Warriors - Erin Hunter

Synopsis:


For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their powerful ancestors. But the warrior code is threatened, and the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger. The sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying - and some deaths are more mysterious than others.
In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary house cat named Rusty... who may yet turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all.



My Review:


This is the story of a house cat becoming what the book calls a 'warrior' in a clan of cats. It gives a different spin on nature, and the habits of animals. Very well written, and believable. There is a lot of suspense and action which makes cats and the wild appealing. For a pet loving child, or someone who likes nature, this is a good book choice for them. :-)


Age Stamp:

Pros:


These books promote bravery, courage, and honesty. There is a colourful scenery in the background of the wild, and a family orientated feel for the book, with cats in their Clans. The book is also a good example of friendship, and the strength to do what you know is right in tough circumstances.


Cons:


There is a few topics covering cats from opposite Clans having 'kits' together, which I believe is a bit unappropriate. The cats also believe that there is a 'StarClan', in the skies, where all the cats go when they die. Dead cats come back to life in the form of dreams in some occaisons, which is a bit weird, and their is a bit of violence in the scene of cat battles. When a cat becomes a leader, they travel to a 'moonstone' to be talked to by the 'StarClan'. It is not an evil sense, but these are just things that I think people may be hesitant to read. There are also medicine cats, who have dreams with StarClan to be guided so they can heal other cats. The first series is rather tolerable in the 'star clan' sense, but as the series progresses, it delves into 'prophesy's' and other 'star' stuff, so I would reccommend only reading the first series.


Publisher info, Other Versions, Series Titles & Curriculum:


The books are published by "Harper Collins Publishers", books are (c) 2003. There are no other versions. There are, however, a few special editions, and seperate series, and also some Manga books. These books are not part of any Homeschool curriculum. They should be read in this order:


The Originals:

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Fire and Ice
  3. Forest of Secrets
  4. Rising Storm
  5. A Dangerous Path
  6. The Darkest Hour
Firestar's Quest - Special edition

The New Prophecy:
  1. Midnight
  2. Moonrise
  3. Dawn
  4. Starlight
  5. Twilight
  6. Sunset
The Power of Three:
  1. The Sight
  2. Dark River
  3. Outcast
  4. Eclipse
  5. Long Shadows
  6. Sunrise
There are also these Manga Series:

Graystripe's Trilogy
The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha

There are more to come!

Similar Reading:
Redwall series - Brian Jacques


My Ratings (10 being how much):

Violence: [#] [#] [#] Cat's getting scratched up
Fear Factor: @ @
Romance: <3
Language:
Christian: (no)
Mature Themes: X X
My Rating: * * *

Thought Provoker: Is it hard to find an animal story that doesn't get boring?

4 Comments:

  1. Anonymous said...
    As a fan of the warriors series I have to say i dont like this review I don't see whats wrong with cats having kits as humans do the same do they not? nor whats wrong with starclan and the prophecies and such Its a cool aspect to the series that I thnik most people enjoy no offence but i can see that your a ratical cristian from your no list I'd like a reply if you could spare it
    Bush Maid said...
    My reviews are here purely to state what I have found in a book, and how it relates to me and my faith. These reviews are merely my observations, and it does not mean I hold anything against the opinions of others. Notice I did not advise against reading these books, but simply stated what some people may wish to take into account before reading them.

    As to my "no" list, it may be a little out of date, as this blog is currently moving its reviews to www.intothebook.net . However they are basically an expression of my own taste in literature, books that I don't fancy reading. As it is simply my opinion, I am entitled to it as you are yours. :)

    Thankyou for dropping by!
    Anonymous said...
    How is having kits from other clans inappropriate?
    Bush Maid said...
    Considering the fact they're cats, making an issue out of a cat having kits with another clan was too humanizing and vaguely put across ideals I didn't agree with.

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