Warriors: The Broken Code #4: Darkness Within - book cover
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Published : 09 Nov 2021
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0062823744
  • ISBN-13 : 9780062823748
  • Language : English

Warriors: The Broken Code #4: Darkness Within

The #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues! Discover more epic adventures in the fourth book in the action-packed Broken Code story arc.

Exiled after a battle that left all five Clans devastated, ThunderClan's loyal deputy, Squirrelflight, must bring to light an earth-shattering truth: the identity of the cat ruling ThunderClan while wearing Bramblestar's face.

While the fate of his body hangs in the balance, the real Bramblestar's spirit has vanished. Even Rootspring is powerless to reach him-and with tensions among the Clans at a breaking point, Squirrelflight may not be able to ensure Bramblestar has a body to return to. If he returns at all.

Packed with action and intrigue, this sixth Warriors series is the perfect introduction for readers new to the Warriors world, while dedicated fans will be thrilled to discover the new adventures that unfold after the events of A Vision of Shadows. 

Readers Top Reviews

SalImranCarla Pieter
I like the concept and the description is great! It just seemed a bit to fanfic-like to me, until the end, which really ended it well! This series is really great in concept. No interesting new characters though, just ones mentioned before, unless you count a couple of background character? Anyway, yeah it's pretty good!
istg this was very predictable :0 a really good book overall, but i waited months to get another cliff-hanger? B R U H >:") - SPOILERS ALERT - so ashfur has stolen bramblestar's body, and he can let other spirits in and kick them out whenever he wants. i can see ashfur's clear intentions now. he just wanted squirrelflight's love, and he was willing to tear apart the clans for her. i wonder if he was willing to kill himself for her... haha he apparently tried to bargain with shadowsight, if squirrelflight left the clans with him he'd leave the clans - and bramblestar's body - alone. as shadowsight never told her the bargain, ashfur decided that squirrelflight rejected it, so he decided to kidnap her and make them leave the clans. his intention might have to been to give bramblestar his body back, so that the two stay heartbroken - and separated - forever. he may not be the only villain the clans will face in this arc, though. in the past arcs, there is a main villain-leader and their followers, such as darktail's kin and the dark forest. in the silent thaw ( or was it veil of shadows? i can't remember ) ashfur appeared to be yelling at someone, "i will do it and make the clans pay for what they did to me!" which brings me to the idea that ashfur may not be the only villain. as ashfur proved in this book, that he can let other spirits take over the body from time to time. as mentioned in this book, it was pointed out that ashfur was not lazy in his days, and in squirrelflight's hope he appeared to be hunting! so, it is either that ashfur has changed, or at the times he eats prey or lounges around, another cat is in control. perhaps it was a slight twist that ashfur made to hopefully deceive the clan cats. overall, i think it was an awesome page-turner, and i can't wait for the place of no stars to come out! - overexcited ten year old kid - - known online as lumi -
This used to be such a fun series, but no more. It is also less and less stories appropriate for children and young adult readers. The authors have become obsessed with the supernatural as their main theme, and it has gotten boring. The books are not really about cats' lives anymore. They're about clairvoyants, ghosts, astral travel, demonic energies, etc. I never had a problem with the healers being herbalists who travel in and out of other dimensions (Star Clan, the Dark Forest), but it's getting ridiculous. I want a book about the *cats,* not a book where cats are used to support stories about the supernatural. And I love the supernatural, so you know it has to be excessive to bother *me!*
While the fourth installment in The Broken Code did have some really interesting and gripping moments in it, a fair amount of the book settled on a lot of padding. Characters spoke in circles a lot, basically. The romance sub plot is also extremely weak despite the fact that it takes up a bit of the books word count. All in all, it’s basically what you’d expect from your average Warriors book, and this is coming from a huge fan of the series.
Summit Reads
I loved this book so much!! Normaly there would be battles and war between the Clans,but now it seems like there's peace. Each Clan has a say. I also love tbc because it seems to me, that it shows more of how the Clans connection to Star Clan is so important. Of corse that means that they can't seek help from the Star Clan,but it makes tbc stand out from the other books. My favorite part about this book though is when the go to find The Sisters. Also i love and hate a good clif hanger at the end! it really bulids the intensity until the last minute!! The only thing im sad about is the next book is coming out in April... :( i think that Erin Hunter is a reeaaalllyyy good author tho. :D (i mean how does she get all these ideas for not just warriors but bravelands and seekers too!!) I rate this book a 5 star and 100%! TYSM FOR WRITING SUCH GREAT BOOKS!!! ©D