|"I have no side. Cats, badgers in peace could live. I speak against attack, but my kin not listen to me. For many days now they talk of blood and revenge."|
|— Midnight to Leafpool and Crowfeather in Twilight, page 277|
|Back - Front|
|Cover Artist:||Wayne McLoughlin|
|Jacket Designer:||R. Hult|
|Publish Date:||22 August 2006|
|Editions:||Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, e-Book|
|After the warrior cat Clans settle into their new homes, the harmony they once had disappears as the Clans start fighting each other, until one day their common enemy – the badger – invades their territory.|
- Before there is peace, blood will spill blood and the lake will run red...
- New territory brings new troubles for the fierce cats of the warrior Clans. Dangers they have never faced before are lurking in the twilight shadows, and former allies are acting strangely hostile.
- As divisions between the Clans grow deeper, Firestar's daughters face troubling decisions. The choices they make now could affect ThunderClan for generations to come... and with an unexpected enemy preparing to attack, their courage and strength will be needed more than ever if the Clan is to survive.
- "Action-packed. Certain to please any young reader who was ever wondered what dreams of grandeur may haunt the family cat."
- -Publisher's Weekly
- "A suspenseful adventure story that urges readers onward."
- -ALA Booklist
- "An eventful installment to the Warriors: The New Prophecy series."
-Barnes and Noble
Detailed Plot SummaryEdit
- In the prologue, an unidentified cat is talking to a former ThunderClan leader, Bluestar. The two are discussing the cat's upcoming death. The cat is saddened by the news, and asks Bluestar how much time there is to live. Bluestar doesn't know, but says that she will join her ancestors soon, and the prologue ends with the cat looking down at the pool. This cat is later shown to be Cinderpelt.
- Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw continue to quarrel about Squirrelflight's mistrust of Brambleclaw's half-brother, Hawkfrost, and she realizes that their friendship is over. Squirrelflight is also growing much closer to Ashfur, who has been recently showing romantic feelings for her. Hostilities grow not only between the cats, but also between the Clans. When a ThunderClan patrol visits WindClan to learn if Onestar has received his nine lives, the WindClan cats act strangely hostile, despite ThunderClan helping them before.
- The Clans are struggling to get familiar with their new territories, uncovering its secrets and dangers and encountering enemies such as badgers and foxes. A patrol meets a badger and her cubs and chase them out from the Clan territory; while Squirrelflight and Ashfur are later attacked by a fox, and it is up to Brambleclaw to save them both. Meanwhile, ShadowClan has trouble with some hostile kittypets on their territory, and it falls to a ThunderClan patrol to help them devise a plan to stop the kittypets from attacking Clan cats.
- ThunderClan accepts new cats in their ranks; Daisy, a loner from the Horseplace, and her three kits, Mousekit, Berrykit, and Hazelkit. Because her mate is spending so much time with Daisy, Brightheart gets jealous of her, and beacuse she feels this way, she takes to helping Cinderpelt. Despite several cats objecting, it is eventually decided the horseplace cats can stay.
- Leafpool helps out her friend Mothwing several times, and visits RiverClan frequently to help her out, such as when several of the Clan cats get poisoned by a Twoleg substance. She finds out about Brambleclaw meeting Tigerstar in his dreams and accepting his training and advice. Meanwhile, she deals with her forbidden love with Crowfeather, slipping out several times to secretly meet him, and struggles with her feelings as she must choose between her heart and her Clan. Eventually, Leafpool and Crowfeather decide to run away together, but after hearing that ThunderClan has been attacked by badgers, they decide to return to help.
- During the fight with the badgers, who want to take revenge on the Clans for driving them out, several cats are wounded and Cinderpelt dies while protecting Sorreltail, who is kitting. ThunderClan is saved by WindClan warriors, who heard about the attack from Midnight and came to help. Sootfur is killed in the badger attack.
- Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw had somewhat settled their previous arguments, because the badger attack opened up their eyes to what they really need from each other. Stormfur and Brook arrive and help the Clan, though why they returned is revealed in Outcast.
- The title for Twilight refers to Cinderpelt's life drawing to an end.
- Vicky has said that the prologue in Twilight is very personal to her, and that while writing it, it was the most emotional she had ever been while thinking about Warriors.
- Twilight (EN), HarperCollins (hardcover), 22 August 2006
- Twilight (EN), Harper Audio (audiobook), 22 August 2006, narrated by Nanette Savard
- Сумерки (RU), OLMA Media Group (hardcover), 2006, translated by Veronica Maximova
- Twilight (EN), HarperCollins (paperback), 7 July 2007
- Twilight (EN), HarperCollins (e-book), 6 November 2007
- 黃昏戰爭 (CN), Morning Star (unknown binding), 1 July 2009, translated by Gao Mei
- 夕暮れ (JP), Komine Shoten (hardcover), 21 May 2010, translated by Yukako Takabayashi
- Crépuscule (FR), Pocket Jeunesse (paperback), 7 October 2010, translated by Aude Carlier
- Dämmerung (DE), Beltz & Gelberg (hardcover), 10 January 2012, translated by Friederike Levin
References and CitationsEdit
- ↑ Revealed on the dedication page
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed on the back cover
- ↑ Revealed on the back inside flap of the US hardcover edition of Twilight
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Information from amazon.com
- ↑ Revealed in an author chat
- ↑ Revealed on 
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 2, undefined
- ↑ Revealed on  Warriors Wish
- ↑ Information from amazon.com
- ↑ Information from ru.wikipedia
- ↑ Information from amazon.com
- ↑ Information from amazon.com
- ↑ Information from cn.wikipedia
- ↑ Information from Komine Shoten
- ↑ Information from Pocket Jeunesse
- ↑ Information from 
|Prologue • Chapter 1 • Chapter 2 • Chapter 3 • Chapter 4 • Chapter 5 • Chapter 6 • Chapter 7 • Chapter 8 • Chapter 9 • Chapter 10 • Chapter 11 • Chapter 12 • Chapter 13 • Chapter 14 • Chapter 15 • Chapter 16 • Chapter 17 • Chapter 18 • Chapter 19 • Chapter 20 • Chapter 21 • Chapter 22 • Chapter 23 • Chapter 24|