|Published||24 April 2007 - 21 April 2009|
Warriors: Power of Three is the third arc in the Warriors juvenile fantasy novel series about anthropomorphic feral cats. The arc comprises six novels which were published from 2007 to 2009: The Sight , Dark River , Outcast , Eclipse , Long Shadows , and Sunrise. The novels are published by HarperCollins under the pseudonym Erin Hunter, which refers to authors Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui Sutherland and plot developer/editor Victoria Holmes. Power of Three details the experiences of protagonist of the first series Firestar's three grandchildren, initially known as Jaykit, Hollykit, and Lionkit, whom a prophecy foretells will have "the power of the stars in their paws". The arc's major themes deal with forbidden love, the concept of nature versus nurture, and characters being a mix of good and bad. Though the novels have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List and have been nominated for several awards, none of the novels in Warriors: Power of Three have won a significant literary award.
Warriors is written by Erin Hunter, a pen name for four people: Victoria Holmes, who creates the storyline and edits, and Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, and Tui Sutherland, who write the books in turns.   The Warriors series follows four Clans—ThunderClan, RiverClan, WindClan, and ShadowClan—of feral cats. The Clans believe in StarClan, composed of the spirits of their ancestors. In a previous series, Warriors: The New Prophecy, the Tribe of Rushing Water was introduced.  The Tribe, another group of wild cats, inhabits a mountain range and believes in their own set of ancestors, the Tribe of Endless Hunting.
In the Warriors universe, there are four Clans of feral cats that live in a forest: ThunderClan, RiverClan, WindClan, and ShadowClan. The Clans are structured, with different cats having different positions, including leader, deputy, warrior, medicine cat, apprentice, etc. Cats in each Clan live and hunt in their own territory, which they defend from other cats. Each Clan is adapted to its own types of prey and members usually possess (or are taught) special skills which suit the territory's terrain. StarClan is a group of the Clans' deceased ancestors who give spiritual guidance to the Clans. StarClan warriors keep watch over the Clans, usually watching the Clan they lived in while alive. They provide guidance to the Clans, often through dreams and other signs like omens.
Beyond the Clans' territories lies a mountain range, inhabited by the Tribe of Rushing Water. The Tribe is shown to be similar to the Clans, yet it follows a different set of ancestors, the Tribe of Endless Hunting. The Tribe has a Healer, cave-guards, and prey-hunters, who each serve a different function in the Tribe. The Healer leads the Tribe, heals the ill and wounded, and communicates with the Tribe of Endless Hunting.
The Sight was published on 24 April 2007.
Dark River was first published in hardcover format on 26 December 26, 2007, in the United States by HarperCollins. The UK published the novel on 1 March 2008. It was released in Canada on 13 December 2007. The book has been released in e-book format as well.
For Outcast, Victoria Holmes created the storyline and Cherith Baldry wrote the book.  The title of the book was revealed during the third Erin Hunter online chat.  An excerpt of Outcast was included in the back of its prequel, Dark River.  To promote the book, the editor, Victoria Holmes, went on her third tour across the United States.  The Canadian release of Outcast in hardback occurred on 9 April 2008. Outcast was released as a hardback in the United Kingdom and United States on 22 April 2008, and was published by HarperCollins. 200,000 copies of the book were initially released.  It was made available as a paperback in Canada on 16 March 2009.
Eclipse was released on 2 September 2008. 
Long Shadows was published on 25 November 2008. It has sold over 250,000 copies. 
Sunrise was published on 21 April 2009.
Outcast was published in French as Exil by Univers Poche on 18 October 2012, in German as Verbannt by Beltz & Gelberg on 28 January 2013, and in Japanese in October 2012. Outcast was released in Chinese in 2009, along with a trading card featuring Lionpaw.
The Sight opens with a prologue set near the conclusion of Firestar's Quest : Firestar is told a prophecy that "There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws". The remainder of the novel then takes place several months following the events of Sunset, and centres around Firestar's grandchildren. Hollypaw is training to become ThunderClan's medicine cat, while her brothers Lionpaw and Jaypaw are training to become warriors. Jaypaw is born congenitally blind and is trained by Brightheart, a ThunderClan warrior who herself has only has one eye following an injury; however, Jaypaw is frustrated that others see his blindness as a weakness.
During a battle with neighbouring ShadowClan, however, Jaypaw is only able to defeat an enemy apprentice with his siblings compensating for his blindness by telling him where his opponent is. Meanwhile, Hollypaw discovers she enjoys battling as a warrior better than her duties as a medicine cat apprentice. Jaypaw then has a dream in which StarClan, the spirits of the Clans' ancestors, tell him that he must become a medicine cat instead of a warrior, because of his unique gift: although he is blind in the real world, Jaypaw is able to sense other cats' emotions, and enter their dreams, at which time, he is able to see. As a result, Hollypaw and Jaypaw trade roles, with Jaypaw becoming medicine cat apprentice, and Hollypaw beginning training as a warrior.
At the next monthly Gathering of all four Clans, a dispute breaks out between the Clans. To repair the relationships between the Clans, ThunderClan warrior Squirrelflight suggests holding a unique one-time event to have each Clan's apprentices compete in a variety of competitions, such as tree climbing, hunting, and fighting. Jaypaw is upset that he cannot compete, but while remaining behind at ThunderClan camp, he has a vision in which he is choking on earth and smells badger and fox. Realizing that he is having a premonition from the perspective of his brother Lionpaw, Jaypaw is able to arrive and alert others in time to help save Lionpaw and WindClan apprentice Breezepaw, who fall into a collapsing badger set during a competition. The event concludes with each Clan having won at something, and the Clan leaders declare there is no overall winner.
At the end of the novel, Jaypaw enter's Firestar's dream and hears the prophecy from the prologue, "There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws"; Jaypaw realizes that the prophecy refers to himself and his siblings, as they are Firestar's grandchildren, and thus kin of his kin.
|Cover artist||Wayne McLoughlin|
|Series||Warriors: The Power of Three|
|Genre|| Children's literature |
|26 December 2007|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Sight|
In Dark River's prologue, it is revealed that there are tunnels beneath the moorland that make up WindClan territory. Fallen Leaves, a cat previously unknown to readers, enters a tunnel, meeting a misshapen, old cat by the name of Rock, who explains to him that to become a "sharpclaw", he must find a way out of the tunnels and onto the moor. However, when Rock asks Fallen Leaves if it will rain, Fallen Leaves lies and says no despite knowing it will rain, as he worries that Rock will otherwise ask him to wait until another day. Fallen Leaves then enters the tunnels and is trapped when it does rain; he drowns.
Following the events of The Sight, Lionpaw befriends WindClan apprentice Heatherpaw; despite friendships between cats from different Clans being forbidden by the warrior code, the two begin meeting at night in the tunnels beneath WindClan's territory, which are otherwise unknown to other Clan cats. The spirit of the deceased antagonist Tigerstar, begins visiting his grandson Lionpaw in his dreams like he did with his sons Hawkfrost and Brambleclaw. Tigerstar is now accompanied by Hawkfrost, who had died during the events of Sunset following his thwarted assassination attempt on Firestar. They begin teaching Lionpaw advanced battle moves, but when Lionpaw starts to teach the moves to Heatherpaw, Hawkfrost scolds him for showing battle moves to the enemy. Lionpaw is forced to choose between his love of Heatherpaw and his loyalty to the warrior code and ThunderClan. He ultimately chooses to remain loyal to his Clan and leaves Heatherpaw, who is extremely hurt and betrayed afterward.
ThunderClan medicine cat apprentice Jaypaw finds a stick with odd scratch marks on it: some that are crossed out and some that are not. As he attempts to understand their meaning, he has a dream in which he experiences Fallen Leaves' experience in the prologue. Jaypaw then understands that the scratches represent ancient cats who undertook the trial in the tunnels and that the last uncrossed one represented Fallen Leaves, indicating that he did not emerge.
Jaypaw and his mentor Leafpool are tasked by Firestar to deliver a message to WindClan leader Onestar; upon arrival, they discover that WindClan is threatening to attack RiverClan, whom they accuse of being behind the disappearance of three WindClan kits; WindClan is demanding the kits' return. Jaypaw and Leafpool return to ThunderClan camp, and Lionpaw tells his brother and sister about the tunnels, where he thinks the kits may have gone. They enter the tunnels, coincidentally meeting up with WindClan apprentices Breezepaw and Heatherpaw, who share their motive for being there. Jaypaw is guided by the spirit of Fallen Leaves and the group finds the kits. The tunnels begin to flood as it starts to rain, but Fallen Leaves assists Jaypaw in guiding the group to safety; they return the kits to WindClan and avert a battle between WindClan and RiverClan.
|Cover artist||Wayne McLoughlin|
|Series||Warriors: Power of Three|
|Genre|| Children's literature |
|9 April 2008 (Canada)|
22 April 2008 (United States and United Kingdom)
|Media type||Print (Hardback and paperback)|
|Pages||317 (first edition)|
|LC Class||PZ7.H916625Ou 2008|
|Preceded by||Dark River|
Two cats from a group in the mountains called the Tribe of Rushing Water arrive in ThunderClan's camp to ask for ThunderClan's help in dealing with a group of rogue cats who are relentlessly harassing the Tribe and stealing their prey. Upon hearing this news, Stormfur and Brook Where Small Fish Swim (Brook) reveal why they had returned to ThunderClan from the Tribe in Twilight . The two were banished after Stormfur led the Tribe into battle against the rogues: many Tribe cats died due to a lack of battle experience, and Stormfur was blamed for the casualties. Brambleclaw, Squirrelflight, Jaypaw, Hollypaw, and Lionpaw of ThunderClan, Tawnypelt of ShadowClan, Crowfeather and Breezepaw of WindClan, as well as Stormfur and Brook, journey to the mountains to help the Tribe resolve their conflict with the rogues. The Clan cats attempt to reason with the rogues and mark borders, but the rogues ignore the borders, forcing the Tribe to take more drastic measures. The Clan cats proceed to teach the Tribe cats fighting skills. The Tribe is reluctant to fight at first, but manages to defeat the invaders, who accept defeat and promise to leave the Tribe alone. At the conclusion of Outcast, Jaypaw decides to tell his brother and sister about the prophecy "There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the powers of the stars in their paws", which he had kept secret since discovering it in The Sight .
Following their success in Outcast, the group of cats who made the journey to the Tribe of Rushing Water return to the Clans. Shortly after their return, a loner cat named Sol arrives on ThunderClan territory and informs Jaypaw and Leafpool that the sun will disappear.
That night, Lionpaw discovers WindClan warriors invading the ThunderClan camp; following a brief battle, Onestar accuses ThunderClan of not following the warrior code, and the WindClan cats leave the camp, only to ambush the ThunderClan patrols sent to ensure they leave ThunderClan territory. As ThunderClan is losing the battle, Hollypaw is instructed to seek help from ShadowClan, while WindClan gains the assistance of RiverClan. With all four Clans fighting, the sun suddenly "disappears" in an eclipse; all four Clans stop fighting out of fear.
Jaypaw convinces Lionpaw and Hollypaw that they need to find and speak to Sol, since he had predicted the sun's disappearance. After speaking to them, Sol then departs to stay with ShadowClan. At the next Gathering, Sol and Blackstar arrive together and Blackstar announces that he has lost faith in StarClan and ShadowClan will no longer attend Gatherings.
At the end of the book, Hollypaw and Lionpaw receive their warrior names, Hollyleaf and Lionblaze.
When Sol persuades almost all of ShadowClan to give up belief in StarClan, Tawnypelt takes her kits Flamepaw, Tigerpaw, and Dawnpaw to ThunderClan, hoping to find refuge there, stating that she and her kits do not want to be part of a Clan that does not believe in StarClan. In hopes of helping ShadowClan regain their faith in their ancestors, the spirits of former ShadowClan leader Raggedstar and former ShadowClan medicine cat Runningnose beg Jaypaw for assistance. Jaypaw, along with Tigerpaw, Flamepaw, Dawnpaw, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze, creates a fake sign from StarClan to show Blackstar that StarClan is real. Blackstar is remains unconvinced until the fake sign becomes real, when the spirits of Raggedstar and Runningnose appear and tell Blackstar to send Sol away, and to regain his faith in StarClan. Blackstar is convinced and relays this message to his Clan. Tawnypelt and her kits then return to ShadowClan.
An outbreak of greencough, a respiratory infection, begins in ThunderClan, but the Clan is short on supply of catmint, the treatment for greencough. ThunderClan's supply had been trampled during the battle during the events of Outcast. Jaypaw has a dream telling him where there is a fresh supply: on WindClan territory. Jaypaw asks Lionblaze to steal the catmint from WindClan territory. Lionblaze initially refuses, afraid he will encounter Heatherpaw, whom he blames for WindClan's use of the tunnels during the attack in Outcast, because he has been having dreams where he kills her. However, as the greencough gets worse, he relents. Lionblaze successfully retrieves the catmint, although he does have a tense encounter with Heatherpaw, now called Heathertail, in the process; however, he does not kill her as he does in his dreams. With the Clan's recovery from the greencough outbreak, Jaypaw is recognized for helping find the catmint, and finally receives his full medicine cat name, Jayfeather.
Then, during a storm, the camp is struck by lightning and catches fire. Jayfeather, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and their mother Squirrelflight are trapped by the fire. Squirrelflight eventually makes it through the flames, and attempts to position a fallen branch through the flames to provide an escape route for the three. ThunderClan warrior Ashfur arrives and assists her, only to then block the way out. Ashfur tells Squirrelflight that he never forgave her after she ended their relationship and returned to her relationship with Brambleclaw. He reveals that he participated in Hawkfrost's attempt to assassinate Firestar and that he will now kill Squirrelflight's kits in another attempt to hurt her in revenge. Squirrelflight reveals then that he cannot hurt her that way because they are not her kits. She explains how she kept the secret from Brambleclaw and the whole of ThunderClan. Ashfur allows the three to escape the fire to safety, but threatens to reveal Squirreflight's secret in order to exact his revenge. With this revelation, Jayfeather, Hollyleaf and Lionblaze question their belief that they are "the Three" mentioned in the prophecy, since their supposed kinship with Firestar was because Squirrelflight is Firestar's daughter.
The fire burns out and ThunderClan returns to and rebuilds their camp. Three days before the Gathering, Ashfur requests Firestar's permission to attend. Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Squirrelflight worry that he plans to reveal Squirrelflight's secret publicly to all four Clans at the Gathering. In the days leading up to the Gathering, the three warn Ashfur that he will regret it if he reveals the secret. Although he is frightened, he insists he will follow through with his plan. Immediately prior to the Gathering, the patrol of warriors going notices that both Ashfur and Squirrelflight are missing. On the way to the Gathering, they discover Ashfur's body lying in the stream marking the border between ThunderClan and WindClan territories, as if he had drowned. They take his body back to camp so they can sit vigil for him, as is Clan tradition, but Leafpool notices a slit in his neck, suggesting he was murdered. Firestar announces that Ashfur appears to have been murdered, and raises the possibility he was murdered by a cat from ThunderClan, as no other Clans' scents were found on his body. The three vow to keep the recent events involving them, Squirrelflight, and Ashfur a secret.
Sunrise begins with Leafpool preparing Ashfur's body for burial; in the process, she discovers a tuft of fur in Ashfur's claws, presumably from his murderer, and she knows whose it is, although she does not share this with the rest of the Clan. ThunderClan discusses Ashfur's murder, and many think that a WindClan cat killed him since he was found on the WindClan border. To find out, Firestar sends a patrol to WindClan, but Onestar vehemently denies the possibility. As the patrol leaves, Ashfoot tells ThunderClan that she sighted Sol near the location of Ashfur's dead body, raising the possibility that Sol killed Ashfur. Firestar sends Birchfall, Brambleclaw, Brackenfur, Hazeltail, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze to the sun-drown-place (ocean) to find Sol. The patrol finds Sol and brings him back to ThunderClan camp; Sol neither confirms nor denies killing Ashfur and is kept under guard in the camp.
Jayfeather attempts to discover the true identity of his parents. ThunderClan elder Mousefur recalls that Leafpool accidentally gave her a strange herb soon after Jayfeather's birth, and notices it now on Jayfeather's pelt. Jayfeather does not recognize the herb, and asks ShadowClan medicine cat Littlecloud when the medicine cats next attend their regular meeting at the Moonpool. The ShadowClan medicine cat recognizes it as parsley, a herb used to suppress lactation in cats whose kits die. Jayfeather remembers that while returning to camp after birth, there is another cat with him besides Squirrelflight: he realizes that their mother is actually Leafpool. Their father's identity is then revealed to Jayfeather by the spirit of former ThunderClan medicine cat Yellowfang, when she leaves him a crows' feather as a sign, indicating that their father is Crowfeather of WindClan.
Meanwhile, at ThunderClan camp, Hollyleaf too realizes that her mother is Leafpool when she learns that Leafpool had also returned to camp with Squirrelflight the day Hollyleaf and her littermates were born. When confronted by Hollyleaf, Leafpool reveals to Hollyleaf that she knows that Hollyleaf killed Ashfur, having recognized the tuft of fur found in Ashfur's claws.
At the next Gathering, Hollyleaf reveals the secret about her and her brothers' parents. Crowfeather denies being their father, while his son Breezepelt and mate Nightcloud are both outraged about never being informed. Brambleclaw is heartbroken by Squirrelflight's deception and ends their relationship, much to Squirreflight's distraught. Hollyleaf confronts Leafpool and attempts to kill her by forcing her to eat poisonous deathberries (yew berries), but does not follow through when Leafpool does not resist, noting that she has already lost everything as a result of this revelation: she is now rejected by Crowfeather, her kits, and has lost her position as ThunderClan's medicine cat, as medicine cats are forbidden from having a mate. Distraught with the negative reactions to her announcement, Hollyleaf flees into the tunnels below WindClan's territories, which collapse on her. She is presumed dead by the Clans.
With the revelation that they are still kin of Firestar's kin, since Leafpool is Firestar's other daughter, and the presumed death of Hollyleaf, Jayfeather concludes that only he and Lionblaze are part of the prophecy's Three, and that one of Whitewing's kits will be the third cat in the prophecy, being the granddaughter of Firestar's nephew Cloudtail.
The Sight quickly mounted #1 on all major sales charts, including The New York Times Bestseller List.  It was recommended as Children's Summer reading by the Washington Post Children's Book Club.  Booklist gave a positive review saying, "As in previous books, personal tensions are juxtaposed against dangers from the outside. Plenty of action and solid characterizations make this an enticing choice for fans of the long-running enterprise."  The Sight was nominated as the best Middle Readers book at Amazon's Best Books of the Year (2007), and placed sixth out of the ten nominees, with six percent of the total votes. 
A reviewer writing for Children's Literature criticized Outcast for its "overwhelming confusion" of characters and references to past events in the series that readers who had not read earlier books in the series would not understand. 
Warriors is a series of novels based on the adventures and drama of multiple clans of feral cats. The series is primarily set in the fictional location of White Hart Woods, and later, Sanctuary Lake. Published by HarperCollins, the series is written by authors Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, and Tui T. Sutherland under the collective pseudonym Erin Hunter. The concept and plot of the pilot series was developed by now-series editor Victoria Holmes.
Cherith Baldry is a British writer of children's fiction and fantasy fiction. Beside publication under her own name, she is the author of some works published under the pseudonyms Adam Blade, Jenny Dale, Jack Dillon, and Erin Hunter.
The Darkest Hour is a children's fantasy novel, the sixth and last book in the original Warriors series by Erin Hunter, featuring the fictional character Firestar, a cat. The series revolves around a group of wild cats living in four Clans, ThunderClan, RiverClan, WindClan, and ShadowClan. It was published on 1 October 2004, by HarperCollins. The story chronicles the events directly after A Dangerous Path and leads to the final battle for the forest.
Midnight is a fantasy novel, the first book in Erin Hunter's Warriors: The New Prophecy series. Following The Darkest Hour and Firestar's Quest, and preceding Moonrise, it was released 10 May 2005. The novel centers on a group of feral cats living in four Clans: ThunderClan, RiverClan, WindClan, and ShadowClan.
Dawn is a children's fantasy novel, the third book in the Warriors: The New Prophecy series. Dawn was written by Kate Cary under the pen name of Erin Hunter. It was published on 27 December 2005 by HarperCollins. The book follows the adventures of the four warrior cat Clans after five questing cats return to the forest with a grave message to find a new home. Together, the Clans cross a mountain range and meet another group of cats, the Tribe of Rushing Water. At the end, a new territory is found beside a lake.
Starlight is a children's fantasy novel, the fourth book in Erin Hunter's bestselling Warriors: The New Prophecy series. The hardback was released on 4 April 2006 and in paperback on 27 March 2007.
Twilight is a children's fantasy novel in the Warriors novel series written by Erin Hunter, a pseudonym used by multiple authors. It is the fifth book in the series The New Prophecy and continues the cat clans' adventures while seeking a new home. It was generally well received by critics.
Sunset is a fantasy novel, the sixth and final book in Erin Hunter's Warriors: The New Prophecy series. The book begins with the group of cats known as ThunderClan rebuilding its camp with the help of its old friends Stormfur and Brook following a badger attack in Twilight. As the book progresses, Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight overcome a previous conflict and fall in love again, but Brambleclaw continues to visit the spirit of his evil father Tigerstar in his dreams. Brambleclaw manages to convince ThunderClan leader Firestar to choose a new deputy to replace the long missing Graystripe and is surprised when he is chosen. Brambleclaw's half-brother Hawkfrost attempts to kill Firestar in order that Brambleclaw might become leader of ThunderClan, but Brambleclaw saves Firestar and kills Hawkfrost, fulfilling the prophecy "Before there is peace, blood will spill blood and the lake will run red".
The Sight is a children's fantasy novel. It was released on 24 April 2007, and it is the first installment of the Warriors: Power of Three series by Erin Hunter. The book was recommended as Children's Summer Reading by the Washington Post Children's Book Club.
Firestar's Quest is a volume in the Warriors novel series by Erin Hunter.
Warrior's Return is an original English-language manga volume written by Erin Hunter as part of the Warriors series. It is the third and final in a trilogy following Graystripe, a fictional wild cat trying to find his Clan. It was released on 22 April 2008. It is drawn by James L. Barry.
Cats of the Clans is a field guide in the Warriors novel series. the novel itself consists of biographical details and paintings of the most notable cats. The information is given the form of stories told to three StarClan kittens. The narrator is Rock, a mysterious hairless blind cat.
Long Shadows is a children's fantasy novel, the fifth book in Erin Hunter's Warriors: Power of Three, and was widely released on 25 November 2008. The book follows the adventures of Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather. The book has sold over 250,000 copies.
Sunrise is the sixth and final book in Erin Hunter's Warriors: Power of Three children's fantasy novel series. HarperCollins published it on 21 April 2009. The plot follows Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze on their quest to find Ashfur's true murderer. It was originally to be titled "Cruel Season", though this was changed because HarperCollins, the series' publisher, felt it was too dark a name.
Code of the Clans is a field guide in the Warriors novel series. Code of the Clans is about the warrior code that guides the Clans in their everyday behavior and decisions.
Yellowfang's Secret is a children's fantasy novel written by Cherith Baldry under the pseudonym Erin Hunter. It is the fifth "Super Edition" in the Warriors novel series. Yellowfang's Secret was first released in hardcover on 9 October 2012.
Warriors: The New Prophecy is the second arc in the Warriors juvenile fantasy novel series about cats, who live in 4 established clans and follow a code to keep the peace between them from breaking apart completely. The arc comprises six novels which were published from 2005 to 2006: Midnight, Moonrise, Dawn, Starlight, Twilight, and Sunset. The novels are published by HarperCollins under the pseudonym Erin Hunter, which refers to authors Kate Cary and Cherith Baldry and plot developer/editor Victoria Holmes. The New Prophecy details the Clans' journey to a new home when humans destroy their original territories. The arc's major themes deal with forbidden love, the concept of nature versus nurture, and characters being a mix of good and bad. Though the novels have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List and have been nominated for several awards, none of the novels in Warriors: The New Prophecy has won a significant literary award.
Warriors: Omen of the Stars is the fourth arc in the Warriors juvenile fantasy novel series about feral cats who live in Clans. It is made up of six novels published by HarperCollins from 2009 to 2012: The Fourth Apprentice, Fading Echoes, Night Whispers, Sign of the Moon, The Forgotten Warrior, and The Last Hope. The novels were written by Erin Hunter, a pseudonym that refers to authors Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, and Tui Sutherland, as well as plot developer and editor Victoria Holmes. Omen of the Stars details the experiences of Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovewing, who, as part of a prophecy, have special powers. The arc's themes deal with forbidden love and the effect that being different can have on relationships. Though the Warriors series has appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list, none of the novels in Warriors: Omen of the Stars have won a significant literary award.
Warriors: The Prophecies Begin is the first story arc in the Warriors juvenile fantasy novel series about feral cats. The arc comprises six novels which were published from 2003 to 2004: Into the Wild, Fire and Ice, Forest of Secrets, Rising Storm, A Dangerous Path, and The Darkest Hour. The novels are published by HarperCollins under the pseudonym Erin Hunter, which refers to authors Kate Cary and Cherith Baldry and plot developer/editor Victoria Holmes. The sub-series details the adventures of the housecat Rusty, who joins ThunderClan, one of four Clans of feral cats living in a forest which adjoins the human town in which he originally lives. The arc's major themes deal with forbidden love, the concept of nature versus nurture, and characters being a mix of good and evil. Though the novels have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List and have been nominated for several awards, none of the novels in the Warriors sub-series have won a significant literary award.