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Into the Shadows


Survivors: The Gathering Darkness

Book Number




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Gillian Philip

Date Released

Hardcover: February 7th, 2017[2]
Paperback: n/a
eBook: February 7th, 2017[3]


Hardcover: ISBN 9780062343413[2]
Paperback: ISBN n/a
eBook: ASIN n/a[3]

Preceded by

Dead of Night

Succeeded by

Red Moon Rising

Additional Information


Into the Shadows is the third book in The Gathering Darkness arc. It was released February 7th, 2017.[4] Breeze is the brown dog featured on the cover.[5] Nibble is beside her, with Tumble in the background.[6] Storm is to the left of Breeze, and Bruno and Dart are behind Tumble. The Golden Deer once again appears far in the distance under the H and A of the word "Shadows".[7]

The Blurb

Darkness threatens the Wild Pack in this thrilling new Survivors adventure! Into the Shadows is the third book in the second arc of the bestselling Survivors series, from #1 nationally bestselling author Erin Hunter.

United, a Pack can face any threat. Divided, they will fall.

There is a traitor in the midst of the Wild Pack, and tensions—and suspicions—keep rising. Storm is determined to protect her Pack…but if they don’t find the traitor soon, there may be nothing left for her to protect.
Survivors’s winning blend of epic action, canine friendship, and animal folklore has earned it rave reviews, including two starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, which praised the series as “wild and wonderful adventure.” This action-packed second arc is perfect for both new readers and existing fans who’ve been howling for more of the Wild Pack!

Detailed Plot Summary

In the prologue, Lick, Grunt, and Wiggle are following Martha, who is leading them through the forest for a 'surprise'. Eventually, they reach the river. The three pups are amazed by how wide and deep it is, and immediately, Grunt and Lick want to hop in. Martha tells them that she'll teach them to swim, but they'll have to respect the River-Dog. After the pups promise to respect her, Lick and Grunt enter the water. After a while in the water, Grunt gets overly confidant and swims to the deeper side. Suddenly, the River-Dog sweeps Grunt downstream. Martha plunges into the river, and grabs Grunt in her jaws. When Martha brings him back to the shore, he looks lifeless. Martha strikes Grunt on his flank with her paw. Before Lick and Wiggle can protest, Martha strikes him again. After a few blows, Grunt starts coughing. Lick is overjoyed that Grunt was okay. She promises the River-Dog that she will always respect her.

More Coming Soon


Coming Soon

Publication List

  • Into the Shadows (EN), HarperCollins (Hardcover), February 7 2017[8]
  • Into the Shadows (EN), HarperCollins (E-Book), February 7 2017[9]



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