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Survivors: The Gathering Darkness is the second arc in Survivors by Erin Hunter. It takes place a few months after the original Survivors series.[1]


The arc focuses on Storm's point of view,[2] and the prologues are from her point of view during her puphood.[3]
The dogs' afterlife is shown.[4] There is also a new antagonist included.[5] Arrow, Whisper, Beetle , Thorn,[6] and all four of Lucky and Sweet's pups play big roles in this series.[7]
Another author will be joining to write the books.[5] There is a possibility Terror might return.[8]


Book One: A Pack Divided
Book Two: Dead of Night
Book Three: Into the Shadows
Book Four:  Red Moon Rising
Book Five: The Exile's Journey
Book Six: The Final Battle


  • Three of Sweet and Lucky's pups are confirmed to be female, while the shaggy, sandy-furred pup is a male.[5]
  • Rosie Best is the new author for Survivors.[9]
  • Inbali Iserles will not be writing for The Gathering Darkness series.[10]
  • Rosie Best will be writing for books two and five. Gillian Philip will be writing for books one, three, four, and six.[11]
  • For every book cover of this arc, The Golden Deer is hidden somewhere on it.

References and Citations

  1. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  2. Citation Needed
  3. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  4. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  6. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  7. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  8. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  9. Revealed on Rosie Best's Blog
  10. Revealed on Rosie Best's Blog
  11. Revealed on Rosie Best's Blog

Start a Discussion Discussions about Survivors: The Gathering Darkness

  • TEJ Preview Discussion!!! *SPOILERS*

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    • This might need to be closed. The topic it started off with kind of withered away to a full-on spoiler page. It's not really anything to...
    • Yeah. I think it’s finished. I was planning on opening up a TEJ discussion once I finished the book but I just received the book today ...
  • ( )What do you think of the new book?

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    • I've also kind of suspected that it could have been Breeze..... but there is evidence for if she was the killer and that she wasn'...
    • I was heartbroken at the end of Red Moon Rising, especially after Into the Shadows ended so nicely! Honestly the only dog I can think is guilty...
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