Vol. 1

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The Warriors series meets Redwall in this first book in an epic animal adventure series set in the subway tunnels of Brooklyn and for "fans of Erin Hunter, Brian Jaques, and Kathryn Lasky" ( School Library Journal ).

Hopper is just an ordinary pet shop mouse before he escapes. Soon he finds himself below the bustling streets of Brooklyn, deep within the untamed tangles of transit tunnels, and in Atlantia, a glorious utopian rat civilization.

But all is not what it seems. Though Hopper is treated as a royal guest, he misses his siblings that he lost in the escape attempt. That, and Atlantia is constantly threatened by the rebels who wish to bring the city to its knees. And there are cats everywhere in Atlantia, cats that leave the citizens unharmed... and no one can seem to answer why .

Soon, Hopper is caught in the crosshairs of a colossal battle, one that crosses generations and species. As the clashes rage, Hopper learns terrible, extraordinary secrets: Deadly secrets about Atlantia. Painful secrets about his friends.

And one powerful secret about his destiny...

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Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781442487819
Branch Call Number: J FIE
Characteristics: 315 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: To, Vivienne


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Feb 13, 2017

I fun junior book with a heroic fantasy feel about a pet store mouse that escapes to the sewers only to fall into a conflict between mice and rats. This one definitely had darker themes than I was expecting (refugee camps, genocide, dark politics) but it made for a compelling read with high stakes.

Mar 26, 2016

This book is awesome, and Lisa Fiedler is now one of my favorite authors! I love how she puts a lot of thought into the emotions of the rats and mice, and I also love the illustrations by Vivienne To!!!! I love this trilogy!!

Dec 22, 2015

This book is for fans of the series Warriors and Redwall.
"Bravery isn't measured by size. It's measured by heart."

JCLChrisK Feb 04, 2015

A rousing adventure with just enough darkness to make the danger real and serious, with warring tribes of rats, mice, and cats, false utopias, royal conspiracies, prophecies, espionage, and vast underground realms. I found the book a bit slow and hard to get into at first, then was swept up in Hopper's journey from self-declared intellectual coward to mouse of action.

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Sep 08, 2014

black_cat_2443 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12


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