For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their warrior ancestors. But the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger, and the sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying– and some deaths are more mysterious than others. In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary house cat named Rusty . . . who may turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all.
Warrior Cats is a book series about a housecat, aka Kittypet Rusty, living in the wild by joining with the clan called Thunderclan. The first thing that caught my attention is the map of the worl Erin Hunter has created. It is in great detail and you can visually see where each clans located.
Through the book, it gives details on the environment and atmosphere through the story by describing how each locations of different clans and the woods itself from a cat’s point of view. This gives us an idea how wild cats adapt to the outside environment, for example: sniffing the air to understand where different scents is coming from or how to pounce properly to catch food quicker, so the author obviously on cat behaviour to make the characters more realistic.
The characters themselves are fantastic, particularly the protagonist Rusty, while he sometimes has doubts about himself, due to the fact he just joined the clan, yet at the same time, manages to motivate himself to protect the clan by using his natural strength and wit. Other characters include Bluestar the Queen of Thunderclan, Ravenpaw and Greypaw the apprentices, Lionheart and Tigerclaw the Warriors and Yellowfang, a mysterious cat from Shadowclan. They are all a pleasure to read and the twists and turns involving these characters makes it entertaining to read.
It takes awhile to learn the characters names due to most of them being similar so I am thankful the author had put a list of cats, their names and their descriptions at the beginning of the book, so it doesn’t get confusing.
This book is perfect for anyone who loves adventure and cats. There is more to explore with this series and this world, so I will continue to read the series in the near future.
Overall I rate this book 4.5/5 stars.
If you are interested in this book, here is the link to it on Amazon is the picture of the book cover below.