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Warriors #4

Rising Storm

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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 devastated Clan leader who is a shell of her former self.
Meanwhile the forest gets hotter and hotter ... and everyone braces for the coming storm... Ages 10+.

315 pages, Paperback

First published January 6, 2004

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Erin Hunter

258 books8,928 followers
Erin Hunter is the pseudonym of five people: Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui T. Sutherland, Gillian Philip, and Inbali Iserles, as well as editor Victoria Holmes. Together, they write the Warriors series as well as the Seekers and Survivors series. Erin Hunter is working on a new series now called Bravelands.

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 for nature in all its forms, Erin enjoys creating rich mythical explanations for animal behavior, shaped by her interest in astronomy and standing stones.

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4 reviews4 followers
December 30, 2008
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?
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6 reviews5 followers
December 30, 2008
I thought it was interesting, not as good as the other books in the series. Fireheart is deputy now and he is being haunted by an old enemy that still lurks the forest, but now something is going wrong with his leader, Bluestar, she has suddenly lost her face in their ancestors. But one night when the clans come together, Fireheart finds out something that could lead to the destruction of all the clans...
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60 reviews13 followers
January 19, 2017
That was my first reaction to the ending of the book.

Do not read past here if you don't want to spoil the book for yourself.

This book was heartbreaking, I was thoroughly enjoying it until Yellowfang wanted to help Fireheart rescue the elders and Bramblekit. I knew it was going to happen as she is on the cover with the fire behind her. I knew she wasn't going to live and my heart was beating so fast as I read on. Then they found her alive and I was so happy and I felt like crying with joy but then, then, she did die. MY HEART, WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME? I love Yellowfang, I am honestly devastated she died, I couldn't stop crying :(

Then, oh my... That ending, I finished this at about 12:30 am last night (I'm writing my review late I know, I've been busy today.) and I already wanted to pick up book 5 and read on about Tigerclaw and the gathering. Erin Hunter just had to leave us all hanging, didn't she?

I rate this 5 stars because it was thrilling and I never wanted to put it down.
It was by far the best Warriors book I've read. (I've only read 4 so I'm sure they will get even better than this!)
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1,365 reviews188 followers
February 7, 2019
I honestly don't know.
There are great things about this series but damn it's frustrating.
Nothing ever gets resolved.
Maybe I'll continue. I'll have a break and decide next week
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590 reviews14 followers
August 31, 2020
Such excitement and character growth. This series is relaxing. ^.^

I enjoy the description and plot structure.

Highly recommended for younger readers or ppl who just need a relaxing middle grade fantasy.
December 3, 2019
Well, sorry, but this is another 5 star in this series! There are not many children books that I rellay do love, but this series is one of them. It started a bit slow, maybe because I've waited to long after the 3rd book, but then it picked up the pace.
The cats are so well described with their emotions, that I'm still grieving after the deaths of certain cats. The end, well, that was one with a bang and it makes me to continue the series.
I think, these are the sorts of books that makes children want to read and make them want to read other books too.
November 7, 2022
I don't really remember what I felt reading most of this book, as that day was a pretty bad day for me. And so, I can't really say what my actual rating for this book is.
But I really like the ending. Darkstripe is the queer coded villian we all know and love. Bluestar is going crazy. Graystripe and Fireheart are bros being bros. Tigerclaw is having the time of his life.
9 reviews1 follower
September 3, 2014
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 kitty pet food. Fireheart warns him to follow the warrior code, but Cloudpaw doesn't listen, and he gets stolen from two-legs. The next day, Fireheart sends out partrols, and Runningwind gets killed by Tigerclaw. Fireheart attacks Tigerclaw, but when Riverclan cats come, he runs away. Ravenpaw finds Fireheart and Sandstorm and says he found Cloudpaw. They bring Cloudpaw back and there is a fire in the forest. Everyone has to cross the river in Riverclan. After that things start to get worse.

I would recommend this book for ages ten and up. The book was great. I think All boys and girls would like it.
10 reviews3 followers
January 30, 2008
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.
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26 reviews2 followers
January 20, 2016
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.
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1,533 reviews44 followers
November 6, 2022
Cóż mogę powiedzieć - bardzo lubię tą serię! Zawsze chętnie wskakuje w kolejne tomy i poznaję nowe przygody bohaterów i to pomimo faktu, że zapamiętanie tych wszystkich imion i rozróżnianie kotów to czysty hardcore. No i co za zakończenie!
345 reviews22 followers
February 29, 2016
Find this review and more fantastical things at The Leaning Tower of Tomes.

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 condition.

In this book, the overlying threat to the Clans is a sickness that has swept ShadowClan. Fireheart, ThunderClan’s deputy, and Cinderpelt, the medicine cat apprentice, are the only cats who know of the sick ShadowClan cats who are recovering in ThunderClan territory. Honestly, I would have preferred the illness to be a bigger plot point, perhaps even spreading to the other Clans in a few cats here and there. This plot point felt almost sidelined was disappointing.

Then there’s Fireheart’s apprentice Cloudpaw… In future books, I love Cloudpaw, when he finally becomes a warrior. But his apprentice days are certainly rough. Cloudpaw is the epitome of a lazy, rude teenage boy, and he drove both me and Fireheart crazy. I had very little sympathy for Cloudpaw when karma hit him, especially since almost the whole book revolved around his bad behavior. I understand how hard it was for Fireheart, as Cloudpaw, being his nephew and his apprentice, was a reflection of him, but I really wanted the book to move along in terms of Clan politics and overall plot. I wasn’t in the mood for a misbehaving apprentice.

And third, Bluestar. Wowzers, Bluestar is a completely different person — er, cat. She’s a shell of herself, completely traumatized by the betrayal of Tigerclaw. She’s barely a leader, she’s making Fireheart make most of the decisions. She’s bitter, she’s angry. She’s not the Bluestar I loved back in the early books. It’s painful to see her in such a bad state, and obviously very painful for Fireheart and the other cats closest to her.

A few things I did really like about Rising Storm were the developing relationship between Fireheart and Sandstorm, Ravenpaw’s cameo, and everything to do with Yellowfang and Cinderpelt, because medicine cats are awesome, and often the wisest and most patient cats in every Clan. There are sad moments, as undoubtedly we lose a few cats through the story, and one death in particular really hit me hard.

Rising Storm is one of the weaker books in the Warriors original arc, but it was still an enjoyable, quick read. It’s a book that forces Fireheart to take on more leadership duties, which will be very important in the immediate story’s future. This book isn’t nearly as political as the previous three, and actually not as dark in that regard, but I would say it’s a good book for character development. Onto book five, A Dangerous Path! ♦

So tell me...

Have you read Rising Storm? If you haven’t, would you be interested to? What’s a book you’ve recently read that focuses more on character development than plot? Comment below letting me know! And, as always, happy reading!

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21 reviews
October 15, 2014
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 former self and she relies more and more on Fireheart , the clan worries that she is not going to last long and that she would not be a effective leader. Fireheart misses his apprentice and will do anything to find him back, but his mind and body is focused on feeding and protecting the clan as Bluestar is not as strong as she is. Meanwhile Cinderpaw now Cinderpelt is becoming more like her mentor Yellowfang and becoming a impressively good medicine cat and doing he clan well.Fireheart, still sleeping gets a dream and in his dream he sees Spottedleaf the old Thunder clan medicine cat and smoke, then when he wakes up he sees fire and orders the clan to run to the river. Then he finds out that they left two kits behind so he and Yellowfang went back towards camp alone to save them. Will the be saved and will they die?

This book is a great book and it has twists and turn so it makes it a exciting book. But it has a lot of sad parts and it is really touching but Fireheart makes every thing back to normal and makes the clan reunited which I like. This book is great for thrill seekers and people who really like books that make them not want to stop reading it.
107 reviews
February 19, 2021
great book, I like how they handle the Bluestar plotline even though it's sad
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45 reviews7 followers
January 1, 2023
Co tu dużo mówić, kocham Ognistego, więc czytanie kolejnych tomów, to dla mnie czysta przyjemność ❤️
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112 reviews
February 5, 2023
i’m so angry at the middle schooler who has the next two on loan from the library i wanna keep going
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953 reviews61 followers
May 23, 2019
In dit vierde boek komt Vuurhart, de commandant van de katten van de Donderclan, weer nieuwe uitdagingen tegen. Hij ontdekt dat zijn leerling Wolkpoot, die ook zijn neefje is, dus een zoontje van zijn zus die bij de mensen woont, zich regelmatig naar het mensendorp begeeft en zich laat voeren door mensen. En Wolkpoot zag er nog zo'n beloftevolle krijger-in-spe uit. En dan wordt Wolkpoot meegenomen door de mensen, in een kattenkooitje. Zullen ze hem nog ooit terugzien.
Ook Blauwster, de leider van de Donderclan, is sinds het verrraad van haar vorige commandant, Tijgerklauw, nooit meer dezelfde geworden, zodat Vuurhart zich verplicht voelt meer verantwoordelijkheid op zich te nemen.
Het is een extreem droge zomer, en op een gegeven moment breekt er brand uit in het kamp van de Donderclan. Vuurhart probeert alle katten in veiligheid te brengen, maar er vallen wel enkele slachtoffers. En net als ze denken dat ze er stilaan wel bovenop zullen komen, kondigt de Schaduwclan aan dat ze een nieuwe leider hebben, nadat de vorige door ziekte gestorven is. En deze neuwe leider blijkt niemand anders te zijn dan de verrader Tijgerklauw!

Al deze avonturen van de katten zijn weer zeer spannend, men wil steeds verder lezen om te weten hoe een situatie afloopt, en dan dient er zich alweer een nieuwe aan. Zoals altijd in deze reeks eindigt ook dit boek weer met een cliffhanger: wat zal er gebeuren nu de verraderlijke verbannen Tijgerklauw zo'n machtspositie bekomen heeft?
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1,030 reviews87 followers
April 24, 2021
Estrella azul, ¡reacciona ya por el amor de dios! ¡Tu clan te necesita, Corazón de fuego no puede hacer todo solo!
Pues esta es la sensación que me genera el cuarto libro, debo admitir que el final era predecible sobre quién podía ser el líder del clan de la Sombra, pero los momentos que tuvo fueron impresionantes: el incendio de su campamento, la desaparición de Nimbo, la líder en su papel de apatía total y ahora rechazo al Clan estelar... ya me desespera. Todos luchando y saliendo adelante incluyendo a Carbonilla con todo y lo que vivió en el libro anterior, y ella ahí todavía clavada.
El que tarde tanto en ese estado me hace teorizar que ella estaba enamorada de Garra de Tigre. no hay otra explicación. pero nada, leyendo confirmaré o no eso. a por el siguiente.
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75 reviews7 followers
October 5, 2020
Sin duda alguna Fauces Amarillas es mi gata favorita. Ah, y me la imagino delgada y de color canela, no gris.
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517 reviews4 followers
January 14, 2021
* You need to read the previous books to fully understand the story.

After Tigerclaw's betrayal, Fireheart has to grow into his new role as deputy of the Thunderclan. But Bluestar is not well and Fireheart stands on his own in taking care of the clan. Some of the warriors are not happy with his promotion and with an apprentice that doesn't care, Fireheart has his work cut out for him. And when disaster strikes and their home is destroyed, Fireheart hopes Starclan can help him in protecting his clan.

+ The dynamics in the clan are ever changing and the relations in the clan are changing again in this entry in the series. Bluestar is not well after Tigerclaw's betrayal and Firestar does not only have to grow into his role as deputy, but also manage the clan in the day-to-day basis. It is not easy for him and I really like how he really grows into his role in this entry.
+ There are so much big and smaller events in this book, it is never boring. Firestar goes through so much in quite a small amount of time, but it never becomes too much or dull. This book will keep you glued in for beginning to end and I really like that about it.

- Sometimes the story becomes very political and the cats in the story rely too much on all the political things instead of helping each other in times of need. That makes the story quite harsh sometimes and I didn't like that about this story, mostly because that wasn't the vice of the previous books.

Another entertaining entry in the warrior cats series. I find myself racing through this series, all the book are so much fun and such easy, light reads. Fireheart goes through a lot of growth in this book, with finding his voice, but also through loss and grief. I cannot wait to start the next book and I'm sad the ending of this series is coming in sight. These are not just books for kids, adults will find these book also very entertaining. Another recommended read.
September 6, 2017
Recensione pubblicata su Cronache di Betelgeuse

Stavolta CuoreDiFuoco è alle prese con qualche novità: una gatta inizia a fargli battere forte il cuore e suo nipote è pronto a cominciare l’apprendistato. In aggiunta, il tradimento di ArtiglioDiTigre ha dato un vello scossone all’intero clan.

La sua posizione di vice fa si che tutti si rivolgano a lui per l’organizzazione delle battute di caccia e delle pattuglie, aggiungendo un nuovo carico di responsabilità sulle sue spalle. Non sfugge però ai suoi incarichi, ma si impegna ogni giorni per riuscire a dimostrare di essere degno della nomina. Riesce a capire di aver bisogno di consigli e, non ricevendoli da StellaBlu, capisce che alcuni gatti del clan sono dalla sua parte. I legami che riesce a formare, anche se sono delle semplici alleanze per il bene della comunità, potranno essergli utili per il futuro. In fondo con la partenza di StrisciaGrigia, CuoreDiFuoco iniziava a diventare troppo solitario e a rimanere perso nei suoi pensieri.

Ammetto di aver odiato in diverse occasioni StellaBlu, per il suo comportamento assente e per gli sbalzi d’umore tremendi. Al posto di essere una guida per il resto dei gatti, si rifugia nella sua tana e si disinteressa della vita comune. Il suo comportamento ovviamente incide sull’umore di tutti, nonostante i tentativi di CuoreDiFuoco di arginare il malumore. La crescita dei nuovi apprendisti, tra cui il nipote del protagonista, è così affidata interamente al resto del clan. C’è da dire che ZampaDiNuvola non è tra i mici che ho apprezzato di più della serie, ma forse potrebbe trarre beneficio dalla presenza di un leader forte e coraggioso che guida il suo clan.

Come al solito abbiamo un finale esplosivo, che potrà avere un impatto tremendo per il proseguimento della serie.
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343 reviews58 followers
April 5, 2017
З кожною частиною все напруженіше!
Дуже сподобалося, як описуються настрої в Громовому клані: страх навис над котами, наче грозова хмара, та ніхто не наважується промовити це вголос. Синьозірку чи не найбільше підкосила зрада Тигрокігтя, вона розчарувалася в Зоряному клані і не здатна хоч комусь довіряти, окрім Вогнесерда. Новий воєвода щоєсили намагається тримати клан докупи і, незважаючи на всі плітки, робить усе можливе, щоб уберегти його.
Розвиток персонажів Синьозірки та Вогнесерда виписаний надзвичайно вдало. Їм неможливо не співпереживати. Розбита провідниця та юний вояк, на плечі якого несподівано звалився тягар величезної відповідальності. Окрім того, десь лісом блукає Тигрокіготь, майбутня роль якого поступово вимальовується натяками у книзі...
Також мене зачепили сцени із Ожинком. Геть не дивно, що Вогнесерду важко спокійно дивитися в очі сину заклятого ворога, і це додає книзі особливої гостроти.
Звісно, були й приємні моменти. Підтримка Білошторма, початок романтичних стосунків із Піскоштормою, на які вже були натяки в попередніх книгах, зустріч зі старим другом Сіросмугом, який сумує за домом. І хоча серед усього цього безладу Хмаролап тільки додавав своєму дядьку проблем, він був радий, що племінник обрав ліс, а не життя кицюні.
"Здіймається буря" — це прохідна частина перед великим екшеном, затишшя перед бурею. І мені надзвичайно кортить дізнатися, чим закінчиться протист��яння Вогнесерда і Тигрокігтя та чи оклигає Синьозірка. Чекаю з нетерпінням на наступні частини.
61 reviews
May 28, 2009
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 for himself. Tiger Claw and Fire Heart now has to face in order to take control and needs for safety.

I can connect this book when i was in 6th grade my friend was always being bullied and my other best friend betrayed and use us for money and other selfish things. We trusted him a lot but when then realized he was a enemy, a bully. Me and my friend took a long time, it was hard to accept that what he done for us is all part of a plan.

I recommend this book to people who don't need to like cats but also enjoy the natural wonder. This book is action and adventure filled with hundred of pages of non stop action if you can pick this series up at the local library. I hope and guarantee you will enjoy it.
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22 reviews74 followers
October 9, 2014
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 with no cat to guide them the clan goes in a chaos. that accident comes back later. Leaders in the clans are getting old, and the new are about to rise. fireheart's kin disappear and he tries his best to get him back and he has to look over his shoulder to see if tigerclaw is there, yellowfang has apprentice now and cinderpaw is doing a great job!

I still think this series of books are really good because you can never suspect anything and things just happen without warning, but as the time goes on there is more, more and more cats in this book. It would be really hard to understand the book if you are not good at remembering, and also you can't forget the cats in the past because it all links together.

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61 reviews
January 1, 2009
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 how. If its through a friend or directly.

I can make a text-to-self connection to this book. Fireheart had to look after Cloudpaw when he was getting into trouble. Its just like you may have to look after a pet when your nabors are gone. If you had a little cuzzin over, or if you have a little brother or sister. It is just like a big responceability.

I would reccomend this book to everyone. People of all ages. It keeps your atention and it has tons of action and you cant put the book down. It is great how the authour can combind fantusy with reality to make it believeable. I would give this book four and a half stars. You can not put this book down.
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