Cats, cats, and more cats. (And a few dogs and whatnot.) That’s the gist of the multiple series penned by Hunter, the name bestowed to a group of writers who churn out the animal adventures in droves. In fact, there are so many feral felines with given names in these books, most adults would need a spreadsheet to keep the kitties straight. Not so the books’ rabid fans. This entry in the Dawn of the Clans subseries follows Gray Wing, who is charged with finding a new home for his clan, currently starving in their traditional homeland. As the young cats in Gray Wing’s group journey through varied terrain, much of the action involves seeking prey, being prey, and encountering other felines who may or may not be friendly. Tension also builds around rivalries for mates. People—referred to collectively as Twolegs—do make occasional appearances, but they are of very little import. Tabby independence is the draw, and given Hunter’s popularity, it will probably continue to be for some time. Grades 4-6. --Karen Cruze
From the Back Cover
See how the warrior Clans came to be . . .
When a mysterious vision promises a land filled with prey and shelter, a group of brave young cats leave their harsh mountain territory in search of a better home. But great dangers await—and threaten to divide them.