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"Battle is not always the answer, but it is a part of our heritage, the legacy passed to us by our warrior ancestors, as well as the path to our future. Some questions can only lead to conflict; all challenges deserve a brave, carefully planned response. As long as we fight with honor, courage and respect for our enemies, the legacy of battle deserves to survive. We will continue to pass on our skills to the new apprentices, then watch as they train the next generation. Heroes will be celebrated, the losing side condemmed to dust in our memories. This is what it means to be a warrior: to be proud of our legacy, of the battles that we have fought and that our ancestors fought on our behalf."
Onestar about the battles the Clans fight in Battles of the Clans, page 159.
Battles of the Clans

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General
Author: Victoria Holmes[1]
Cover Artist: Wayne McLoughlin[2]
Jacket Designer: Hilary Zarycky[2]
Details
Publish Date: 1 June 2010[3]
Identification: ISBN 0061702307
Editions: Hardcover
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Summary
FIGHT LIKE A WARRIOR
Warrior cats are trained to protect their territory and their Clanmates at any cost, while still adhering to the warrior code. Now deputies from the Clans will reveal the secrets behind their Clan's battle techniques, including how the warriors use different territories to their advantage. Plus, discover the stories behind the most legendary battles in Warriors history!

Battles of the Clans is the fourth book in the Field Guide arc.

Dedication

For William and Oliver, two splendid boys

Bookjacket

Blurb

An inside look at each Clan's fighting secrets:

  • ShadowClan's night ambush technique
  • ThunderClan's surprise Lightning Strike tactic
  • WindClan's secret underground tunneling
  • RiverClan's water maneuvers
  • SkyClan's fearsome "skydrop" move

Plus never-before-told stories behind the most significant battles in Clan history!

The Praise

"Led by Onestar, readers take the perspective of two inquisitive kittypets that have come into WindClan territory to learn all about their wild neighbors. Unique to other books in the series, the domesticated visitors are welcomed and guided from one Clan to another in peace. The literary device works well for juvenile readers familiar with the series who also want to know history of each Clan. Written from first person point of view, each chapter takes the audience through techniques and strategies used in battles, as well as an excursion through battlefields. For fans of this most successful series, such a tour is exciting as well as enlightening. Legacies of each of the clans are explored, revealing heroes as well as villains. Adults concerned with the quality of reading for their children or students will be pleased to know that the same values are expressed in this volume as in the many preceding tales. Honor, courage, care for the kits, loyalty, and respect for authority still shine through making this fantasy series far superior to many others in the contemporary market. Young readers will be especially attracted to this title with its adventure game concluding the volume."

-Janice DeLong , Barnes and Noble[4]

Detailed Plot Summary

Though it has no real plot, Battles of the Clans contains a lot of information about the significant battles, battle tactics, and different attack plans that are not revealed in the books. Never before seen character perspective tell the stories of the different significant battles and share the tactics that each of the respective Clans use. The reader is toured around the different battlefields in both the old and new territories, and there are short stories in which a character will explain how to use a different battle skill while some editions have an exclusive adventure game inside. It is also said that Reedwhisker is the new deputy of RiverClan, Rowanclaw is the new deputy of ShadowClan and Mistystar is the new leader of RiverClan.
The book goes in-depth on what the five Clans are especially good at. ThunderClan is good at fighting in dense undergrowth and having their famous technique, The Lightning Strike, whereas ShadowClan has a special technique called the Night Ambush. Similarly, RiverClan is good at water combat with the Rushpaw Splash, and WindClan has a special gift of speed and agility, explaning that Graywing the Wise had come up with several of their moves. SkyClan excels in above ground combat, and often use the Sky-drop in battle.
The reader is also given a tour of the battlegrounds, both from the Forest, the Lake and the Moor. After that, the reader is taken into other character's perspectives, such as Mousefur or Cedarheart, and other elderly cats from each Clan.

Trivia

  • Although it was released before it, Battles of the Clans takes place after or during Night Whispers, as Rowanclaw is ShadowClan's deputy.[5]
  • The rogue, Nightwhisper in Nightwhisper Speaks: A Rogue's Story shares the same name of the third book in the Omen of the Stars series, Night Whispers.[6]
  • In the section Whitewing Speaks: My First Battle, Whitewing states that Rainwhisker died in the badger attack,[7] while in The Sight it says a tree branch fell on him, killing him. However, Sootfur, his brother, was killed in the badger attack.[8]
  • Tigerstar says in the story The Forest Territories that Oakheart died by Redtail killing him.[9] Though, in Forest of Secrets it is stated by Mistyfoot that Oakheart died accidentally; falling rocks killed him.[10]

Publication List

  • Batlles of the Clans(EN), HarperCollins (hardcover), 1 June 2010[11]
  • Battles of the Clans(EN), HarperCollins (e-book), 1 June 2010[12]
  • 猫武士手册之4族群的战争 (ZH-CN), China Children's Publishing (paperback), 1 October 2010[13]
  • Битвы племен (RU), OLMA Media Group (unknown binding), 2014[14]

See Also

Citations

  1. Revealed on the dedication page
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed on the back flap
  3. Revealed at Barnes and Noble.com
  4. Revealed at Barnes and Noble.com
  5. Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 23
  6. Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 107
  7. Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 130
  8. Revealed in The Sight, page 7
  9. Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 93
  10. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 57
  11. Information retrieved from harpercollins.com
  12. Information retrieved from harpercollins.com
  13. Information retrieved from here
  14. Revealed on OLMA Media Group website


Warriors books
The Prophecies Begin Arc Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
New Prophecy Arc MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three Arc The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars Arc The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
Dawn of the Clans Arc The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
A Vision of Shadows Arc The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest Night
Super Edition Arc Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's Shadow
Field Guide Arc Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter the ClansThe Warriors GuideThe Ultimate Guide
The Lost Warrior Arc The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Arc Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Arc Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger Arc The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the Flood
Short Stories and Plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Beyond the Code: Brightspirit's MercyThe Elders' ConcernSpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans Decide
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyThe Untold StoriesTigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceTales from the ClansMapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's FarewellShadows of the ClansSpottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's EchoLegends of the Clans


Battles of the Clans chapters
Introduction:The Fire in Our BloodTechniques and StrategiesThunderClan: Nimble in the ForestShadowClan: Silent in the NightRiverClan: Strong in WaterWindClan:Proud in BattleSkyClan: Agile in AirTour of the BattlefieldsFamous BattlesIn the Midst of BattleThe AftermathConclusion: Onestar's Farewell

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