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"One day we will be so powerful that we shall command even StarClan!"
Jaypaw's thoughts on the prophecy in The Sight, page 363
The Sight

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General
Author: Kate Cary[1]
Cover Artist: Wayne McLoughlin[2]
Jacket Designer: Wayne McLoughlin[3]
Details
Publish Date: 24 April 2007[4]
Identification: ISBN 0060892013
Editions: Hardcover, Paperback, e-Book
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Summary
The time has come for three kits of ThunderClan, Hollypaw, Jaypaw, and Lionpaw, to become apprentices. Grandchildren of the great leader Firestar, all three possess unusual power and talent. But dark secrets surround them, and a mysterious prophecy hints at trouble to come. The warrior code is danger of being washed away by a river of blood, and all the young cats' strength will be needed if the Clans are to survive.
Chronology
Preceded by: Warrior's Return
Followed by: Dark River

The Sight is the first book in the Power of Three arc. Hollypaw, Jaypaw, and Lionpaw are the cats depicted in the center of the original cover.[5]

The Blurb

There will be three, kin of your kin... who hold the power of the stars in their paws.
The wild cats have flourished in their new home on the banks of the lake for several seasons, and the Clans are growing strong and healthy with new kits. Now, the time has come for three kits of ThunderClan to become apprentices.
Hollypaw, Jaypaw, and Lionpaw spring from a strong legacy: children of Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw, two of the noblest ThunderClan warriors, and grandchildren of the great leader Firestar himself. All three young cats possess unusual power and talent and seem certain to provide strength to the Clan for the next generation.
But there are dark secrets around the three, and a mysterious prophecy hints at trouble to come. An undercurrent of rage is rising against those who are not Clan-born, and the warrior code is in danger of being washed away by a river of blood. All the young cats' strength will be needed if the Clans are to survive.

The Praise

"Action packed. Certain to please any young reader who has ever wondered what dreams of grandeur may haunt the family cat."[2]
-Publishers Weekly
"A suspenseful adventure story that urges readers onward."[2]
-ALA Booklist
"The popular Warriors fictional empire continues unabated, with the Power of Three series now beginning after the end of the New Prophecy series. It takes more than four pages to list the clans, their members, and various allegiances in Hunter's remarkably complex fictional world, but this tale focuses on three kits—Hollypaw, Jaypaw and Lionpaw, offspring of two strong members of the Thunderclan. Each kit has a special strength or talent (and in one case, a disability), and each must struggle to find and fulfill its destiny. As in previous books, personal tensions are juxtaposed against dangers from the outside. Plenty of action and solid characterizations make this an enticing choice for fans of the long-running enterprise."[4]
-ALA Booklist, Ilene Cooper


Detailed Plot Summary

In the prologue, it is revealed that StarClan, through Skywatcher, has sent Firestar a prophecy that he has kept secret for several seasons (since Firestar's Quest): "There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws." Firestar realizes that that the three kits of Squirrelflight, his daughter, and his deputy and former apprentice, Brambleclaw, are the three prophesied cats.
We also discover that Jaypaw, one of the three kits, is blind. Hollypaw becomes Leafpool's apprentice because she thinks she can become more important to her Clan as a medicine cat. However, she soon discovers that being a medicine cat is incredibly hard and she is not cut out for it. She would rather become a warrior. The day that she renounces her training is the same day that Jaypaw becomes a medicine cat apprentice instead, since he learned that it was his destiny from a dream with StarClan. Jaypaw does not enjoy being a medicine cat; he would much rather be a warrior, but he values himself useless as a warrior.
In a dream, Jaypaw travels to the realms of StarClan and realizes that he can see (in the dream world only). He soon meets Spottedleaf, who tells him he has a wonderful gift. The gift is that Jaypaw can travel into others' dreams, and he can sense the deep feelings of others.
In another dream, he wanders through StarClan and crosses the border to the Place of No Stars. There he finds Tigerstar and Hawkfrost waiting for him. They tell him that they can teach him to fight despite his blindness. As he talks to them, he realizes that he cannot sense their thoughts. Spottedleaf comes and interferes with the conversation between Tigerstar and Jaypaw and tells him to never go there again.
During a Gathering, Lionpaw meets Crowfeather's apprentice, Heatherpaw, and develops a liking for her. Mousepaw is also shown to like the RiverClan apprentice, Minnowpaw. In the middle of the Gathering, Graystripe returns to the Clans, meeting them on the island. With him is Millie, a former kittypet and Graystripe's new mate. Graystripe is welcomed back by cats from all of the Clans. He and Millie return to ThunderClan, but Firestar keeps Brambleclaw for his deputy, because Leafpool told him he must use his head, not his heart. Graystripe also added that the journey to the Clans had made him too tired to resume his deputy duties.
At the next Gathering, Littlecloud announces that he has had a dream, saying that a cat had brought a strange new bird into the camp, and when he bit into it, its stomach was covered in maggots. Blackstar proceeds to accuse Firestar of causing StarClan's anger at them, and that because of that, they had had a difficult leaf-bare. To calm down the watching cats, Squirrelflight shares an idea: to have a special Gathering, just once. All four Clans would meet in ThunderClan territory during the day, at sunhigh. Each Clan would have their apprentices compete in different contests; tree climbing, hunting, and fighting. Whichever Clans' apprentice won would pick the prey from the fresh-kill pile first.
Jaypaw, upset that he can't compete, stays behind at the camp. While he is sitting in the medicine cat's den, he has a vision, where someone is choking on earth, and he smells the mingled scents of a badger and a fox. He is scrabbling desperately with his paws, and realizes that he is seeing through Lionpaw's eyes. It turns out that, while competing in the hunting category, Lionpaw and Breezepaw fell into a collapsing badger set. Luckily, Jaypaw got there in time to save them along with Crowfeather. The leaders decide that since every Clan won at something, there would be a tie - no Clan would win. However, Heatherpaw got to pick the fattest rabbit from WindClan; she climbed to the top of the Sky Oak. Owlpaw won from ShadowClan; he was the best hunter. Pouncepaw got to choose the best fish from RiverClan; she caught the most fish. Hollypaw got first pick from ThunderClan; she was the best fighter. Jaypaw is also mentioned because he saved Lionpaw and Breezepaw.
Concluding the novel, Jaypaw finally learns through Firestar's dream of StarClan's prophecy: There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws. He thinks: One day we will be so powerful that we shall command even StarClan!

Trivia

  • Leafpool's vision of three stars in Sunset may be a reference to Hollypaw, Lionpaw, and Jaypaw. Leafpool sees the three stars three times throughout the novel, and when she first sees them, Bluestar tells her that there are "cats she has yet to meet, yet their paws will shape her future."[6] When Leafpool sees the stars for the third time and asks Spottedleaf about them, Spottedleaf tells her, "The stars are a sign, dear one. But this is not the time for you to discover their meaning."[7]
  • Erin Hunter revealed in a chat that one of the three kits would be evil, but in future chats she corrects that, saying it wasn't evil, but lost and confused.[8]
  • On the original cover for The Sight, Hollypaw and Jaypaw's eyes are incorrectly yellow instead of Hollypaw's green and Jaypaw's blue.[9] Lionpaw, however, has yellow eyes on both.
  • Firestar is mistakenly called Firestorm.[10]
  • This is the first book in the series to list kits in ThunderClan alongside the queens.[11]
  • On the cover, Lionpaw is looking towards WindClan territory.[12]
  • Jaypaw says that Leafpool went to WindClan to fetch catmint, but she actually went to RiverClan.[13]

Awards

  • The Sight was nominated as the best Middle Readers book at Amazon's Best Book of 2007, and placed sixth out of the ten nominees.[14]
  • It was also nominated for the Children's Choice Book Awards.[15]

Publication History

  • The Sight (EN), HarperCollins (hardcover), 24 April 2007[4]
  • The Sight (EN), HarperCollins (e-book), 4 September 2007[16]
  • The Sight (EN), HarperCollins (paperback), 11 March 2008[17]
  • Знак трёх (RU), OLMA Media Group (hardcover), 14 March 2008, translated by Veronica Maximova[18]
  • 預視力量 (CN), Morning Star (paperback), 1 October 2009, translated by Gao Mei[19]
  • 見えるもの (JP), Komine Shoten (hardcover), 10 October 2011, translated by Yukako Takabayashi[20]
  • Vision (FR), Pocket Jeunesse (paperback), 20 October 2011[21]
  • Der geheime Blick (DE), Beltz (hardcover), 17 September 2012, translated by Friederike Levin[22]
  • The Sight (EN), HarperCollins (paperback; reprint), 30 June 2015[23]
  • Näkö (FI), Art House (hardcover), 23 March 2015, translated by Nana Sironen[24]
  • Het tweede gezicht (NL), Baeckens Books (Hardcover), 20 June 2015, translated by Huberte Vriesendorp[25]
  • Der geheime Blick (DE), Beltz (paperback), 7 March 2016, translated by Friederike Levin[26]

See Also

References and Citations

  1. Revealed on the dedication page
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed on the back cover
  3. Revealed on the back cover
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Information from amazon.com
  5. Revealed on warriorcats.com - Each cat's fact sheet has the face that corresponds to the book cover
  6. Revealed in Sunset, page 102
  7. Revealed in Sunset, page 275
  8. Stated in the third Erin Hunter chat
  9. Original cover on amazon.com
  10. Revealed in The Sight, page 325
  11. Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  12. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4
  13. Revealed in The Sight, page 318
  14. Best Books of 2007 on amazon.com
  15. Information from ALA.org
  16. Information from amazon.com
  17. Information from amazon.com
  18. Information from ru.wikipedia
  19. Information from cn.wikipedia
  20. Infromation from Komine Shoten
  21. Infromation from amazon.fr
  22. Infromation from [1]
  23. Revealed on HarperCollins.com
  24. Information from risingshadow.fi
  25. Revealed on bakermat.be
  26. amazon.de


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 NightRiver of Fire
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


The Sight chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25

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