I feel terrible that I have not posted about DOGS #3, The Return yet!

The third and final book in the Dogs of the Drowned City series, THE RETURN, was released on June 1st. The story follows Shep and his remaining packmates as they try to decide how to survive in the city now that the humans have started to return. Should they try to find their old homes, too? After everything they’ve been through, can they ever go back to being the pets they once were?

I only introduce one new dog in this book, and that’s Pumpkin the Havanese! Pumpkin is based on my dearest friend Tui Sutherland‘s dog, Sunshine! Maybe you know Sunshine from her blog? Maybe you know Tui as one of the Erin Hunters? I’ve known Sunny since she was a puppy and she’s always been an adorable, snuggly, happy, jumpy ball of energy. I knew that I needed a dog just like her in my series!

For those of you who’ve read it–what do you think? I’ll tell you a secret: It’s my FAVORITE of the series!

12 Responses to “Happy Belated Birthday to THE RETURN!”

  1. Kha Dinh

    I seriously LOVE this book. Except the end is too sad for me though, how they have to say good-bye to each other. Dayna, try to write another book, the 4th book to Dogs of the Drown City!!! PLEASE. It would be my pleasure!!!

  2. Kha Dinh

    And Why does all of the good dogs have to die! I wonder. FYI, Snoop got hit by a car, Really! is that nessacerly?

  3. Rynn Wolfe

    I just finished this book (at like 1 in the morning, as usual!) and it was one of the best books I have read in a long time! The plotline was thick and was finished so well, no gaps as far as I could tell. This book was a refreshing break from the usual violence and R-rated romance in most books now a days. And the characters were realistic, all with their unique strengths and weaknesses. I have to say that my favorite character was (is!) Fuzz. H e is just so adorable, yet a fighter and very smart. I for one wanted to hug him during the sad moments in the story (no spoilers!). This series that you have created is fantastic, original, and is good for almost every age. I hope that your writing career continues to blossom, and I will be reading all your books!!! 🙂

  4. Hayley

    I love the series! It is one of my all time favs. I hope you come out with a fourth one <3

  5. Neve

    I CANT BELIEVE YOU KNOW AN ERIN HUNTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Warrior cats books are AMAZING! Do you read some of them? I seriously can’t get over the fact that you are a friend of an Erin Hunter!

  6. Emily

    I love this series i have not read The Return yet if anyone knows of where i can find an online PDF i would be very grateful. While i want to read the last book at the same time it makes me sad to think about finishing the series.


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