Sunday, October 12, 2008

Newly released book (U.S.): Ratha's Courage (The Named book 5)

Ratha's Courage (The Named book 5) by Clare Bell was just released in the U.S.

Description: Ratha, the female leader of the sentient prehistoric cat clan called the Named, continues her story in this new novel. In Ratha's Courage, the Named attempt to share the gift of fire with the mammoth-hunting clan introduced in Ratha's Challenge. The contrasting values of two very different cultures lead to misunderstanding, tragedy, and war. Ratha learns that reaching out to others, especially when the chasm is so wide, takes true courage. With rich sensory description, well-developed characters, and intense conflict, both internal and external, this new novel returns to the strengths of the first book in the series, Ratha's Creature. The story envelops the reader in the mind of a big cat, looking out through her eyes while discovering her world.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Long Shadows (Warriors: Power of Three book 5)

Long Shadows (Warriors: Power of Three book 5) by Erin Hunter will be released on November 25, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: The Clans are in turmoil. ShadowClan has turned its back on StarClan and pledged to follow the dark predictions of Sol, the strange cat who foretold the solar eclipse. But not all the cats have lost faith in their warrior ancestors. . . . Jaypaw is convinced that StarClan still holds an important place in the warrior code, and his search for answers leads him far back into the past, farther back than even StarClan can remember. Lionblaze, tortured by violent dreams and bloody visions, wishes he had never been prophesied to be one of the three but to turn his back on his littermates would be the ultimate betrayal. And Hollyleaf is terrified that once the Clans lose their faith, the warrior code will fall apart. She's willing to fight tooth and nail to preserve it - whatever the cost. And when murder stalks into the heart of ThunderClan, the cats realize that the darkest shadows don't always lie outside the territory.
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