Broken Pride is the first book in the series Bravelands. It was released on June 6, 2017.
A lion cast out from his pride.
An elephant who can read the bones of the dead.
A baboon rebelling against his destiny.
For generations, the animals of the African plains have followed a single rule: only kill to survive. But when an unthinkable act of betrayal shatters the peace, the fragile balance between predators and prey will rest in the paws of three unlikely heroes.
Set in an epic new world and told from three different animals’ points of view, Bravelands will thrill readers who love Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire, as well as the legion of dedicated fans who’ve made Erin Hunter a bestselling phenomenon.
“Deep characters, a complex plot, rich mythology, and a stunning setting. Wild and wonderful.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Detailed Plot Summary
In the prologue, a vulture named Windrider is flying over Bravelands when she sees two lion cubs. The smaller cub looks up at her, and she receives a sign--a roar that shakes the sky, that no one else can hear or feel.
Promotional Art and Trailers
- The books uses a mask-like image representing either an elephant, lion, or baboon to show which character's point of view it is.
Fearless Gallantpride's father, Gallant, is killed by Titan and his followers. He meets Stinger, and joins Brightforest Troop. Afterwards, Sky recieves a message from Great Spirit about the future, and Great Mother tells her that regular elephants don't recieve future-tellers, and it was just a memory. Later, the current Crownleaf of Brightforest Troop is killed by a baboon, and Grub takes her place, and then he is killed from poisoned food after exiling Fearless Gallantpride, and Stinger becomes Crownleaf. Then Thorn and Mud fight each other for their Third Feat, and Thorn is too shocked to win. He cannot mate with Berry. Then Thorn discovers that Stinger killed the Crownleaves, and afterwards the Code is broken and Great Mother dies, with crocodile teeth marks all over her (crocodiles don't follow the Code)