Warriors: The Ultimate Guide is the Ultimate Fan’s Manual

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A cat that lost an eye and half an ear standing up for her Clan. A traitorous one that used deceit and traps to rise to leadership.

A cat that lost an eye and half an ear standing up for her Clan. A traitorous one that used deceit and traps to rise to leadership. Yet another cat that left the security of his home with humans for his curiosity about the forest. These are just a few stories of many of the cats, adventures, and places documented in Erin Hunter's Warriors: The Ultimate Guide. This new companion to the series of felines, battles, and thrills contains everything a fan would need to know. It includes maps, stories of battle and life, biographies of more than seventy-five of the major cats, and illustrations of all of these cats.

 

Not only does this guide summarize the books, but it also adds many captivating elements. The foremost of these components is that it allows readers to get closer to the cats’ personalities. Brambleclaw, son of the unscrupulous Tigerstar, “was always going to walk a path of light and shadow,” and Yellowfang, a ThunderClan medicine cat who was taken in after being exiled from ShadowClan, was “cranky, stubborn, and impatient—and the most loyal cat you could ever meet.” The descriptions, in fact, make readers feel as though they have actually met the cats. Also, the book views the world through the relatable eyes of humans, or Twolegs as they are called, and through the imaginative minds of cats. The third feature is the never-before-seen stories: how Bramblestar (Brambleclaw) and Tigerstar got their nine lives.

 

I would recommend this for anyone who is interested in any of the Warriors books, though especially fans. It is probably not a good idea for kids below eight years of age, because it does contain some fairly violent battle descriptions. Otherwise, it is a great companion to the Warriors series for any fan or reader!