Title: Long Shadows
Author: Erin Hunter
Published: November 25, 2008 by HarperCollins
Purchased: Years ago, $7.99 on Kindle
*Warning: This review will contain spoilers!*
Blurb: 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.
Review: There were some things I didn’t like about this book.
One thing was Sol, I really didn’t get the point of him. He just does nothing but convince a leader that was already struggling with his faith to give it up. I mean, he’s made out to be this big plot development but he really isn’t.
The next thing I didn’t like was the way the authors made Ashfur out to be. I mean, I know they needed to move the story along and get the secret out but I really can’t believe that the apprentice who ran the dogs back at the old forest would turn into the warrior that didn’t care and would endanger his Clan like that.
I mean he knew that she was fighting with Brambleclaw when he fell for her and when she doesn’t choose him, he tries to kill his Clan leader?
The authors decision to make Hollyleaf completely oblivious as to what happened with Ashfur was not a smart move, it just seems like they didn’t plan this out and they had to come up with shock value for the next book.
The new cover is pretty cool, I really like it, I just wish that they had kept Sol on the cover. He is kind of the main focus in here. The writing was alright and the pace dragged. There was major plot points in here but it mostly just felt like a filler.
Thank you for reading my review.