One thousand talking cats: Warrior Cats Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by theambernerd, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    Because nostalgia, and because if anyone ever actually re-reads it or wants to talk about the books I am 100% always down for that

    Fun facts, my fursona is a modified version of my original warriors OC, who influenced all my usernames since. I was Amberstripe.

    THIS IS BECOMING A MORE OFFICIAL FIRST PAGE BECAUSE I AM TOO OBSESSED WITH THIS SERIES
    So, first, a book list:

    Main Series:


    The Prophecies Begin (Also known as the original series. Or just Warriors)

    • Into The Wild

    • Fire and Ice

    • Forest of Secrets

    • Rising Storm

    • A Dangerous Path

    • The Darkest Hour

    The New Prophecy

    • Midnight

    • Moonrise

    • Dawn

    • Starlight

    • Twilight

    • Sunset

    The Power of Three

    • The Sight

    • Dark River

    • Outcast

    • Eclipse

    • Long Shadows

    • Sunrise

    Omen of the Stars

    • The Fourth Apprentice

    • Fading Echoes

    • Night Whispers

    • Sign of the Moon

    • The Forgotten Warrior

    • The Last Hope

    Dawn of the Clans


    • The Sun Trail

    • Thunder Rising

    • The First Battle

    • The Blazing Star

    • A Forest Divided

    • Path of Stars

    A Vision of Shadows

    • The Apprentice’s Quest

    • Thunder and Shadow

    • Shattered Sky (Released April 11, 2017)

    Super Editions:



    Firestar’s Quest


    Bluestar’s Prophecy


    SkyClan’s Destiny


    Crookedstar’s Promise


    Yellowfang’s Secret


    Tallstar’s Revenge


    Bramblestar’s Storm


    Moth Flight’s Vision


    Hawkwing’s Journey


    Guide Books:


    Secrets of the Clans


    Cats of the Clans


    Code of the Clans


    Battles of the Clans


    The Ultimate Guide


    The Warriors Guide (Barnes & Noble Exclusive)


    Enter the Clans (compilation of Secrets & Code)


    “Manga”



    The Rise of Scourge


    The Lost Warrior
    • The Lost Warrior
    • Warrior's Refuge
    • Warrior's Return

    Tigerstar and Sasha
    • Into the Woods
    • Escape from the Forest
    • Return to the Clans

    Ravenpaw’s Path
    • Shattered Peace
    • A Clan in Need
    • The Heart of a Warrior


    Skyclan and the Stranger
    • The Rescue
    • Beyond the Code
    • After the Flood


    Novellas



    Hollyleaf’s Story


    Mistystar’s Omen


    Cloudstar’s Journey


    Tigerclaw’s Fury


    Dovewing’s Silence


    Leafpool’s Wish


    Spottedleaf’s Heart (Not Released Yet)


    Pinestar’s Choice (Not Released Yet)


    Thunder’s Echo (Not Released Yet)


    Mapleshade’s Vengeance


    Goosefeather’s Curse


    Ravenpaw’s Farewell



    There are also short stories, but I haven’t read most of them in a long time and they’re pretty superfluous, so I’ll add them to the list in a future edit

    Warriors: Chronological List
    Warning: If you have not read warriors before and seek to read it chronologically, you will read spoilers for things treated as mysteries in later books before they happen. A Chronological reading order is not suggested by me for first-time warriors readers: until the time I make an actual recommended reading order, I would recommend just starting with the first published series, sometimes called The Prophecies Begin, whose first book is Into the Wild

    Dawn of the Clans Begins


    The Sun Trail


    Thunder Rising


    The First Battle


    The Blazing Star


    A Forest Divided


    Path of Stars


    Moth Flight’s Vision


    Thunder’s Echo (Not Yet Released)


    Code of the Clans


    Cloudstar’s Journey


    Mapleshade’s Vengeance


    Goosefeather’s Curse


    Pinestar’s Choice


    Tallstar’s Revenge*


    Crookedstar’s Promise*


    Bluestar’s Prophecy*


    The Rise of Scourge**


    Yellowfang’s Secret*


    (*these four all overlap and end at approximately the beginning of Into the Wild, they are listed in approximate order of their beginnings)

    (**The Rise of Scourge begins in the middle of Bluestar’s Prophecy’s timeline and continues until the middle of The Darkest hour)


    The Prophecies Begin series begins


    Into The Wild


    Fire and Ice


    Forest of Secrets


    Rising Storm***


    Tigerclaw’s Fury***

    (*** these two occur at the same time)


    A Dangerous Path


    Tigerstar & Sasha Manga Trilogy (starts ~during A Dangerous Path, continues until slightly before Midnight)


    The Darkest Hour


    Ravenpaw’s Path Manga Trilogy


    Firestar’s Quest


    The New Prophecy Series Begins



    Midnight


    Moonrise


    Dawn


    The Lost Warrior Manga Trilogy (Starts during Dawn, continues until The Sight)


    Starlight


    Twilight


    Sunset


    Leafpool’s Wish


    SkyClan’s Destiny (Exact timeline uncertain, does not intersect with main series at all)


    The Power of Three begins



    The Sight


    Dark River


    Outcast


    Skyclan and the Stranger Manga Trilogy (Exact timeline unknown, ends before Eclipse for certain)


    Eclipse


    Long Shadows


    Sunrise


    Hollyleaf’s Story (lasts from Sunrise to The Forgotten Warrior)


    Ravenpaw’s Farewell (Exact timeline unknown, ends before The Last Hope)


    Omen of the Stars Begins


    The Fourth Apprentice


    Mistystar’s Omen (occurs concurrently with The Fourth Apprentice and Fading Echoes)


    Fading Echoes


    Night Whispers


    Sign of the Moon


    The Forgotten Warrior


    The Last Hope


    Dovewing’s Silence


    Bramblestar’s Storm


    Hawkwing’s Journey (exact timing unknown, starts before The Apprentice’s Quest and ends sometime around the end of Thunder and Shadow (assumed, will update when more books come out)


    A Vision of Shadow Begins



    The Apprentices Quest


    Thunder and Shadow


    Books that Resist Chronology


    Secrets of the Clans


    Battles of the Clans


    Cats of the Clans


    The Ultimate Guide



    Skyclan Chronology


    I mentioned the SkyClan books in the chronological guide, but as their exact timing is not easily noted, I’ll list them in order here as well


    Firestar’s Quest

    Skyclan’s Destiny

    Skyclan and the Stranger Manga Trilogy

    Ravenpaw’s Farewell

    Hawkwing’s Journey
     
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  2. strictly quadrilateral

    strictly quadrilateral alive, alive, alive!

    somewhere, i have a list that my childhood friend and i made of all the cats that were going to cat hell and why and what their punishment would be

    before you ask, i do not remember the context for this at all
     
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  3. Deresto

    Deresto What's your favorite Pokemon?

    question: if i were to catch up, should i reread the series in order that they came out, or would it be okay to start chronologically? the "beginning of the clans" series looks hella interesting and i haven't read it.
     
  4. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    Excellent. I mean, I still have a fanfic au for the end of the power of three where all of shadowclan and thunderclap are wiped out within like four chapters. Dark & edgy was the young warriors fan thing (I mean, Bloodclan is the most dark & edgy thing and it's canon)
     
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  5. raginghearts

    raginghearts Well-Known Member

    Lol my current fursona is basically just my first Warriors OC/sona but as a bat.

    also *solidarity fistbump* All of my online pseudonyms are derived from my days in the Warriors guild. I was Blazeheart, which then became Blaze/Blazey. I also go by Jas a lot, which was a nickname given to me by a friend in the fandom. And Ragingheart was the name of a character I played for a bit.

    ... I am such Warriors Trash, though

    For all of y'all that RPed Warriors, what were your clans like? :U

    The Guild I was part of originally just had LightningClan and NightClan, but then later had TempestClan and IslandClan added!
     
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  6. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    Dawn of the Clans doesn't require much, if any, context from the rest of the series to be enjoyed, feel free to go for it right away if you want! I really enjoyed it as a series, tho it's def not perfect c| warriors continues its fridging problem infinitely

    Definitely got to read the first four series in order to fully understand stuff (tho the skipping a generation thing helps in 1 to 2 and 2 to 3 since the kids don't know about the events of the last series so stuff gets explained shortly here and there), and the sixth series is chronologically after Bramblestar's Storm, which is after the end of the fourth series, so those are best read in order
    (I can make a full chronology list at some point if you want, with all the super editions and novellas (and maybe even those darn mangas) in chrono order)
     
  7. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    ..ok to be fair blaze was a common warriors name but that sounds familiar. Were you ever on the Warriors Wish forum?

    My original clans were pretty clear canon clan rip offs, willowclan and StreamClan were exact thunderclan and riverclan. Mountainclan was in mountains instead of a moor, I think we made them before we found the second series (or before it came out, I was into warriors pretty early), and I remember nothing about fireclan, except that they were the eeeevil claaan
     
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  8. Deresto

    Deresto What's your favorite Pokemon?

    this would be super helpful eventually if you don't mind! i'll start with DotC first then, so i can get going.
     
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  9. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    Sweet!!! Feel free to live blog at me or here, I love hearing people's reactions.
    I'll get a list up sometime soon! Probably tonight (as in like 12-14 hours from now, yay time zones)

    i know there was one fan on tumblr who had a lot of the warriors books online for free if anyone would want me to dig that up again if I can; I unfollowed the person because they were a bit too intense about being sandstorm kin but the resource is handy xD
     
  10. raginghearts

    raginghearts Well-Known Member

    Dude, when I first started roleplaying, I was literally still in the hunt-and-peck phase of typing. But I kept getting left behind in plots and stuff when the RP was moving really fast, so... not shitting you, I owe my current typing speed at least in part to Warriors. |P

    To be fair, the books themselves were pretty dark so I think it was just... taken a step further by the fandom. I mean, the canon books had a cat get graphically disemboweled so badly that not even magic healing could fix it, that shit's pretty dark.

    I don't thiiiiiiink so? If I was, it was only briefly. Mostly I limited myself to just posting on Neopets guilds/chatrooms, because chatrooms were Forbidden so I had to be really sneaky about everything, which meant limiting forum use.

    Lol, all of my clans were pretty obvious ripoffs too. I mean. LightningClan. Can't get much more obvious than that.
     
  11. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    Very true! I do some warriors animation collab stuff (it's a big thing for the fandom, it's weird but hella fun) and had to animate a bit of that myself recently and since there's like, 13 year olds everywhere in the fandom it's hard to decide what level of guro you're ok with drawing (in the end I was too lazy to animate blood lol, my part was really late for the due date)

    I'm always surprised when I look back on my early warriors days, cause I realize I was talking with complete strangers from the age of 10. I'm like, alarmed for myself in hindsight
     
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  12. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    my pals and i would flarp warriors. our clan was stream clan. i was the medicine cat. we were inner city clan, and hunted mainly in the ditches and public parks. stayed away from humans for the most part.

    i made special warrior cat names for all of my actual cats.

    it was fun ^^
     
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  13. blue

    blue hightown funk you up

    (appears) HELLO

    me and my best friend were so into warriors that we created a Completely Original (tm) book setting with winged cats and wrote part of a couple of novels in it. we had a spreadsheet of all the "prides" and every cat and their wing color and fur color and whenever a cat was introduced we would say both. it was really silly and very fun.
     
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  14. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    Warriors rp was legit just such a fun time. The setup of clans in warriors is so conductive to infinite conflict setups and a great jumping point for ocs and original clans & plots. I've seen some modern rp forums with really creative & cool original clans and clan relations.

    I used to have a big like 18x24 pad of paper that I would make a grid of every character from my oc clans in, with age and relations and a little drawing of each one
     
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  15. peripheral

    peripheral Kinky Digamma

    the library doesn't have any books in the series I haven't read.
    *falls to the floor*
    Why this
     
  16. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    Can you/are you willing to reserve books? Usually last I checked there's still some level of a reserve line in libraries for the books that are more recent, the series is still popular with the childrens
     
  17. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

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  18. raginghearts

    raginghearts Well-Known Member

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  19. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    I do find them to be really fun, easy to focus on reads! I've been slowly getting back into reading as well, reread the whole series a bit over a year ago myself
    The first series especially, the books are way more fast paced than I remember them being when I was a kid, really quick to read through

    ...maybe I'll reread the series again this summer
     
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  20. raginghearts

    raginghearts Well-Known Member

    yeah, that is a major upside to the Warriors books. it's also part of why I stopped buying them; it seemed like a waste to spend 20 bucks on a book that I'd finish in an afternoon
     
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