Survivors: The Original Series

Series No.


Book No.



The Empty City
A Hidden Enemy
Darkness Falls
The Broken Path
The Endless Lake
Storm of Dogs

Succeeded By

Survivors: The Gathering Darkness


August 21st, 2012 - February 10th, 2015[1]


Erin Hunter

Survivors: The Original Series is the first set of books in the Survivors series. It will be chronologically followed by Survivors: The Gathering Darkness. The point-of-view throughout the arc is Lucky's. It consists of six books total.


The Empty City

Lucky is a golden-haired mutt with a nose for survival. He has always been a Lone Dog, relying on his instincts to get by. Other dogs have Packs, but Lucky stands alone.
Then the Big Growl strikes. Suddenly, the ground is split wide open. The Trap House is destroyed. And all the longpaws have disappeared.
Now Lucky is trapped in a strange and desolate new world with no food, foul water, and enemies at every turn. He falls in with others left behind, including his littermate Bella, a Leashed Dog. Relying on other dogs and having them depend on him brings new dangers that Lucky isn't prepared for, but he may not be able to survive on his own. Can Lucky ever be a true Pack Dog?

A Hidden Enemy

Bella and the Leashed Dogs have finally settled in the forest. But a fierce Pack of Wild Dogs has laid claim to the land, and their menacing Alpha will stop at nothing to ensure that it is his alone.
Lucky has taught the Leashed Dogs much about survival since the Big Growl, and they refuse to back down. Bella hatches an intricate plan--a plan that centers on Lucky's sly and cunning intelligence. Though he still feels the pull of a Lone Dog life, Lucky agrees to help, knowing that he can't leave his friends until they are safe. Now Lucky will be tested in more ways than one—-and his true loyalties will be determined.

Darkness Falls

After a violent enemy attack threatened both the Wild and Leashed Packs, Lucky knows that the dogs' only hope for survival is to unite. The Wild Pack's Alpha reluctantly agrees to let Bella and the Leashed Dogs join them—but after learning of Lucky's role as a spy, Alpha casts him out of the Pack and orders him to never return.
Lucky tries to be happy to have his freedom again, but the forest and ruined city are treacherous for a Lone Dog. For the first time since the Big Growl, Lucky is desperate to have other dogs by his side. But it might be too late. . . .

The Broken Path

Lucky and Alpha have finally reached an uneasy peace, but tensions are still high—and Alpha has made it clear that there are some dogs he will never fully accept.
As the newly united Pack sets off in search of a home far away from the Fierce Dog camp, they discover that no territory is truly safe. When they encounter another group of dogs who survived the Big Growl, Lucky hopes that they can work together as allies—but this new Pack may be their most dangerous enemy yet.

The Endless Lake

Lucky and his Pack were able to defeat Terror's dogs. But their new world still holds many dangers. Now the Pack has come to the edge of a strange lake that seems to stretch on forever, and Lucky discovers that there is barely enough food to survive.
As winter approaches and the dogs struggle for prey and shelter, Alpha makes it clear that his own needs come before the rest of the Pack. Meanwhile, the Fierce Dogs are determined to destroy Alpha's Pack once and for all. And while Lucky struggles to keep his friends safe, he is haunted by visions of a storm of dogs—and a terrible battle that seems to loom closer every day.

Storm of Dogs

Now that their ruthless former Alpha has left the Wild Pack and Sweet has taken his place, the dogs may finally be able to find peace in their new home. But the Ice Wind days are growing shorter, and they must constantly keep watch for signs of Blade and her Fierce Dogs, who will not rest until the Pack has been destroyed.
Lucky knows that Sweet will be a wise and fearless Alpha, but his dreams are troubled by visions of a terrifying future—a future that will force every dog to fight tooth and claw for survival. The Storm of Dogs is about to begin...


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