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Rising Storm

(Warriors #4)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  37,815 ratings  ·  1,094 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 29, 2008 rated it liked it
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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?
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
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.
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
Dec 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 1e-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
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loved, animals, i-own
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
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.
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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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
Aurora Dimitre
this one took me a while to finish but it is still beautiful. things are going DOWN, MAN.
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.
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.
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
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.
Jul 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Apologies for not making a full length review, but I start my vacation tomorrow so I currently feel opposed to doing anything that resembles work, including racking my brain to think of how to do a book review. I will say though that my main complaints about this book are similar to my complaints about the last one- the pacing feels awkward and many of the main characters are extremely annoying. I’ve never been super fond of the main romance in this book because dang is a Fireheart oblivious (an ...more
Dec 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: warrior-cats, owned
This is easily one of the best Warriors books! So much happened in terms of character development and overall arc without the plot feeling cluttered at all. This may also have had the highest number of characters death so far in the series, making it a rather somber book. I love that Erin Hunter let this book get so dark but still included lighthearted/positive moments, such as Cloudpaw helping the elders and Cinderpelt really growing into her role as medicine cat. I also enjoyed seeing Graystri ...more
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
Nov 23, 2009 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...
Dec 05, 2011 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
Feb 24, 2015 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.
Jesse Webber
Sep 23, 2007 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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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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