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Thunder Rising
Author: Cherith Baldry[1]
Cover Artist: N/A
Publish Date: 5 November 2013[2]
Identification: ISBN 9780062063502
Editions: Hardcover, E-book
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Preceded by: The Sun Trail
Followed by: The First Battle

Thunder Rising[2] is the second book of the Dawn of the Clans arc.

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The Blurb

The mountain cats followed the sun trail to a new territory, convinced that in a land with more prey, their lives would be free from strife. But while no cat has gone hungry, tensions are rising—and the once firmly united group has split in two.
Caught in the middle is a young cat named Thunder. Orphaned after his father, Clear Sky, rejected him, Thunder has thrived under Gray Wing's watchful eye. But Thunder cannot escape the memory or hurt of his father's rejection. When a devastating fire rips through the forest, Thunder's natural abilities are put to the test. Impressed, Clear Sky invites Thunder to join him. But allegiances borne over time can be stronger than blood ties, and Thunder is forced to decide if he is with his father—or against him.

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The tension between the two groups starts rising even further. In between, there is Thunder, the son of Clear Sky, who is being raised by Gray Wing. Meanwhile, Turtle Tail joins them once again after bearing her kits.
Soon enough, the voices are raised by the cats that perhaps the leader right for them is Gray Wing, not Tall Shadow, causing conflict inside the group. Then fire burns through Clear Sky's territory. Gray Wing tries to help, getting severely hurt. Thunder, with the help of River Ripple, saves several cats, along with Clear Sky's cats.
After that, Clear Sky welcomes Thunder into his group, while Thunder regrets coming into the group. During this time, Gray Wing tries to lead after Tall Shadow announces him the new leader, however, the group is not organized, causing Wind Runner to have leader authorities as well from the cats. Gray Wing suffers from breathing problems, limiting him from severe activities, and soon even Turtle Tail says he is unfit for leadership, as he is unable to get out from the crashing tunnel with her kit.
Thunder rebels against Clear Sky and leaves with Frost, who would have died in the woods with no one's help if Thunder didn't leave with him. Thunder then tries to join Gray Wing once again.
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  • In the back of The Sun Trail, a preview image is shown for Thunder Rising, which depicts only one bush in the lefthand corner.[3] This contradicts with the official cover, which shows multiple bushes.

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References and Citations

  1. Revealed on Kate's blog
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed on
  3. Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 314

Warriors books
Original Arc Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
New Prophecy Arc MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three Arc The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars Arc The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
Dawn of the Clans Arc The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest Divided
Super Edition Arc Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMothflight's Vision
Field Guide Arc Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter the ClansThe Warriors GuideThe Ultimate Guide
The Lost Warrior Arc The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Arc Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Arc Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger Arc The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the Flood
Short Stories and Plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Beyond the Code: Brightspirit's MercyThe Elders' ConcernSpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans Decide
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyThe Untold StoriesTigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceTales from the Clans

Thunder Rising chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27
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