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Rising Storm (Warriors #4)

4.37  ·  Rating Details ·  25,544 Ratings  ·  701 Reviews
Fireheart's traitorous enemy Tigerclaw has been vanquished and exiled from Thunder Clan -- but Fireheart can't shake the feeling that he's lurking in the forest, waiting for his chance to strike.
That's not the only problem facing the young warrior in these blazing summer months, as he struggles to handle sinister omens, an apprentice with a shocking secret, and a devastate
Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 15th 2005 by Avon Books
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Dec 29, 2008 Brooklyn rated it liked it
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Dec 30, 2008 Gus rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone my age who likes cats
Recommended to Gus by: a friend at school
Yes, yes, I know, another five-stars on a Warriors book. Well, this one deserves it. It picks up immediately at the end of book three (Forest of Secrets), and goes through the toughest time when ThunderClan is in fear. Once again, the end leaves you shocked and reaching for the next one. Don't they all?
Apr 06, 2015 Kate rated it really liked it
Note: I will not include any spoilers from this book, but if you have not read the previous books and hate spoilers, then please do not read this review.

This is your last warning!!!!

Now that Tigerclaw has been banished, Thunderclan attempts to repair the clan knowing that he is cast out but may still be lurking in the forest. Since Fireheart is the new deputy of the clan, he needs to step it up in order to fulfill his responsibilities as well as help the clan rebuild from the attack of the rogue
Oct 09, 2014 R-kyuu rated it really liked it
The horrible traitorous enemy tigerclaw has been vanished from the thunderclan but he hasn't given up yet, as he plans to kill his former leader, but bluestar can't get over her former deputy's trait and the fact that she had to exile her once-trusted deputy, she losses her mind in thinking that all the members of her clan as a traitor. She also blames other clans for things, Now fireheart has to guide and help bluestar in the time of hardship and danger. There is fire rising in the forest and w ...more
Jan 30, 2008 Emily rated it it was amazing
fireheart finds his nephew geting food from twolegs. one day he gets stolen from the forest. Fireheart is devistated until one day ravenpaw tells fireheart where he is. fireheart will do anything to save his beloved nephew.
Nolan Walchuk
Jan 20, 2016 Nolan Walchuk rated it liked it
I loved this book for the action. It is full of battle and it makes you want to keep reading. There are also amazing cliffhangers and plot twists.
David Sof 2014
May 28, 2009 David Sof 2014 rated it it was amazing
in this series, warriors by Erin hunter is mainly about a kitty pet joining a clan. Previously on the third book Tiger claw, Thunder clan's deputy almost killed Blue star, their leader in order to gain more power and the gift of nine lives. Fortunately Fire Heart, the kittypet saved Blue star and kicked Tiger Claw out of the clan into the wild. Blue star was furious. In the fourth book Rising Storm Blue star was still mad and upset about trusting Tiger Claw and that he will betray his own clan f ...more
This book is very interesting. Fireheart has become deputy of Thunderclan after driveing out the fourmer deputy Tigerclaw. Bluestripe becomes very sick (meantly) and starts not honoring Starclan. Fireheart also finds that Cloudpaw is going to Twoleg nests to get food. One day when he is doing that the Twolegs capture him and take him away. Fireheart has to worry about many things like Greystripe and Silverstrim. Also Tigerclaw is out in the forest wateing for the chance to hurt Fireheart some h ...more
Jul 19, 2016 Nalle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
El libro anterior me había dejado impactada pero este le dijo quítate que ahí te voy. Que final tan inesperado!!! y que avalancha de emociones me hizo sentir. Vemos desarrollo en los personajes, en sus relaciones y trabajos. Todos y cada uno se vuelven una parte importante para el desarrollo de la historia y...eso lo vuelve más difícil aun conforme las páginas pasan.
Dec 04, 2009 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
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Feb 24, 2015 Glen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story continues with new and interesting twist to the tale.

This book is a interesting and easy read for a cat lover. The intriguing tale of fire heart growing up as a responsible caring adult cat will catch any child's imagination.
Melissa Corn ~bubbles bubbles bubbles~
Intense, that is what I saw in this book. It seemed that around every corner a cliff-hanger was waiting. How about when Fireheart was rescuing Cloudpaw along with Sandstorm and Ravenpaw and a Windclan patrol attacked them. Or maybe when Tigerclaw and his rogues attacked Fireheart in the forest shadows. The biggest cliff-hange was at the end when Tigerclaw appears as leader of Shadowclan at the gathering. Although, this book doess posses a good deal of emotion especially the scene in the fire whe ...more
Dec 12, 2011 Hana rated it it was amazing
I think this book is really exciting because I like this series (Warrior series) because it is about cats (and I love cats!). This book is mainly about a hot summer and everything is getting dry and is starting to become a fire hazard. These books have a perspective of a cat named Fireheart who lives in ThunderClan. I would recommend this book to others because I truly love this series and to read again and again! (FYI: This is my second time reading this series that should tell you how good it ...more
Nov 29, 2009 Kiernan rated it it was amazing


I am now finished with this marvelous book "Warriors: Rising Storm." It is quite fantastic and I encourage any one who is reading this message to pick it up and open it before their eyes. I warn you though, don't even think about doing so without having first read the 3 books before it. I also think you should know that it is a lot different than the others and can hold you in a tight anticipating grip for a very long time...
Oct 15, 2014 Aju rated it it was amazing
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Have you ever gone through a time where you lost every one you grew up with? Fireheart is now a deputy of Thunder clan and has more weight under his shoulders than ever.The threat from Tigerclaw has faded away, but thunder clan still fears him and he has left his mark on the clan. The clan thinks Tigerclaw is not going to attack again but Fireheart is on high alert. The elders are fearing for the worst as he was not announced as deputy till after moon high.

Bluestar is still shaken and not her
Veronica Molina
Aug 06, 2014 Veronica Molina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenil, fantasy
Es impresionante que un autor escriba una saga y que, al menos hasta el cuarto, no baje la calidad...

Da mucha pena lo que va ocurriendo. Hunter va profundizando en y complejizando a los personajes de tal manera que el lector se siente relacionado con ellos, viviendo distintas emociones en cada situación y con los distintos involucrados... yo pasé un poco de pena en este, pero al mismo tiempo asombro con la fortaleza de muchos gatos.
Me fascinó que el autor toque el tema de la f
Jessie H.
Jan 26, 2016 Jessie H. rated it it was amazing
This book, "Rising Storm," by Erin Hunter, is a fantastic book that I really enjoyed reading. I liked this book because I can feel Fireheart's feelings when he is in a great responsibility of being a deputy. I think the strength in the book is that there is always terrible things happening anytime. You can never guess what will happen next. For example, when they brought back Cloudpaw from the Twolegs (humans), the forest got caught in fire, and the elders died. I would recommend this book to my ...more
Sep 23, 2007 JJ rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 9-12 year olds who like cats, or fantasy
Shelves: cat_books, fantasy
I went to many libraries to find these books!
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The review:

So I’m gradually making my way through rereading all the Warriors books. Rising Storm is book 4 of the original arc, and it’s definitely not as exciting as the previous three, what with Tigerclaw’s evil scheming and Tigerclaw himself not being very present in this book. Still, Rising Storm was a quick and entertaining read, despite focusing too much on Cloudpaw’s bratty behavior and Bluestar’s worsening conditio
Hana Stumpf
Sep 03, 2014 Hana Stumpf rated it really liked it
This book was great! I loved the part when Tigerclaw came and he was fighting Fireheart. I want to know, why did Cloudpaw keep leaving if he didn't want to? And also, why does Tigerclaw want to be leader if no one likes him?

After Fireheart defeats Tigerclaw, he is banned by Bluestar, and he is never to set foot on Thunder clan. A short while after that, Fireheat gets his new apprentice Cloudpaw, his nephew. Fireheart soon realizes that Cloudpaw is goin to a two-leg house ( human ) and eats ki
May 17, 2014 Shannon rated it it was amazing
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Luke Baldock
Aug 14, 2011 Luke Baldock rated it it was amazing
At this point in a franchise I expect the books to get repetitive and boring. Whilst certainly some can claim that the surroundings are repetitive, I found it relieving to see characters returning to the same places. It meant that I too was familiar with these places and less time had to be spent on the descriptions. Rising Storm shows us the life of Thunderclan after Tigerclaw has been outed as a traitor. The clan is distraught, none more so than their leader Bluestar. She is a hollow shell of ...more
May 25, 2011 Lisa rated it it was amazing
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Awa Lowe
Jun 14, 2012 Awa Lowe rated it it was amazing
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Jun 30, 2013 Joyce rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing book. Absolutely amazing. Like the previous books in the series, it was a perfect blend of adventure, fantasy, suspense, survival, and friendship. There were many surprises as always, along with extremely happy and sad parts. SPOILERS AHEAD! I got misty-eyed when Yellowfang died. She was an amazing character, and her last moments were so touching. I know that Cinderpelt will be great as medicine cat. She's grown so wise and strong, yet remained her perky and teasing old self. ...more
Amy Palmer
May 18, 2011 Amy Palmer rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Cat lovers, fantasy readers, children
Recommended to Amy by: Angie
"Rising Storm" is the fourth book in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. The Warriors books are about a clan of cats who live in the forest. In this installment, Fireheart is now the deputy of ThunderClan and is still dealing with issues from some of his clanmates resulting from the fact that he was once a kittypet-not clanborn.

ThunderClan still faces danger from its former deputy, Tigerclaw. On top of that, Bluestar, the clan leader is not herself after Tigerclaw's betrayal, leving Fireheart to
Jan 28, 2014 Kirsti rated it it was amazing
Argh what an ending! I simply had to rush down to the library and hire the next! As with the others in this series, I obviously loved this one. The writing always feels fresh and not overwhelming. The characters are lovable, understandable, relatable. Of course there are the bad guys, but the rest of the Warriors are awesome!

Fire will save the clan has been the tagline since the first book, but fire could also destroy all they know and take away cats they love. How can they move on from this?

Michelle E.
Originaly read in 2010

Reread May 4, 2013 ~ 08/31/13

**SPOILERS AHEAD** "REVIEW" IS SIMPLY A REMINDER TO MYSELF. I always find it hard to review books I love, anyway, sooo...


Such a touching story, and very eventful. Cloudpaw is kidnapped by Twolegs after accepting their food, a fire rages through the forrest, Riverclan gives Thunderclan shelter, Yellowfang endures a tragic end, Bluestar loses all faith in Starclan and refuses to go to a Gathering, and
Carol Royce Owen
Feb 22, 2012 Carol Royce Owen rated it it was amazing
I read the first of the Warriors series (Into the Wild) with a group of advanced 4th graders, and as I expected - they became hooked. So, I headed to a local bookstore and stocked up on the next 12 books of the series, knowing that they would fly off of my shelf. Now, I could say that I read Rising Storm today because I want to be able to discuss the books with the students, which would be true, but I'll be real truthful. I LOVE this series! Maybe it's because I have four cats and I see my cats ...more
Mar 13, 2016 nad rated it liked it
sadly this is my least favorite so far. I got annoyed with some of the characters cause their development was just?? come ooooon. I feel like the author at times thought "uh no I can't write that it doesn't make sense in context with the previous books. ok I'll just quickly make up something so it fits HA." but still this is about kitties having adventures and all IT'S CUTE.
3/5 stars
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Erin Hunter is the pseudonym of five people: Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui T. Sutherland, Gillian Phillips, and Inbali Iserles, as well as editor Victoria Holmes. Together, they write the Warriors series as well as the Seekers series. Erin Hunter is working on a new series now called Survivors.

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Warriors (6 books)
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  • A Dangerous Path (Warriors, #5)
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