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Survivors: The Gathering Darkness

Series No.


Book No.



A Pack Divided
Dead of Night
Into the Shadows
Red Moon Rising
The Exile's Journey
The Final Battle

Preceded by

Survivors: The Original Series


October 13th, 2015 - February 5th, 2019[1]


Erin Hunter

Survivors: The Gathering Darkness is the second arc in Survivors by Erin Hunter. It takes place a few months after the original Survivors series.[2] The point of view throughout the arc is Storm's. It consists of six books total.


A Pack Divided

The life of a pack is full of danger-- but the greatest danger of all is the one that hides within.
Storm has spent her whole life fighting for survival and acceptance. Now she finally feels at home in the Wild Pack, and for the first time she can remember, the world beyond their camp is at peace.
Even after the Storm of Dogs, Storm is still not fully trusted by her pack-mates. With Whisper following her around, and pestering her, will she be able to keep her cool and not rip out Whisper’s throat or the others?
Within the Pack, tensions are rising. Some dogs are far from satisfied with the Pack order, and others still don't trust Storm and Arrow, the only two Fierce Dogs within their ranks. Worse, Storm fears her Pack-mates might be right. Troubled by dreams of fear and shadows, Storm isn't sure which is the greater threat—the darkness brewing within the Pack... or the darkness within herself.

Dead of Night

In a Pack, loyalty is everything—but some dogs should never be trusted.
Storm has been troubled by terrifying dreams of fear and darkness that guide her paws while she sleeps. Now a new darkness has struck at the heart of the Wild Pack. Whisper is dead—and Storm is certain that his wounds could only have been done by another dog. Lucky and her pack mates are reluctant to believe her, but Storm is determined to face the truth: Could there be a traitor in their midst?

Into the Shadows

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.

Red Moon Rising

When no dog can be trusted, no dog is safe.
After rescuing Alpha and Beta’s pups from drowning in the Endless Lake, Storm is a hero to her Packmates. But danger still walks among them—and it won’t be long before the traitor dog strikes again. The Pack must find a way to stand together against the most malicious and elusive enemy they have ever known... before terror and doubt tear them apart forever.

The Exile's Journey

Storm is in exile. After dealing with the mistrust and suspicion of her Packmates who think she's a murderer for so long, she is finally free to follow her own path. But on the dark side, she feels more lost than ever.
There are only two dogs she knows will never give up on her—Arrow, her fellow Fierce Dog, and his mate, Bella. To find them, Storm must fight through longpaw dangers, Leashed Dogs, and a forbidding Pack of wolves, all in search of a place where she might finally belong.

The Final Battle

The time has come for a traitor to fall.
Storm has discovered the identity of the traitor dog who was sabotaging her former Pack—but when she returned from her exile, she fell right into the Traitor Dog’s waiting trap. Now a prisoner in the Wild Pack’s camp, Storm is running out of time. This is her last chance to save the Pack… and to put an end to what the traitor began.



The arc focuses on Storm's point of view,[3] and the prologues are from her point of view during her puphood.[4]
The dogs' afterlife is shown.[5] There is also a new antagonist included.[6] Arrow, Whisper, Beetle , Thorn,[7] and all four of Lucky and Sweet's pups play big roles in this series.[8]
Another author will be joining to write the books.[6] There is a possibility Terror might return.[9]


  • Three of Sweet and Lucky's pups are confirmed to be female, while the shaggy, sandy-furred pup is a male.[6]
  • Rosie Best is the new author for Survivors.[10]
  • Inbali Iserles will not be writing for The Gathering Darkness series.[11]
  • Rosie Best will be writing for books two and five. Gillian Philip will be writing for books one, three, four, and six.[12]
  • For every book cover of this arc, The Golden Deer is hidden somewhere on it.

References and Citations

  1. Revealed on
  2. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  3. Citation Needed
  4. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  5. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  7. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  8. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  9. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  10. Revealed on Rosie Best's Blog
  11. Revealed on Rosie Best's Blog
  12. Revealed on Rosie Best's Blog

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