The time has come for dogs to rule the wild.

Lucky is a golden-haired mutt with a nose for survival. He has always been a loner—roaming the streets of the busy city and relying on his instincts to get by. Other dogs have Packs, but Lucky doesn’t long for the days he spent with his littermates. He stands alone. Then the Big Growl strikes. Suddenly the ground is split wide open. The Trap House is destroyed. And all the longpaws have disappeared.

The Empty City is the first book in the new Survivors series by Erin Hunter. Did you know that "Erin Hunter" is actually a team of authors? Their names are Victoria Holmes (who developed the original storyline for Warriors), Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui Sutherland, Erica Sussman, and the newest member, Scottish author Gillian Philip. Philip will be the primary author of the Survivors books. These books center on canines who have been abandoned by their humans. Survivors is a companion series to Warriors, starring felines who are similarly left on their own. Another series by the Erin Hunter team is Seekers, which features three young North American bears who embark on a quest.

Gillian Philip has already finished the second Survivors novel A Hidden Enemy, which will be published next May. She says there are six installments planned, and then “we’ll see how it goes, though we hope to be able to do more series – as a team.”