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Grade 5 Up-After having left his life as a kittypet, apprentice Firepaw of the ThunderClan has been given his warrior name of Fireheart and his first mission-to find the WindClan and assist them back to their traditional hunting grounds. While he and his friend Graystripe are successful in their quest, Fireheart knows that trouble is brewing, and he isn't sure that the ThunderClan's deputy can be trusted. As events escalate, a warrior from RiverClan is accidentally killed, an apprentice is injured, and Fireheart brings into the Clan a kittypet kitten-his nephew-without thinking of the consequences. Finally, he must decide who to trust and who to fight. Readers not familiar with the first book may find this one hard to follow. Hunter provides a directory that tells which cats are in which clans, but it is cumbersome to flip back and forth. The characterizations of the animals are somewhat flat, although it is possible to tell them apart, and the plot's twists and turns seem mapped out and predictable. Librarians with a readership for Into the Wild (HarperCollins, 2003) will probably want this volume; others can pass.
Lisa Prolman, Greenfield Public Library, MA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Gr. 6-9. Firepaw, the former kittypet who became a ThunderClan warrior in Into the Wild [BKL F 15 03], faces danger and treachery within and without his clan as he struggles with his identity. Because some clan members refuse to accept him, he feels like an outsider. Also, it appears that ShadowClan and RiverClan are forming an alliance to usurp land belonging to the displaced WindClan. ThunderClan's leader sends Firepaw and his friend Graystripe to lead WindClan back to its home, but intrigue among the clans and among individuals within them spells trouble for Firepaw. 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. Sally Estes
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
a marvellous wonderful adventure with suprises at every turn. one of the best books ive ever read in my life.Published 7 months ago by Barbara
Very good series. Reflects on our meaning of sufferings and our reason for fighting.Published 12 months ago by Raphael Cho
this book is superbad nothinv makes sicen i hate this book so much and the ones after it to just sto the series nowPublished 18 months ago by Michael Lesley
Gone is the awkwardness I found in the first book of this series. This second book was a fast-paced enjoyable read. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2008 by Nicola Mansfield
Wow! I, being a hard critic, am simply amazed at this installment in the Warriors series. "Fire and Ice" is a vast improvement from "Into the Wild", and... Read morePublished on April 3 2006 by That person who keeps their name a secret.
Wow. The second book in this outstanding series is as good as the first!
Firepaw, now Fireheart the warrior, recieves a mission form Bluestar, his leader. Read more
this book is just as good as the first! i think all people would like it *A LOT* this book is definetly worth the [price]Published on July 17 2004 by Andrea and Susan
Fireheart is now a warrior and so is his friend Graystripe and ther back with the rest of the gang. so far tigerclaw is now deputy, yellowfang has been exepted as the new medicine... Read morePublished on June 12 2004
This book is the best book in the WORLD!!! Better than Harry Potter, better than Gardians of Ga'Hool I LOVE it! It has about 300 pages and I read it in one day! Read morePublished on March 24 2004 by Tobin E Farrand