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Warriors is a series of several books, organized into multiple arcs, featuring the adventures of feral cats living in self-supporting groups called Clans in the forest — ThunderClan , ShadowClan , RiverClan , and WindClan . Later, the fifth Clan, SkyClan , is introduced. The Clan cats mark their borders , defend their land from enemy cats, adhere to the warrior code —a set of rules each Clan cat must follow—and train their young to survive in the forest. They believe the spirits of their dead reside in StarClan , who send prophecies and signs to guide their living descendants. Each series follows one to four point of view characters as they struggle to grow up and survive the dangers that threaten their Clan, both outside of their borders and within.

Warriors series

The Warriors series features groups of spiritual cats called "Clans" living in the wild, following the warrior code, and honoring their ancestors.

The series was first released in 2003 and is created by Working Partners and Coolabi [1] and is published by HarperCollins [2] under the pen name Erin Hunter . Kate Cary [3] and Cherith Baldry [4] are the primary ghost writers, with Victoria Holmes formerly editing the overarching plot, and she, [5] Tui Sutherland , [6] Clarissa Hutton , [7] and Dan Jolley [8] working on supplementary material.

Depending on how you count the books (as the novellas are comprised of three short stories), the series is comprised of 96 to 110 to 117 published books . [9] The series also includes several short stories and plays , official essays , a Roblox game , a Warriors Adventure Game , an official website , and an animation production in development. As of 2024 , the series has sold over 70 million copies and has been translated into 38 languages, [10] including Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Israeli, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, [11] and Original and Unified English Braille. [12] The series is also a New York Times Bestseller, with The Silent Thaw , River , and Sky notably recent books hitting that list. [13] [14] [15]

  • 1.1 The Dawn of the Clans arc
  • 1.2 The Prophecies Begin arc
  • 1.3 The New Prophecy arc
  • 1.4 The Power of Three arc
  • 1.5 The Omen of the Stars arc
  • 1.6 The A Vision of Shadows arc
  • 1.7 The Broken Code arc
  • 1.8 The A Starless Clan arc
  • 1.9 Untitled Series 9
  • 2 Super Editions
  • 3.1 The Untold Stories
  • 3.2 Tales from the Clans
  • 3.3 Shadows of the Clans
  • 3.4 Legends of the Clans
  • 3.5 Path of a Warrior
  • 3.6 A Warrior's Spirit
  • 3.7 A Warrior's Choice
  • 4.1 Graystripe's Adventure
  • 4.2 Tigerstar and Sasha
  • 4.3 Ravenpaw's Path
  • 4.4 SkyClan and the Stranger
  • 4.5 The Prophecies Begin
  • 4.6 Stand-alone graphic novels
  • 5 Field Guides
  • 6.1 List of upcoming books by release
  • 7 List of cancelled titles
  • 10 External links
  • 11 Notes and references

Main storyline [ ]

The dawn of the clans arc [ ].


The original Dawn of the Clans covers, originally released from 2013 to 2015 .


The reprinted covers of Dawn of the Clans , released in 2016 .

  • The Sun Trail
  • Thunder Rising
  • The First Battle
  • The Blazing Star
  • A Forest Divided
  • Path of Stars

The Prophecies Begin arc [ ]


The original The Prophecies Begin covers, originally released from 2003 to 2004 .


The reprinted covers of The Prophecies Begin , released in 2015 .

  • Into the Wild
  • Fire and Ice
  • Forest of Secrets
  • Rising Storm
  • A Dangerous Path
  • The Darkest Hour

The New Prophecy arc [ ]


The original The New Prophecy covers, originally released from 2005 to 2006 .


The reprinted covers of The New Prophecy , released in 2015 .

The Power of Three arc [ ]


The original Power of Three covers, originally released from 2007 to 2009 .


The reprinted covers of Power of Three , released in 2015 .

  • Long Shadows

The Omen of the Stars arc [ ]


The original Omen of the Stars covers, originally released from 2009 to 2012 .


The reprinted covers of the Omen of the Stars , released in 2015 .

  • The Fourth Apprentice
  • Fading Echoes
  • Night Whispers
  • Sign of the Moon
  • The Forgotten Warrior
  • The Last Hope

The A Vision of Shadows arc [ ]


The A Vision of Shadows covers, released from 2016 to 2018 .

  • The Apprentice's Quest
  • Thunder and Shadow
  • Shattered Sky
  • Darkest Night
  • River of Fire
  • The Raging Storm

The Broken Code arc [ ]


The Broken Code covers, released from 2019 to 2021 .

  • The Silent Thaw
  • Veil of Shadows
  • Darkness Within
  • The Place of No Stars
  • A Light in the Mist

The A Starless Clan arc [ ]


The A Starless Clan , released from 2022 to 2024

Untitled Series 9 [ ]

  • Series 9: Book #1
  • Series 9: Book #2

Super Editions [ ]


The original Super Edition covers, originally released from 2007 to 2024 .

  • Firestar's Quest
  • Bluestar's Prophecy
  • SkyClan's Destiny
  • Crookedstar's Promise
  • Yellowfang's Secret
  • Tallstar's Revenge
  • Bramblestar's Storm
  • Moth Flight's Vision
  • Hawkwing's Journey
  • Tigerheart's Shadow
  • Crowfeather's Trial
  • Squirrelflight's Hope
  • Graystripe's Vow
  • Leopardstar's Honor
  • Onestar's Confession
  • Riverstar's Home
  • Ivypool's Heart

Novellas [ ]


The paperback novella bundles were released from 2013 to 2021 .

The Untold Stories [ ]

  • Hollyleaf's Story
  • Mistystar's Omen
  • Cloudstar's Journey

Tales from the Clans [ ]

  • Tigerclaw's Fury
  • Leafpool's Wish
  • Dovewing's Silence

Shadows of the Clans [ ]

  • Mapleshade's Vengeance
  • Goosefeather's Curse
  • Ravenpaw's Farewell

Novella ebooks

The ebook novella covers released from 2012 to 2016 .

Legends of the Clans [ ]

  • Spottedleaf's Heart
  • Pinestar's Choice
  • Thunderstar's Echo

Path of a Warrior [ ]

  • Redtail's Debt
  • Tawnypelt's Clan
  • Shadowstar's Life

A Warrior's Spirit [ ]

  • Pebbleshine's Kits
  • Tree's Roots
  • Mothwing's Secret

A Warrior's Choice [ ]

  • Daisy's Kin
  • Blackfoot's Reckoning
  • Spotfur's Rebellion

Warriors graphic novels [ ]

Graystripe's adventure [ ].


Graystripe's Adventure , originally released in 2007 .

  • The Lost Warrior
  • Warrior's Refuge
  • Warrior's Return
  • Graystripe's Adventure ( full color compilation )

Tigerstar and Sasha [ ]


Tigerstar and Sasha , released in 2008 .

  • Into the Woods
  • Escape from the Forest
  • Return to the Clans

Ravenpaw's Path [ ]


Ravenpaw's Path , originally released in 2009 .

  • Shattered Peace
  • A Clan in Need
  • The Heart of a Warrior
  • Ravenpaw's Path ( full color compilation )

SkyClan and the Stranger [ ]


SkyClan and the Stranger , originally released in 2011 .

  • Beyond the Code
  • After the Flood
  • SkyClan and the Stranger ( full color compilation )

The Prophecies Begin [ ]

  • The Prophecies Begin (volume 1)
  • The Prophecies Begin (volume 2)

Stand-alone graphic novels [ ]

  • The Rise of Scourge
  • A Shadow in RiverClan
  • Winds of Change
  • Exile from ShadowClan
  • A Thief in ThunderClan

Field Guides [ ]


The field guides, released in 2007 to 2023 .

  • Secrets of the Clans
  • Cats of the Clans
  • Code of the Clans
  • Battles of the Clans
  • The Warriors Guide
  • The Ultimate Guide
  • The Ultimate Guide: Updated and Expanded Edition

List of books by chronology and release [ ]

List of upcoming books by release [ ], list of cancelled titles [ ].

  • According to Vicky, this book was slated to be about "the tangled romantic, political and platonic relationships in the Clans’ history" set to be released in 2011 . [31] She wasn't sure exactly why it was canceled, but suspected that "HarperCollins didn’t feel there was enough extra material to fill an entire book." [32]
  • The working title of The New Prophecy series was Warriors: The Next Generation , a nod to Star Trek: The Next Generation . [33]
  • Vicky once thought that there could be more Field Guides [34] but has since changed her mind. [35]
  • Vicky has announced on her Facebook wall that a film studio called Alibaba Pictures has bought the right to make a film for Warriors . [36] They have teamed up with producer David Heyman. [37] However, the film was canceled in 2024 , [38] though an animation series by Tencent Video is currently in production. [39]

See also [ ]

  • Book cover galleries
  • Book translations
  • Warriors cliffnotes

External links [ ]

  • The structure of Warrior Cats : how to read the books on the Warriors official website ( backup link )
  • The story team on "20 years of Warrior Cats" on the Warriors official website ( backup link )

Notes and references [ ]

  • ↑ Revealed on Coolabi.com
  • ↑ Revealed on HarperCollins.com ( backup link )
  • ↑ Revealed on the dedication page of Into the Wild
  • ↑ Revealed on the dedication page of Forest of Secrets
  • ↑ 5.0 5.1 Revealed on the dedication page of Hollyleaf's Story
  • ↑ 6.0 6.1 Revealed on the dedication page of Secrets of the Clans
  • ↑ 7.0 7.1 Revealed on the dedication page of Thunderstar's Echo
  • ↑ Revealed on the dedication page of The Rise of Scourge
  • ↑ 96 is counting the novella paperbacks as one book, 110 is including the individual novellas only , and 117 is including the individual novella stories and the novella paperbacks
  • ↑ Revealed on Coolabi Group signs groundbreaking development and production deal with Tencent Video for Warrior Cats on Coolabi.com ( backup link )
  • ↑ Please refer to the publication and gallery sections for Into the Wild for all the covers and known translated languages so far
  • ↑ Revealed on The Braille Bookstore.com ( backup link )
  • ↑ Revealed on New York Times.com ( backup link )
  • ↑ Revealed on Vicky's Facebook ( screenshot )
  • ↑ Revealed in an : Author Chat ( backup link )
  • ↑ Unexpected Storylines on the Warriors official website
  • ↑ Revealed on A Return to RiverClan on the Warriors official website ( backup link )
  • ↑ New Year’s resolutions from the Story Team on the Warriors official website ( backup link )
  • ↑ Revealed on the dedication page of Bluestar's Prophecy
  • ↑ Revealed on the dedication page of Firestar's Quest
  • ↑ 23.0 23.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook ( screenshot )
  • ↑ Revealed on the dedication page of Pebbleshine's Kits
  • ↑ Revealed on the dedication page of Daisy's Kin
  • ↑ 26.0 26.1 Revealed in The Lost Warrior , page title
  • ↑ Revealed in The Rise of Scourge , page title
  • ↑ Revealed in Into the Woods , page title
  • ↑ Revealed on the dedication page of Cats of the Clans
  • ↑ Revealed on the dedication page of The Ultimate Guide: Updated and Expanded Edition
  • ↑ 31.0 31.1 Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 6
  • ↑ Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 7
  • ↑ Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  • ↑ Revealed on AV Club.com ( backup link )
  • ↑ Official Warrior Cats animation announced! on the Warriors official website ( backup link )

Author references

  • ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 James Noble , August 28, 2020. James confirms Gray Wing was supposed to die earlier , revealed through email .
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Into the Wild (Warriors, #1)

Erin Hunter | 5.00

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Fire and Ice (Warriors, #2)

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Fireheart could hear a roaring around him, like wind in tall trees. The acrid stench of the Thunderpath stung his nostrils, together with a new smell, sharper and more terrifying. Fire!

Book Two of WARRIORS continues Fireheart's quest to be a true warrior, when he finds new danger lurking in the woods as the chill of winter sets in.

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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 the forest in his paws. But why would the son of wicked cat Tigerstar be chosen to be a hero? And who are the other cats mentioned in the prophecy? All Brambleclaw knows for sure is that...

All the signs point to young warrior Brambleclaw as the cat with the fate of the forest in his paws. But why would the son of wicked cat Tigerstar be chosen to be a hero? And who are the other cats mentioned in the prophecy? All Brambleclaw knows for sure is that the strength and courage of the greatest warriors will be needed now, as the quest to save the Clans begins.

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Erin Hunter | 4.68

But when tragedy befalls Stormkit and he is permanently disfigured, his mother renames him Crookedkit and casts him aside.

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Ravenpaw's Farewell (Warriors Novellas, #9)

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Readers of the Warriors series mainly encounter fi

The cat characters in the Warriors series devote c

Characters such as Firepaw (who later becomes Fire

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Parents need to know that the original series of Warriors books, first published in 2003, has grown to spawn four spin-off series of novels ( The New Prophecy, Power of Three, Omen of the Stars and Dawn of the Clans ), as well as other limited series and one-offs. If your child is into these…

Educational Value

Readers of the Warriors series mainly encounter fictional cats and their fantastical world, but they may learn a little about forest creatures and gain a general understanding that some types of forest plants are safe and enjoyable to eat (catnip), some are poisonous, and still others have medicinal properties. Kids (possibly with some guidance) may also be able to draw parallels between the different cat clans and human cultural differences that they've studied or observed. For example, the Riverclan cats learn to catch and eat fish because they live near water, the same way some human cultures rely on the sea for their livelihood.

Positive Messages

The cat characters in the Warriors series devote considerable effort to preventing war between clans. The books generally suggest that war is destructive to society. Issues between the different cat clans also illustrate the damage caused by baseless prejudice.

Positive Role Models

Characters such as Firepaw (who later becomes Fireheart and then Firestar) and Graypaw (later Graystripe) set a nice example by helping cats in other clans accomplish tasks that their clans weren't trained to do. For example, Greystripe and Fireheart hunt for food for the cats in Riverclan when the fish supply is poisoned. Firepaw and Graypaw are also among the most vocal in opposing war.

Violence & Scariness

Cats engage in battles and wars, fighting with claws and teeth. Some cats are left wounded and bleeding; some die. These books are appropriate for a middle-grade audience, but some sensitive children -- especially major cat lovers -- might find the books too violent or sad.

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Sex, Romance & Nudity

There are romantic relationships and attraction between cats, such as Firestar and Sandstorm; cats display affection by licking (not in a sexual way) and admiring each other, but there's no explicit sex. Kittens are born, but conception is never witnessed or explained.

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Parents need to know that the original series of Warriors books, first published in 2003, has grown to spawn four spin-off series of novels ( The New Prophecy, Power of Three, Omen of the Stars and Dawn of the Clans ), as well as other limited series and one-offs. If your child is into these books, they offer years' worth of reading to enjoy. All of the books take place in a world of cat characters that belong to different "clans" that have different talents, abilities, and loyalties. Parallels can be drawn between the clans (which think and feel like humans) and human cultures, making these books an excellent point of departure for discussion about cultural differences and prejudice. Cats engage in wars and battles, fought with claws and teeth, in which some characters are wounded or killed. There are descriptions of cuts and injuries that are tempered for middle-graders, but some sensitive cat lovers could find them too scary. It should also be noted that this series walks a line between opposing war and using violent battle to engage the reader.

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Great books for kiddos, what's the story.

The original series of Warriors books, first published in 2003, has expanded with four main spinoff series of novels ( The New Prophecy, Power of Three, Omen of the Stars and Dawn of the Clans ), as well as other limited series and one-offs. All of the books take place in world of cat characters, which belong to different "clans" that have developed different talents, abilities, and loyalties. Though the cats do not display human physical abilities, they think and feel the way humans do, harboring feelings of love, loyalty, and prejudice toward members of other clans. They engage in numerous wars and battles, and develop friendships and romantic relationships. The books explore ideas concerning nature vs. nurture, prejudice, and the dubious merits of war/violence.

Is It Any Good?

The extensive Warriors series of fantasy books provide almost limitless entertainment for middle graders. While the writing is not of the highest literary standard, the characters are engaging, the cat world is well realized, and the situations are compelling. Like many of the best book series for this age group, the novels include strong male and female characters, and storylines designed to appeal boys and girls. Also, the situations involving cross-communication and relationships between members of different clans create a made-to-order opportunity to speak with kids about cultural differences and prejudice.

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  • Authors : Erin Hunter , Cherith Baldry , Kate Cary , Tui T. Sutherland
  • Illustrator : Wayne McLoughlin
  • Genre : Adventure
  • Topics : Magic and Fantasy , Adventures , Cats, Dogs, and Mice , Friendship
  • Book type : Fiction
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date : January 21, 2003
  • Publisher's recommended age(s) : 10 - 12
  • Number of pages : 288
  • Available on : Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, Kindle, App
  • Last updated : May 29, 2020

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10 Books Every Warrior Should Read

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February 1, 2018

I am what you would call an avid reader. Some would even say my reading habit borders on a reading obsession since at any one time I can be found to have at least three, sometimes four books going simultaneously. I have several on my nightstand next to my bed, a couple on the coffee table downstairs, one or two on the kitchen counter and, of course, my bathroom book.

Usually I am reading one book on fitness or health, one book on business, and one fiction.  I also continuously have audio books playing in my car anytime I drive, creating a mobile library.

Great warriors train all the time. Reading is a form of training that must be practiced by the warrior on a daily basis. Feeding and training the mind is just as important as feeding and training the body. Remember – knowledge is power!

Here are 10 books that are a must in every warrior’s library. Expand your mind and pick up these books!

Also, if you have any recommendations, be sure to let me know in the Comments section below – I am always on the look out for new books to add to my collection.

1) The Warrior Ethos  by Steven Pressfield

WARS CHANGE, WARRIORS DON’T We are all warriors. Each of us struggles every day to define and defend our sense of purpose and integrity, to justify our existence on the planet and to understand, if only within our own hearts, who we are and what we believe in. Do we fight by a code? If so, what is it? What is the Warrior Ethos? Where did it come from? What form does it take today? How do we (and how can we) use it and be true to it in our internal and external lives?

2) The Ethical Warrior: Values, Morals and Ethics – For Life, Work and Service   by Jack Hoban

Jack Hoban was shaped by service in the U.S. Marine Corps, a life-changing epiphany at a Cold War bar, and mentorship under two masters: The 34th generation grandmaster of the shadowy art of the Ninja and a sage of the Natural Law who may just have deciphered the meaning of life. He now delivers a revolutionary view of moral values for our time epitomized by the Ethical Warrior – protector of self and others as equal human beings. Hoban’s methodology reaches from the Greek ancients to the counterinsurgency efforts of today’s Marines to provide ethical clarity and confidence in our moral actions.

Having been exposed to both Dr. Humphrey’s and Jack’s teaching on this since I began studying Bujinkan martial arts back in 1989, I cannot recommend this book enough!!

3) The Book of Five Rings  by Miyamoto Musashi

Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess—and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings. This brilliant manifesto is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life.

The classic book on strategy by Japan’s most famous swordsman. This book is one I read over again every few years and constantly find more nuance and deeper understanding as my training and years of experience grow.

4) Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10  by Marcus Lutrell

This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history. His squadmates fought valiantly beside him until he was the only one left alive, blasted by an RPG into a place where his pursuers could not find him. Over the next four days, terribly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell crawled for miles through the mountains and was taken in by sympathetic villagers who risked their lives to keep him safe from surrounding Taliban warriors.

5) The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks)  by Edmund Morris

This book tells the story of TR’s irresistible rise to power. (He himself compared his trajectory to that of a rocket.) It is, in effect, the biography of seven men—a naturalist, a writer, a lover, a hunter, a ranchman, a soldier, and a politician—who merged at age forty-two to become the youngest President in our history. Rarely has any public figure exercised such a charismatic hold on the popular imagination. Edith Wharton likened TR’s vitality to radium. H. G. Wells said that he was  “a very symbol of the creative will in man.” Walter Lippmann characterized him simply as our only “lovable” chief executive.

6) Eric Greitens: Resilience : Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life (Hardcover); 2015 Edition  by Eric Greitens

Eric’s letters—drawing on both his own experience and wisdom from ancient and modern thinkers—are now gathered and edited into this timeless guidebook. Greitens shows how we can build purpose, confront pain, practice compassion, develop a vocation, find a mentor, create happiness, and much more.  Resilience  is an inspiring meditation for the warrior in each of us.

7) Meditations (Penguin Classics) by Marcus Aurelius (1995) Mass Market Paperback  by Marcus Aurelius

One of the world’s most celebrated and persuasive books, Meditations, by the Roman ruler Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121– 180), fuses the stoic statutes he used to adapt to his life as a warrior and manager of a domain. Rising to the royal position of authority in A.D. 161, Aurelius discovered his rule assailed by catastrophic events and war. In the wake of these difficulties, he set down a progression of private reflections, plotting a logic of sense of duty regarding prudence above joy and peacefulness above joy. Mirroring the sovereign’s own particular honorable and generous set of accepted rules, this persuasive and moving work draws and advances the convention of Stoicism, which focused on the look for internal peace and moral sureness in a clearly confused world.

8) Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level (Third Edition)  by Mark Divine

You are capable of twenty times more than what you believe. Are you living in your 20X factor?  Or have you settled for a lesser productivity taught by society, your upbringing, or the things you believe about yourself?  I want to wake up the authentic, connected warrior within you.

But waking up to a bigger reality is only the first step.  The next step is learning to win in your mind before you ever enter the battlefield of life.  Unbeatable Mind will teach you to starve your fear, overcome negativity and connect with a deeper and heightened sensitivity to what’s going on around you.  You’ll clear emotional blocks, step into the shoes of self-mastery, and become the leader of others you know you were made to be.

9) Spiritual Journey of Joseph L. Greenstein: The Mighty Atom by Ed Spielman (1-Mar-1998) Paperback  by Ed Spielman

The Spiritual Journey of Joseph L. Greenstein, World’s Strongest Man is a fully-documented and illustrated biography that also details the methods Greenstein used to train himself for the “impossible”. As a vaudeville star, he bit through iron bars, crushed steel spikes in his hands, and held back airplanes tied to his hair. These feats were all the more amazing because he stood only five feet four inches and weighed in at just 145 pounds. But The Mighty Atom had developed his own technique for tapping into the “life-force; ” a technique that encompassed Asian methods of concentration, Jewish mystical writings, and a then-unheard-of vegetarian natural diet. He unlearned the subconscious mechanism that forces us to stop when we think we have reached our physical limits. Each time he broke an iron chain, he revealed the enormous potential of the life-force. That potential exists inside every one of us and, as The Mighty Atom showed, it is within our grasp.

This is literally one of my all-time favorite books!

10) The Unfettered Mind: Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman  by Takuan Soho

Here’s the classic samurai-era text that fused Japanese swordsmanship with Zen, and influenced the direction that the art has taken ever since. Written by the 17th-century Zen master Takuan Soho (1573–1645),  The Unfettered Mind  is a book of advice on swordsmanship and the cultivation of right mind and intention. It was written as a guide for the samurai Yagyu Munenori, who was a great swordsman and rival to the legendary Miyamoto Musashi.

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Jon Haas, "The Warrior Coach" has been training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu for more than 25 years and is currently ranked as a Kudan (9th degree black belt) under Jack Hoban Shihan. He has also trained in Okinawan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Russian Systema, BJJ, Krav Maga, as well as Internal Martial Arts of Yiquan and Aiki.He is a certified Underground Strength Coach-Level 2, a certified Personal Trainer as well as founder of Warrior Fitness Training Systems. In 2008, Jon wrote the book, Warrior Fitness: Conditioning for Martial Arts, and since then has created numerous other online training and coaching programs helping people around the world become the strongest, most capable versions of themselves!

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I am very surprised not to see the Art of War on this list!

That’s a great one too! The list isn’t all encompassing…

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…Starship Troopers; Robert Heinlein …The Last Centurion; John Ringo …Wild at Heart; John Eldredge

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The ‘Warriors’ series is written under the collective pseudonym of Erin Hunter.

Coming together to use the pen-name of Erin Hunter, the writers Tui Sutherland, Kate Cary and Cherith Baldry have created the children’s fantasy series ‘Warriors’, with Victoria Holmes editing and developing the overall plot. Building an entire franchise around their initial cat concept, the Warriors brand has established a strong and loyal following over the course of its run. Starting out in 2003, it would begin a six novel series arc titled Warriors: The Prophecies Begin , which would run to 2004. This would then be followed up with another six series, each taking different arcs, and each containing six separate novels.

The story itself looks at five groups of cats, who are broken in to ‘Clans’, taking place within the lake homes and forests that populate their world. Initially falling to Victoria Holmes to devise a story about feral cats pitched to her by the publisher HarperCollins, she would take a stand-alone novel and establish a whole franchise. Using predominantly British settings, such as the New Forest, it’s quickly gone on to become a worldwide franchise, with English and American writers collaborating. There are now talks of a film adaptation in the pipeline, with the rights being brought up by ‘Alibaba Pictures’.

With plenty of stand-alone titles as well, along with short-stories, plays, mobile apps, and even trading cards, it’s grown rapidly. Taking on a life of its own online, it’s quickly built a strong fandom around various forums and websites, as they create their own unofficial media and content for the franchise. Coming a long way since Into the Wild in 2003, which opens with the battle of the Thunderclan and the Riverclan, the franchise really has taken on a life of its own, winning various awards, such as ‘Amazon’s Best Book of the Year’ in 2007, thus securing its bestseller status worldwide.

Best Warriors Books

Whilst it’s best that you read these books in order, here’s my personal selection of favorites from the Warriors series:

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Setting out on a journey to find SkyClan, the lost fifth clan, Firestar and Sandstorm reach it meeting Skywatcher, a descendant of the clan. Showing them the legendary Whispering Cave there, Firestar finds claw marks of rats in the deserted homes of the clans, as he must then gather his friends to help defeat the enemy. This will help restore order and reconnect the SkyClan with the mystical StarClan once again.

Working as a straightforward adventure, this really works in developing the world overall, giving it a sense of vibrancy and urgency. Whilst you may need to read the other titles beforehand in order to get the background, it has a great stand-alone narrative that really draws you in. The characters themselves are also well developed, in what is a fun and exciting journey for both Firestar and the reader.

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The peace has been kept for many generations now, but all that is set to change when the ThunderClan faces grave danger on the horizon. With the ever sinister ShadowClan rising in power, it would seem that their days are numbered, with the enemy growing stronger every day. As death seems to be lurking everywhere, a newcomer then steps on to the scene in the shape of a house-cat named Rusty, and he may be the strongest warrior of them all.

Introducing the series through an outsider, there’s some fish out of water fun to be had, giving this story an added layer of entertainment value. It also provides a journey, as the character arc of Rusty is a clear one, with the reader following him throughout. Exciting and tense, this entry really takes the premise and runs with it, building long and lasting ties between each of the characters.

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With Jayfeather and Lionblaze set to take the star power in to their claws, along with one other cat, the StarClan will tell who will gain this power as they wait patiently. In this instalment of the ‘Omen of the Stars’ arc, Tigerstar plans to lay siege on the other warrior clans, using his Dark Forest apprentices. Now with Dovewing at their side, Jayfeather and Lionblaze must find the fourth cat prophesied before it’s too late, especially if they ever hope to restore the balance.

Providing an effective conclusion to the Omens narrative arc, this is the sixth and final title in this particular series. Giving the fans everything they want, this really delivers, and is a definite must for any long-term followers of the series. Leaving the narrative open for more developments in the future too, it really provides a lot of exciting developments for the world and the franchise as a whole.

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It seems allegiances are shifting within the clans, as the cats start to turn on one another, and tensions grow. With the passing of Redtail, the legendary ThunderClan warrior, Fireheart takes it upon himself to dig a little deeper. This opens a world of secrets that some would’ve preferred to have kept hidden, as he attempts to shine a light on the truth.

This is where the series started to turn and develop into something deeper, with the characters showing another side. Giving the power struggles a greater dimension, this paved the way for something more complex and thought provoking. With elements of a conspiracy thriller underneath it all, it’s definitely interesting to see how the story is taken to the next level.

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The ThunderClan has to face their biggest challenge yet, as their darkest hour approaches, and danger looms on the horizon once more. With Tigerstar’s constant struggle for power potentially threatening everyone, it is up to Fireheart to save the day. As the entire balance and order of all the Clans is hanging on a thread, Fireheart must make sense of the prophecy of the StarClan that looms; an epic battle between the final two.

Everything from the first series has been leading up to this, and it makes for an extremely thrilling conclusion to what came before. It also shows what the franchise really has to offer beyond its initial concept, as readers became truly invested in it on a more serious level. This is where we, the fans, would see what everyone was really made of, as the final battle came around.

Best Books & Series To Read If You Like Warriors:

Watership Down: This title, whilst highly regarded, is more for older children, as it concerns a group of rabbits who attempt to make their way to Watership Down after the destruction of their old warren. Adapted for television, with a famous animated movie, it manages to convey a number of serious themes using anthropomorphism, such as climate destruction and brutality. It would also be followed up with a collection of shorter stories titled ‘Tales From Watership Down’, ensuring its status as a classic of the genre.

Varjak Paw: Written by S.F. Said with wonderful illustrations by Dave McKean, these two books feature the cat known as Varjak Paw. With its somewhat Gothic quality, it’s still highly accessible to young readers, as it tells the story of Varjak, a Mesopotamian Blue cat who must venture in to the outside world. Adapted for the stage, it also generated interest for the big-screen too, whilst a third book is planned in the series.

Guardians of Ga’Hoole: Featuring more of a magical setting, this tells the story of owls and the fantastical kingdom they live within. Written by Kathryn Lasky, the series would also see a big-screen adaptation, with ‘Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole’ being directed by Zack Snyder in 2010. There’s also a spin-off series titled ‘Wolves of the Beyond’, focusing on the wolves of this world, along with a number of stand-alones too.

Wings of Fire: With Tui Sutherland, one of the writers of the Warriors series, ‘Wings of Fire’ takes flight in to fantastical realms once again, this time with dragons. Looking to fulfil their prophecies, it sees the dragons spread across the continents of Pantala and Pyrrhia, with each book being seen through the eyes of a different dragon. It’s a definite must for fans of Sutherland’s Warriors entry, as it really shows the full scope and scale of her imagination.

A Dog’s Purpose: Taking a whimsical look at real-life issues, this provides a more grounded and humorous take on the day-to-day through the eyes of a family dog and its various reincarnations. Followed up later with the sequels ‘A Dog’s Journey’ and ‘A Dog’s Promise’, it looks at the kinship and bonding between a dog and its family. There would also be a ‘Puppy Tales’ spin-off series for younger readers too, along with cinematic adaptations of the series as well.

Best Podcasts If You Like Warriors:

Warrior Cats, What is That?: Running regularly on a bi-weekly basis, this offers fans a comprehensive breakdown of the series. Light-hearted and fun, it provides a welcoming access point for all newcomers to the world of Warriors.

Twolegs Talk Warriors: Providing a laid-back and casual look back at the series, this provides a funny and informative look back at the novels. A content warning is needed for younger listeners though, with some coarse language on occasion.

MinatheWarriorsPrincess: Looking at building up a community around the franchise, this is useful for fans hoping to explore the series further. With a lot of content regularly posted, it’s consistent and interactive.

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Warriors Books Series in Order by Erin Hunter

S tep into a world where the forest is alive with whispers of prophecies, fierce battles, and the untamed spirits of clans of wild cats. Welcome to the enthralling universe of Erin Hunter's Warriors series, where the clash between loyalty and ambition, bravery and treachery, creates a mesmerizing tapestry across multiple generations of feline protagonists.

In this blog post, we'll embark on a journey through the sprawling landscape of the Warriors books, exploring the intricate chronicles, their order, and the captivating stories that have enamored readers worldwide. From the debut of Rusty, a housecat turned warrior named Firepaw, to the gripping adventures of clans facing perilous challenges, this series has captured the hearts and imaginations of both young and adult readers alike.

Join us as we delve into the forest territories, unravel the prophecies, and discover the ideal reading order, offering insights into the best age to dive into these tales of courage, friendship, and the unyielding spirit of the warrior cat in this fantasy genre series.

The Warriors series by Erin Hunter is an expansive and immersive saga that follows the lives of feral cats living in clans within a forest. It's a captivating blend of adventure, loyalty, and the eternal struggle between good and evil, centered around the lives of various cat protagonists across generations.

The series begins with a house cat named Rusty, who joins ThunderClan and becomes Firestar, a courageous leader navigating the complex dynamics of the clans. As Firestar and his companions face challenges, battles, and prophecies, readers are drawn into a world where honor, loyalty, and the bonds of friendship are tested.

Across multiple story arcs, each with its own set of prophecies and challenges, the narrative delves into the intricate relationships between the clans, exploring themes of leadership, identity, and the balance between the warrior code and personal desires. Characters like Firestar, Graystripe, Brambleclaw, and their kin face internal and external conflicts, often grappling with their destinies while navigating intricate political landscapes within and between the clans.

Throughout the series, readers witness epic battles, forbidden romances, personal sacrifices, and the enduring resilience of these wild cats as they confront adversities both within their clans and from outside threats. Each installment adds layers to the overarching story, providing depth to the world-building and character development, making it a compelling journey for readers of all ages.

Overall, the Warriors book series offers a gripping narrative filled with action, suspense, and emotional depth, creating an enchanting world that has captivated readers with its rich storytelling and vibrant cast of feline characters.

Do I Need to Read the Warriors Book Series in Order?

Reading the Warriors series in order is highly recommended for the best understanding of the overarching storyline, character development, and the progression of the clans' world. The series is structured in arcs, each consisting of several books, and they build upon one another.  I would recommend reading 

Starting from "The Prophecies Begin" series, where readers are introduced to the world of the clans, their dynamics, and the central characters, subsequent series like "The New Prophecy," "Power of Three," "Omen of the Stars," "A Vision of Shadows," and "The Broken Code" continue the narrative, introducing new challenges, prophecies, and characters while further developing the existing ones.

While each arc focuses on different characters and their journeys, there are interwoven threads, prophecies, and events that carry over from one series to the next. This continuity enhances the depth of the storyline, making it more rewarding for readers who follow the books in order with new threats and great danger for cats of the clans.

However, some readers might jump into later arcs without having read the previous ones, and while they can understand the immediate storyline, they might miss out on the broader context and connections between characters and events.

In essence, reading the Warriors series in order allows for a more comprehensive and engaging experience, enabling readers to fully appreciate the evolution of the clans, the prophecies, and the development of the characters across generations.

Characters in the Warriors Book Series

The Warriors series by Erin Hunter features an extensive cast of characters across various clans and generations. Some of the main characters throughout the series include:

Firestar (formerly Firepaw, then Fireheart): A pivotal character throughout the series, Firestar starts as an ordinary house cat named Rusty and becomes a prominent leader among the ThunderClan cats.  Fireheart's traitorous enemy Tigerclaw joins the clans of warrior cats.

Graystripe: Firestar's close friend and a warrior of ThunderClan. He has a significant presence throughout the series, facing numerous challenges and triumphs.

Brambleclaw (later era of Bramblestar): Initially introduced as the son of Tigerstar, he grapples with his heritage and eventually becomes a respected leader of ThunderClan.

Squirrelflight: Firestar's niece and a fiercely loyal warrior. She's known for her courage and determination.

Leafpool: Squirrelflight's sister and a medicine cat of ThunderClan. Her journey is filled with struggles and secrets.

Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf: Siblings and key characters in the Power of Three series, each possessing unique powers and facing their own challenges.

Tigerstar: An antagonist in the series, appearing in various forms throughout different arcs. His ambition and desire for power make him a formidable adversary.

Bluestar: A wise and respected leader of ThunderClan, whose decisions and sacrifices have a lasting impact on the series.

Feathertail and Stormfur: Siblings from RiverClan who play significant roles in The New Prophecy series, venturing beyond their clan's borders.

Crookedstar: A leader of RiverClan who faces personal tragedies but remains a strong and respected figure.

These characters, among many others, contribute to the rich tapestry of the Warriors series, each with their own distinct personalities, struggles, and contributions to the ongoing saga of the clans.

Warriors Book Series List In Order

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Diving into the Warriors first series by Erin Hunter is quite an adventure! Here's a breakdown of the main series in chronological order:

Warriors: The Prophecies Begin

 "The Prophecies Begin" series in the Warriors books sets the stage for an epic adventure within the world of the clans, filled with prophecies, alliances, and life-altering challenges. Here's a summary of each book:

"Into the Wild": Rusty, a curious house cat, ventures into the forest and discovers a world of wild cats living in clans. Renamed Firepaw upon joining ThunderClan, he navigates the challenges of clan life, faces prejudices, and uncovers dark secrets threatening the clans' harmony.

"Fire and Ice": Firepaw, now Fireheart, continues to earn his place in ThunderClan while tensions rise between the clans. As winter approaches, a betrayal within ThunderClan causes turmoil, and Fireheart must navigate a treacherous path to protect his clanmates.

"Forest of Secrets": Secrets and forbidden relationships surface, threatening to tear ThunderClan apart. Fireheart uncovers a shocking truth about his deputy, Bluestar, and her troubled past. Loyalties are tested as the clans face internal strife and external threats.

"Rising Storm": ThunderClan faces a harsh storm that wreaks havoc on their territory, while tensions between the clans escalate. Fireheart struggles to maintain peace amid growing suspicions and the emergence of a new prophecy that foretells danger for the clans.

"A Dangerous Path": The clans face a series of challenges as a deadly illness spreads, creating chaos and distrust among them. Fireheart grapples with his loyalty to his clan, facing betrayal and loss while striving to keep the clans united.

"The Darkest Hour": The series reaches its climax as Fireheart, now Firestar, confronts the ultimate threat posed by the ambitious Tigerstar. Dark forces loom over the forest as the clans must unite to face a perilous battle that will determine their survival and the fate of the entire forest.

Throughout these books, readers witness Firestar's growth as a leader, the struggles of ThunderClan, and the intricate web of relationships and prophecies that shape the destiny of the clans. The series is filled with themes of friendship, loyalty, sacrifice, and the constant battle between good and evil within this enchanting world of warrior cats.

2. Warriors: The New Prophecy Series

In "The New Prophecy" series, Warriors fans will love this next adventure as it continues as the clans face new challenges and prophecies that threaten their way of life. Here's an overview of each book:

"Midnight": The story follows a group of ThunderClan cats embarking on a perilous journey after receiving a mysterious prophecy. As they travel beyond their territories, they encounter Midnight, a wise badger, who reveals a dire warning that sets the stage for impending danger.

"Moonrise": The cats return from their journey, troubled by Midnight's prophecy. Tensions rise among the clans as they face a shortage of resources and struggle to maintain harmony. Meanwhile, a new threat looms, testing the unity of the clans.

"Dawn": The clans face a series of challenges as they search for a new home due to their territories being threatened. Loyalties are tested, relationships strained, and the quest for a safe haven intensifies as they journey through unfamiliar territories.

"Starlight": The clans settle into their new territories, but tensions persist as they adapt to their surroundings. Prophecies continue to guide their actions, and new dangers arise, forcing the clans to confront their deepest fears while striving to maintain unity.

"Twilight": Dark forces threaten the peace in the newly settled territories, and internal conflicts escalate within ThunderClan. Loyalties are questioned, secrets revealed, and the clans must navigate treacherous paths to protect their way of life.

"Sunset": The series reaches its conclusion with the clans facing an imminent danger that threatens their existence. Firestar and his companions must make difficult choices, forge new alliances, and confront the looming threat that tests the very fabric of the clans' unity.

Throughout these books, the clans grapple with internal and external conflicts, encountering new allies and adversaries as they navigate the intricacies of prophecies and the challenges of survival in their ever-changing world. "The New Prophecy" series continues to explore themes of courage, sacrifice, and the unyielding spirit of the warrior cats in the face of adversity.

3. Warriors: Power of Three

In the "Power of Three" series, the focus shifts to a new generation of ThunderClan cats, exploring their unique abilities and the challenges they face. Here's a summary of each book:

"The Sight": The series begins with the birth of three kits-Jaykit, Hollykit, and Lionkit-who possess extraordinary powers foretold in a prophecy. As they grow, their powers start to manifest, altering the dynamics within ThunderClan and raising concerns about their destinies.

"Dark River": The kits, now apprentices named Jaypaw, Hollypaw, and Lionpaw, begin to explore their abilities while facing growing tensions between the clans. Jaypaw grapples with his role as a medicine cat apprentice and discovers secrets that could impact the future of the clans.

"Outcast": The young cats venture beyond the territories, encountering new lands and unfamiliar cats. As they navigate these uncharted territories, they encounter different customs and face unexpected dangers that challenge their beliefs and loyalties.

"Eclipse": A solar eclipse portends a period of uncertainty and unrest among the clans. The siblings' powers continue to develop, and as tensions rise, they must navigate their roles in a world on the brink of change, where old alliances are tested.

"Long Shadows": Secrets from the past resurface, casting shadows over the clans. Jaypaw, Hollypaw, and Lionpaw uncover long-held mysteries that could reshape the clans' future, leading to confrontations and revelations that threaten to disrupt the delicate balance of power.

"Sunrise": The series concludes with the siblings facing their greatest challenges yet. Their powers reach their peak, and they must confront their destinies while the clans grapple with imminent danger that could alter their way of life forever.

Throughout these books, the focus is on the development of Jaypaw, Hollypaw, and Lionpaw as they come to terms with their unique abilities and their roles in the future of the clans. The series delves into themes of destiny, family bonds, and the ever-present struggle between maintaining traditions and embracing change within the clans.

4. Warriors: Omen of the Stars

 In the "Omen of the Stars" fourth series, the clans face new prophecies and challenges that threaten their existence. Here's an overview of each book:

"The Fourth Apprentice": A new prophecy emerges, foretelling the arrival of a fourth cat with extraordinary powers. Dovepaw and Ivypaw, two apprentices from ThunderClan, discover their unique abilities, setting the stage for a series of events that will test the unity of the clans.

"Fading Echoes": The clans grapple with internal conflicts as the power struggle intensifies within ThunderClan. Dovepaw and Ivypaw's abilities continue to grow, leading them to uncover hidden dangers that threaten the stability of the clans.

"Night Whispers": Suspicion and distrust escalate among the clans, and the darkness looms over the forest territories. Dovepaw and Ivypaw face their own trials as they struggle to decipher their destinies and the true intentions behind the emerging threats.

"Sign of the Moon": The cats embark on a quest to uncover the origins of the clans, delving into ancient secrets that hold the key to their future. Dovepaw and Ivypaw seek guidance from their ancestors as they navigate treacherous territories and face unexpected revelations.

"The Forgotten Warrior" : As tensions rise, ThunderClan faces betrayal from within. Loyalties are tested, and the clans must confront past grievances while preparing for an impending battle that could determine their fate.

"The Last Hope": The series culminates in an epic showdown between the forces of good and evil. The clans unite to face a formidable enemy, and Dovepaw, now Dovewing, plays a crucial role in the final battle that will determine the future of their world.

Throughout these books, the focus is on the evolving powers of Dovewing and Ivypool, whose destinies become intertwined with the fate of the clans. The series explores themes of trust, sacrifice, and the resilience of the warrior cats as they confront their deepest fears and fight for the survival of their way of life.

5. Warriors: A Vision of Shadows

In the "A Vision of Shadows" series, the clans face new challenges and prophecies as a new generation of cats takes center stage. Here's an overview of each book:

"The Apprentice's Quest": A new prophecy emerges, hinting at danger and the arrival of new apprentices. Alderpaw and Sparkpaw, siblings from ThunderClan, embark on a journey to uncover the truth behind the prophecy, setting the stage for their destinies and the fate of the clans.

"Thunder and Shadow": Dark forces threaten ThunderClan as tensions rise within and outside the clan. Alderpaw faces trials and tribulations while confronting the shadows of the past that threaten to engulf the clans in chaos.

"Shattered Sky": The clans face an unprecedented crisis, and Alderpaw, now known as Alderheart, must navigate the fallout of past events while striving to maintain unity among the clans. The looming threat tests the cats' courage and the strength of their alliances.

"Darkest Night": The clans grapple with the aftermath of a devastating event that shakes the foundation of their territories. Alderheart and his companions face personal challenges while trying to restore balance and hope to their clans.

"River of Fire": As tensions escalate, RiverClan faces internal strife while the other clans contend with their own challenges. Alderheart must confront the growing darkness and the looming danger that threatens to engulf all the clans.

"The Raging Storm": The series concludes with the clans on the brink of disaster. Alderheart and his allies strive to avert catastrophe as they face their greatest trials, testing their loyalty, courage, and determination to protect their way of life.

Throughout these books, the focus is on Alderheart's journey as he navigates the complexities of his role, the challenges faced by the clans, and the emergence of new prophecies that shape the destiny of the cats. The series delves into themes of resilience, unity, and the unyielding spirit of the warrior cats in the face of relentless challenges.

6. Warriors: The Broken Code

In the "The Broken Code" series, the clans face new mysteries and dilemmas that threaten the harmony among them in thrilling adventure. Here's an overview of each book:

"Lost Stars": The story begins with ThunderClan grappling with a new threat that challenges the warrior code. Bramblestar, ThunderClan's leader, faces an unexpected crisis that casts doubt on the leadership of the clans. Shadows of uncertainty loom as mysterious events unfold.

"The Silent Thaw": The aftermath of the previous events leaves the clans in disarray. Bramblestar's leadership continues to be shrouded in mystery, and tensions rise among the clans. As the chill of winter settles, the cats must confront a darkness that threatens to tear them apart.

"Veil of Shadows": The clans face internal conflicts as doubts and suspicions deepen within ThunderClan. Bramblestar's leadership is challenged, and the once-strong unity among the cats begins to fracture. A shadowy presence lurks, casting a veil of uncertainty over the forest territories.

"Darkness Within": The tensions between the clans reach a breaking point as darkness threatens to engulf ThunderClan. Secrets come to light, testing loyalties and alliances among the cats. Bramblestar's leadership faces its greatest test yet, plunging the clans into deeper uncertainty.

"The Place of No Stars": The series intensifies as the cats confront a malevolent force that threatens the very existence of the clans. Bramblestar's leadership hangs in the balance, and the clans must unite against a formidable enemy from the past, facing their greatest trial yet.

" A Light in the Mist": The conclusion of "The Broken Code" series sees the clans on the brink of destruction. The cats must confront their deepest fears and make sacrifices to overcome the darkness that threatens to extinguish the warrior code and the future of the clans.

Throughout these books, the focus is on the turmoil within ThunderClan, the challenges to the warrior code, and the struggle to maintain unity among the clans in the face of adversity. The series explores themes of trust, redemption, and the resilience of the warrior cats as they fight to preserve their way of life.

This warrior cats series can also be purchased in graphic novel form, which is a great idea for younger readers or graphic single novel lovers.  The Warriors 6-book collection box set is a great way to purchase for holiday gifts and introduce this series of novels 

As for the best age to read these series, it largely depends on individual reading preferences and maturity levels. The series can be quite intense with themes of loyalty, betrayal, and survival. Many kids start reading these books around 9 or 10 years old and continue through their early teens, though older readers often enjoy them too. The depth of the storylines and character development can appeal to a wide range of ages.

If you're a fan or considering introducing someone to the national bestseller series, it might be worth trying the first book, Into the Wild, to gauge interest. The narrative style and the depth of the world-building can capture readers' imaginations, making it a beloved series for many.  Readers will love the Warriors cats series and if you are looking for other book series that kids will love check out the Book section on the blog packed with tons of recommendations!

Warriors Books Series in Order by Erin Hunter

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If you were in elementary school anytime after 2003, chances are you are at least familiar with Erin Hunter’s Warriors series and sub-series. The original series (called The Prophecies Begin in later editions), which spans six novels and begins with Into the Wild , follows a house cat named Rusty who leaves his home to explore the nearby forest and has the opportunity to join a group of wild cats known as ThunderClan. This clan is one of six that interact with one another with developed politics, conflict, and alliances. The resulting environment makes for a rich context in which the characters experience the world in a depth-y and imaginative perspective that is irresistible to readers.

What Is Warriors About?

As Rusty’s time with ThunderClan grows, so does his importance in the group. While the politics of this provide some basis for conflict, other forces also threaten the clans—humans, naturally, are one. This is especially the case in the second series, Warriors: The New Prophecy, when the Clans homes are threatened by construction. Later series dive more deeply into supernatural elements of the Warriors world, further inter-clan conflict, the vast family tree that makes up the characters of Warriors, and more.

How Did Warriors Come to Be and Evolve?

Warriors: Into the Wild and its predecessors did not have a typical origin. According to the official Warriors website , publisher HarperCollins approached editor Vicky Holmes and requested a series about cats in the wild. Holmes shared that she at first struggled with the idea but quickly got lost in the rich world of Warriors, much like the eventual readers did.

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The first book was published in 2003 and by November 2004, all six books in the first series were available for purchase. The second series was finished by the end of 2006; Warriors: Power of Three was complete in spring 2009; Warriors: Omens of the Stars wrapped up in 2012; Warriors: Dawn of the Clans ended in 2015; Warriors: A Vision of Shadows finished up in 2018; and as of 2020, Warriors: The Broken Code is still being released. 

Like other series, Warriors doesn’t stop with its core novels, but has expanded to include standalone novels called Super Editions, field guides for readers who want to know even more about the Warriors world, manga, and novellas.

What About Erin Hunter?

If you read above, you might have noticed that Erin Hunter doesn’t exist. If you’re just discovering this, I’m so sorry. I know it’s a hard pill to swallow.

While Vicky Holmes is the “original Erin Hunter,” the team behind the nom de plume includes writers Kate Cary, Cerith Baldry, Tui Sutherland, and Clarissa Hutton, among other guest writers. Until 2017, Holmes took responsibility for outlining the stories while leaving the writing to the team, though the Warrior Cats website reports she stepped down that year due to medical reasons.

The revelation that Erin Hunter (at least, the one who wrote the Warriors series) is not real has come as a shock for many. Fellow Rioter Tirzah Price shared she once accidentally broke the news to a young girl who exclaimed she intended to meet Erin Hunter. The girl, of course, was devastated to learn the truth. 

Why Is Warriors So Popular?

So what is it that inspires such enthusiasm around an author who doesn’t exist and her series? The popularity is certainly clear; in 2016, Screen Daily reported the series sold more than 30 million copies. Like many other popular children’s series, Warriors has the automatic attraction factor of a story that focuses on animals. That the animal of choice is a cat—and the main character a house cat—provides an extra layer of interest. Plenty of readers will have pet cats of their own, and thus find an easy and relevant access point to the story. Rusty could just as easily be their beloved tabby, and how amazing to imagine this rich world the cat (and the reader, by association) could experience?

But it’s more than just the cats that draw readers in and keep them there. One fan, Kyri Lorenz, wrote to me: “I was obsessed with cats as a child, as well as that sort-of historical folk magic kind of thing with the different warring clans and the herbalism with the healers. There’s also that sort of ancestral animist shamanism aspect that I was drawn to.” The politics and rituals aren’t unfamiliar to children’s media—perhaps one of the most well-known examples of this kind of highly civilized society of non-humans is the Toy Story franchise, which continues to see success 25 years after the release of the first movie. Lindsey Moser, who also loved the series, said: “I love it because it challenges young readers to think about animals as having their own cultures, language, abilities, as valid as ours.”

Another fan, April, recalled first getting into the series while in middle school, noting that the interest was driven by “connections formed with the characters and relationships between the characters.” And, like other series that provide the opportunity for readers to identify with a group (think Percy Jackson’s godly parents), Warriors offers this kind of community as well both with the Clan concept and the cats as individuals. “It was also fun to imagine myself in the world, giving myself a cat persona.” Names are an easy place to start with a persona, which involves a two-name system that allows names to evolve as a cat’s role in the clan’s hierarchy shifts.

In addition to strong world building and characters, Warriors also benefits from a great plot. Yet another fan, Rachael Walker, wrote: “It kept my interest because of the cats for sure, and also because of the action and I got invested in the characters and their arcs.”

Readers with fresh memory of the books will instantly connect with the prose, too, which is rich with sensory detail and really hooks into the idea of experiencing the world from the perspective of a cat, with no human interpretation to guide. April recalled understanding this perspective distinctly. “I didn’t realize what they called ‘monsters’ were actually cars when I read the first book, they described it in such a way that a human never would.”

With all of these strengths combined, it’s no surprise that Warriors also excels in themes. The books aren’t without continuity errors despite Holmes and the rest of the team’s best efforts, but it’s a small price to pay for such an enchanting world and story.

What Is The Warriors Legacy?

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While the franchise continues to grow strong, it’s impossible to say what the longer-term impact of Warriors will be. But already, its impact on publishing and aspiring writers is clear. In addition to Warriors, Seekers is another series by Erin Hunter . These books follow bears rather than cats and also have a dedicated following. Erin Hunter has also authored Survivors , about dogs. Beyond the imagined Erin Hunter, contributors to books “by” Hunter have gone on to find success with stories that are similar to Warriors, like Tui Sutherland’s Wings of Fire series, which focuses on dragons.

Without speaking to the authors directly, it’s difficult to say whether other books are inspired by Warriors, but it’s reasonable to imagine publishers are attracted to similar stories (the Seattle Public Library offers a list here ), and so they’re more and more present in libraries, bookstores, and children’s bookshelves.

Warriors didn’t start it all, of course. Prior to the series readers adored tales involving animals since the beginning of time. More recently, there was Brian Jacque’s immensely popular series. One member of a library staff, Brett Willis, commented: “I always wonder at if this is more or less the Redwall of the next generation (in spirit, I understand the Warrior Cats live in our world, not one peopled entirely by the anthropomorphic).” The Chronicles of Narnia also came up as a nod to the idea that talking animals are ever in style.

But perhaps most importantly is how Warriors engages and encourages its base audience. April wrote: “[It] was definitely one of the series that got me interested in storytelling and creating characters, which eventually led to me writing my own stories (and once, with a friend, a very humorous Warriors fan fiction).” The official Warriors website actively encourages fan participation, too. Site runners post challenges for the “CreatorClan” and provide a detailed family tree (spoilers abound; click at your own risk ) that can aid fans in creating the most in-canon fan responses possible, should they be inclined. One fan even attempted to produce their own animated series of Warriors.

And I think that’s the cat’s meow.

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Season series: Lakers lead 1-0

The Lakers come into this one after having won their final 3 before the All-Star break. Speaking of the break, F LeBron James apparently needs another day of vacation as he has been ruled out for this one. The Lakers won 145-144 in overtime in this building Jan. 27.

The Dubs won 6 of 7 before the stoppage as they really looked to have hit their stride. F Jonathan Kuminga has flashed All-Star potential with 18.9 PPG and 5.3 RPG in 9 games this month. G Stephen Curry went for 25+ in 6 of the last 8 games — including 41, 42 and 60 spots.

Lakers at Warriors odds

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  • Moneyline (ML) : Lakers +190 (bet $100 to win $190) | Warriors -250 (bet $250 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS) : Lakers +5.5 (-105) | Warriors -5.5 (-115)
  • Over/Under (O/U) : 242.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Lakers at Warriors key injuries

  • G Max Christie (ankle) questionable
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Lakers at Warriors and predictions

Warriors 121, Lakers 110

There’s no chance we’re dropping 2½ times our return on the Warriors here.

If you have BetMGM’s SGP Insurance token available, or even if you don’t, here’s a pretty conservative but viable parlay option. WARRIORS -4.5 + STEPHEN CURRY 20 POINTS + JONATHAN KUMINGA 12 POINTS (+100) .

If you’re curious, Kuminga has 12+ points in his last 18 games.

Against the spread

If you’re not interested in the above parlay and want to stick to the spread, you can do that as well. Aside from the early season loss, the Warriors beat the Lakers by 15 and 27 in the last 2 meetings at Chase.

Take the WARRIORS -5.5 (-115) .

This number stands out, and it went up a point in the process of writing this. In the last 10 matchups, this is the 2nd-highest total. Throw out the overtime game earlier this season, and the previous 2 matchups at Chase went for 227 each.

Take the UNDER 242.5 (-110) .

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ASUS Chromebook Plus CX3402CB Review

For many, Chromebooks are a low cost alternative to a full-featured Windows laptop or MacBook . As long as you have a steady Wi-Fi connection, the latest Chromebooks can handle most everyday tasks. Asus recently sent me the $440 Chromebook Plus CX3402 to review. Right out of the box, this laptop showed off high level of performance, with some features that were much more impressive than what a basic Chromebook offers, thanks to its  Chromebook Plus  configuration.

If you rely mostly on the cloud for computing and file storage, the Asus Chromebook Plus CX3402 is a versatile, well-made and easy-to-transport laptop with an impressive battery life. It's also being offered at an affordable price, which makes it a great value. But it may not be the ideal mobile solution for everybody. Keep reading to learn about my experience using this laptop over a two-week period and discover what I liked most and least.

Asus Chromebook Plus CX3402: At a glance

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Operating system : ChromeOS | Display size : 14-inch | Display resolution : 1,920 x 1,080 pixels | Display type : Backlit LED | Max. display brightness : 250 nits | Touchscreen : No |  Processor : Intel Core i3-1215U | GPU : Intel UHD Graphics | RAM : 8GB | Storage : 128GB | Battery life : Up to 10 hours | Wireless connectivity : Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3 | Cellular connectivity option : No |  Ports : 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1, 2x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2, 1x HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm audio jack | Webcam : 1080p FHD |  Size : 12.85 x 8.44 x 0.75 inches | Weight : 3.17 pounds | Stylus : No

There are decent Chromebooks starting at just $200, but for a respectable laptop that runs ChromeOS, I highly recommend a mid-priced option, like the Asus Chromebook Plus CX3402. You can find versions of it ranging from $440 to $600, depending on how much processing power and memory you want.

The Asus Chromebook Plus CX3402 offers a traditional laptop computer that's lightweight (just 3.17 pounds) and thin (0.75 inches). The 14-inch LED display offers 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution, although it's not a touchscreen, and its maximum brightness is just 250 nits. 

Thanks to the display's anti-glare coating, even in a well-lit room, everything on the screen appeared vibrant and detailed. Most appealing of all: You get advanced "Chromebook Plus" functionality in a mid-price range.

Between the laptop's multiple ports, integrated 1080p webcam, built-in stereo speakers and rather large touchpad, I found the CX3402 easily conquered all of the tasks you'd expect from a Chromebook, while providing crisp and smooth graphics, a high level of performance and excellent multitasking capabilities. 

While the entry-level configuration of this laptop offers only 128GB of internal storage, as a Chromebook, it relies heavily on cloud-based apps, services and file storage. 

It's a Chromebook, but with multiple configuration options

The most confusing thing about the Asus Chromebook Plus CX3402 is actually buying it. There are multiple configurations of this laptop that use the same model number, so pay attention to the processor, amount of RAM and storage options. 

This Chromebook comes with either an Intel Core i3-1215U or Intel Core i5-1235U processor. The Intel Core i3 processor offers a normal processing speed of 1.2GHZ (10M cache, up to 4.4GHz and six cores), while the Intel Core i5 offers a normal processing speed of 1.3GHz (12M cache, up to 4.4GHz and 10 cores). Both versions rely on integrated Intel UHD Graphics.

Based on where you buy this Chromebook, it will come with 8GB or 16GB of RAM and an SSD with either 128GB or 256GB for storage. Weirdly, each vendor we checked offered a different configuration for this laptop, without the ability to customize it at the time of purchase. If you head over to Asus' website , you'll see even more powerful configurations of this Chromebook.

Asus Chromebook Plus CX3402: First impressions

I immediately noticed its minimalistic, thin and lightweight design. I was up and running in less that five minutes. The computer walked me through the initial setup, step-by-step, requiring me to enter my Wi-Fi password and then sign into my already established Google account.

Preinstalled apps and services included everything Google has to offer, including Chrome, Gmail, Google Photos, Google Drive (via Files), Google Calendar, Google Keep, Google Contacts, GoogleTV, Google Maps, YouTube, Google Meet, Google Messages and easy access to the Google Play Store. This model also comes with all of the Google Workplace apps preinstalled. 

Even better: Once I signed into my Google account, all of my pre-existing data for these apps automatically got imported. I was also given the chance to pair my Android smartphone with the Chromebook.

I accessed the Google Play Store to install some of my favorite Android apps, including a few streaming video services. I then spent about 10 minutes tweaking some of the Settings options so the laptop would perform in a more custom way. Compared to other Chromebooks, MacBooks and Windows laptops I've tested, this model was the easiest and fastest to set up and customize. 

Asus Chromebook Plus CX3402: Who is it best for?

This model relies very heavily on cloud-based apps and storage, but some apps allow for offline functionality and local file storage. So it can be a versatile and useful mobile computing tool for someone who operates most often within range of decent Wi-Fi. But if you plan to use the computer off the grid, its functionality will be limited.

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It offers enough computing power to handle everyday cloud-based tasks and has no trouble running most Android apps, including games or apps for video or audio streaming. This makes this laptop a low-cost tool for high-school and college students, everyday computer users and even some professionals. But if you already rely on specific MacOS or Windows applications for school or work, and those aren't in the cloud, a Chromebook is probably not the right option for you. 

One other note: When I tried installing a few graphic-intensive games from the Google Play Store, including a "Call of Duty" and a "Grand Theft Auto" title, they were not compatible with this Chromebook. Many other games worked fine, however.

Asus Chromebook Plus CX3402: It flies through the cloud

One of the things that the CX3402 does exceptionally well is Google apps quickly and smoothly, Workspace apps, Microsoft 365 apps, music and video streaming apps and most Android apps. Even with just 128GB of storage, you can install a nice collection of apps and have them locally accessible, plus keep the data, files and photos you use the most both locally and in the cloud. But, if you plan to store a bunch of high-resolution video content locally, you'll wind up using up the internal storage very quickly.

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Thanks to its thin and lightweight design, the CX3402 is easy to carry around within a backpack or briefcase. While it's not waterproof (or water resistant) it does meet US MIL-STD 810H standards, so it can withstand minor drops or use in high or low temperatures.

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Even when the laptop is open, it has a relatively compact footprint, yet you get a full-size laptop keyboard layout with backlit chiclet keys that offer 1.4mm key travel and that make very little noise. (Although you do hear and feel each keypress, which makes fast touch typing easier and more accurate.) The touchpad below the keyboard is rather large (5.25 x 3 inches), which makes it easily accessible. You can adjust the touchpad's sensitivity within settings.

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On the right side, you'll discover two USB Type-A ports, one USB Type-C port, an HDMI port and a 3.5mm audio jack. The left side has one additional USB Type-C port and a very tiny LED power light. The CX2402 comes with an AC charger that has a 6.5 foot cable that plugs into one of the computer's USB Type-C ports.

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One feature I liked is that you can flip the screen 360 degrees to use it like a tablet, or adjust the screen so that the laptop takes on a tent-like shape. The CX3402's display can flip back 180 degrees, so it can even lie flat on a table. Asus promotes this feature has a handy tool for presentations, but I didn't find it very practical. When lying flat, the screen generated some glare from overhead lighting.

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After testing out many of the preinstalled Google apps (which included writing a portion of this review using Google Docs on the computer), streaming TV shows and movies via Netflix and Paramount+, streaming music from Spotify and playing a few games from the Google Play Store, I can say that the laptop handled all of these tasks extremely well. As with any laptop, the sound was much more enjoyable and authentic when I used wireless earbuds instead of the built-in speakers. 

Asus Chromebook Plus CX3402: Likes and dislikes

There's a lot to like about this Asus Chromebook that goes beyond its pricing and versatility. Here are the 10 of them.

10 things I like most about the Asus Chromebook Plus CX3402

  • The 14-inch LED display showcases detailed and smooth graphics and video, with accurate colors and a nice level of vibrancy.
  • From a size and weight perspective, it's easy to carry around and set up wherever you plan to use it.
  • Battery life is up to 10 hours, which I found to be consistent with what Asus promotes.
  • The Chromebook comes with an extensive selection of preinstalled Google apps and services, so, right out of the box, it can perform plenty of everyday computing tasks.
  • This is one of the easiest laptop computers to set up and customize.
  • The selection of apps available from the Google Play Store is huge, and there are plenty of free or low-cost cloud applications to handle work, school and entertainment tasks.
  • The CX3402 does a nice job with video streaming using GoogleTV, YouTube or any app from a steaming service you find via the Google Play Store.
  • The keyboard and touchpad make interacting with apps, as well as fast and accurate touch typing, very easy. Instead of traditional function keys along the top of the keyboard, you get 10 specialty keys, along with an Esc key and power button.
  • Because it's a Chromebook Plus, you get access to a wide range of features incorporated into ChromeOS and apps that use artificial intelligence in new and cool ways. Google plans to continue rolling out these AI-based features beyond 2024.
  • A wide range of integrated security and privacy features get automatically updated. You also get a free one-year subscription to the Google One service. (After which you can either cancel it or choose a plan that starts as low as $1.99/month.)  Google One includes unlimited access to a VPN and 100GB of cloud-based file storage. You also get access to extra features within Google Photos, as well as occasional free content from the Google Play Store (such as e-books, games, movies or apps you'd otherwise need to pay for).

Five things I don't like about the Asus Chromebook Plus CX3402

  • Like all Chromebooks, this one relies heavily on the internet. While it supports Wi-Fi 6, it does not support Wi-Fi 6E or Wi-Fi 7.
  • The maximum screen brightness is only 250 nits, which in an normally lit room or darker space is fine, but you will notice the lack of brightness outdoors or when playing some graphic-intensive games. By comparison, a MacBook Pro has a maximum brightness of 1,600 nits, while a Dell XPS 13 laptop that runs Windows has a maximum brightness of 500 nits.
  • Some games from the Google Play Store that were designed specifically for mobile devices would not install or run on this Chromebook.
  • There's no touchscreen on this model.
  • Since there's no microSD memory card slot, you're stuck with either 128GB or 256GB of local storage. It is possible, however, to connect a flash drive or external SSD via one of the Chromebook's USB ports.

Asus Chromebook Plus CX3402: Final thoughts...

The price of the Asus Chromebook Plus CX3402 is significantly less than any MacBook or most Windows laptops. For a device with the latest Chromebook Plus functionality, 256GB of storage, a 14-inch resolution display and an Intel Core i3 processor, it offers a really good value for the money. 

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