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?
-Sorrelpaw

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! :)

-Sorrelpaw

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spoilers for The Fourth Apprentice?


I've noticed that lots of people come to my blog looking for spoilers from The Fourth Apprentice. The book doesn't come out for a few months yet, and the lucky few people who have the book are probably sworn to secrecy.

So unfortunately there aren't many spoilers floating around. There are, however, rumors and theories--they could be considered as semi-spoilers, because they may be untrue.

I have gathered a list of possible Fourth Apprentice Spoilers for your enjoyment. :D So enjoyyyyyy~!

Warning: The following contains (possible) spoilers for Omen of the Stars!


Love Spoilers:
- Vicky let it slip that Icepaw of ThunderClan has a large crush on Lionblaze. (fact) It is thought that the two will become mates. (theory)
- It is thought that Heathertail and Lionblaze will become mates. (theory)
- Lionblaze will possibly have kits. (theory)
- Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight have a kit. (theory)

Clan Ranking Spoilers:
- It is thought that Firestar will die in this new series. (theory)
- It is also thought that Brambleclaw will die or become Bramblestar. (theory)
- It is thought that Lionblaze will become deputy and later Lionstar. (theory)

Other:
- A possible new series MAY follow Omen of the Stars. It MIGHT center on Lionblaze's kits. The series MAY be titled; A New Reign. (theory)
- The Omen of the Stars series will be slightly darker and a tad more violent then all the books before it. (theory)
- The Fourth Apprentice is one of Whitewings kits. The Fourth Apprentice will also be the final cat from the "Power of Three Prophecy." (theory)
- Breezepaw is NOT the fourth apprentice. (theory)

END OF SPOILERS

Do YOU have an ideas on what will happen in the new series? Post 'em here!
-Sorrelpaw
* Note, these spoilers may prove to be false, they are only guesses and theories.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bluestar's Prophecy Sneak Peek!

The following is credited to Warriorswish. I take no claim on finding this sneak peek.

At the back of Seekers #3; Smoke Mountain was a special sneak peek for the upcoming Warriors book, Bluestar's Prophecy!

Here it is -

Waking, Bluekit could feel the weight of her sister snowkit lying on top of her. Moonflower’s belly rose and fell rhythmically beside them. Swiftbreeze was snoring and Poppydawn wheezed a little as she breathed. Bluekit could hear Leopardkit and Patchkit chattering outside.
“You be the mouse and I’ll be the warrior!” Patchkit was ordering.
“I was the mouse last time!” Leopardkit retorted.
“Was not!”
“Was!”
A scuffle broke out, punctuated by squeaks of defiance.
“Watch where you’re rolling!” the angry meow of a tom silenced them, but only for a moment.
“Okay, you be the warrior,” Patchkit agreed. “But I bet you can’t catch me.”
Warrior! Bluekit wiggled out from under her sister. A newleaf breeze stirred the bramble walls; it drifted through the gaps- but the same fresh forest smell her father had carried in on his pelt when he’d visited. It chased away the stuffy smell of moss and milk and warm sleeping fur.
Excitement made Bluekit’s claws twitch. I’m going to be a warrior!
For the first time, she stretched open her eyes, blinking against the shafts of light that pierced the bramble roof. The nursery was huge! In the darkness, the den had felt small and cozy, but now she could see the brambles arching high overhead, with tiny patches of blue beyond.
Poppydawn, a dark brown tabby with a bushy tail, lay on her side near one part of the wall. Bluekit recognized her because she smelled different from Swiftbreeze and Moonflower. There was no milk scent on her because she didn’t have any kits yet. Swiftbreeze, in a nest beside her, was hardly visible; curled in a tight ball with her nose tucked under her tail, her tabby and white pelt blotchy against the bracken underneath her.
The most familiar scent of all lay behind her. Wriggling around, Bluekit gazed at her mother. Sunlight dappled Moonflower’s silver-gray pelt, rippling over the dark stripes that ran along her flank. Her striped face was narrow, and her ears tapered to gentle points. Do I look like her? Bluekit looked over he shoulder at her own pelt. It was fluffy, not sleek yet like Moonflower, but dark gray all over with no stripes. Not yet.
Snowkit, lying stretched on her back, was all white except for gray ear tips.
“Snowkit!” Bluekit breathed.
“What is it?” Snowkit blinked open her eyes. They were blue.
Are mine blue? Bluekit wondered.
“You’ve opened your eyes!” Snowkit leaped to her paws, wide awake. “Now we can go out of the nursery!”
Bluekit spotted a hole in the bramble wall, just big enough for two kits to squeeze through. “Patchkit and Leopardkit are already outside. Let’s surprise them!”
Poppydawn raised her head. “Don’t go too far,” she murmured sleepily, before tucking her nose back under her tail.
“Where are Poppydawn’s kits?” Bluekit whispered.
“They won’t arrive for another two moons,” Snowkit answered.
Arrive? Bluekit tipped her head to one side. Where from?
Snowkit was already heading for the hole, scrambling clumsily over Moonflower. Bluekit tumbled after her, her short legs uncertain as she slid down her mother’s back and landed in the soft moss beside.
The nest rustled and Bluekit felt a soft paw clamp her tail tip to the ground.
“Where do you think you’re going?”
Moonflower was awake.
Bluekit turned and blinked at her mother. “Outside.”
Moonflower’s eyes glowed and a loud purr rumbled in her throat. “You’ve opened your eyes.” She sounded relieved.
“I decided it was time,” Bluekit meowed in reply.
“There, Swiftbreeze,” Moonflower turned, waking the tabby and white queen with a satisfied meow. “I told you she’d do it when she was ready.”
Swiftbreeze sat up and gave her paw a lick. “Of course she would. But my kits opened their eyes sooner.” She swiped a paw across her muzzle, smoothing the fur on her nose.
Moonflower turned back to her kits. “So now you’re going out to see the world?”
“Why not?” Bluekit meowed. “Leopardkit and Patchkit are already out there.”
“Leopardkit and Patchkit are five moons old,” Moonflower told her. “They’re much bigger than you, so they’re allowed to play outside.”
Bluekit opened her eyes very wide. “Is it dangerous?”
Moonflower shook her head. “Not in the camp.”
“Then we can go!”
Moonflower sighed, the leaned down to smooth Bluekit’s fur with her tongue. “I suppose you can’t stay in the nursery forever.” She studied Snowkit. “Straighten you whiskers.” Pride lit the queen’s amber gaze. “I want you to look perfect when you meet the Clan.”
Snowkit ran a licked paw over each spray of whiskers.
Bluekit looked at her mother. “Are you coming with us?”
“Do you want me to?”
Bluekit shook her head. “We’re going to surprise Patchkit and Leopardkit.”
“You’re first prey.” Moonflower’s whiskers twitched. “Off you go, then.”
Bluekit bounced around and sprinted for the gap.
“Don’t get under any cat’s paws!” Moonflower called after them as Bluekit barged ahead of her sister and headed through the hole. “And stay together!”
The brambled scraped Bluekit’s pelt as she wriggled out of the nursery. When she stumbled onto the ground beyond, sunshine stung her eyes. She blinked away the glare, and the camp opened out in front of her like a dream. A vast sandy clearing stretched away to a rock that cast a shadow so long it almost touched her paw tips. Two warriors sat beneath it, sharing prey beside a clump of nettles. Beyond them lay a fallen tree, its tangled branches folded on the ground like a heap of skinny hairless legs. Several tail-lengths away from the nursery, a wide, low bush spread it’s branches over the ground. Ferns crowded a corner at the other side of the nursery and behind them rose a barrier of gorse so tall that Bluekit had to crane her neck to see the top.
Excitement thrilled through her. This was her territory! Her paws prickled. Would she ever know her way around? There was no sign of Patchkit or Leopardkit.
“Where’ve they gone?” she called to Snowkit.
Snowkit was staring around the camp. “I don’t know,” she meowed absently. “Look at that prey!” She was staring at a heap of birds and mice at the side of the clearing. It was topped by a fat, fluffy squirrel.
“The fresh-kill pile!” Bluekit bounced toward it, her nose twitching. She’d heard the queens in the nursery talk about prey, and she’d smelled squirrel on her mother’s fur. What would it taste like? Thrusting her nose into the pile, she tried to sink her claw into a small brown creature with a long, thin tail.
“Watch out!” Snowkit’s warning came too late.
Bluekit’s paws buckled as the fat squirrel rolled off the top of the pile and flattened her. Oof!
Purrs of amusement erupted from the two warriors beside the nettle patch. “I’ve never seen fresh-kill attack a cat before!” meowed one of them.
“Careful!” warned the other warrior. “All that fluff might choke you.”
Hot with embarrassment, Bluekit wriggled out from under the fresh-kill pile and stared fiercly at the warriors. “It just fell on me!” She didn’t want to be remembered by the kit who was attacked by a dead squirrel.
“Hey, you two!” Bluekit recognized Patchkit’s nursery scent as he padded out from behind the nursery. “Does your mother know you’re outside?”
“Of course!” Bluekit spun around to see her denmate for the first time.
Oh. She hadn’t expected Patchkit to be so big. His black and white fur was smooth like a warrior’s, and she had to tip her head back to look at him. She stretched her legs, trying to appear taller.
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

Unfortunately, thats all that was provided. Its still very cool though! =)

Bluestar's Prophecy will be in stores on July 28th! That's coming up.
-Sorrelpaw

Monday, April 27, 2009

More on Bluestar's Prophecy

As stated in my previous post, the beloved book, Firestar's Quest now has a sequel! Sort of--Bluestar's Prophecy is more of a prequel .

In this new book you will get to witness the rise of Bluestar. The plot is as follows;

The Four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest for many generations...but tensions are running high, and ThunderClan must show its strength or risk loosing precious prey and territory to its power-hungry neighbors.

Into this time of uncertainty and troubles, a kit is born. A mysterious prophecy fortells that Bluekit will be as strong as fire, she is destined to blaze through the ranks of her Clan. But with this prophecy comes the foreshadowing darkness of her destruction by the one enemy she cannot outrun or out think. Bluekit gains power and eventually earns her leader name, Bluestar. She fights to protect her Clan, but dark secrets from the past threaten to surface - secrets that may destroy ThunderClan... and Bluestar forever.

Bluestar's Prophecy


Have you ever found yourself wondering what Bluestar's early life was? Did you ever wonder how this regal and magestic leader rose to power? How she was able to come into control of ThunderClan?

If you have pondered anyone of those questions, then you'll be excited to know about this book!

Bluestar's Prophecy is the exciting second book in the Super Edition Series. (the first book being the beloved Firestar's Quest.)

This book will follow Bluekit as a mysterious prophecy is bestowed on her. StarClan has said that she will be strong like fire and blaze through he ranks of her Clan. (Hm...Sounds a bit like 'fire alone will save our Clan!') A dark secret surounds the newly named Bluestar...one that could destroy her and her Clan.

Exciting! I'll have more details for you on Bluestar's Prophecy!
-Sorrelpaw

Friday, April 24, 2009

Ravenpaw's Path

The Warriors Manga series continues with a new trilogy all about...none other then Ravenpaw! Ravenpaw went to live with Barley, waaaaaay back in the first series. He has been seen a few times since then, but nothing has not been heard from him since the Clans moved to the lake.
Zip.
Nada.
No, seriously it was like he fell off a cliff or something.

But now, Ravenpaw is back! His new manga trilogy will be released at the same time Omen of the Stars: The Fourth Appprentice. The first manga book is titled Shattered Peace. (the book cover can be seen on the right...) So far nothing has been released about the plot of the manga.

If you look closely though, you can see Ravenpaw standing bristled on the top of a two-leg nest. Dogs are barking at him and the two-leg nest is going up in flames. Heres my theory...remember how there was always dogs around the farm? I think they may have somehow triggered the former safe haven of Ravenpaw and Barley to go up in flames. We don't see Barley on the cover, making us wonder if he made it out of the fire. I think Ravenpaw will have to find the Clans. I also think Ravenpaw will end up living in the barn that Daisy came from.

That's just a theory though, the actual plot could be waaaaaaay different.

The second book of the series will be called A Clan in Need. The third and final book of the Ravenpaw manga series will be titled; Violet.*

Keep your eyes open for this mysterious manga! It hits stores on the 24th of November!
-Sorrelpaw

* = Remember Violet was the sibling of Barley?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Quick Family Tree

Heres a quick family tree of Dovekit and Ivykit...

WARNING! CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SUNRISE!!!

Unknown Tom x Unknown she-cat
|
Sandstorm x Firestar & Princess x Unknown Tom
|------------------------- |
Squirrelflight & Leafpool x Crowfeather Cloudtail x Brightheart
|--------------------------- |
Holly & Jay & Lion . Whitewing x Birchfall
----------------------|
Ivykit & Dovekit

Birchfall's father was Dustpelt and his mother was Ferncloud. Confusing isn't it?
-Sorrelpaw

More info on The Fourth Apprentice

Now that the Power of Three series has ended (with a rather shocking conclusion) we all want to know what The Fourth Apprentice has in store for us...

WARNING! SPOILERS FOR SUNRISE! AND THE ENTIRE POWER OF THREE SERIES!

Apparently the new book will center on Dovekit, the "fourth apprentice." The new point of view was realized on the last page of Sunrise, were Dovekit was revealed to be the daughter of Whitewing and Birchfall. Since Whitewing is the daughter of Cloudtail (Firestar's nephew)--Dovekit ties into the prophecy.

Dovekit is one of the "Three" as stated in the prophecy, "There will be Three kin of your kin who hold the power of the stars in their paws." Hollyleaf has nothing to do with this prophecy. (It was revealed in Sunrise that Hollyleaf murdered Ashfur, making her the 'evil one') The Omen of the Stars series will have six books. The first will be titled The Fourth Apprentice and the second is called Fading Echos. The Fourth Apprentice will be released on the 24th of November. The new series will also introduce Beavers who will be somewhat evil.

I'll keep you posted with the latest details!
-Sorrelpaw

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cinderpelt Quote!


Warning! Spoilers for Twilight!

This is my favorite quote from Cinderpelt before she died. D:

"We cannot change our destiny. We just have to have the courage to know what it is, and accept it...StarClan are waiting for me. Good bye, Leafpool."
Cinderpelt [to Leafpool] page 309 from Twilight.

That quote brings tears to my eyes! Cinderpelt knew her destiny was to die saving Sorreltail's kits. A life for a life.

Who else likes Cinderpelt?

-Sorrelpaw

Thanks! Happy Earth Day!


Thanks for the comments, everyone! I appreciate people's feedback! =3

Today is apparently a two-leg day. Its 'earth day.' Earth day is a day when two-legs celebrate how lucky they are that the earth hasn't swallowed them up yet--thats what the elders say.
The elders also say that two-legs try and be 'nice' to nature today. I think its a cute little thing for two-legs to do, since they always put those smelly monster fumes into the air.

If you were a two-leg, what 'nice' things would you do for nature today?

-Sorrelpaw

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gathering!!



GUESS WHAT?! I'm sooooooo excited right now!! My leader picked me to go to the next Gathering! Maybe I'll see Firestar and Brambleclaw! And all those famous cats!
...
If you haven't already guessed--this'll be my first Gathering ever. Its going to be great! The other apprentices all said that Gatherings are great!


-Sorrelpaw

Its hereeeeee!!

Happy 21st!!!!!!! Warriors Sunrise is available today! Woo! Who wants it? Who's got it already?

Its going to be so great! This book is sure to finish the Power of Three series with a bang! I can't wait to get my paws on it.

Do you know what the next new series to come from Erin is? (Hint, its on the right...) The beginning of Omen of the Stars! The Fourth Apprentice comes out on November 24th!

The new series, Omen of the Stars, will focus on two kits--distant kin of Firestar. Dovekit and Ivykit will be the center of attention in The Fourth Apprentice. Don't miss it!

Thats all for now,
-Sorrelpaw

Editors note; Warriors, Sunrise should be available at your local bookstore. The price may range from $16.00 to $17.00, or more depending where you are.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fighting Moves...

So I went training the other day and I learned a lot of cool moves! I thought I'd post 'em here for your enjoyment.

The Belly Rake is a simple move. Run your unsheathed claws down your opponent's soft belly, hard. Ouch.

The Front Paw Strike looks painful, I'll tell you that. To do this move unsheathe the claws on a front paw. Then bring that paw down across the body of your victim. Works better if you aim for the face--but beware, this move can do some serious damage to the eyes and nose.

The Back Kick is my favorite move! My mentor says I have hind paws like a rabbit. To successfully accomplish this move, you need the element of surprise. (Or your enemy will see this coming from a fox-length away!) Its simple, sneak up behind your enemy and lash out with your back paws while balancing on your forepaws. Its challenging to keep your balance--I felt like a clumsy twoleg! I think this move can also work if your pinned under another cat, just lash out with your back legs to kick the other cat off.

Those are the ones I'm perfecting now--I should have them 100% perfect soon!
-Sorrelpaw

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hi! A little more about Sunrise!


Hiii! My mentor took me out training today, it was great to finally get out of camp. ShadowClan seems to be laying off--they're not coming into our territory anymore. I smell rain on the wind even though its sunny and warm out. Maybe the rain will miss us? I don't think so, but I can hope! So, how about some more news from the warrior world?

Yesterday I posted that Sunrise is coming out soon, it will be the last book of the Power of Three series. Erin Hunter announced that there would be another series after the Power of Three. It will be called Omen of the Stars. Mysterious huh? The new series will focus on another character's point of view. The first book is called The Fourth Apprentice. I can't waiiiiiiit! The book is also introducing a new species--evil beavers! (What's a beaver?) Sounds cool right?

Who wants to read it?

Okay, I'm going to pester my mentor to go hunting with me.
-Sorrelpaw

Thursday, April 16, 2009

All about Sunrise...

Ok, so as we all know from my last post, Warriors, the Power of Three, Sunrise is coming to stores soon. This post is all about Sunrise and why it's going to be the most awesome-tastic book ever. Mmkay? So lets get started!

Warning! Spoilers for pretty much the whole series, the Power of Three!!

Action from the past five books has build up to this exciting new conclusion...Sunrise. Remember the eery prophecy Firestar received way back in Firestar's Quest? "There will be three, kin of your kin...who hold the power of the stars in their paws." Skywatcher's prophecy will finally come true in Sunrise. I don't think I've heard a more exciting prophecy since, "Fire alone will save our Clan."

In this book, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf and Jayfeather battle with themselves and the very Warrior Code itself...
Lionblaze will witness something that will change his life forever. Will he ever be the same?
Hollyleaf will question the Warrior Code and all that ThunderClan stands for. Will her growing frustration cause her to lash out at the very cat she admires most?
Jayfeather searches for his true parents that may have been under his nose the whole time. Is the truth better left undiscovered? Will his quest lead to something bigger? A tangle of lies and coverups, that may tear apart the warrior clans...
The Clan doesn't know who to trust anymore and trusted cats just may not be who they seem...A warrior caught in the thick of things may just be lost forever...

END OF SPOILERS.

Ooooooooh! So mysterious! I can't wait!

It's Coming....

Warriors SunriseIts coming... Warriors Sunrise is coming out on April 21st! It is the conclusion of the Power of Three series. For more details, check out my next post...

In a recent newsletter, Erin Hunter said this about the Power of Three series,

"This series was harder than most to end because it meant saying goodbye to a major character (gasp!) as well as resolving some questions that have been hanging on for answers since the very start of the series. We've developed quite a taste for keeping you in suspense, bwa-ha-ha! I started Omen of the Stars thinking maybe we wouldn’t be so mysterious this time, but it's proving hard to resist. :)"

I can't wait! What questions do you think will be answered? Will Jay, Holly & Lion's prophecy fate be reviled at last? Will Erin & co finally answer the question that's been taunting us since the very beginning... "Why on earth is Rowanclaw a boy now and how'd he do it?"
...
Or something like that. Remember, this book hits stores on the 21st of April. (That's not even a week from today!) DON'T MISS IT!

-Sorrelpaw

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A cool quote!


"I hope he has them chasing blue squirrels all day!" Graystripe hissed to Fireheart as they headed towards the corner where a few pieces of fresh-kill remained from last night. "But there aren't any blue squirrels," Fireheart mewed in confusion.
"Precisely!" Graystripes amber eyes gleamed.
Page 8, Fire and Ice

Oooh! I love Graystripe's wit! Someday I'd like to be like him. I saw him once on a boarder patrol, him and Millie.

I'm going to ask Icybreath to tell me stories about Graystripe! Maybe if I beg long enough she'll tell me about life in the forest...

Buh-bye!
-Sorrelpaw

EEEK!

Oh my gosh! I'm soooooooooo sorry. I haven't updated this in forever! I have a good reason too, ShadowClan has decided to wage war on us to take some of our rich hunting land. (It's not my fault if they can't hunt well with their own land!)

Ugh, its been so bad, apprentices can't go out of camp alone anymore--I rarely get out anymore! You'd think our leader would confront this Clan, but noooooo.

If I where leader, then I would do something!

Anyways, thanks to my faithful readers! I appreciate your comments! I'll keep blogging, I promise!

-Sorrelpaw out.