FOUR CLANS. ONE DESTINY.
Erin Hunter is actually two people! She is experienced children's book writers Kate Cary and Cherith Baldry, who both live in the UK,work on the stories together, and take it in turns to write the books. They came up with the single name, Erin Hunter, to avoid confusing their readers by having books from the same series in different places on the bookshelf.
Gr 5 Up-As this third book in this series begins, Fireheart, former house pet turned warrior cat, continues to be torn between his allegiance to his Thunderclan and his suspicions that Tigerclaw is planning to take over as its leader. When Fireheart gets proof of his deceit and presents his findings to the clan's wise and compassionate leader, she refuses to believe him. Tensions are already running high between the clans because the cats are getting sick from fish from the polluted rivers, flooding is widespread, and they must invade each other's territory for food. The tragic death of Graystripe's mate as she's giving birth and his betrayal of the clan by loving a cat from an enemy clan bring the simmering tensions to a boil as both groups claim rights to the kits. Other secrets come to light as Tigerclaw, exiled in disgrace, vows revenge and Fireheart becomes the new deputy. This exciting book is not for the faint of heart as it is often violent. It is reminiscent of Greek drama, with its huge cast of characters (a chart of allegiances is included), intrigues, divided loyalties, star-crossed lovers, and parents murdering their offspring. Fans of the series will lap it up while impatiently awaiting the next entry.-Sharon Rawlins, Piscataway Public Library, NJ Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Praise for the series: 'Certain to please any young reader who has ever wondered what dreams of grandeur many haunt the family cat'. Publishers Weekly. '5-stars. Warriors us the best series ever! A kid's review, Amazon website Praise for Warriors Into The Wild: 'Warriors Into The Wild is the best book I've read in ages. It's really exciting and it's got lots of humour too! Even better than Brian Jaques' Redwall. I can't wait for the next one! John Wood (age 12) Praise for Warriors Fire and Ice: 'Characters remain true to their feline natures, adding to the plausibility of events in this tension-filled story. Readers will be happy to learn that another episode is in the works' Booklist Praise for Forest of Secrets: 'Another dynamic episode sure to please fans' Booklist
Warriors: Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter is the third title in the series about warring clans of feral cats. Food is scarce, so tensions escalate between the four clans of the forest, and young Fireheart suspects the loyalty of his own ThunderClan deputy, Tigerclaw. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.