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Warriors: Omen of the Stars #5: The Forgotten Warrior Hardcover – Nov 22 2011
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About the Author
Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. In addition to having great respect for nature in all its forms, Erin enjoys creating rich mythical explanations for animal behavior. She is also the author of the bestselling Seekers and Survivors series.
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** READ WITH CAUTION **
This series and the one before it have been a little slow and have dragged. I continue reading the series loyally because I really love the Warriors world and everything about it -- kits being born, apprentices being named, warriors being named, warriors becoming deputies and leaders, the disputes of the clans... it's just a really fantastic world, even though the storylines have gotten a little convoluted and strange lately. The previous series disappointed me because it didn't resolve any of its main plotlines.
This book, however, shows that the Hunter team is narrowing their focus and working on resolving the threads that were set up in the previous series. I don't feel like, as a reader, I'm stumbling along a path with no structural plotting. The action is much more interesting, the ending is packed with excitement and a heart-pumping battle like the first and second series always promised, and the characters area really being put to the test. Warriors is getting dark and I'm loving it.
We are starting to get some resolution on the following plot threads seeded in previous books:
- Where did Hollyleaf go?
- What about Cinderpelt's reincarnation?
- Where did Sol go?
- What's going to happen with the Dark Forest?
Those questions start to be answered, enough that I didn't feel frustrated that they were blatantly ignored (as I've felt in the previous books), but leaving enough that I'm waiting on edge for the last and final book of this series. If the way they're tying up the threads in this book is any indication of the quality of the next and last... you know you're in for a real intense adventure.
A++ on this one, way to get back on track ;)
Anyways, Hollyleaf IS the Forgotten Warrior, and she first appears towards the middle of the book. Sol also appears, and the prologue is about him making his way towards the clan. He causes more complications during the book, but I will not go too deep in detail.
Hollyleaf was about to admit that she killed Ashfur at a Clan meeting, but Brambleclaw backs her up and says it was an accident, which we all know it was not. So Hollyleaf begins to train the clan in the tunnels, because thanks to Dovewing's powers they know that WindClan is planning an attack (led by Sol).
Yellowfang tells Jayfeather to tell Cinderheart that she was Cinderpelt, and he obeys. Cinderheart then thinks that she has to be a medicine cat, and then when Cherrypaw and Mousewhisker falls ill and Cinderheart rushes in to help, all the clan knows that she was Cinderpelt. I would tell more about how Cinderheart learns, but I don't want to give it away.
Near the end of the book, Dawnpelt accuses Jayfeather for murdered Flametail at a Gathering. The other medicine cats want Jayfeather to step down as medicine cat until StarClan gives them a sign or they find proof, but Jayfeather stubbornly refuses and reveals to everybody that StarClan has sent each medicine cat a sign to go their own ways.
Lionblaze and Cinderheart are still distant from each other, so their relationship gets nowhere, but Lionblaze confesses to Squirrelflight that she was a good mother to him and his littermates, and that she should have had kits with Squirrelflight. He also ends the chapter when Hollyleaf appears with "No! Hollyleaf, I won't let you runaway again!"
The book ends with Dovewing, Ivypool, Hollyleaf, and other ThunderClan warriors leaving the tunnels from the attack from WindClan, whish Dovewing heard and was able to get there before WindClan left the tunnels.
Also, Ivypool kills Antpelt, who died in "Night Whispers" I believe. He, of course, went to the Dark Forest, and to prove Ivypool's loyalty to the Dark Forest she killed Antpelt again. Breezepelt then finds out what she did, and hissed something like "Just because we're both here doesn't mean your my clanmate. You will pay for what you've done!" (Breezepet was Antpelt's clanmate.)
Bumblestripe takes a liking to Dovewing, and Dovewing occasionally thinks of Tigerheart, but declares that "It is too late for us [she and Tigerheat] not to be enemies." When they meet by the border. Dovewing starts to spend time with Bumblestripe, but only after Cinderheart encourages he to.
And that's the main plot! ;)
This book is the Darkest Hour of Omen of the Stars. Great StarClan, I canNOT wait for the Last Hope! When I read the last page, I turned the page, expecting more, but it was done! I highly suggest this book for fans intrested in the next addition to the magnificent Warriors Saga.
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There is action. There is mystery. There is suspense. There are battles. This is an average Warriors book in this respect, but it is more well-written than those before it. It isn't too long or too short, either. It is average if you look at that part of it too, but, like I said before, it's more well written and exciting. Along with watching the stories in this series unfold, watching Erin Hunter's writing skills progress is also fascinating. Knowing that each book will get better than the last (with this being no exception) heartens me and readers. It definitely makes me eager for The Last Hope, the final battle, and how it will end.
If you want to know who the fourth cat in the prophecy is, I can tell you that it is NOT discovered here (I hope I haven't spoiled anything. I give you my sincere apology if I did).
I can tell people who would like to buy this that it is a good investment. I was so excited and impressed, I read it in a day!
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