Publication Order of Warriors Books
Publication Order of Warriors: The New Prophecy Books
Publication Order of Warriors: Power Of Three Books
Publication Order of Warriors: Field Guide Books
Publication Order of Warriors: Super Edition Books
Publication Order of Warriors: Omen Of The Stars Books
Publication Order of Warriors: Special Edition Books
Publication Order of Warriors: Dawn Of The Clans Books
Publication Order of Warriors Short Stories
Publication Order of Warriors Collections
Publication Order of Warriors: Graystripe's Adventure Graphic Novels
Publication Order of Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha Graphic Novels
Publication Order of Warriors: Ravenpaw's Path Graphic Novels
Publication Order of Warriors: SkyClan and The Stranger Graphic Novels
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
About The Warriors Books:
Erin Hunter is the author of the acclaimed best selling junior fantasy books for young adults called the Warriors series. There are six books total in the series. There are over 25 books featuring the tales and adventures of a group of Warrior Cats. The series is published by Harper Collins and is written by the three authors, Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, and Tui Sunderland as well as editor Victoria Holmes, who develops the story for the books. Harper Collins asked Victoria Holmes to develop a story about a group of feral cats. Holmes used classical themes of love, politics, war, and religion and soon had enough material for a first novel. Harper Collins decided to green light for a six book series. All four use the collective pen name of Erin Hunter. There are five sets of six books in the Warriors series including a Manga and original e-book stories.
Into The Wild
Into The Wild is the first novel in the Warriors series. It tells the story of wild cats whose ancestors passed down the tradition of sharing the forest among the four clans. The Four Clans are called the ShadowClan, ThunderClan, WindClan, and RiverClan. The clans live within the forest and by water and pursue their own type of prey in addition to having or being taught special skills relevant to their clan and territory. The story follows a domestic cat who leaves his house to join the wild cats in the woods. He joins the ThunderClan and is trained in their ways.
However, the law and peace of the forest and ThunderClan may be threatened by the suspicious ShadowClan. The ShadowClan grows ever more threatening with each day. The fifth clan, SkyClan, was driven out due to humans building on their home and find shelter in the gorge but quickly disappear. Meanwhile, some of the respected noble Warriors are dying, and it’s up to the clans to stop it.
The book opens up into a fight between the ThunderClan and the RiverClan over a piece of land. Cat Redtail calls for the Thunderclan to retreat. Once they have forfeited the battle, Spottedleaf, the tribe’s medicine cat receives a prophecy from the spirit ancestors, the StarClan. The ancestors tell Spottedleaf that fire alone can save the ThunderClan. BlueStar, leader of the cats, says that it will never be possible. All cats are terrified of fire.
The novel also utilizes a combination of a cat and human language English lexicon that uses more cat like works in a fashion that has been compared to Harry Potter and the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. The pseudonym Erin Hunter was specifically chosen for the proximity to Jacques’ in a library as they believed followers of the Redwall series would also be open to the fantasy world of intelligent animals in their own, unique domain. The language uses the word “twolegs” to mean humans, “kittypet” to describe a cat who was not feral or wild but human owned, and “mewed” or “purred” to mean “said”, when the cats are talking. The cats also name each other with two words, each of which describes the cat in terms of personality or appearance.
Rusty, who is a “kittypet”, runs into Graypaw from the ThunderClan in his backyard and fights with him instead of running away. Two cats, Bluestar and Lionheart, see the fight between Rusty and Graypaw and invite the domestic cat to join their clan. After another fight with a cat, Rusty is given his new name: Firepaw. Firepaw becomes fast feline friends with Graypaw and Ravenpaw but is shocked when he finds out that Tigerclaw has murdered the Warrior Redtail and wants to be the leader of the clan.
Tigerclaw plots to kill Ravenpaw to keep his murder of Redtail quiet. Firepaw and Graypaw move Ravenpaw to a safe area where he stays with a cat named Barley. No one has detected that Tigerclaw is a traitor. But when the ShadowClan moves to attack the ThunderClan, Lionheart is killed, and it’s more important than ever to expose Tigerclaw and defeat the ShadowClan to keep the ThunderClan intact.
Fire And Ice
Fire And Ice is the second novel in the Warriors series. It begins with Firepaw and Graypaw standing vigil after they have been promoted to Warriors. Firepaw’s new name is Fireheart and Graypaw’s Warrior name is Graystripe. They then set out to help the WindClan who have been attacked and driven away by the ShadowClan. The two Warriors find the clan hiding under the “Thunder paths”, the feral cats’ term for human built highways. Graystripe gets assigned an apprentice, Cinderpaw, and a cat named Brackenpaw becomes Fireheart’s new apprentice. Graystripe then falls into a pond after chasing a vole onto the ice, but is rescued by a Warrior from the RiverClan tribe named Silverstream. Silverstream and Graystripe fall in love which violates the rules of the Warrior code but Fireheart discovers their relationship and attempts to persuade them to stop it without success.
Graystripe agrees with Fireheart to only meet with Silverstream at the full moon and the Gathering, where the four clans meet monthly to discuss issues. Fireheart finds out that Graystripe has been routinely breaking this promise and sneaking away to see Silverstream. Fireheart takes over training on Graystripe’s apprentice in addition to his own. Meanwhile, Tigerclaw has set a trap for Bluestar by the human made Thunderpaths. Instead of killing Bluestar and bringing Tigerclaw closer to being the leader of the ThunderClan, Cinderpaw the apprentice is injured by the blast. Cinderpaw learns she will be handicapped for life and thus cannot be a Warrior. She goes into training as a medicine cat, training under medicine cat Yellowfang.
Fireheart becomes reunited with his sister, a kittypet living with humans in a twolegplace. Princess gives Fireheart one of her kittens, called kits. Cloudkit is accepted into the ThunderClan as an apprentice. The rest of the clan is reluctant to accept Cloudkit because she has domesticated kittypet blood. Bluestar ultimately decides Cloudkit will stay and be part of the ThunderClan. The Clan must be strong to fend off the attacks of Brokenstar, a rogue ShadowClan Warrior who is trying to drive out the ThunderClan forever. As the clans clash and the fur flies, Fireheart must find a way to keep the Clan safe and try to expose Tigerclaw once and for all.