Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Author Tracker!

Another Author Tracker was sent out yesterday. You can read it below:

AuthorTracker :: Erin Hunter

Hi everyone,

The holidays are almost here, which means only one thing: 2009 is nearly over, and it's time to say goodbye to our Year of Facts. Thanks for putting up with me on my voyage of discovery through trivia. For the last fact of the year, I thought I'd give you a chance to guess what I found out. Just for fun, no prizes (seeing as I'll be giving you the answer later on). You can just feel unbearably smug if you get it right.

The following are types of what: hexagonal plate, capped column, stellar plate, neddle, spatial dendrite?

Answer at the bottom!

It's been a pretty good year to be one of the Erins: fabulous and FUN tour in April, watching Seekers get a firm pawhold on the bestseller lists, having my suspicions confirmed that Bluestar's Prophecy could be the best Warriors book ever. As always, it's been a pleasure and a privilege to work alongside Kate, Cherith, and Tui and see the storylines come to life in ways I barely dreamed of. For us, the best Christmas gift has to be the response to the first book of Omen of the Stars, The Fourth Apprentice. You have no idea how relieved we are when you like the beginning of a new series! Oh, and for those of you who are still wondering, the Twolegs camped near the beavers' dam are indeed wildlife scientists who recently re-introduced beavers to the area and have stayed on to record their progress. It's hard to convey that kind of detail when cats wouldn't have words for photographic equipment or laptops, so Canny Purrs to those of you who figured it out!

If you're positively aching for a new book before the end of the year, Power of Three Book Five: Long Shadows comes out in paperback on December 22nd. Perfect for very last minute gifts, or an extra treat for yourself under the tree.

For those looking to escape from festive mayhem for a moment or two (I know I need to take refuge from the jollity for a couple of hours every day), don't forget to bookmark the Warriors and Seekers Fanatic Challenge on the Official Message Boards. The Challenge Host is still posting a weekly trivial question about feral cats or wandering bears, and the first ten fans to reply directly to the posted question with the correct answer will receive an exclusive Avatar upgrade. For official rules, visit The Warriors and Seekers Fanatic Challenge forum post.

We'll be back in the New Year with an exclusive Seekers podcast from Cherith, a sneak peek at Seekers Book Four: The Last Wilderness, and the first details of the Spring Tour. See you then, and Happy Holidays!

With love and good wishes

Erin x

P.S. They are all structures of snowflake! How cool (literally) is that? :-)

Regular updates will be back after the Holidays, Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Fourth Apprentice - Theories

With the release of The Fourth Apprentice, Warriors fans have begun to cook up new and exciting theories and possibilities about the rest of the series...

Warning! Spoilers ahead!

Theory #1 - Forbidden Love?

Perhaps one of the most probable theories is the DovepawxTigerheart theory. During various points of The Fourth Apprentice possible hints are dropped.

On page 131 of The Fourth Apprentice, Tigerheart says to Dovepaw: "Don't worry, I'll protect you." Throughout the book he continues to tell Dovepaw he will keep her save. Dovepaw, however, does not return his feelings. She seems annoyed, claiming that she can protect herself.

Perhaps the largest hint is when the journeying cats are saying their farewells. Tigerheart's farewell towards Dovepaw is especially warm:
"With a sidelong glance at his Clanmates, Tigerheart bounded up to Dovepaw and rubbed his muzzle against hers. "I'll miss you," he whispered. "I'll see you at Gatherings, right?"
Dovepaw had just enough time to reply, "Yes, I'll miss you, too," Before Toadfoot beckoned the younger warrior away with a jerk of his head." - Page 288 of The Fourth Apprentice.

Hmm... more forbidden love?

Theory #2 - Leafpool's End?

Leafpool fans where disappointed in The Fourth Apprentice - Leafpool was little more then a side character, appearing only a handful of times in the entire book. This brought up the question - could the Erins be getting ready to permanently retire Leafpool?

Rumors have been flying around that Leafpool will die a heroic death in the next Warriors book, Fading Echoes. One of the most popular rumors is that Leafpool will die saving Icecloud - because she sees how much Lionblaze loved Icecloud.

Another possibiliy is that Breezepelt will murder Leafpool. In The Fourth Apprentice Breezepelt is furious about Jayfeather and Lionblaze being kits of Crowfeather and Leafpool. Breezepelt attempts to murder Poppyfrost during The Fourth Apprentice as a way to hurt Jayfeather. Perhaps Breezepelt would find that killing Leafpool would be a perfect way to truly hurt Lionblaze and Jayfeather?

Theory #3 - New Enemies?

In The Fourth Apprentice Honeyfern tells Jayfeather that the cats from The Place of No Stars are breaking through the barrier, and soon there will be an all out war between StarClan and the Dark Forest. Brokentail helped Breezepelt try to kill Jayfeather. It is suspected that Breezepelt is now on the Dark Forest's side.

Lionblaze becomes concerned when he sees Tigerheart fighting during the book. Lionblaze tells Jayfeather that Tigerheart was using a battle move Tigerstar had taught him. The two suspect that Tigerstar walks in Tigerheart's dreams.

It seems as if the cats of the Dark Forest are recruiting living allies. Who else will be drawn into the conflict? Theories have surfaced about Ivypaw being a recruit. This could be possible... Ivypaw isn't very happy in The Fourth Apprentice when Dovepaw is chosen to go on the journey to find the beavers. I would imagine that Ivypaw would be pretty jealous should she discover her sister's part in the prophecy...

Do you have any theories about the new series? Post here! More theories will be posted soon! Also keep a look out for Ravenpaw theories - to be posted soon!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Fourth Apprentice Spoilers!

As many of you know, Omen of the Stars #1, The Fourth Apprentice was released on the 24th of November. This book revealed to us the identity and ability of the final Prophecy cat.

Warning, Spoilers for The Fourth Apprentice!

"After the sharp-eyed jay and the roaring lion, peace will come on dove's gentle wing." Is the prophecy that Yellowfang sends to the last remaining cat of the prophecy. As many of you know, that cat is Dovepaw. Daughter of Whitewing and Birchfall, sibling to Ivypaw.

Dovekit and Ivykit become apprentices early in the book. Dovepaw's mentor being Lionblaze, and Ivypaw's being Cinderheart.

The book is set during a terrible drought that has plagued the cats of the Clans. The lake has dried up, becoming little more then a puddle that cats must soak moss in to bring water back to their Clan. Of all the Clans, RiverClan is doing the worst. Their main source of food, the fish, have died due to the drought. RiverClan is starving. 

At a Gathering, Leopardstar announces that RiverClan is laying claim to what remains of the lake, stating that prey is hard to come by for them. Leopardstar later sends out patrols to guard the little remaining water. No cat may fish, but the patrols grudgingly allow cats to bring back water for queens, kits and elders. When Rainstorm, a RiverClan tom, becomes stuck in the mud when confronting a ThunderClan patrol, the ThunderClan cats save him and take him to their camp for him to rest. A ThunderClan patrol is then selected to return Rainstorm home after he has rested. Without entering the camp, Dovepaw detects the presence of a severely sick cat in the camp.  She asks Lionblaze about this, to which he stares at her. The golden tom begins to have suspicions about Dovepaw being The One. His suspicions are confirmed when Dovepaw identifies the source of the drought - large brown animals (beavers) who are blocking one of the lake's main streams.

Her ability is super-enhanced scenes. She can smell, hear, feel and see things better then any other cat. This allows her to detect the presence of the beavers, who where a two day trek upstream from the Clans.

Lionblaze and Jayfeather then inform Dovepaw of the prophecy. Dovepaw is horrified, thinking her abilities are natural and that every-cat is like her. 

Lionblaze tells Firestar that the river could be blocked, thus keeping water from flowing into the lake. He does not tell Firestar of Dovepaw's abilities, however. Firestar agreed to the possibility and proposed an idea to the Clans at the next Gathering: Each Clan could send two members to down the dried up streambed to see if there was a blockage and to remove the possible blockage. Onestar and Blackstar hastily agree. Leopardstar was convinced it was a conspiracy to rid RiverClan of two strong warriors so the other Clans could swarm in and steal RiverClan's fish. Mistyfoot steps up and changes Leopardstar's answer to a yes. 

Two sunrises later, Lionblaze and Dovepaw of ThunderClan, Rippletail and Petalfur of RiverClan, Tigerheart and Toadfoot of ShadowClan, and Whitetail and Sedgewhisker of WindClan are selected to go. They head off on their journey to locate the blockage. After stumbling across three kittypets, Jigsaw, Seville and Snowdrop, the journeying Clan cats manage to locate the blockage... a huge dam built by the "big brown animals" (beavers) that Dovepaw detected. They come across a loner, Woody who warns them to stay away from the beavers. Without heeding his warning, the Clan cats attack the dam in an attempt to dismantle it to let the water through.

They are attacked by angry beavers who wound Rippletail fatally. The cats retreat and Rippletail dies hours later. The journeying cats come to a conclusion that they cannot destroy the dam by themselves. Lionblaze and Dovepaw seek out help from the three kittypets they encountered before, Jigsaw, Seville and Snowdrop. The three agree to help the Clan cats. Whitetail, Sedgewhisker and Woody create a distraction and white the remaining cats work on destroying the dam. Petalfur came up with the idea to destroy the dam by moving a log from the bottom of the structure. Together, the kittypets and Clan cats manage to shift the log. The dam fell to pieces and a massive wave swept the Clan cats away. Dovepaw saved Tigerheart from drowning before the group found dry land once more. While minor injuries where received, everyone was still alive. The cats returned to their territories, their mission accomplished. The stream was freed and water had slowly begun to fill the lake. 

Meanwhile, Jayfeather had problems of his own. Towards the end of the book, Poppyfrost, who was heavy with Berrynose's kits, snuck away to Moonpool in hopes of contacting Honeyfern. Poppyfrost had become depressed, thinking Berrynose still loved Honeyfern. Jayfeather tracked her down, but Breezepelt appeared and attacked the both of them. Another unknown non-Clan tom joins the fight, aiding Breezepelt. Honeyfern eventually entered the fight as well, and with her help Jayfeather was able to beat the unknown tom and Breezepelt. Honeyfern gives Jayfeather a message for Poppyfrost: Berrynose loved her and Honeyfern would watch over the two of them and their kits. Honeyfern also mentions a war approaching, one between StarClan and the Dark Forest. 

Later Poppyfrost gives birth to two kits, a tom and a she-cat. Jayfeather and Lionblaze see Tigerstar, Hawkfrost and Brokentail. (who was the unknown tom that aided Breezepelt in attacking Jayfeather.) The three Dark Forest cats where hungrily looking at Poppyfrost's kits. Heartbeats later they are gone.

Lionblaze then confesses to Jayfeather that Tigerstar once walked in his dreams. Jayfeather revealed to his brother about the war Honeyfern spoke of and the book is brought to a close.

I loved that book! It was worth the wait! Theories will be posted soon! What did you think of The Fourth Apprentice?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ravenpaw Manga + The Fourth Apprentice!

Its the 24th! The release date for two awesome new Warriors titles, Ravenpaw's Path #1 - Shattered Peace and Omen of the Stars #1 - The Fourth Apprentice!

The Fourth Apprentice continues the Power of Three saga with the introduction of the final prophecy cat--Dovekit! Secrets will be revealed, lives jeopardized and the balance of the Clans will be shifted. This is one book you do not want to miss! Spoilers will be posted soon!

Shattered Peace puts a beloved character, Ravenpaw, back in the spotlight. The former apprentice's life is about to be uprooted and things will never again be the same.

More theories and spoilers soon! Have you read the new Warriors titles yet? Post theories, spoilers and thoughts in the comments!


Friday, November 20, 2009


After surfing through 300+ comments, I must admit, I found some fascinating theories! Here are a few theories I found and my thoughts on them. Feel free to share your thoughts too in the comment section of this post! :)

The following content contains spoilers for Sunrise and possibly Omen of the Stars.

Theory #1 - A Dark Future?

I've heard a lot of speculation recently about Ivypaw. Vicky Holmes (One of the Erins) seems to be hinting on Ivypaw possibly playing a dark roll in the books. During a Wands and Worlds Author Chat, Vicky was asked "Will Ivykit be Evil?" To which the author replied:

"VickyHolmes(A): She'll be pretty miffed that her sister is getting all the attention, that's for sure!"

It has been confirmed that Dovepaw is the "fourth apprentice" and she will be the final cat in the "Power of Three" prophecy. Could it be possible that Ivypaw grows dark because of jealousy? This brings up the rumor - Will Ivypaw be jealous enough that she teams up with Hollyleaf?
Remember Ashfur betraying his Clan because of Squirrelflight? Perhaps Ivypaw will follow in his pawsteps?

This theory, of course, is dependent on whether or not Hollyleaf survived the tunnels. (I have a suspicion she did!) Even if Hollyleaf is indeed dead, Ivypaw could make a dark character, perhaps not a full fledged villain, but maybe a misunderstood cat who could cause some trouble...

Theory #2 - Love is in the Air?

I cannot resist commenting on this pair brought up by Brightstar. Lionblaze & Cinderheart? It could be a possibility.

Cinderheart is a reincarnation of Cinderpelt. It was revealed in an Author Chat that Cinderpelt was in love with Firestar. Hmmm... Could some of Cinderpelt's feelings be inside Cinderheart? Firestar might be too old for her, but Lionblaze is similar in appearance to ThunderClan's leader...

However, after scanning the Power of Three series for possible LionxCinder hints, I have come up empty handed - er empty pawed. It seems like the logical mate choices for Lionblaze are Heathertail or Icecloud. (Vicky has hinted towards LionxIce) Who knows, maybe the Erins will surprise LionxCinder fans in Omen of the Stars... Keep a sharp eye out for hints!

Theory #3 - Tricky Relations?

Warriors fans have seriously wondered the identity of Firestar's parents ever since the hint dropped in The Rise of Scourge when Quince, Scourge's mother, comments on how odd it was that none of her kits inherited their father's ginger coat. Later the Erins revealed that Scourge and Firestar where half-brothers.

With the release of Bluestar's Prophecy, another character was introduced - Jake. A plump ginger kittypet with a keen interest in the forest. This lead fans to the belief that Jake was the father to Firestar and Scourge.

Unfortunately no other information has been revealed, so for now, this is merely a theory. Hopefully the Erins will shed some light upon this mystery!

(Thanks, Dreamstar for bringing this to my attention!)

Theory #4 - A New Threat?

Okay, I really like this theory that Silverstar thought up. Very original, and possible - take a look:

"I wonder if Brokenstar had a mate before he became leader. Maybe he has kits somewhere. Possible new villains? Because they've exhausted the idea of Tigerstar's kits being evil. Both of Tigerstar's sons are evil. So maybe they'll make Brokenstar have a kit that is evil. Just maybe?"

What are your thoughts on this idea?

Only four days until the release of The Fourth Apprentice & Shattered Peace!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Fourth Apprentice Sneak Peek!

November 24th is just a few short days away...and that means... the long awaited release of the next book in the Warriors saga-- Omen of the Stars #1 - The Fourth Apprentice! Get a head start and check out the sneak peek! Read the first six chapters as you count down the days until the exciting release.

Take a look at ThunderClan's ranks... Leafpool is a warrior! This means Firestar did not exile her for having kits with Crowfeather! I didn't think he would--Firestar is too soft for that. Will Leafpool have the fierce determination to protect her Clan that a warrior needs? To me, she just doesn't seem like the kind of cat able to be a warrior, but perhaps she'll rise to the challenge. What are your thoughts on this?

Don't forget, a new manga is also released on the 24th-- Ravenpaw's Path # 1 - Shattered Peace.

Check out the awesome description!

"Ravenpaw has settled into life on the farm, away from the forest and Tigerstar's evil eye. He knows that leaving the warrior clans was the right choice, and he appreciates his quiet days and peaceful nights with his best friend, Barley. But when five rogue cats from Twolegplace come to the barn seeking shelter, Ravenpaw's new life is threatened. He and Barley must try to find a way to overpower the rogues—before they lose their home for good." --

I'm excited for these two releases! How about you?

Great StarClan + New Poll!

Great StarClan! Has it really been so long since my last post!? Eek! We really bad storms here, my Clan was flooded! It took a lot of work to get things back to the way they use to be. The prey is finally returning. The territory was under water for a long time, half a moon. Unfortunately my mentor was wounded when he got trapped under a floating tree. The medicine cat said his lungs had water in them... so I have a new mentor for now. She's different, but I like her. ^_^

Sorry, guys! Updates are back, hopefully weekly now!

I've found some interesting rumors going around that I will post soon. :)

Also there is a new poll up! Vote for your favorite Power of Three cat! Is your favorite cat not on the list? Post your favorite in the comments!


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bluestar's Prophecy!

Bluestar's Prophecy was released! Who's read it? Share your thoughts about the book here!

The book was suppose to be a good one--unfortunately I haven't been able to read it yet. :( So please let me know if it was good!

I do have a little bit of information for you--about Omen of the Stars. The third book is rumored to be called either Betrayal or Dark Betrayal. Hmm...more betrayal from the Clans? Share your thoughts!

More Warriors news...on the way!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


A new feature has been added to Sorrelpaw's Blog; the Cbox. Now you can chat with other Warriors fans! Check it out on the right of the blog, right under the poll.

Do you like this new feature? Do you have any suggestions? Post them here!


Browse Inside Bluestar's Prophecy...

You can now have a bigger glimpse of the soon to be released Bluestar's Prophecy!

Here is a snippet:

Bluestar skidded to a halt at the top of the slope; the stench of dogs hit her throat. Below, the ferns shok as dark shapes swarmed through the gully. Fireheart's orange pelt flashed like flame through the greenery. He was keeping a good distance between himself and the pack, but the lead dog was breaking away and closing fast on the ThunderClan deputy.

No! Not that one! You cannot use him as prey!

Bluestar flung hrself down the slope. Gulping air, muscles burning, she weaved around the trees, her paws skidding on the leafy forest floor. She hurtled through a swath of ferns, running blind as the leaves whipped her face. The gorge was close by. She coul hear the river crashing between the sheer gray walls. Would Fireheart really be able to lure the dog pack over the edge? What if the pack's leader caught him first?

She erupted from the bracken and scrabbled to a stop in the clearing at the edge of the cliff. Leaves sprayed into the chasm as her paws slipped and slid.

Oh, StarClan, no!

Fireheart was dangling from the glistening jaws of a huge dog. The ThunderClan deputy struggled, spitting with fury.

The dog shook him, its eyes shining with triumph, but its clumsy paws were skittering dangerously close to the edge of the gorge. "I will not let you destroy my Clan!" Bluestar roared. She flung herself at Fireheart's tormenter, slamming headfirst into its flank...

Enjoy! Don't forget, Bluestar's Prophecy is released in the on July 28th!

Chinese Twilight

The Chinese version of Warriors: Twilight has been released! You can view it on the left of this post. (Click for larger version) It features Crowfeather in the center. Midnight is also visible on the lower corner of the book.

Hmm...Crowfeather looks a little skinnier then I envisioned him. What do you think of the Chinese Twilight?

If you squint closely you can see a dark tabby with amber eyes at the top of the book. Could it be Brambleclaw?

What do you think of this Chinese book?


Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Much speculation is going on about Leafpool's fate after Sunrise. Will her secret tear her away from ThunderClan? Perhaps she'll seek refuge in WindClan? Will the ThunderClan be forgiving? Or maybe life will be too much for her and she'll make the ultimate sacrifice...
Only time will tell.

Vicky (a member of the Erin Hunter crew) has stated that Leafpool will be a main character during the Omen of the Stars series. So far, that's been one of our only hints of what may be to come.

My thoughts are that Leafpool will attempt to leave ThunderClan, but, like Greystripe, she will return after descovering that ThunderClan is the only place that really accepts her. After all...she is suppose to be a main character during Omen of the Stars. Wouldn't that mean she needed to be in a Clan?

What are your thoughts? Do you think Leafpool will remain part of ThunderClan?


Friday, July 3, 2009


First off, I'd like to apologize for my lack of blogging. Its been a busy green-leaf for ThunderClan, and my mentor trying to fit all the training he can into my day.

So, I've been having trouble reading all the comments left for me by thoughtful Warriors-fans. I'm most sorry, I enjoy reading each and every comment, but with my mentor giving me extra training, its been hard to find time to go through the comments.

I was thinking, if you would like to say something to me, please post it in reply to this post, so everything is in one little place. I promise, I will read anything you post. So get posting! Theories, thoughts, just random comments-- I'll read it all!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Author Chat

The latest Author Chat at Wands and Worlds with the Erins had some surprising information! Vicky gave up a large chunk of secrets that I'll share with you today. In this post you'll find exciting information about...
The fate of RiverClan
The Fourth Apprentice
Warrior names

Warning! This post contains spoilers for Sunrise!!

The Names:
Lets start with the revealed names. Vicky has said that Icepaw and Foxpaw will be known as...Icecloud and Foxleap when they become warriors!
Tigerpaw, Tawnypelt's kit, will be known as Tigerheart!

Fate of RiverClan:
Vicky has said that there will be changes in RiverClan. Leopardstar will loose her last life and go to StarClan. Mistyfoot will become the new leader. Also, Reedwhisker was said to be Mistyfoot's son. He will become deputy once Mistyfoot becomes leader. When can you expect this change? Omen of the Stars, book two, Fading Echoes.

RiverClan will also be having problems with a new enemy, beavers. The beavers seek to build dams which will affect RiverClan's fish supply. The beaver dams will also drain the lake! This is said to happen in Omen of the Stars, book one, The Fourth Apprentice.

Ivypaw and Dovepaw:
The fourth apprentice is now known. It will be...Dovepaw. Dovepaw is the fourth apprentice with mythical powers. Vicky has said that Ivypaw will not be pleased at all the attention that Dovepaw is receiving...

The Omen of the Stars series will be from Lionblaze, Jayfeather, Dovepaw AND Ivypaw's point of views.

Though no new information was stated about Hollyleaf, Vicky didn't directly say she was dead. Hmmm...possibilities....

Okay, this one is just plain odd and unexpected. Leopardstar sided with Tigerstar because she loved him.

There you have it! Spoilers from Vicky's Wands and Worlds chat.
I have a great theory about Ashfur...I'll be posting it soon.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


First off, I'd like to thank Silverstar for her lovely True Warrior Cats Fan award!

Click to enlarge...
Thanks, Silverstar! :)

Second, I'm going to start featuring Warriors Fan Fictions here on Sorrelpaw's Blog. For those of you who don't know, Fan Fictions are basically Warriors stories written by fans.

This week I'm featuring my own Fan Fiction, Crashed. Its a short fictional story I wrote about what I think could have happened when Brightpaw was attacked by dogs. It features the Brightpaw x Cloudtail pairing and a tiny bit of Swiftpaw x Brightpaw. Note, this story is rated T for minor use of gore.

Do you have a favorite Fan Fiction? Or do you have a Fan Fiction you wrote yourself? Post it here and it may be featured on Sorrelpaw's Blog!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Huge Family Tree?

Warning, Spoilers for Sunrise...

Pinestar...a lot of people are curious about this little-known leader who lead ThunderClan before Sunstar. Pinestar had three kits, Tigerkit (Tigerclaw) and two unknown ones. Recently, Ryan had an interesting theory concerning Pinestar:

"What if Pinestar was Firestars father. It would explain why he felt drawn to the forest but of course thats just a theory."

Wow...that would mean Firestar, Scourge and Tigerstar are half-brothers. That would be an interesting twist! But...there is a rather large hole in this theory. Cinderpelt's prophecy. Remember how she saw tiger in fire? It meant the kin of Firestar and Tigerstar would be strong enough to rule the forest. (this was then followed by the three kin of your kin prophecy.) That would kind of be a mess...don't you think?

Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw would be related. Ew? That wouldn't really matter much though since Crowfeather and Leafpool are the parents of Jay, Lion and Holly.

It would be cool if Firestar and Tigerstar were half-brothers but I doubt it. :( However, you never know with the Erins! Ryan, you may see this theory come true one day. Keep a close eye on the upcoming books, perhaps the Erins will let something slip!

Keep up those awesome theories!

Ivypaw or Dovepaw?

For a long while have we been wondering who the Fourth Apprentice might be. Evidence supports the two siblings, Ivypaw and Dovepaw more then it does Breezepelt. (I believe the Erins even denied that Breezepelt was the Fourth Apprentice.) Which of the two is the apprentice with amazing abilities unmatched by any other?

Mistypelt discovered the cat on Fading Echoes is meant to be Ivypaw. However, the cat on the Fourth Apprentice is meant to be Dovepaw. So equally matched? Perhaps... It could mean the first book centers on Dovepaw--who may be the Fourth Apprentice. Then again, it could also mean Dovepaw dies allowing Ivypaw to unlock great power.

My theory is this... Ivypaw is named after Vicky's niece, Ivy. Vicky wouldn't want to kill of her niece's own character, would she? Maybe Ivypaw is to be the Fourth Apprentice...

Or...perhaps Dovepaw is the Fourth Apprentice and Ivypaw is her loyal sister who supports her all the way. (thats a bit boring though, don't you think?)

Keep those theories coming! Perhaps we can guess what happens before the actual book comes out!
Take a look at the updated Fourth Apprentice cover I found. It now has text on it. "Adventure Game & Full-Color Map Inside!"

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Greetings, Warrior lovers! Have you read Code of the Clans yet? Yes? No? If you haven't don't worry--I haven't read the whole thing yet either! I have, however, read select stories from inside.

Mistypelt brought up an excellent thought about Pinestar, the apparent leader of ThunderClan before Bluestar.

Warning, Spoilers for Code of the Clans!

Mistypelt's thought:
NO! Something isn't right!!! While some one at wands and worlds was saying that he/she loved Code of the Clans, he/she mentioned that he/she loved the story "Pinestar's Secret" - I love reading about the ThunderClan right before Firestar came into the picture. " But it was Sunstar then Bluestar then Firstar. There was no time for Pinestar!!! Any theories??????

Time error! How could Pinestar possibly have exhausted all his nine lives in time for Sunfall to become Sunstar and for Bluefur to become Bluestar? The answer is this: Pinestar... became a kittypet. Yes! Pinestar the leader of ThunderClan became a kittypet! It worked out like this:

Pinestar, Sunstar (dead), Bluestar (dead), Firestar.

Want to know something else? Pinestar is Tigerstar's father. Eek. No wonder Tigerstar despised kittypets, his own father had one of the best positions in the forest then... just left it all.

Did you know Tigerstar and Spottedleaf are related? They both came from Cloudstar's line. Interesting, isn't it?


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tadpole's Death

With the release of Return to the Clans the Tadpole mystery has been solved. I got to flick briefly through the manga and when doing so, I discovered why Tadpole was only mentioned a few times...

Warning! Spoilers for Return to the Clans!!

Sasha tells her kits about her past two-leg owner, Ken. Hawk, Moth and Tadpole decide to try to find Ken to make their mother happy. What they don't know is that Ken had grown very old and gone to a nursing home, far, far away. (That is why Sasha became a loner--originally she was a kittypet.)

When Sasha goes out to hunt, the kits wander off and find BloodClan warriors. They run away and discover an abandoned two-leg nest. The kits then go inside the open basement window but accidentally seal themselves in. A pipe in the basement bursts and water begins to fill the basement.

Sasha, meanwhile, has returned to find her beloved kits missing. At once she begins a search for them. She encounters the same BloodClan warriors that her kits do. She manages to find the basement and rescue Hawk and Moth, but little Tadpole drowns.

The same night, Sasha dreams of Tigerstar. She asks him if Tadpole is with him. Tigerstar says no, but he tells Sasha that Tadpole is safe. This must mean Tadpole went to StarClan.

In the end, Sasha takes her kits to RiverClan then decides that Clan life is not for her. She leaves, though her kits stay.

And that is what happened to Tadpole. The poor little kit. :(
One last thing...Russetfur knows who Hawk and Moth's father is...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Three New Warriors Titles!

Two new Warrior Cat books are to be released sometime in 2010. The books are titled: Allegiances of the Clans and Battles of the Clans. Not much is known about either other then the fact that they are akin to the books Cats of the Clans, Secrets of the Clans and the newly released Code of the Clans.

Allegiances of the Clans will focus on 'relationships' of the Clans. (does this mean alliances of the Clans or cats making up the Clans though?) I'm thinking it will be alliances and partnerships with other clans because Cats of the Clans covered the cats making up each Clan. Unless Erin Hunter wanted to brush over some more cats? What do you think?

Battles of the Clans will obviously focus on past battles. Perhaps old battles will be featured in this book, like fights over Sunningrocks from the old forest. Maybe some ThunderClan ShadowClan clashes?

Code of the Clans is about how each part of the Warrior Code came to be. Not to be confused with Secrets of the Clans.

So there you have it. Code of the Clans was released today (June 9th) and the other two titles will be out sometime in 2010.

As always, I'll keep you updated with all the latest details.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Almost 3,000 visits!

Sorrelpaw's Blog is nearing its 3,000th visit! I'm glad this blog has been so popular! What are your thoughts on Sorrelpaw's Blog? Do you like it? Does it need some things changed? Would you like to see different things on here? Would an forum be fun to have on here? Let me know! :)

Also check out the counter on the right side of the blog. I've changed it so everyone can see how many visits this blog has received.

Thanks everyone for making this such an awesome blog!


Don't Forget!

Tomorrow, June 9th, two awesome Warriors titles will be released! First, the final book in the Tigerstar and Sasha series, Return to the Clans manga will be the conclusion in Sasha's saga. In this manga we'll learn why Sasha decided to give her kits up, sending them to the safety of RiverClan. Did Tadpole, Sasha's third kit, die persuading the queen to give her kits to RiverClan? Or did something else happen? Anxious fans will soon find out.

And the second Warriors book will be none other than...Code of the Clans! Have you ever wondered why the Warrior Code is the way it is? This book will describe how the code came to be! It will also give readers a glimpse on why Tigerclaw burns with his deadly ambition.

I probably won't be able to get my paws on the books the day they come out, so let me know how they are!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Chinese ThunderClan

I've found pictures of Chinese Warrior cats! I personally love how the Chinese portray the Warriors. Hopefully you do too! Without further delay, please let me introduce you to the Chinese Warriors of ThunderClan!!

Strong and Noble Leader of ThunderClan...The first cat on the left is none other than...Bluestar! She's very different from the Bluestar pictured on Bluestar's Prophecy! The Chinese have given her a soft-silvery coat, splotched with white and highlighted with black. The swirls above her eyes make her look very mystic.

Fire Alone Will Save Our Clan...Okay, I bet you all know who this next one is. Fireheart! His signature flame-colored has tabby markings. He looks pretty much the same as he did in the American Books.

If It Shares Fireheart's Blood, It'll Make a Good Warrior... This next one is hard to guess. Its...Graystripe! He looks very different from his American Counterpart! This Chinese Graystripe sports a blue-gray fluffy pelt with tabby markings and yellow eyes. White splotches decorate his fur as well.

So there you have it, Chinese ThunderClan!
Do the Chinese Warriors look different then you where expecting? Do you like their looks?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bluestar's Prophecy!

The time is looming ever closer for the second Super Edition, Bluestar's Prophecy, to be released. July 28th is when fans will finally be able to read this awesome book. (only a month away!!)

Have you noticed the little "Exclusive Manga Adventure Inside" button on the cover? This means that not only will Bluestar's Prophecy contain an glimpse of Bluestar's life, but it will also contain a manga! Cool! I wonder who its about? Perhaps it a Into the Wild manga? Who knows! That little button wasn't there before though. Hm...a last minute manga added?

I've seen a comment speculating that Leopardkit may turn out to be Leopardstar of RiverClan. ThunderClan and RiverClan do seem to have a habit of breaking the Warrior Code. (BluexOak, GrayxSilver...) And the two Clans seem to be friendlier with each other. So did Leopardkit grow up to be Leopardfur then leave for RiverClan? Possibly. We'll have to wait and find out. It would be an interesting twist if Leopardkit was Leopardstar, wouldn't it?

Are you looking foward to Bluestar's Prophecy? I am! Don't forget to check out the sneak peeks from Bluestar's Prophecy, available on my blog.

Check out this awesome picture! It portrays Bluestar perfectly!
Doesn't she look so regal and majestic?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bluestar's Prophecy Sneak Peek CONTINUED!

Thanks to the awesome people at Warriors Wish, the final part of the sneak peak has been located! You can view the first part here.

Here's the continuation:

Leopardkit scampered after her brother, swiping playfully at his tail. Her black coat shone in the sunshine. She stopped and stared in delight when she saw Bluekit and Snowkit. “You’ve opened your eyes!”
Bluekit licked her chest, trying to smooth down her fluffy fur and wishing her pelt was as sleek as theirs.
“We can show you around,” Leopardkit mewed excitedly.
Snowkit bounced around the older kit. “Yes, please!”
Bluekit flicked her tail crossly. She didn’t want to be shown her territory. She wanted to explore it for herself! But Leopardkit was already trotting toward the wide patch of ferns near the gorse barrier. “This is the apprentice den,” she called over her shoulder. “We’ll be sleeping there in a moon.”
Snowkit raced after her.
“Are you coming?” Patchkit nudged Bluekit.
Bluekit was gazing back at the nursery. “Won’t you miss your old nest?” She felt a sudden flicker of anxiety. She liked sleeping next to Moonflower.
“I can’t wait to move into my new den!” Patchkit yowled as he darted toward the apprentices’ den. “It’ll be great to be able to talk without Swiftbreeze telling us to be quiet and go to sleep.”
As Bluekit hurried after him, the ferns trembled and a tortoiseshell face poked out between the green fronds.
“Once you start your training,” yawned the sleepy-looking apprentice, ‘you’ll be glad to get some sleep.”
“Hello, Dapplepaw!” Patchkit skittered to a halt outside the den as the tortoiseshell she-cat stretched, half in, half out of the bush.
Bluekit stared at her pelt, thick and shiny, the muscles on her shoulders rippling as she sprang from the ferns and landed beside Patchkit. Suddenly her denmate didn’t seem so big after all.
“We’re showing Bluekit and Snowkit around the camp,” Leopardkit announced. “It’s their first time out.”
“Don’t forget to show them the dirtplace,” Dapplepaw joked. “Whitepaw was complaining about cleaning out the nursery only this morning. The place has been filled with kits for moons, and there are more on the way.”
Bluekit lifted her chin. “Snowkit and I can keep our nest clean now,” she declared.
Dapplepaw’s whiskers quivered. “I’ll tell Whitepaw when she gets back from hunting. I’m sure she’ll be delighted to hear it.”
Was she teasing? Bluekit narrowed her eyes.
“I can’t wait to go hunting!” Patchkit dropped into a crouch, his tail weaving like a snake.
Quick as the wind, Dapplepaw pinned it down with her paw. “Don’t forget to keep your tail still or the prey will hear you swishing up the leaves.”
Patchkit pulled his tail free and straightened it out, flattening it to the ground.
Snowkit stifled a purr. “It sticks out like a twig,” she whispered in Bluekit’s ear.
Bluekit was watching too intently to reply. She studied how Patchkit had pressed his chest to the ground, how he’d unsheathed his claws and tucked his hind paws right under his body. I’m going to be the best hunter ThunderClan has ever seen, she vowed.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009


"You cannot live with a paw in each world."
(To Rusty, Into the Wild, by Erin Hunter)

I love that quote! It was really the turning point, when Rusty became Firepaw. Since then Firepaw has become a beloved character in the Warriors series.

Though...I can't help thinking...I liked Firestar better when he was Firepaw. I've noticed that Firestar's personality has changed throughout the books, warping and becoming softer. He is more trusting. No one opposes him.

I miss the days when Longtail was critical of the newly named Firestar.

What do you think?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Upcoming book theories!

Everyone loves a good theory. Earlier this month I posted a theory about Tadpole. This theory brushed on the speculation that the Erins may kill Sasha's third kit, Tadpole to make the queen seek shelter for her kits in the Clans.

If you've read the latest Author Tracker email then you may have noticed the line where the Erins mention "When a tragic accident forces Sasha to make a heartbreaking decision about the future of her kits -- but will the Clans accept them if they know who the father was?" Does this mean the "tragic accident" is Tadpole's death?

If so, how does Tadpole die? Will the harsh leaf-bare finish him off? Will the lack of food starve him like when Birchfall's siblings starved from the lack of prey in the old forest? Maybe some carnivorous animal eats poor little Tadpole... Maybe the little kit goes missing?

Any way it happens, it seems like Tadpole will become the deciding factor with Sasha.

Theories, anyone?

New Author Tracker [Warriors related!]

Another new Author Tracker email has been sent out, this time it has some Warriors content!

Here it is:

Hi everyone,

I'm back! Yes, one more tour survived, a few thousand more books signed (truly, is there a copy of Sunrise that doesn't have my small purple handwriting inside? :) ), and several dozen delicious home-baked cookies consumed in hotel rooms across the country. Huge, huge thank yous to everyone who turned out for an event! Each event has its own wonderfully unique atmosphere and volume level: Books & Books in Miami was serene and full of interesting questions (and some very useful information about the difference between the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, which is something I've wondered about for quite a while); Barnes & Noble in Frisco, TX, was packed to the rafters but managed to produce the most orderly large-scale signing line I've ever seen; and the crowd at Naperville, IL, left my ears ringing all night with their cheers and hoots when I first appeared. You're all really rather fabulous, did you know?

If you would like to catch up with my latest adventures on tour, or came to an event and want to find out if you earned a Special Purr, check out my diary at I post daily blogs on all my tours, so you don't need to feel like you're missing out on the cat-and bear-themed mayhem if I don't come close enough to meet you in person.

Do you have your copy of Seekers #3: Smoke Mountain yet? It launched on May 12th, and should be available in bookstores near you NOW. I really can't believe we're halfway through the series already! Actually, I can, because we're working on Seekers #5: Fire in the Sky at the moment, but it still seems not so long ago that we first started talking about branching away from cats. In Smoke Mountain, Toklo, Kallik, Lusa, and Ujurak set out on the first part of their shared journey and find themselves on the very same route that a dying bear warned them not to take – through mountains echoing with legends of bear-eating giants and fire beneath the ground. Well, you didn't think I was going to make it easy for them, did you? :)

The next two Warriors titles come out early in June, so there's not long to wait for all of you who've already finished Sunrise (and by the third day of my tour, that seemed to be about 50% of the crowd!). The new Special Edition, Code of the Clans, reveals how each part of the warrior code came to be, with glimpses of life before the first series in all FIVE of the Clans. We love visiting Warriors prehistory and creating a back story for the modern Clans we know so very well, not least because it allows us to make the world of the cats even more complex and closely woven. If you read Code very closely, you'll even find out what made Tigerstar burn with deadly ambition (and there will be more about that in Bluestar’s Prophecy which launches later this summer).

June also sees the arrival of the final part of the Tigerstar and Sasha's manga trilogy. When a tragic accident forces Sasha to make a heartbreaking decision about the future of her kits – but will the Clans accept them if they know who their father was?

Summer is a'comin', which can mean only one thing: not pool parties or barbecues, but the return of Reading Warriors! You can find all the details at the official website, including how to sign up to log your progress from kit to medicine cat or even leader, and lots of ideas about helping your local community, from reading aloud to young children to tidying an elderly person’s backyard. The more books you read, the faster you'll progress through the ranks.

And there's more! The websites are bonus-tastic this month, with new downloadables and an Adventure Pack Sweepstakes on the Seekers mini website,, and a brand new, fully interactive online game: the Warrior Cats Hunting Game on Now is your chance to put into practice everything you’ve learned from reading about the Clan cats stalking through trees, flicking fish out of the river, chasing rabbits across the moor, and springing from the shadows onto a helpless piece of future fresh-kill. Choose your warrior, then hunt prey in the four different territories to feed your fellow warriors.

So much to do, so much to talk about, there is hardly time for a Fact of the Month. But it's a good one…. Did you know that the only two living creatures that can develop leprosy are humans and armadillos? I'm not sure why I find that fact so utterly fascinating, but I've been storing it up for ages, waiting for the Big Reveal so you can share my enthusiasm. Hmmm, maybe just me, then...?

Take care, enjoy the last days of the school year, and remember that reading outside in the fresh air almost counts as exercise. :)

With love and good wishes,
Erin x

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Author Chat Soon!

Kate (an Erin) has announced that there will be an author chat at wands and worlds soon! The members of Erin Hunter will be answering questions from readers! What questions do you want answered? Who's the Fourth Apprentice? Will Breezepaw have anything to do with the prophecy? What are the plans for Dovekit and Ivykit?

Hmm...I'll be sure to keep you updated with all the details!

On another note, the Erins reviled something very interesting...Ivykit is named after Vicky's niece, Ivy. So does that mean that Ivykit will be a main character since she's based one someone? After all, it wouldn't be very nice to kill off your niece's character. o.o

Who knows what the Erins have in store for us!


Monday, May 18, 2009

Warriors Cards Pics

Here it is, the picture of the Chinese Warriors card game. You can see fuzzy images of the other cards as well!

Click to enlarge the picture!

Chinese Trading Cards

For the die hard Warriors fan (that's all of us, right?) the Chinese have created a Warrior Cats Card Game. Yes, you read right, you can collect (foreign) Warrior Cats Trading Cards. Cool!

I'll post some pictures of the cards next. Pretty cool, right? If you buy a chinese Warrior Cat book, sometimes trading cards come with it.

The most of the cats look waaaaaaaaay different from the American/Canadian versions, though Brambleclaw looks pretty much the same. On the right you can see several cats from the Clans, Firestar, (ginger tom) Brambleclaw, (solid brown tabby with green eyes, next to Firestar on bottom) and Greystripe (fluffy grey cat besides Brambleclaw with yellow eyes, short ears and white chest.) are among the cats on the front of the trading card pack.

Pictures coming next!


Friday, May 15, 2009

Modern SkyClan Super Edition

Another upcoming release in the Warriors Saga is the Modern SkyClan Super Edition. As the name states, it will focus on SkyClan and what has happened since Firestar left SkyClan in Leafstar's care. Unfortunately it comes out sometime in 2010. Yes, an entire year away! Since the release is so far off, no details or cover art have been released yet.

I don't think I can wait that long! SkyClan has become one of my favorite Clans. I absolutely loved how they got started, and I think they have so much potential. I bet the Clan has grown considerably, but have they stuck to the Warrior Code? Have they modified the Warrior Code to meet their own needs? How have they been coping since Firestar left? These are just some of the questions that have me wishing I could get my paws on this book!

I'll keep you updated!

New AuthorTracker!

The latest AuthorTracker email has been sent out! Unfortunately it has nothing to do with Warriors. :( I thought I'd post it anyways though, for those Seekers fans.

Seekers #3: Smoke Mountain

"The Last Great Wilderness . . .

There is a place where bears can live in peace, where there is sea-ice all year, where the forests are full of prey, where flat-faces never go. Polar bears Kallik and Taqqiq, black bear Lusa, grizzly Toklo, and the shape-shifting cub Ujurak believe that this fabled bear paradise must be the destination of their quest. But the path they follow is dangerous.

The burning Smoke Mountains are more treacherous than anything the bears have faced before, and tensions run high as they encounter obstacle after obstacle. A rushing river and hostile flat-faces separate them from their goal, and a bear is pushed to the brink of death. Signs and omens point in different directions, and the bears, though traveling together, must each follow his or her own star . . . causing one bear to leave the group forever.

But as the others travel on, they soon learn that it will take all their strength and determination to reach their destination. And, if they reach it at last, they may learn that what they thought was their quest's end is in fact a new beginning. . . . "

If you where hoping for a Warriors post, worry not! I'll do a Warriors post as well. Unfortunately there has been little news in the Warriors world. :(


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sorrelpaw's Blog has 1,000 visits!

Sorrelpaw's Blog has reached it's 1,000th unique hit! (that means 1,000 different people have visited this blog!) Thanks for making this blog so popular! I hope I can continue to bring you the latest Warrior Cat updates, theories, quotes, pictures and more!


Jaypaw Quote

Perhaps one of my favorite Jaypaw quotes was from The Sight when Jaypaw met Yellowfang in his dreams.

"And who decides what I should and should not hear?"
Jaypaw, The Sight, page 272.

I guess I like this quote so much because it show's Jaypaw's temper and disregard for formalities. Jaypaw has earned his place among my favorite cats, with his prickly temper and Crowfeather-like personality.

What do you think of Jaypaw? Is he one of your favorites or are you driven to insanity by his personality?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Warriors Movie?

Perhaps you have heard the rumors floating around about there being a Warrior Cats movie. Maybe you've also heard the rumor that Zac Efron was cast as Firestar...but are these rumors true? Or are they false? I'm here to answer some questions about the "Warriors movie."

Now I'll admit now, I don't know everything about the "Warriors movie." But I have heard bits and pieces which I'll share with you.

First off, the rumor about a Warriors movie is...TRUE! Barely though. The Erins are talking with major movie producers, but nothing is solid or confirmed yet. The talk may end with a movie, or it could end with the movie studio saying "Well, its a great book...but we really don't want to make it a movie now."

According to Wands and Worlds, Vicky is writing an EARLY stage of the script, but they are still a long ways off from casting, or even confirming the movie. The script is most likely for the studio to decide if they really want to create a movie about Warrior Cats.

If the studio does begin work on the movie, don't hold your breath! It could be two years before the movie hits big screens. :(

Secondly, the rumor that Zac Efron will be playing Firestar is...100% FALSE! The movie hasn't even been casted yet.

So there MAY be a Warriors movie, but don't expect Zac Efron to be in it!
Hope this answers some questions!

What are your thoughts?

Monday, May 11, 2009

More Omen of the Stars Theories

Warning, Spoilers for Sunrise!

I just had a theory idea! In an author chat, Vicky (one of the Erins,) said that there would soon be an evil female character. When Hollyleaf turned bad, fans assumed that this was the female evil cat that Vicky was talking about. But there have been theories surfacing that either Ivykit or Dovekit could turn evil or twisted.

The description of The Fourth Apprentice states, "Soon one sister will have an ominous dream-and will soon realize she has mythical skills unmatched by any other cat." [About Ivykit and Dovekit]

Hmm...sounds like one sister will be getting magical skills possessed by the 'Three.' Could the other sister become jealous and follow Hollyleaf's footsteps? (Pawsteps?) Could the same ungifted sister choose to follow Tigerstar? After all, its been ages since we've had a real 'villain.'

Perhaps the other sister dies, releasing the full potential of the gifted sister's abilities. Maybe the ungifted sister is meant to be another Feathertail.

It seems unlikely that Erin will just let that other ungifted sister fade into the background. I think that there will be as much focus on the gifted sister as well as the ungifted sister.

What are YOUR thoughts?


There have been some changes to the blog, layout wise. There is a new banner and the poll has a new color. What do you think?

More Warriors Posts are on the way!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Code of the Clans

Warriors Code of the Clans is a brand-new Warriors book coming out on June 9th, o9.

This new book will tell the previously untold stories of the past... Questions will be answered, stories will be told and secrets will be reviled!

On the cover, you can see the leaders of all four Clans, Blackstar, (white tom with black paws) Firestar, (Ginger tom), Tallstar, (black-and-white tom) and Leopardstar. (Spotted gold-and-white she-cat)

Unfortunately not many details about this book have be released...It looks like it will be telling stories of when the Clans lived in the forest, since Tallstar is present and Onestar is not.

If you look closely, you can see that Tallstar's eye color is wrong. In the books, Tallstar is described as a black and white tom with amber eyes. This cover depicts him with greenish fact all the leaders (except for Firestar) have the wrong color eyes. They are described in the books as having amber eyes. yet their eyes are green or blue. Hmmm....

Blackstar almost looks like Cloudtail. He's so cute and cuddly looking! ^.^


Tadpole Theory...

There have been a lot of speculations lately about Tadpole, the sibling of Hawkfrost and Mothwing, kit of Tigerstar. We all know that Tadpole never joined the Clans, nor was he ever mentioned in the Warriors books. In fact, the Sasha manga series was the first we'd ever heard of him. Imagine, another Tigerstar kit floating around all this time...

Perhaps the most logical theory is that Tadpole died, persuading Sasha to take her remaining kits, Hawk and Moth, to the Clans for shelter. This would make sense. Sasha is a some-what stubborn cat and the death of one of her kits would surely persuade her to bring the others to the safety of RiverClan. (RiverClan is farthest from ShadowClan. Maybe Sasha thought her kits would be safer there.)

Another popular theory is that Tadpole went to live with Sasha, and we haven't seen the last of him yet. Maybe Tigerstar haunts his dreams. Or maybe Tigerstar doesn't even know Tadpole exists. If so then a plot must be brewing. Maybe Tadpole will return to the Clans and seal up Tigerstar for good. Or maybe...Tadpole is the new enemy...

Erin Hunter has us on the edge of our seats waiting for the next book.
What are YOUR theories?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Jayfeather Pictures!

I saw this picture the other day and thought it looked a lot like Jayfeather. What do you think?

I love this cat's eyes. They are a beautiful soft sky-blue, and the grey tabby pelt of this cat really complements the eyes.

Do you have any favorite pictures of the Warrior Cats?
Also, Warrior Cats news has been very slow lately. Not many new developments are happening...I think the Erins are up to something!

Rising Storm Chinese Edition!

Since we all agree that Chinese Warrior Cats are very cute, here is another Chinese Warriors book cover. This cover is of the book, Rising Storm.

In the distance you can see flames engulfing ThunderClan camp, while the ThunderClan cats watch helplessly from RiverClan territory. You can see Bluestar, (blue cat) Fireheart (plump ginger tabby) and Greystripe. (grey tom) And if you look reeeeeeeealy closely you can see Tigerstar. Can you spot him?

Quiz time! See the black cat near Bluestar? Who is he/she? And who is the tabby next to him/her?

This artwork is so picturesque. It makes be believe I'm there. Great job, Chinese artists. ^^

Is it me, or does Fireheart look like...he's had one too many pieces of Fresh-Kill? o.0

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Upcoming twist for Bluestar's Prophecy?

While browsing a Wands and World's Erin Hunter Author Chat, I spotted some very interesting information for the upcoming book, Bluestar's Prophecy. The book will be released in a few months, on July 28th, 09.

Wouldn't it be interesting if Snowfur's mate was Thistleclaw, the prickly warrior that Bluestar was uneasy about? Vicky (one of the Erins) said this may just be possible!

Ivyflower(Q): In your Bluestar special edition book, would you consider making Thistleclaw the father of Snowfur's kit? It would create some angst, because I'm sure Bluefur wouldn't be very happy about it.
VickyHolmes(A): Wow, brilliant idea! I think this might just be possible. Thank you!

For those of you who don't remember, Snowfur was Bluestar's sister. Snowfur's only kit was Whitekit (later Whitestorm,) Thistleclaw was Tigerclaw's mentor. Thistleclaw was a power hungry cat that was ready to answer problems with war and unnecessary bloodshed. Bluestar gave away her kits in order to become deputy so Thistleclaw could not become leader.

How is that for a plot twist?
Read a special sneak-peek from Bluestar's prophecy here. Also, read more about Bluestar's Prophecy here and here

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

To Voters,

A note to Voters, thanks for voting in the poll! ThunderClan won with 30 votes. (56%) RiverClan came in second with 10 votes. (18%)

Thanks for your input! Sorrelpaw's blog will be focusing on ThunderClan topics, but RiverClan, ShadowClan and WindClan topics will also come up once and a while.

Once again, thanks for voting! Check out the new poll as well!

Return to the Clans (Manga)

Tigerstar and Sasha return in the third installment of the Tigerstar x Sasha series. Return to the Clans is the anticipated second to last manga focusing on Sasha.

This manga (and the ones before it) are from Sasha's point of view. You get to see what her life was like while Tigerstar was plotting to take over the forest.

With a slightly diferent art style from the loved Greystripe Manga, Return to the Clans promises to have much in store for readers.

The plot is as follows;
Sasha has decided to return to the forest to raise her three kits, Hawk, Moth and Tadpole. The dark Tigerstar hunts Sasha's dreams, making her nervous and wary. The mother hopes that she is a safe distance from ShadowClan, fearing her kits will be taken away from her if Tigerstar finds them. The cold leaf-bear seems never to end, and Sasha begins wondering if her kits would be better off in the Clans, where they would be fed and safe. Sasha finds herself sinking into despair as she wonders where she belongs.

It looks interesting, I would like to see what happens to Sasha, she just kind of vanishes in the new series. I'm not particularly fond of this art style, its different from the Warriors Refuge art. =/

Do you think this manga will be a yay or a nay?
This book hits stores on June 9th!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Is she really gone for good?

WARNING: The following contains LARGE spoilers for Sunrise!!

Sunrise...the book that left us all shaking our heads in disbelief. The shear shockingness of the book made many readers crave the upcoming series Omen of the Stars--the continuation of Power of Three.

Perhaps the largest shocker was the 'death' of Hollyleaf...but is she really gone for good? Could she have found a way to survive? After all she has been in the tunnels before...maybe she found a safe haven. It just seems a bit strange to me that she would die so suddenly...she has a lot of potential as a villain or even just a misguided cat.

Maybe she really did die, but is watching from the Dark Forest/StarClan. Erin never confirmed that she went to either place. Erin Hunter surprised us once, and I think she'll do it again.

What ever happened, I still think she has a part to play in the upcoming series, Omen of the Stars.
Do YOU think Holly is gone for good?

Omen of the Stars... theory time!

We all love a good theory, right? Well Spottedstar gave me a great one yesterday!

Warning: Possible Spoilers for Omen of the Stars

Okay, so Spottedstar posted this;
"i just had an interesting theory. i think that well just say dovekit was part of the 3. once ivykit found out she would be jelous, kill her sister and become the 3rd cat herself. "
Maybe! It is rumored that the Omen of the Stars series will be darker then the Power of Three series. It will also be a direct continuation. Its just a point of view switch, but the main cats will stay the same. (with the addition of Ivy + Dove)

Maybe Ivykit is Hollyleaf reborn? Like Cinderpaw? I know it sounds farfetched, but maybe Hollyleaf was part of the prophecy all along...but just not in her first body...Crazy right? But hey, we've learned to expect the unexpected from Erin & co!

Dovekit does seem to be the main cat of the two. (I could be mistaken, but its Dovekit on the cover of the first Omen of the Stars book, The Fourth Apprentice.) Ivykit could become very jealous of living in her sister's shadow. Or perhaps one dies in an accident?

Maybe they both live...who knows? It seems a bit unlikely because only one of them COULD be the Fourth Apprentice. Unless they merge and stuff, but that would be kind of creepy.
Unfortunately no one has solid answers. (Except for those lucky enough to get their paws on the book before it comes out!) We'll have to wait a while longer for Erin to release more details. :(

Post your theories here!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Ivykit & Dovekit pictures!

The upcoming series, Omen of the Stars will star Ivykit and Dovekit, two ThunderClan kits. For fun, I decided to post pictures of what I think they look like...
Warriors description:
Dovekit - Fluffy gray she-kit with green eyes.

Warriors description:
Tabby and white tabby she-kit.

Do you think these pictures are accurate?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Russian Warrior Cats

Here is a Russian drawing of a ThunderClan cat (probably Fireheart) bringing down a bird. Interesting right?

You can see ferns and grasses in the background but no trees. Perhaps this was in old ThunderClan territory.

Notice how all the different countries seem to have a 'look' for Fireheart? Chinese is tabby, American/Canadian is solid ginger and Russian is ginger-y with highlights. Its unique! Yay for art styles~!

Do you like the Chinese or Russian Warrior Cats better?


Hollyleaf's Secrets

Warning! The following contains spoilers for Sunrise!!

Silverstar posted another excellent theory yesterday--this time about Hollyleaf. It got me thinking why did Hollyleaf snap in the end? What possessed her to kill Ashfur and go insane? Hollyleaf's insanity seemed different from Bluestar's gradual decline. She seemed to be a perfectly good warrior, a little obsessed with the Warrior Code, but a good warrior never the less.

As an apprentice, Hollypaw was happy and showed no signs of her dark future. She had a slight dislike and suspicion of Ashfur, but nothing that may have possessed her to murder him. As she grew older though, Hollyleaf's dislike of Ashfur grew...

Eventually she became so dark that the black warrior even tried to kill her own mother, Leafpool, with death berries.

Silverstar thinks that Tigerstar and Hawkfrost may have been 'controlling' Hollyleaf from the Dark Forest. Remember how Tigerstar sent Lionblaze images of Heathertail's dead body? Perhaps Tigerstar sent Hollyleaf images of Squirrelflight, Jayfeather and Lionblaze's dead bodies. Perhaps Tigerstar told Hollyleaf that Firestar would exile them all. Perhaps that was the 'red haze' Hollyleaf spoke of.

Or maybe Hollyleaf's state of mind was darker then readers originally thought. Maybe she was a murder all along...
I don't think so though, she was too happy and innocent in her apprentice days.

So...why, Hollyleaf?
What are your theories?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Into the Wild Chinese Book Cover

Oooh! Warriors, Into the Wild Chinese book cover has been released! You can see it on the right.

The cats on the cover are Rusty, (ginger tabby with collar) Lionheart (the ginger tabby with a mane) and Bluestar. (the blue she-cat next to Lionheart.)

It looks cool! I love the art style! Lionheart's mane is a bit...well unnatural but I like it as well.
I really like how Rusty's pelt is tabbyish, in the regular books his coat is pure ginger.

What do you think?

More Omen of the Stars Theories...

Yesterday Silverstar posted a comment on my blog with a very interesting theory. I thought it was very possible so I decided to post it here with me replies/agreements/disagreements/more theories.

Warning, the following contains Spoilers for Omen of the Stars and Sunrise.

"Personally, I am kind of doubting that one of Whitewing's kits [Ivykit or Dovekit] will be the Fourth Apprentice.
I mean, first off, neither Whitewing nor Birchfall were main cats. And second, their kits are hardly related to Firestar. They are his great-grand-nieces."
You are correct, Birchfall and Whitewing were more of background Warriors in the series. Perhaps Birchfall and Whitewing are more important then Erin is letting on? Whitewing is Cloudtail and Brightheart's daughter--maybe Erin Hunter wanted to give Cloudtail's line some spotlight as well? *shrug*

"I'm thinking it would be more likely that [if Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight are still mates after the Sunrise incident], one of their kits would be the Fourth Apprentice, but that's just me."
That would be waaaaaaay more likely, I agree. I also think it would add a fantastic punch in the plot. Would Lion and Jay accept Squirrelflight's kit though? It must have been pretty shocking to find out that the cat you called mother is not your mother after all. I don't think Squirrelflight is the kind of cat that would enjoy sitting in the nursery with tiny kits crawling all over her. Then again, she didn't seem like the kind of cat to fall for Brambleclaw. (I was a bit surprised when BramblexSquirrel was introduced. I thought it would be StormxSquirrel.)

"I'm also still curious about something concerning Breezepelt though; In The New Prophecy, before Leafpool fell in love with Crowfeather, she felt a 'destiny' about him. Could that destiny be that he was the father of the Three, or now, the Four?
And, they made Breezepelt a main cat."

Crowfeather does have a destiny, perhaps it was to father the three, maybe its more that hasn't been reviled yet. Breezepelt isn't related to Firestar though (not that we know of)--and the prophecy was "there will be three kin of your kin." Erin has stated that the Fourth Apprentice would be revealed on the last page of Sunrise and she has also said that the Fourth Apprentice had not been born yet. (I'll have to find her author chat and post it here.) I do think Breezepelt will have a major part to play in this new series, since the books have been focusing on him so much.

"Just my little theory. I mean, not that long ago it was a 'fact' that Squirrelflight was the mother of The Three. They try to trick people."
Its a very good theory too! Good point, we'll have to keep our eyes open for any clues! Thanks for posting! :)