The Darkest Hour
The Darkest Hour
Author Cherith Baldry
Illustrator Owen Richardson
Publication date 5 October 2004
ISBN 0060525851
Publication Order
Preceded by
A Dangerous Path
Followed by
Firestar's Quest

The Darkest Hour is the last book of the The Prophecies Begin series.

The Blurb

ThunderClan's darkest hour is upon them, as Tigerstar's quest for power plunges the forest into terrible danger. In order to save his friends, Firestar must uncover the meaning of an ominous proclamation from StarClan:

"Four will become two. Lion and tiger will meet in battle, and blood will rule the forest."

The time has come for prophecies to unfold, and for heroes to rise...


  • Kate Cary stated she felt that the "Darkest Hour" had to be her favorite book she has written in the "Warriors" series.