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The Fourth Apprentice (Warriors: Omen of the Stars #1)

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  7,586 ratings  ·  259 reviews
When Lionblaze discovers that his apprentice Dovepaw can see events happening far away, he organizes a patrol to investigate a vision about the river. Includes adventure game based on the series.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 24th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published July 12th 2009)
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Nov 28, 2009 Meghan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Cat lovers
Recommended to Meghan by: My friend Allison recommended the series to me
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I am a big fan of Erin Hunter and, more specifically, the Warriors saga. I fell in love with the cats and the books themselves a few years ago, and avidly read them until I reached this point. Though I still read, I couldn't help but ask myself over and over "WHEN IS THIS GOING TO END?"

The storyline of the Power of Three just seems to carry along in Omen of the Stars, and you start to wonder if the Erins were just trying to fit random things in to take up space and make a new series.

The first tw
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Have you ever had a time when it was horrible just the way it was but you have a someone that was unwell that added fuel to the fire. Leopardstar is suffering and no medicine cat could prevent it form taking her lives, everything was only known to river clan till Dovewing the third cat in the prophecy due to the tragic end of the prophecy but every ending is a beginning. At the gathering she calmed that the lake belongs to river clan and that wind clan ,shadow clan and thunder clan were stealin ...more
I was really interested to see what the new characters would be like. After getting to know her, I enjoyed reading about Dovepaw because of her kind and strong-willed attitude. It was also a change to be able to read from the perspectives of Jayfeather and Lionblaze, considering that when a new series start in the Warriors series, the authors usually change characters and write from their perspective. In a way, I was kind of glad because I really like Lionblaze and Jayfeather and their story was ...more
I am such a dork, lol BUT I LOVE THESE BOOKS!!!! I read them over the past two years probably and I always found them to be great!!!! Cats that talk...ya I know sounds stupid but I love cats well actually animals in general so these books are great for me! Erin Hunter does a great job spinning tales of the lives of the 4 clans of cats. I couldn't pick a favorite in the series and be set on it, but if I had to it would be the first one Into The Wild, because in my eyes that is what started the wh ...more
Note: This review is for all of the Omen of the Stars books (see list at end of the review)

The last two books of the Power of Three series were a bit disappointing, but the Omen of the Stars books definitely made up for it.

Everything about these books is just so epic. It's the final showdown, between good and evil, the Dark Forest and StarClan. And the Clans are forced to pick a side. If you've read the Power of Three books, you know about the Prophecy ( There will be three, kin of Firestar's ki
Karen Huang
This was actually the first Omen of the Stars book I read from this ark.
This book was pretty funny, making jokes everywhere. When they talked about the third cat that was part of the prophecy, the fact that one of the cats thought she was one of them since she was born in the same litter as the other two. It became a big disappointment when they realized she wasn't one of them. Interesting book, since now that the Firestar ark is over, there isn't that over powered ability he has interrupting th
Jayfeather and Lionblaze still don't know who the third cat is supposed to be. It's either Ivypaw or don't know which until a few chapters into it.
Meanwhile, the lake has dried up, RiverClan is accusing the other Clans of stealing prey, and the third cat (who will remain nameless) knows that something is upstream, blocking the water flow.
All four Clans send cats on a mission to find the water and save the Clans (this whole "saving the Clans" thing happens a lot) but time is running
You can't afford to pass this book up! I can tell you right now this is going to be a great series....

In this book Ivykit and Dovekit, the children of Whitewing and Birchfall, will be apprenticed, and one of the two kits has a special power foreseen to become part of the Three--in the prophecy "There will be three kin of your kin who will hold the power of the stars in their paws." But who will it be? What will their power be? And to top it all off, what is Leafpool going to do now that her sec
Will it ever be right for the Prophecy to come to light, and just which cats make up the Three? Two of the cats are obvious, but the third could be any of Firestar's kin. I love the family lines, and connections and friendships that were made long ago become important even now. I have put off reading the guide books until I have fully finished all the series, but I am going to enjoy reexamining the full connections since Firestar joined the Clan.

Exciting, fresh writing keeps me going back to the
Hollyleaf has vanished into the cursed tunnels and now Lionblaze and Jayfeather needs to find the 3rd cat of the three- There will be 3 kin of your kin who will hold the power of stars in their paws! On the other side things are really beginning to change, and the three will need to work together and survive!
I thought that this series put an end to the old plot and started with the new one! Now the story is getting incredibly unstoppable to read.

I thought Erin hunter is a great person because
I'm an elementary school librarian and I feel that I should know what my students are reading. And I'm ashamed to admit that, despite the popularity of the Warrior series and its spin offs in the media centers I've worked in, I hadn't actually read one. So I picked up the first book in a series and got myself started.

Though this was the first book in the Omen of the Stars arc, I had a bit of a hard time in the beginning of the book -- lots of characters and the premise assumes that the reader ha
camomile kitten
After three four years of hiatus...I finally decided to continue reading Warriors! dun dun dun
Truth be told, it's all thanks to Watership Down. I finished reading it last week and I couldn't get over how beautiful it was *here a single tear drops*. That eventually led me to think about Warriors since it was also a book about animals living like tribesmen of some sort. I wondered how my dear Brambleclaw was doing after he had his heart ripped apart in the last book I read (Sunrise).
Let me just s
The start of another series!!! What I always disliked about new series was that most of the time the old, familiar characters had to be cast aside to make room for the new heroes. I'm so glad that for series, Jayfeather and Lionblaze stay in the spotlight. Their prophecy isn't fulfilled yet, but Dovepaw completes it! YAY!!! I LOVE Lionblaze and Jayfeather, and even though it's only been one book, I already love Dovepaw just as much. She is the last special cat, who has the power to know about th ...more
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Sep 26, 2009 super captain man rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: animal lovers and people who really like reading
Recommended to super captain man by: Myself
Shelves: animals, fantasy
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As a drought settles over the Clans and the lake dries out, Ivykit and Dovekit are apprenticed. Lionblaze and Jayfeather find out that Dovepaw is the Third when she claims that there are big brown animals blocking the stream, and no one else knows that. For her power, Dovepaw has heightened senses and can see and hear things far away. At the Gathering, the Clans agree to have two cats from each Clan go on a quest to follow the stream and find out what is happening. Lionblaze, Dovepaw, and the ot ...more
Valarie Higginbotham
In "The Fourth Apprentice" by Erin Hunter, a talented young woman who loves cats and helps you wonder what they do in the wild, an exciting week comes roling in and is helped prooven to be a paw-full for all the clans. This fantasy helps you realize that not all novels are happy, sad, or one feeling alone, there are feelings of triumph aswell as sorrow and many others that come into play. Erin Hunter tries to catch the eyes of readers of all ages with lovable characters that you may or may not p ...more
I NEED TO READ THIS BOOK NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
there is NO WAY that I can last until DECEMBER!!!
*whimper* SOMEONE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I need a new series-and fast!!
The Fourth Apprentice-- First book to the Omen of the Stars series. Best book in the series!!! 5 stars!
Jun 06, 2009 Silverstream marked it as to-read
I can't wait! mY sister promised that I could read it first

John Dye
JayFeather and Lionblaze have found the final person that the prophecy speaks of. She is a young apprentice that is named Dovepaw,but darkness is rising in the forest and Dovepaw is only an apprentice. Will she Be trained before the forest is plunged in to battle? Read the book to find out! This book was one of the better books out of this everlasting series. I loved this book it shows many perspectives throughout the story. I like how the author put so much detail into every individual characte ...more
The meat of the story was the same as it seems to be in the others: a quest that only a selected few from each clan must journey on together to save them all. And then it stops. Luckily, I had the second book right behind the first on my Kindle and picked up EXACTLY where it left off. Normally by the end of the book, the title becomes clear as to what it means. But I''m still a bit confused as to what it means. Who is the the "fourth apprentice"? I know who the subject is, but to call her
Emily ~*When I'm falling I want to give up*~
The book was well written, it was neatly and clearly developed. Erin Hunter used the switch method to switch between two stories and characters to develop a bigger plot. The way she did that made it effective for the plot because it created a sense of cliff-hanging. When Dovepaw was traveling, they came into danger, and then it immediately switched to the other cats. Dovepaw was motivated by her powers to do anything she could to help save the Clans from the drought. Lionblaze was motivated to g ...more
Young Reader Reaction: This book not only sets the stage for events to come, but ties up the loose ends from the last Warriors series. Even though it might be a little slower because you're unfamiliar with some of the characters, there are so many new ones that you can read this book without reading any of the others.

I would recommend The Fourth Apprentice to kids from fourth to sixth grade or even for older kids as a light read. It is full of suspense, action, and adventure. Animal lovers, espe
This book is the continuation to the previous series, the Power of Three. In this book, we see once again Jayfeather and Lionblaze, but with the addition of Dovepaw and Ivypaw. Dovepaw and Ivypaw are both Firestar's kin, but only one of them is the prophecy cat, the one with powers stronger than their ancestors in Starclan. And that cat is Dovepaw. Lionblaze and Jayfeather find out it is her when she discovers the cause of the drought in their forest. She can see things beyond what others can se ...more
Kevin Mai
I think this is a great book just as great as the rests in the series. As the journey continues to find the 3rd cat in the prophecy Lionblaze and Jayfeather think they've finally found the one. As the clans suffer a terrible drought, Dovepaw tells her clan she thinks brown animals are blocking the river(beavers) and the whole clan thinks she is going crazy cause they've never heard or seen animals like that. But Lionblaze and Jayfeather noticed something. They noticed Doverpaw can see and sense ...more
Bryan K
Do you like thrilling, suspenseful books? Well if you do then Omen of the Stars is the book for you. It’s one of my favorite books! I’d give it 10 out of 10. This book is an amazing fantasy and a great read if you like action, excitement and cats. I would recommend this to kids 13 and under. It’s really something!

It all started when Lionblaze and Jayfeather try to find the third cat to fulfill the prophecy after the tragic loss of their sister Hollyleaf. After experiencing Dovepaw’s extraordina
Micheline (Lunar Rainbows Reviews)
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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.

Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. As
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Other Books in the Series

Warriors: Omen of the Stars (6 books)
  • Fading Echoes (Warriors: Omen of the Stars, #2)
  • Night Whispers (Warriors: Omen of the Stars #3)
  • Sign of the Moon (Warriors: Omen of the Stars #4)
  • The Forgotten Warrior (Warriors: Omen of the Stars, #5)
  • The Last Hope (Warriors: Omen of the Stars, #6)
Into the Wild (Warriors, #1) Fire and Ice (Warriors, #2) Forest of Secrets (Warriors, #3) The Darkest Hour (Warriors, #6) Rising Storm (Warriors, #4)

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“Welcome to our camp!" Blackstar called, beckoning them with his tail. "Rest here and take your pick of the fresh-kill pile."

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