There has been much speculation about the fifth series of Warriors... Who will it feature? Will it be a continuation of Omen of the Stars? Will there even be fifth series?
There's good news for Warriors fans: HarperCollins has contacted Vicky, asking for another series. This series will most likely take place before Firepaw ever came to the forest -- before Bluestar -- all the way back to the "dawn of the Clans," according to Vicky.
No other details have been released -- but I'm very excited at the idea of series five!
I've had a lot of people asking about Warrior Cats trading cards. How do you get them? What cats are there? Why is Tigerstar so pudgy and cute? Okay... not really that last question, but I bet now you're wondering that too.
I've posted about these cards before, but I think they're so awesome that they deserve another mention. So... what are exactly are Warriors trading cards? They are little cards that come with the purchase of most Chinese Warriors books. A different card with each book. Each series features cards with cats from that series. The cards released so far are...
Unfortunately both require that you speak Chinese - and if you are like me, utterly hopeless at trying to decipher the strange symbols, then you're out of luck. :( I've found no other places (in English) where you can buy the books with trading cards, or just the cards.
Do you think America should have Warriors trading cards?
Doesn't Tigerstar look all fluffy and hug-able in his card? :3
Curious about some upcoming titles? Want to know the release date for titles like Night Whispers and SkyClan's Destiny? Sorrelpaw's Blog now has a new page that will satisfy your curiosity of all these questions (and more)! Check out the Recently released and upcoming Warriors books page! (or if that's too much of a mouthful then the: "Warriors book page." :3)
The new page has info, release dates and links to theories and spoilers for recently released books as well as book that will be released soon. (some even have browse insides!) You can even find one of the newest revealed upcoming Warriors titles on the page: Crookedstar's Secret!
Have theories for unreleased books like Crookedstar's Secret, Battle of the Clans, and Sign of the Moon (Omen of the Stars #4)? Post here!
I would like to dedicate this post to what is perhaps one of my favorite Warrior couples ever... Jayfeather x Stick. This relationship was formed back in Warriors: Power of Three, Dark River. Ever since then, the Stick (Sometimes referred to as the Magical Stick of Wonder) and Jayfeather have shared a meaningful, deep relationship.
The Stick has comforted Jayfeather in his times of need:
"Disappointed, Jaypaw laid down beside the stick and rested his cheek on the smooth wood."
- Dark River p. 214
In return, Jayfeather protects the Stick valiantly. He frequently visits it (er... her?) to check on it's safety.
So let us take a moment to awwww at this adorable couple.
Tawnypelt was the winner of the poll, with overwhelming results in her favor! But the next deputy of ShadowClan is not Tawnypelt. (Sorry Tawnypelt fans!) Rowanclaw is ShadowClan's new deputy, according to Battles of the Clans. (Thanks, Smallstar, for the info!)
Also, check out the new page: Just released and upcoming warrior titles! You can find it under the header at the top of the page!
Finally - Fading Echoes is out! Who's read it? Leave comments and theories here! For those of you who haven't been able to get your paws on Fading Echoes yet here's a short summery and interesting points of the book! An in depth summery + theories are coming soon!
Warning! Spoilers ahead!
The book begins with a troubling reveal - Breezepelt is helping the Dark Forest cats. Tigerstar persuades Breezepelt that he must take revenge against Crowfeather - because Crowfeather took a mate from another Clan. Tigerstar also says that there is another cat that must join them....the cat? Ivypaw.
Leopardstar dies early in the book of old age. Mistyfoot becomes the new leader of RiverClan.
Poppyfrost's kits are named: Molekit and Cherrykit.
Jayfeather tells Firestar that he, Lionblaze and Dovepaw are the Three. He also tells them he's not entirely sure what the Prophecy means. Firestar admitted that he thought the Three were Leafpool, Cloudtail and Squirrelflight.
Tragedy comes in Fading Echoes for StickxJay lovers. :( When Ivypaw steps on Jayfeather's stick by accident it gets thrown into the river. Jayfeather feels a twinge of pain when the stick falls into the river.
Dovepaw senses tree roots coming lose. A tree falls, trapping Longtail and Briarpaw underneath. Unfortunately Longtail dies and Briarpaw breaks her spine and can no longer feel her hind legs. Later, Briarpaw is made into a warrior despite her disability. Her siblings also become warriors. Their names are Briarlight, Bumblestripe and Blossomfall.
Progressing into the book, ThunderClan has trouble ShadowClan venturing into their territory. Ivypaw persuades Firestar to attack ShadowClan after Blackstar denies that his warriors have crossed the border. Firestar loses a life after Russetfur brutally attacks him. Lionblaze killed Russetfur but not in time to save Firestar from losing another life.
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The cover for the third book of the Omen of the Stars series has been unveiled! (<---- See image to left) The third OOTS book is called Night Whispers and it is said include point of view of a ShadowClan cat. This cat is presumed to be Flametail - ShadowClan's medicine cat. Mark your calendars for November 23 2010 - the release date (according to the HarperCollins website) for Night Whispers! There's a lot of speculation about the release date - some say August 8 2010, while others say November 23 2010. I'm not sure which (if any) of these date are correct - I'm doing some digging into this.
Warning! Possible spoilers ahead!
The blurb from Night Whispers is: "The deadly battle between ThunderClan and ShadowClan is finally over. Now the three cats who are prophesied to hold the power of the stars in their paws—Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw—are more determined than ever to stop the flow of evil into ThunderClan. But they will soon discover that this evil comes from places even StarClan can't reach..."
From this summery we can gather that there was a battle between ThunderClan and ShadowClan. This battle most likely will take place in Fading Echoes. What could cause a battle between the two Clans? Its no secret that ThunderClan and ShadowClan aren't the best neighbors. Even though Blackstar can be hotheaded - he's no fool. The battle between ThunderClan and ShadowClan would most likely be over something important... but what? Could ShadowClan have discovered the Prophecy and wanted the powerful cats dead? Or could Blackstar have simply decided that Firestar was low on lives - and if he struck: he could take out the "kittypet leader."
The blurb says "the deadly battle between ThunderClan and ShadowClan." We can assume this means we'll be saying goodbye to a few cats. We know that Leopardstar dies in Fading Echoes. Could this battle be the one that steals her last life? Perhaps RiverClan gets involved somehow?
Perhaps the final very interesting piece of information comes from the last sentence of the blurb: "But they will soon discover that this evil comes from places even StarClan can't reach..." Hmm... a strong theory is that Tigerstar (and possibly Hollyleaf) begin "influencing" cats, causing tension among the Clans... The theory continues, suggesting that Breezepelt is already under this "influence," and that Ivypaw may join him.
Here are some other interesting theories...
Night Whispers Theories
Could Tigerstar start the battle between ThunderClan and ShadowClan? He might be the "evil flowing into ThunderClan" mentioned in the blurb. In previous books it was revealed that Tigerstar is growing more and more powerful - and StarClan is powerless to stop him. From Lionblaze's dreamwalks with Tigerstar we know that the dark leader can wound others, even though he's dead.
In The Fourth Apprentice, Tigerstar is seen standing over Poppyfrost's newborn kits. Could Tigerstar be recruiting kits for villainous purposes?
DovexTiger starts battle
This is an interesting theory. Perhaps we'll see another forbidden romance with Tigerheart and Dovepaw? The possibility of a DovexTiger pairing has been hinted at throughout The Fourth Apprentice. Maybe love blossoms between them and we'll see a GraystripexSilverstream repeat? Still... it seems highly unlikely for Blackstar and Firestar to fight over two of their lovestruck warriors. At worse I think Blackstar would exile Tigerheart - not start a battle because of his affections for Dovepaw.
Tigerheart goes evil & starts the battle
Hmmm... inthis could happen, but I find it very unlikely. I think the possibility of Tigerheart "going evil" doesn't suit his personality. It may be more likely that he is misguided.
In The Fourth Apprentice Lionblaze suspects that Tigerstar walks in Tigerheart's dreams. Tigerstar could easily lead the young warrior astray. Tigerstar could use Tigerheart to stir up hostility between ThunderClan and ShadowClan.
One thing is for certain: If Tigerstar is involved - its going to be bad news for ThunderClan.
Flametail falls in love?
It is presumed that Flametail will have a point of view in Night Whispers. Why? Flametail isn't an active, super-important character in OOTS - so why would Flametail get his own POV? There are two major theories I have discovered for this:
Theory 1: Flametail's point of view is prologue - nothing more.
Theory 2: Flametail has a forbidden relationship which plays a major part in the series.
Theory 2 has many holes - although it is an interesting idea. While this could happen - it would distract from the main point of the OOTS series: the Prophecies. This is, assuming Flametail is a main character. What if Flametail fell in love with Dovepaw? Could that make him important enough to have his own point of view? Maybe.
I think it far more likely that Flametail would discover something important if he is going to be featured throughout Night Whispers. What if he learns the existence of the Prophecy? Could that be important enough or him to get his own point of view? I'm not sure... What are your thoughts about Flametail in Night Whispers?
Many Warriors fans doubt that we have seen the last of BloodClan. Could Night Whispers mark the return of this dark Clan? What are your thoughts?
What do you think of these theories? Do you have theories of your own? Post 'em here!
The release date for the second book in the Omen of the Stars series, Fading Echoes, is coming up exactly one month from today. (March 23!)
Warning! Spoilers ahead!
Fading Echoes is going to be MINDBLOWING! Erin Hunter has said Leopardstar will die in this book and Mistystar will be the newest leader of RiverClan.
Many theories are floating around about this latest book in the Warriors saga. Here is one of the current theories:
Warriors Wiki has a fantastic teaser from Victoria Holmes: "Things are getting very tense, with Jayfeather about to swallow his pride and seek help from the other medicine cats for a young warrior who's been horrifically injured by a falling tree..."
One rumor is that it would be Brambleclaw who is wounded by the tree. A rumor is going around that Brambleclaw will be horrifically injured after Firestar's death, in order to let Lionblaze become leader of ThunderClan. Could the injured warrior mentioned in the quote be Brambleclaw? Maybe... If you look closely you can see that the quote says "a young warrior..." Brambleclaw isn't exactly young. He seems to me like more of a senior warrior, not a young warrior. Who could this young ThunderClan warrior be? Only time will tell...