Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc., that are considered to be genuine or officially sanctioned, and those events, characters, settings, etc., that are considered to have existence within the fictional universe. In order for a setting to appear coherent, especially in fictions that contain multiple parts, both creators and audiences sometimes find it useful to define what has and has not "actually happened" in that universe.[1] Material that is considered canon comes from the original source or author of the fictional universe.[1] Spin-offs and adaptations to other media are often non-canon, and fanfiction is always non-canon, due to it not being published or released by anyone associated with the the official franchise.[1]
Authors of Warriors series, Victoria Holmes, Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, and Tui Sutherland have connected with fans in the past to reveal information about the books and characters. They have done this through Erin Hunter Chats on Wands and Worlds,[2] and also through the Warriors official forums.[3] In addition, Kate and Vicky have social media accounts on various platforms which they've used to answer fan questions, and deliver news about new things in the Warriors world.[4][5] The most notable of these are Vicky's Facebook and Kate's BlogClan.[4][6]

Canonicity in Warriors

All books in the Warriors series are canon, as they've all been released by HarperCollins under the Warriors franchise.[7] Warriors graphic novels are considered canon as well, despite mainly being released by TokyoPop, because they are officially sanctioned and published.[8]
There have been disputes as to whether or not the Official Site's family trees are canon or not, but it has been confirmed several times by Vicky Holmes that they are false and she had nothing to do with their creation.[9][10]

Canon books in Warriors


See also

References and citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed on
  2. Revealed on
  3. Revealed on Official forum transcript
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  5. Revealed on Kate's Facebook
  6. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  7. Revealed in Into the Wild
  8. Revealed in The Rise of Scourge
  9. Revealed on a Wands and Worlds chat here
  10. Revealed on a Warriors Wish interview here