Lily’s Strength

Lily’s breaths came in hard pants, her mind sharpened and focused on her target. A huge crowd of meer made up of two different families, the Powers and the Deltas, gathered around her and her oponent in a loose circle. Across from her Suri matched her movements, stalking with her tail low and snout even….

Lion’s Ambition

A small pup with pale pulp-green eyes laid in the shade on his side. The sun was at its pinnacle and the humidity made his paw pads sweat. He laid his head on his paws, his expression gloomy. His litterbrother, Snake, who was scrawnier than him and never won their mock battles was being shown…

The Undoing

The Shifting World Part 6 Dapple studied the large number of meer before him, almost too many to count. Seasons had passed since anyone last saw Bringer, but with the cobra’s disappearance First Family’s problems didn’t go away. The dry season was lingering this year, the wet season should have started three moons ago. Instead,…

The Secret

The Shifting World Part 5 A dark silhouette cut an imposing shadow in the threads of the full moon. A canid form padded through the thicket, steps softer than the breeze only a whisper against the thistles. The shadows parted to welcome the jackal as she leapt atop the stone, ears pricked, and muzzle raised….

Suri's Pride

Suri sat in the mouth of the tunnel, head tilted up to watch the sky. Her shoulders were hunched in thought and her tail was stiff at her side. She had only been accepted as a full member of the Powers a few moons ago. She was young and in her prime. She was a…

Wildcat's Blood

Wildcat used his claws to roll the centipede in the sand, trying to rub off its awful secretions. The creature waved its many legs too slow and once he was sure that it was edible he popped its antennaed head into his mouth. With a mighty crunch and a twist of his jaw he severed…

Survival Tails: The Titanic

Title: The Titanic Author: Katrina Charman Publication: 2018 This is an unforgettable adventure that you don’t want to miss! This great novel by Katrina Charman tells the story of loyal Mutt the dog who refuses to let his love for his human owner go and a fierce cat Clara who is determined to protect the…

The Tygrine Cat

Title: The Tygrine Cat Author: Inbali Iserles Publication: 2007 The Tygrine Cat is a wondrous tale spun about a young cat named Mati who tries to navigate a new and strange world. The beginning of the book starts with Mati arriving at a marketplace know as Cressida Lock and confronting the wild colony of cats…

The Trap

The Shifting World Part 4 Patch shivered in the early dawn shadows. He was creeping from rock to rock, ducking everytime he heard the scrape of scales on stone. The air was dusty and the soil was gritty beneath his paw pads. His heart thundered in his ears and his tail quavered. He huddled with…

The Departure

The Shifting World Part 3 Galaxy crouched near the center of the clearing, his limbs growing stiff as they waited. Nova rested on his one side and his understudy, Dapple, to his other. The sun was creeping upwards and they had been there since dawn. Still the fox hadn’t shown his face. Nova stood up…

The Wanderer

The Wanderer is a legend that has persisted throughout meer history. Most believe it to be a myth told to entertain pups, few still believe that The Wanderer exists. Every meer can agree on one thing though, that The Wanderer did exist during The Way Way Back. The first Wanderer was a male named Galaxy,…

The Beginning

The Shifting World Part 2 Nova was dreaming. She scented open space and wind soaring high above. The sky was cloudless and starry. The claw-pricks of light scattered above her. She stared at them in wonder for they appeared to be closer then normal. She stretched her neck and raised her snout wishing that she…

First Family

First Family was, as the name implies, the first family of meerkats to call The Desert their home. In The Way Way Back the Sunlands, Outlands, and Darklands were not divided into distinct sections as they are today. Firstbloods lived throughout the Desert. First Family called the interior of the Desert their territory (the Outlands…

The Empty City

Title: The Empty City Author: Erin Hunter Publication: 2012 The Empty City is the first book in a series by Erin Hunter called Survivors. It is about a band of dogs who are forced to work together as a pack after they are abandoned by their humans. Amidst this is the looming threat of natural…

The End

The Shifting World Part 1 Listener was sleeping, but it looked far from peaceful. His fur was rumpled, his pelt matted, he had a few swelling ticks on his muzzle that he hadn’t bothered to scrape off, and he was whimpering in his dreams. A sad smile tugged at Comet’s lips as she stepped towards…

The Ruins

The Broken Oath Part 6 Listener padded into the hollow tree on silent paws. His big, bat-like ears twitched. He regarded the blood spattered trunk as if uncomprehending. The sound of scales scraping the ground echoed in the silence. He glanced over as Bringer paused at his side. “They’re dead.” He murmured. His voice was…

The Final Battle

The Broken Oath Part 5 Star trembled in the shade of the tree despite the heat of midday. Greatwing shuffled his wings beside the meer and glanced up the hollow trunk. He would not meet Star’s gaze. The Firstbloods had been meeting in this for countless moons, but this was unlike any other meeting that…

The Lie

The Broken Oath Part 4 The wild cat crouched in the shadowed gully of a shallow trench. Her dark striped pelt twitched as a fly buzzed about her head. She ignored it, her pale green gaze focused on the hare. The dune colored rabbit picked through the grass at the top of the trench. She…

The Quest of The Cubs

Published: March 2018 Author: Kathryn Lasky Followed by: The Den of Forever Frost (Bears of the Ice #2) Kathryn Lasky has created a whole new adventure in the fantastical world of Ga’Hoole. In this book join polar bear cubs First and Second as they battle the harsh ice and predators at every turn as they search for their…

The Most Wonderful Day of The Year

Today wasn’t supposed to be like this. Snow still swirls in chilly gusts of wind And icicles still form on all the shingles, There’s something else that’s different though. The day is December 25th, But no lights twinkle on the trees or in the yard. Instead the gutters glisten with crimson ice-melt, And fake snow…

The Accusation

The Broken Oath Part 3 The gray goshawk with a stark yellow beak and white belly clenched her talons into the fraying bark of the matopi tree. The green leaves plump and full from the plentiful wet season fluttered near her blue eyes and she shifted her position in annoyance. As the heartbeats ticked by,…

Last Christmas

Christmas day is here again And sadness greets me like a friend As memories flood through my mind Of what happened last year at this time. I couldn’t believe when I woke up to find The house quiet, there being no sound I rushed down stairs in my excitement to see That there were no…

Rainbirds: Agile and Quick

Rainbirds (goshawks) are deadly raptors known for their speed and agility. They will seek out any animal smaller then them as a prey source, including meer. During The Way Way Back rainbirds were always thought of as mysterious but after Storm died in the final battle they ceased all communication with the other firstbloods. They…

Under

The snow gathers on the ground, Beautiful flakes falling and falling down, Sun glistening on them like the day will never end, Yet night will arrive early, an unwelcome friend. You don’t know though what’s underneath Of those fluffy cold piles of white flakes, But maybe it is best that you don’t know, That all…

Little Life

Bitter air nipped at my throat, Heat struggling to flee my coat Maybe looking for another host. Warily I continue to travel Down the road to see what’s the matter Inside of the barn where I heard a small sound Of little bodies shuffling around. As I open the door I’m greeted by hay And…

The Alliance

The Broken Oath Part 2 The raptor glided on the wind, his flight feathers curved and spread to catch the updraft. From his vantage point he could see the rolling dunes of the Desert sprawling towards the setting sun. Far beneath him his sharp gaze made out the undulating stripes of a herd of zebra…

Greatwings: Strong and Noble

The greatwings (eagle owls) of Vast have a reputation for being fearless predators, who are one of the meer’s most feared enemies. They have been known to feed on meer and any other small animal that they can wrap their talons around. In general, they completely disregard their fellow firstbloods. In The way Way Back,…

The Betrayal

The Broken Oath Part 1 Death Bringer drew his coils tighter around him, his thin tongue flickering out of his mouth to taste the air. It was just before dawn and the sky was still a dark azure. He lifted his head as the breeze carried the scent of a meer. He recognized that scent….

The Legend of The Firstbloods

Who Are The Firstbloods? In the Desert of Vast there is a legend that tells of the six original species to inhabit the Desert before all others. It is believed that meerkats, wildcats, eagle owls, goshawks, bat-eared foxes, and king cobras were the first species to call the Desert their home. Their legend is this…….

Broken Pride

Title: Broken Pride Author: Erin Hunter Publication: 2017 Another Erin Hunter book? I know, but I can’t help it that her books are so well written. Her (there are actually four different authors that write the Warriors series and Bravelands series under the pseudonym of ‘Erin Hunter’, for more information visit the Warriors website https://warriorcats.com/…