Darkness, air, water, and sky will come together...
The wild cats of the forest have lived in peace and harmony for many moons but a doom that will change everything is coming. Strange messages from their warrior ancestors speak of terrifying new prophecies, danger, and a mysterious destiny.
All the signs point to young warrior Brambleclaw as the cat with the fate of...more
It worths every single nanosecond of reading this, trust me.(less)
It was just like..
(sing to the tune of "Follow the Leader")
"WE'RE GOING ON A JOURNEY,A JOURNEY,A JOURNEY
WE'RE GOING ON A JOURNEY, OR ELSE OUR CLANS WILL DIE!"
and even thought they all new the clans were in trouble, the six cats on the journey were in no apparent hurry to get home.
Well ok, something did happen.
They found midnight.
My favorite charac ...more
I'm currently re-reading the entire series so I can write new, updated reviews.
So note that this review is for ALL of the New Prophecy books (Midnight-Moonrise as I don't own a copy and was too lazy to go to the library.
I'm currently re-reading the entire series so I can write new, updated reviews.
So note that this review is for ALL of the New Prophecy books (Midnight-Sunset). Also, another thing. Names change throughout the series as the cats grow up (a sort of Rite of Passage). For the sake of simplicity, I will refer to characters with the names they have in the first book. So Squirrelpaw/Squirrelflight will be Squirrelpaw.
Overall, the six books that make up the Warriors: New Prophecy sub-series are excellent. They definitely don't beat the original six, but certainly are worthy of being part of the Warriors saga.
What I liked:
1. Brambleclaw. Throughout all the New Prophecy books, I always felt that I could sympathize with him. He's got a lot of responsibility for someone his age (he's a cat so I'm not certain of his age. But I'm guessing that if he was human, he'd be 17-18 years old). But he handles it well. He has a good soul but he also struggles with the temptation of being like his power-hungry father, Tigerclaw. And this makes him more complex as a character. He makes mistakes, but learns from them too. The whole time I felt all his emotions. I was angry when something bad happened to him, I cheered when he was happy and overall, I just feel like he's a character one can really cheer for and support.
2. Although originally, I (view spoiler)[ hated the change of setting because I was feeling nostalgic and sad that the home the Clans had lived in for generations upon generations was destroyed (hide spoiler)], now I appreciate it. The storyline would have grown boring without it.
3. The plot-line throughout the whole sub-series is interesting. It doesn't seem contrived, it doesn't seem unrealistic. Although the later three books (Starlight, Twilight and Sunset) are about (view spoiler)[ the politics of the Clans settling into their new home (hide spoiler)] (which I actually found fascinating but perhaps not everyone will), the first three books (Midnight, Moonrise and Dawn) are full of action and adventure.
Although I am a huge fan of the Warriors saga overall, I can see its faults and don't love everything about it. Here's what I had problems with in the New Prophecy books:
1. Insta-love. Holy crap, the Erins do love their forbidden romances. Yellowfang and Raggedstar. Bluestar and Oakheart. Graystripe and Silverstream. Tigerheart and Dovewing (in the Omen of the Stars books). In the New Prophecy books, we have (view spoiler)[ Leafpaw and Crowpaw (hide spoiler)]. I just don't see the attraction. She is a sweet, if naive at times, little thing while he is just so bitter. He's not really annoying (although I hated him at first), but he's just so different from her I don't see how it ever happened. Not to mention he was in love with another cat first.
2. A love triangle. These books have insta-love AND a love triangle, both of which I hate? And it still got four stars? How?? Because I love the Warriors saga too dang much. These things only apply to Twilight and Sunset anyways. Anyway, the love triangle is fought over a female character that I hate so I have to wonder how she got two intelligent and decent guy cats fighting for her. Rejection also turns one cat into an ass, and why, why, why did that have to happen? (view spoiler)[ Ashfur was a decent cat, so I don't understand how he could have gone from such a sweetie to a complete asshole?? (hide spoiler)]
3. Squirrelpaw. This little bitch needs a slap. And a hard one. So at first, she was only a minor nuisance. Course I will claw- geez, I'm talking like the warriors now- anyone who disagrees with my Brambleclaw, who I have a sort of crush on (I know, it's sort of messed up cause he's a cat). So maybe that's why I didn't like her, because she was always picking fights with Brambleclaw. But on the journey, she proves her worth with her strength, her loyalty and her bravery. In Dawn, I definitely respected her a bit, just a bit more.
Then Starlight happened. And she got extremely possessive over Brambleclaw, which made me start to hate her. You see, Squirrelpaw was convinced that Hawkfrost, who is Brambleclaw's half-brother, cannot be trusted and he's just like their evil dad Tigerclaw. Even though there's absolutely no evidence for this except for her and her sister Leafpaw's gut feelings. Squirrelpaw constantly judges Hawkfrost. Brambleclaw, who is interested in having a relationship with his kin, also faces Squirrelpaw's judgement and anger because she feels that because Hawkfrost is untrustworthy, then Brambleclaw is untrustworthy too just because he spends time with Hawkfrost (I know, it's a lot of angst and drama).And it pissed me off beacuse hey, Squirrelpaw, you have no right ot tell him who he can and cannot be friends with. Brambleclaw is an adult and can take care of himself. What irks me even more was that (view spoiler)[ in the end, Squirrelpaw was actually right and Hawkfrost turned out to be evil (hide spoiler)]. And then Brambleclaw just goes crawling back to her. I just feel he deserves more, someone better than her.
And that's really it. Trust me, the good does outweigh the bad, so I do highly recommend this for Warriors fans. You may not be bothered by what bothered me. Overall an excellent series of books. Happy reading!
Because there are so MANY books in the Warriors saga, here is the list (in order) of all the books in the main arc. This does not include the Dawn of the Clans books, or the Super Editions (which can be read independently of the main books.
Also, please note that you can stop reading after the sixth book in each sub-series and you won't miss anything
Order of Books:
Warriors 1: Into the Wild
Warriors 2: Fire and Ice
Warriors 3: Forest of Secrets
Warriors 4: Rising Storm
Warriors 5: A Dangerous Path
Warriors 6: The Darkest Hour
(Warriors: New Prophecy)
Warriors: New Prophecy 1: Midnight
Warriors: New Prophecy 2: Moonrise
Warriors: New Prophecy 3: Dawn
Warriors: New Prophecy 4: Starlight
Warriors: New Prophecy 5: Twilight
Warriors: New Prophecy 6: Sunset
(Warriors: Power of Three)
Warriors: Power of Three 1: The Sight
Warriors: Power of Three 2: Dark River
Warriors: Power of Three 3: Outcast
Warriors: Power of Three 4: Eclipse
Warriors: Power of Three 5: Long Shadows
Warriors: Power of Three 6: Sunrise
(Warriors: Omen of the Stars)
Warriors: Omen of the Stars 1: The Fourth Apprentice
Warriors: Omen of the Stars 2: Fading Echoes
Warriors: Omen of the Stars 3: Night whispers
Warriors: Omen of the Stars 4: Sign of the Moon
Warriors: Omen of the Stars 5: The Forgotten Warrior
Warriors: Omen of the Stars 6: The Last Hope
I hate Squirrelpaw. If there were at least some legitimate reason why she was a jerk the whole time then I could at least tolerate her, but there is absolutely no reason for her behavior. I'm sorry if I can't relate or sympathize with a character who yells at everyone for no reason, has no respect for anyone, constantly talks backs, and gets herself into dangerous situations after being warned and then ac ...more
Okay, this one didn't quite have the magic that the first series held for me. But I still enjoyed stepping back into the world of the cat Clans just the same!
Compared to the first series, this book was rather slow. In fact, nothing really happened. There was a lot of talk about prophecy, a lot of traveling, and not much action. There were only a few scenes where the cats were in any danger. I think the bar was set too high by the last series, which delivered tons of action, harrowing dang ...more
Warriors is a series that is very exciting and adventurous. This book is about how six cats go on a journey to find midnight. They meet Purdy, a kitty pet who makes him their guide on their journey. He tries to lead them in the direction of the sea but gets lost. Then when they’re in the up walkers territory they get ambushed by rats and Tawnypelt gets injured bad.
Tawnypelt- strong from shadow clan.
Brambleclaw- big powerful tabby from thunder clan.
Stormfur- g ...more
The characters actually have personalities, there is measurable growth with all of them, newly formed connection and an interesting new plot.
- okay, so yes, Squirrelpaw is super annoying but at least she has a personality that's different. I love that.
- Brightheart and Cloudtail always hunting together? I stan. Love for life.
- I don ...more
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Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. As well as having a great respect f ...more