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The cover of Broken Pride, the first book in the series

  • Broken Pride
  • Code of Honor
  • Blood and Bone
  • Shifting Shadows
  • The Spirit-Eaters
  • Oathkeeper
  • Shadows on the Mountain
  • The Venom Spreads
  • Blood on the Plains

Author Erin Hunter
Cover artistOwen Richardson
CountryUnited Kingdom
Genre Teen literature, fantasy
Publisher HarperCollins
Published6 June 2017 – present
Media typePrint, e-book

Bravelands is a children's novel series written by a team of authors under the pseudonym Erin Hunter. The series has overall been well received, with critics praising the realistic behavior of the characters, the excitement in the novels, and the description of the Bravelands, though also criticizing it for its similarities to The Lion King .



The story of Bravelands takes place in Africa. The animals of Africa live through coexistence by one rule: only kill to survive. The protagonist varies from chapter to chapter, and the set of protagonists varies from arc to arc.



The series follows the adventures of three animals: Fearless, a lion who was cast out of his pride, Thorn, a baboon who tries to rebel against his destiny, and Sky, an elephant gifted with the ability to read bones.

Broken Pride - 6 June 2017

Code of Honor - 6 February 2018

Blood and Bone - 2 October 2018

Shifting Shadows - 7 May 2019

The Spirit-Eaters - 4 February 2020

Oathkeeper - 22 September 2020

Bravelands: Curse of the Sandtongues

This series follows three different animals: a gorilla with a deadly secret, a leopard struck by tragedy, and a gazelle cast out of her herd.

Shadows on the Mountain - 18 May 2021

The Venom Spreads - 1 February 2022

Blood on the Plains - 4 October 2022

Bravelands: Thunder on the Plains

This series follows a water buffalo who leads his herd, a cheetah harboring deadly secrets, and a hyena trying to find peace between her clan and a pride of lions.

The Shattered Horn - 2 May 2023

Critical reception

The first book in the Bravelands series, Broken Pride appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list. [1] School Library Journal criticizes the series for its similarities to the Lion King but writes, "Fans of Hunter's previous series will not be disappointed, and they will be anxious for the next installment in this new series." [2] [3] Kirkus Reviews gave it a starred review and writes, "Deep characters, a complex plot, rich mythology, and a stunning setting all come together to prove once again that the Hunter collective are master storytellers. Fans of Warriors will thrill at the opportunity to travel from the forest to the savanna in this brand new series." [4] [3]

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