader. But she loved cats. When Harpercollins invited her to write a series about cats within the fantasy genre, she wasn’t enthusiastic. But she still gave the project her best.

Holmes was able to produce a storyline. But when it came to actually writing the book, she left the task to Kate Cary, a native of England who spent 12 years in Scotland. Kate wrote the fist Warriors novel, with Holmes doing the editing.

Cherith Baldry, the third member of the group, entered the equation with book three. She caught Holmes’ eye because the author realized that Cherith’s writing styles mirrored Kate’s in many ways. This told Holmes that Cherith had what it took to maintain the consistency of the series in Kate’s absence.

Gillian Phillip, who calls the Scottish Highlands home alongside her husband, children, and cats, came on board to write the ‘Survivor’ series, also under the Erin Hunter pen name. Other members of the team include Inbali Iserles and Rosie Best.

The ‘Hunter’ part of the pseudonym was chosen because the team wanted the book to be shelved next to the ‘Redwall’ series in the library. Holmes liked ‘Erin’ as a first name. The group aspect of the writing process was a new experience for some of the members of the team.

Holmes was tasked with managing their activities. She was responsible for writing the storylines and determining the direction the stories took. Naturally, she invited submissions from her team members. While Holmes was responsible for creating the storylines, she trusted the individual authors to expand upon them.

Of course, Holmes was the final arbiter. She supervised every single novel written by Erin Hunter, closely scrutinizing the individual manuscripts to ensure that they stuck to the outline. She also made certain that Erin Hunter’s voice remained consistent, not to mention keeping an eye on the characters and their traits to ensure uniformity.

When it came to writing the individual books, the members took turns writing different installments in the series. The passions of the various members of the team determined the kinds of stories they created. Kate and Cherith, for instance, love cats.

But Cherith also loves Arthurian legends. Kate, on the other hand, is obsessed with animal interactions. Erin Hunter’s novels are primarily targeted towards young readers.

Erin Hunter Awards

The author has been nominated for a Young Reader’s Choice Award, a Colorado Blue Spruce Award, and a Georgia Children’s Book Award.

Best Erin Hunter Books

Erin Hunter writes for young readers but her stories have been known to tug at the heartstrings of much older audiences, with some of the best books in her bibliography including:

Into the Wild: Rusty was just an ordinary house cat. His human owners were nice enough. They took care of him, filled his belly, and put a roof over his head. But after a while, Rusty realized that he wanted more. He wanted to be a warrior. So he ventured out into the wild.

Long ago, the warrior cats of the forest created laws to govern their society. They divided into four clans that, they hoped, would co-exist with one another, sharing the forest and its resources. This has been the case for a long time. But things are finally changing.

The ThunderClan cats are facing a new threat at a time when the power of the nefarious ShadowClan is waxing. Warriors are starting to die in inexplicable ways. This is the world that Rusty has entered. To survive, the newest cat must also become the bravest.

Fire and Ice: Rusty is now Fireheart. But a change of name doesn’t mean anything. Rusty must continue his quest to prove that he is a warrior. The three cat clans are still in peril, and Rusty is certain that some among the Thunderclan are not quite as loyal as they appear to be.

Meanwhile, his best friend has fallen for a cat from a different clan. But their love is forbidden.

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When Does The Next Erin Hunter book come out?

The next book by Erin Hunter is The Spirit-Eaters and will be released on February, 4th 2020. It is the newest book in the Bravelands Series.

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