December 15, 2010
"With this life, I give you the gifts of nobility, certainty, and faith so that you can lead the Clan in the ways of the Warrior Code." Bluestar mews. Stepping back, she and the other cats of Starclan called out, "Firestar! Firestar! Firestar!"
Welcome to the world of the Warriors. It all started with Into the Wild by Erin Hunter. A young tom cat called Rusty was welcomed into a clan of wild cats. As he learns and grows into the clan, things are not as peaceful as they seem. As the series goes along, you learn the ways of the warriors. The 4 different clans are Thunderclan, Riverclan, Windclan, and Shadowclan. The 5th clan is Starclan, they are the fallen warriors that now guide the living.
There are themes that might bother some children, such as fighting, cats dying, and other themes that might be troubling to some. But, it's all done very tastefully and from a cat's point of view.
There are 4 series of books, so far. Plus, there are Super Editions and Manga.
Warriors (series one)
|The New Prophecy (Series two)||Power of Three (Series three)||Omen of the Stars (Series four)||Explore the Warriors World||Manga|
|#1 Into the Wild||#1 Midnight||#1 The Sight||#1 The Fourth Apprentice||Warriors Super Edition: Firestar's Quest||The Lost Warrior|
|#2 Fire and Ice||#2 Moonrise||#2 Dark River||#2 Fading Echoes||Warriors Super Edition: Bluestar's Prophecy||Warrior's Refuge|
|#3 Forest of Secrets||#3 Dawn||#3 Outcast||#3 Night Whispers (currently on order)||Warriors Super Edition: Skyclan's Destiny||Warrior's Return|
|#4 Rising Storm||#4 Starlight||#4 Eclipse||Warriors: Cats of the Clans||The Rise of Scourge|
|#5 A Dangerous Path||#5 Twilight||#5 Long Shadows||Warriors: Code of the Clans||
Tigerstar and Sasha (#1 Into the Woods, #2 Escape from the Forest, #3 Return to the Clans)
|#6 The Darkest Hour||#6 Sunset||#6 Sunrise||Warriors Field Guide: Secrets of the Clans||Ravenpaw's Path #1: Shattered Peace|
|Ravenpaw's Path #2: A Clan in Need|
|Ravenpaw's Path #3: The Heart of a Warrior|
The popularity of this series spans all age groups. It's even spawned an entire online role play community. So, if you want to look at a cat through their own eyes and see how life would be like with four paws and whiskers, check out the Warriors. You'll be hooked, just like I am.