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Rising Storm

(Warriors #4)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  41,823 ratings  ·  1,219 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, 315 pages
Published February 15th 2005 by Avon Books (first published January 6th 2004)
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Dec 30, 2008 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? ...more
Dec 29, 2008 rated it liked it
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Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own, animals, loved
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. The
Feb 06, 2019 rated it liked it
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
Saar The Book owl
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sra
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
Elizabeth Dragina
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
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.
Jan 30, 2008 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
Sep 16, 2014 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.
Jul 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This series has really grown on me, I cant wait to see what happens!!
Dec 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 1f-2016
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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 conditi
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
Hana Stumpf
Sep 02, 2014 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
David Sof 2014
May 28, 2009 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
Sep 17, 2014 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
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
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, cats
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Michelle Sedai ☆of the Brown Ajah☆
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
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Although Tigerstar, the wicked ambitious cat has been exiled in ThunderClan, Fireheart still can't shake of the feeling that Tigerstar still lurks around in these forests. Tigerstar could pounce anywhere! Not only is Fireheart worried about Tigerstar, but he has to deal with such a disobedient apprentice. He keeps a hidden secret only he knows about. With random omens and secrets lying in the forest waiting to be discovered, Fireheart must only have one chance to save his clan--and the other th ...more
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
It has been several years since I have read the series, and I didn't know what I would think of them once I started re-reading. But since picking up the first book, I have fallen in love with the series all over again.

Rising Storm is a great addition to the series, and I had forgotten how hard it was to watch as Bluestar looses herself, and everything that she has ever worked for. And not to mention the devastation of that fire, but I won't go into it to avoid spoiling for anybody who has not re
This was a good continuance of the story, and I cannot wait to read the next book. However, there were issues with this book that were far more prevalent than in the previous ones. Characterization was strong concerning some characters and almost non-existent with others. And more often than previously, I was annoyed at some of the cats; Cloudpaw and Bluestar mainly. But, there were good points too. The story development was well done, the twists and turns were surprising (as twists and turns sh ...more
Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
great book, I like how they handle the Bluestar plotline even though it's sad ...more
Aurora Dimitre
this one took me a while to finish but it is still beautiful. things are going DOWN, MAN.
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Mikaela Garcia
Jun 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: warriors, audio-books
The hardest book in the series!
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
* 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 cl
Christina (TinyTinaTales)
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
4/5 Stars

This was definitely a really great book. The second half was definitely better than the first half. I wasn't that interesting in Cloudpaw's character so the first half lacked because of that for me. However, I absolutely loved the suspense and feeling of dread in Thunderclan. I think it was definitely built up very well. I also really enjoyed seeing Fireheart step up and become such a dependable source for the rest of the Clan.
Aug 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Continuing to read through this series, I feel like this remains the book where the least amount of things occur in this series. Not that it's a bad thing or a bad entry in the series bc we get to see Fireheart's growth. I just only ever remember the one big thing that happens at the end when thinking on this entry. Also, I really love the original covers and am not as big a fan of the new, paperback covers. ...more
Michael Fischler
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
the theme of this book is that you're never too young to start something. This is showed in the book when the Thunderclan leader commits treachery and tries to kill the leader, Fireheart who is a young warrior is appointed to be the new deputy. ...more
Jun 02, 2017 added it
This was a great book. It was so interesting, mysterious, and dramatic. This book was one of the best ones of the series. I think everyone should read this series.
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“I'm going to die whatever you do, but I'm not afraid.”

As Erin Hunter's Rising Storm begins, Tigerclaw has finally been ousted from Thunderclan, his treachery revealed. But despite the devious deputy's absence, the threat of him hangs over the clan still. And with the departure of Graystripe to deal with alongside Fireheart's new responsibilities as deputy, the young cat's stress level rises. Suffice to say, Fireheart certainly begins this novel feeling a little out of
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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 natur

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