This is the first Warriors book. The book was written by Kate Cary.

About the book


For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their powerful ancestors. But the warrior code is threatened, and the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger. The sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying and some deaths are more mysterious then others. In the midst of this tirmoil appears an ordinary house cat named Rusty... who may yet turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all.



Leader: Bluestar-blue-gray she-cat, tinged with silver around her muzzle.

Deputy: Redtail-small tortoiseshell tom with a distinctive ginger tail. Apprentice, Dustpaw

Medicine Cat: Spottedleaf-beautiful dark tortoisehell she-cat with a distinctive dappled coat.

Warriors: (toms and she-cat without kits)

Lionheart-magnificent golden tabby tom with think fur like a lion's mane. Apprentice, Graypaw

Tigerclaw-big dark brown tabby tom with unusually long front claws. Apprentice, Ravenpaw

Whitestorm-big white tom. Apprentice, Sandpaw

Darkstripe-sleek black-and-gray tabby tom.

Longtail-pale tabby tom with dark black stripes.

Runningwind-swift tabby tom.

Willowpelt-very pale gray she-cat with unusual blue eyes.

Mousefur-small dusky brown she-cat.

Apprentices: (more than six moons old, in training to become warriors)

Dustpaw-dark brown tabby tom.

Graypaw-long-haired solid gray tom.

Ravenpaw-small, skinny black tom with a tiny white dash on his chest, and white-tipped tail.

Sandpaw-pale ginger she-cat.

Firepaw-handsome ginger tom.

Queens: (she-cats expecting or nursing kits)

Frostfur-beautiful white coat and blue eyes.

Brindleface-pretty tabby.

Goldenflower-pale ginger coat.

Speckletail-pale tabby, and the oldest nursery queen.

Elders: (former warriors and queens, now retired)

Halftail-big dark brown tabby tom with part of his tail missing.

Smallear-gray tom with very small ears. The oldest tom in ThunderClan.

Patchpelt-small black-and-white tom.

One-eye-pale gray she-cat, the oldest cat in ThunderClan Virtually bind and deaf.

Dappletail-once-pretty tortoiseshell she-cat with a lovely dappled coat.


Leader: Brokenstar-long-haired dark brown tabby.

Deputy: Blackfoot-large white tom with huge jet-black paws.

Medicine Cat: Runningnose-small gray-and-white tom.


Stumpytail-brown tabby tom. Apprentice, Brownpaw

Boulder-silver tabby tom. Apprentice, Wetpaw

Clawface-battle-scarred brown tom. Apprentice, Littlepaw

Nightpelt-black tom.


Dawncloud-small tabby.

Brightflower-black-and-white she-cat.


Ashfur-thin gray tom.


Leader: Tallstar-a black-and-white tom with a very long tail.


Leader: Crookedstar-a huge light-colored tabby with a twisted jaw.

Deputy: Oakheart-a redish brown tom.

Cats outside Clans

Yellowfang-old dark gray she-cat with a broad, flattened face.

Smudge-plump, friendly black-and-white kitten who lives in a house at the edge of the forest.

Barley-black-and-white tom who lives on a farm close to the forest.

What happens in the book

Prologue: At night, when a half-moon shone down on a place called Sunning-Rocks, a battle started. A cat called Tigerclaw pinned down a cat named Oakheart. Then Tigerclaw heard a warning yowl. More RiverClan cats were coming! The RiverClan cats hurled themselves into batttle. Suddely Tigerclaw heard a desperate scream of a ThunderClan she-cat rose above the clamor. A wiry RiverClan tom had pinned her down.

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