Dead of Night


Survivors: The Gathering Darkness

Book Number




Word Count



Rosie Best

Date Released

Hardcover: June 7th, 2016[2]
Paperback: February 7th, 2017[3]
eBook: June 7th, 2016[4]


Hardcover: ISBN 9780062343383[2]
Paperback: ISBN 9780062343390[3]
eBook: ASIN n/a[4]

Preceded by

A Pack Divided

Succeeded by

Into the Shadows

Additional Information


Dead of Night is the second book in The Gathering Darkness arc.[5] It was released on June 7th, 2016. Whisper is the dog featured in the center of the cover with Twitch in the leftmost, Rake next to Twitch, and Storm to the right.[6] Far behind, in the center of the cover, is the Golden Deer.[7]


For Jessie, who sleeps like the dead.

The Blurb

Darkness threatens the Wild Pack in this thrilling new Survivors adventure! Dead of Night is the second book in the second arc of the bestselling Survivors series, from #1 nationally bestselling author Erin Hunter.

In a Pack, loyalty is everything—but some dogs should never be trusted.

Storm has been troubled by terrifying dreams of fear and darkness that guide her paws while she sleeps. Now a new darkness has struck at the heart of the Wild Pack. Whisper is dead—and Storm is certain that his wounds could only have been done
by another dog. Lucky and her pack mates are reluctant to believe her, but Storm is determined to face the truth: Could there be a traitor in their midst?
Survivors’s winning blend of epic action, canine friendship, and animal folklore has earned it rave reviews, including two starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, which praised the series as “wild and wonderful adventure.” This action-packed second arc is perfect for new readers and for existing fans who’ve been howling for more of the Wild Pack![8]

Detailed Plot Summary

The books begins in the forest, where Grunt snarls that a Fierce Dog never hides towards a big golden dog. The three Fierce Dog pups are waiting for the two grown-up dogs to speak. They notice the two grown-up dogs talking in low growls as they walked by their side.
Mickey orders them to imitate his actions as he masks his scent in the mud and mulch. At Wiggle's attempt to clean himself, Mickey warns him against doing so. The dogs hide as a pack of coyotes approaches. Grunt struggles, fighting against Lucky because he refused to believe they should hide. Lucky holds him down and eventually, he stops at sight of the coyote pack. The coyotes talk about the pup-scent they caught, and chatter on how they'd eat them.
As Grunt scrunched his eyes shut, and Wiggle burrows into Mickey's fur, Lick snarls inside her head that she isn't afraid of meeting the Earth-Dog, and that no coyote would crunch her tail, therefore refusing to close her eyes.
More Coming Soon


  • Gillian stated that in Dead of Night, they will have to work out who murdered Whisper before he strikes again.[9]
  • Gillian loves the title of Dead of Night and guarantees that it will keep readers on the edges of their seats.[10]
  • Gillian is almost positive that it is Whisper who is on the cover of Dead of Night.[11]

Publication List

  • Dead of Night (EN), HarperCollins (hardcover), June 7 2016[12]
  • Dead of Night (EN), HarperCollins (E-Book), June 7 2016[13]
  • Dead of Night (EN), HarperCollins (paperback), February 7 2017[14]
  • Soumrak (CZ), Albatros (paperback), March 20 2017[15]

References and Citations

  1. Revealed on HarperCollins Catalog
  2. Revealed on HarperCollins Catalog
  3. Revealed on HarperCollins Catalog
  4. Revealed on HarperCollins Catalog
  5. Revealed on HarperCollins
  6. Revealed on Rosie Best's Blog
  7. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  8. Summary From Edelweiss Catalog
  9. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  10. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  11. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  12. Revealed on HarperCollins Catalog
  13. Revealed on HarperCollins Catalog
  14. Revealed on HarperCollins Catalog
  15. Revealed on 1

Start a Discussion Discussions about Dead of Night

  • Beetle is the killer?

    • (Spoilers for The Gathering Darkness.) I think Beetle killed Whisper and the fox cub, and put rotten prey and glass in the prey pile. He ...

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