Title: Night Whispers
Author: Erin Hunter
Published: November 23, 2010 by HarperCollins
Purchased: Years ago, $7.24 on Kindle.
Blurb: After the sharp-eyed Jay and the roaring Lion, peace will come on Dove’s gentle wing.
The deadly battle between ThunderClan and ShadowClan is over, but the aftermath still echoes around all four Clans. As Dovepaw grapples with the knowledge that there are realms–and cats–her senses cannot reach, Jayfeather and Lionblaze are determined to figure out how StarClan could have allowed this fight to happen. Jayfeather soon finds the answer in the darkest of places, and he and Lionblaze prepare to do whatever they can to staunch the flow of evil into ThunderClan.
The ties that bind the Clans are slowly breaking in the face of the greatest threat that the warriors–and the warrior code–have ever known. As leaf-bare closes its grip upon the territories, Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw realize just how close the battle is, and how far they are from being able to succeed. And before the prey can run again, one more cat will be lost to the fight.
Review: This one moved the story along nicely, a lot of things were answered and new questions arose. I also think that the StarClan cats are all wrong to separate the clans, they really think they’ll win by splitting forces? Especially when the Dark Forest cats are using cats from all clans? Makes no sense.
I really love the new cover for this book, it’s so aesthetically pleasing to look at. Why couldn’t this be the case on the covers for The New Prophecy? Those are so awkward. Uncomfortable close up of cats face.
The writing was good, the pace was steady, it was an easy read to go through and the story was moved along. This one didn’t feel like filler.
Honestly, any cat who thinks that they are just training to be a good warrior in the Dark Forest is willfully ignorant. It’s called the Dark Forest for a reason and these cats have the Boogey Man stories about these cats for a reason.
Thank you for reading my review.