"Oh, of course not. The wonderful, respected leader of ThunderClan! However, the trouble will fall on him first."
The voice to Shadowpaw in Lost Stars, page 165

Lost Stars is the first book in the The Broken Code arc.[1]


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An epic new adventure begins in Erin Hunter’s #1 bestselling Warriors series!
For the first time, all five warrior Clans have settled into their true homes in the territory around the lake. But when a shockingly harsh leaf-bare season descends on the forest, a new darkness begins to spread—a shadow that threatens a beloved Clan leader, the cats’ connection with their ancestors in StarClan, and the very warrior code they live by.
Packed with action and intrigue, the beginning of this sixth Warriors series is the perfect introduction for readers new to the Warriors world. And dedicated fans will be thrilled to discover the new adventures that unfold after the events of A Vision of Shadows.

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In the midst of the coldest leaf-bare any warrior can remember, the Clans have lost their connection with their warrior ancestors, and only one ShadowClan apprentice can still hear their voices–or their warning about the new shadow rising within the warrior Clans.[2]

Detailed plot description

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A StarClan warrior observes Puddleshine and Shadowpaw heading towards the Moonpool for the half-moon meeting. He nods approvingly at Shadowpaw's eagerness and states that great change is coming to the Clans and that Shadowpaw will have a big role to play and that his name would be remembered for as long as the Clans survive.
Shadowpaw is grooming his pelt when Dovewing and Tigerstar come over and gaze down at him with pride and joy in their eyes. Tigerstar tells Shadowpaw that they've come just to see him off to the Moonpool when Shadowpaw asks his father what it is. Shadowpaw is very embarrassed because of it, feeling that his parents are still treating him like a kit in the nursery. He then thinks that his parents hadn't made such a fuss when his littermates, Pouncestep and Lightleap, became warriors but then decides that it is probably because he is a medicine cat apprentice or because of the seizures he had when he was a kit. He thinks that his parents are hoping that with some proper training with other medicine cats, he would become normal. Shadowpaw is a very nervous cat.
Later, the medicine cats realize that they cannot contact StarClan. They all think it is because of the Moonpool being frozen, but Shadowpaw senses it is something else, because of some of Bramblestar's actions. He has a mysterious voice in his head that tells him about "code-breakers".
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A compiled list of the errors present in Lost Stars can be found here.

Publication history

  • Lost Stars (EN), HarperCollins (hardcover), 9 April 2019[1]
  • Lost Stars (EN), HarperCollins (eBook), 9 April 2019[1]
  • Tapte stjerner (NO), Juritzen Jr. (paperback), 9 April 2019[3]

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Warriors books
The Prophecies Begin Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
The New Prophecy MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
A Vision of Shadows The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of FireThe Raging Storm
The Broken Code Lost StarsThe Silent ThawVeil of ShadowsDarkness Within
Super Editions Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's ShadowCrowfeather's TrialSquirrelflight's HopeGraystripe's Vow
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter the ClansThe Ultimate GuideThe Warriors Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's ReturnGraystripe's Adventure
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of ScourgeA Shadow in RiverClan
Tigerstar and Sasha Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a WarriorRavenpaw's Path
SkyClan and the Stranger The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the FloodSkyClan and the Stranger
Short stories and plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Beyond the Code: Brightspirit's MercyThe Elders' ConcernSpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans Decide
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyThe Untold Stories
Tigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceTales from the Clans
Mapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's FarewellShadows of the Clans
Spottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's EchoLegends of the Clans
Redtail's DebtTawnypelt's ClanShadowstar's LifePath of a Warrior
Pebbleshine's KitsTree's RootsMothwing's SecretA Warrior's Spirit
Daisy's KinBlackfoot's ReckoningSpotfur's RebellionA Warrior's Choice

Lost Stars chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Bonus Scene
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