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River of Fire

River of Fire was released 10 April 2018 and is the fifth book in the Vision of Shadows Arc. It was written by Cherith Baldry. The forest is free of Darktail and his vicious rogues, and the long-lost SkyClan has returned to its place among the other four warrior Clans. With StarClan's prophecy fulfilled, many cats believe the danger is past. But after moons of division and strife, ShadowClan is in danger of falling apart forever....

Darkest Night

Darkest Night was released 07 November 2017 and is the fourth book in the Vision of Shadows Arc. It was written by Kate Cary. SkyClan has returned to its rightful place among the other four warrior Clans, hoping to find a new territory to call home. But not every cat is convinced that this is where SkyClan belongs. The careful balance around the lake is more fragile than ever before—and the fate of all the warrior Clans remains uncertain.

River of Fire released.

10 April 2018 - The fifth book in the A Vision of Shadows Arc, titled River of Fire is now available! Be sure to grab your copies wherever books are sold! spooky perfectly imperfect 01:54, 4/10/2018

Possible Warriors Movie release date.

16 January 2018 - Starlight, which was just recently released in Italy, has a phrase on the back that translates to "upcoming Warriors film in 2018!" Nothing is confirmed yet and Kate Cary says that she knows nothing of the matter, but the back cover can be found on any Italian version of Starlight. JayoftheShadows 08:34, January 16, 2018 (UTC)

Darkest Night released.

09 November 2017 - The fourth book in the A Vision of Shadows Arc, titled Darkest Night is now available! Be sure to grab your copies wherever books are sold! JayoftheShadows 01:02, November 09, 2017 (UTC)

Victoria Holmes revealed she has been struggling with cancer.

25 October 2017 Unfortunately, one of the main authors of Warriors, Victoria Holmes, revealed that she has been struggling with cancer, and will be going in for chemo soon. Pray to StarClan for a quick recovery! JayoftheShadows 01:24, October 25, 2017 (UTC)

Tigerheart's Shadow released.

08 September 2017 - The tenth Super Edition, titled Tigerheart's Shadow is now available! Be sure to grab your copies wherever books are sold! JayoftheShadows 01:03, September 08, 2017 (UTC)

Warriors Wiki Twitter account created.

19 July 2017 - Warriors Wiki now has its own Twitter account. This is where we'll be posting news, such as book releases, dates, news on the Wiki, etc. Follow it if you want to. Appledash 19:56, April 19, 2017 (UTC)

Warriors movie producer named.

20 November 2016 - Alibaba Pictures confirms that David Heyman, also the producer of the Harry Potter series movies, will be producing the Warriors movie. No further information is known, but an interview was taken and released online. It is also confirmed the movie with be CGI, and will probably be released in 3-dimensional format. JayoftheShadows 02:44, November 21, 2016 (UTC)

Hawkwing's Journey released.

01 November 2016 - The ninth Super Edition, titled Hawkwing's Journey is now available! Be sure to grab your copies wherever books are sold. JayoftheShadows 08:37, November 01, 2016 (UTC)

Warriors movie rights bought.

20 October 2016 - Alibaba Pictures has bought the rights to Warriors. There is currently no more information on the subject, but we will learn more as it gets deeper into the process. JayoftheShadows 08:31, November 01, 2016 (UTC)

Thunder and Shadow released.

02 October 2016 - It's late but Thunder and Shadow has been released! Make sure your copies. to get your copies on Amazon, iBooks, Google Play, or wherever books are sold. Appledash 05:41, April 2, 2016 (UTC)

Moth Flight's Vision released.

03 November 2015 - The newest Super Edition, titled Moth Flight's Vision, is finally released! Make sure to get your copies wherever books are sold. Appledash

Goosefeather's Curse and Path of Stars released.

01 September 2015 - The two latest books - the newest novella and the last edition in the DOTC series are now available! Be sure to get your copies! You can get Goosefeather's Curse on Amazon or iBooks, and Path of Stars is available wherever books are sold. Appledash 00:36, September 2, 2015 (UTC)

New Covers released and announced, The Apprentice's Quest announced, Goosefeather's Curse, Path of Stars, to be released.

21 July 2015 - The new covers for the Power of Three books are now officially released! Check your local book stores to see if they have them in stock. The new covers of Omen of the Stars will be released on November 3rd, 2015. Goosefeather's Curse is to be released on September 1st, 2015, along with Path of Stars. And the 6th series has been announced, called Vision of Shadows, with The Apprentice's Quest being the first book to be released on March 16th, 2016. Appledash 17:05, July 21, 2015 (UTC)

Mapleshade's Vengeance and A Forest Divided to be released.

04 March 2015 - Mapleshade's Vengeance, A Forest Divided, and the new cover re-releases of the first two arcs of Warriors are due for release within the next month! Be sure to get your copies! Jayce READY STEADY GO! (  ) 21:46, March 4, 2015 (UTC)

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Arc Volume # Title Release Date

A Vision of Shadows #5 River of Fire 10 April 2018

Special Edition #11 Crowfeather's Trial 4 September 2018

A Vision of Shadows #6 The Raging Storm 6 November 2018


Spottedleaf's Heart was released 11 April 2017 and is the tenth e-book novella released by HarperCollins, as part of Legends of the Clans.

Spottedkit plays with her denmates in the clearing, pretending to be Clan leader. She declares that ThunderClan is way better than rogues, and Redkit moves to attack. Spottedkit protests that she hasn’t given the signal yet, but Frostkit mentions that no one knows what it’s supposed to be. The tortoiseshell gets frustrated that Redkit ruined her game, and demotes him from deputy. Willowkit offers to be deputy, but Spottedkit insists she can’t. Eventually, her denmates become tired of her bossing them around and leave to play a different game. Spottedkit is disheartened, and trots over to Swiftbreeze. Her mother comforts the kit, saying that sometimes it’s good to give power to others, as well. The pair look at Thistleclaw and Tigerpaw, who have just returned from patrol. Swiftbreeze comments that the apprentice shouldn’t be learning so much as his age, but Spottedkit disagrees.
Spottedkit pads over to the fresh-kill pile, and she approaches Thistleclaw. He sees her looking at a thrush, and offers her the feathers for her nest. She is unsure, but accepts the gift from him. Whitepaw comes over and asks if he can have some too, and Thistleclaw obliges. Spottedkit teases the apprentice that if he has more feathers, he might fly. The kit dabs a feather on Whitepaw’s nose, and more on his flank. Bluefur comes over and tells them to stop, as it’s a waste of bedding. She scolds them both, and then reprimands Thistleclaw as well. The tom is offended, especially when the warrior goes on about his training methods with Tigerpaw. Suddenly, Brindlekit and Redkit pounce on Thistleclaw. They wind him, and Spottedkit helps him regain his breath. The warrior thanks her, commenting that she might be a good medicine cat one day. She replies her paws are set on the path of a warrior, and Thistleclaw amends he would be proud to fight beside her.
Spottedpaw has her apprentice ceremony, and Sunstar appoints Thrushpelt as her mentor. She excitedly asks him if they can go outside camp, and he replies that they can in a moment. The Clan cheers for Spottedpaw and her newly named littermates, Willowpaw and Redpaw. The new apprentices go out to see ThunderClan’s territory, and Thistleclaw and his apprentice join them. Spottedpaw is awestruck by the beauty of the forest, and her mentor points out important landmarks. They take a break, as the new apprentice becomes winded quickly. She asks if they can go see the Thunderpath now, and Thrushpelt obliges. Spottedpaw promises to work hard and be the best warrior she can be.
A while later, she and her mentor go out on patrol with Thistleclaw and Tigerpaw. The spiky warrior seems impressed with her hunting skills, as she hasn’t been training long. Thistleclaw spots a squirrel in a tree, and shows it to Spottedpaw. With some encouragement, she climbs the branches in pursuit of it. However, Spottedpaw slips from the tree, and the world goes black. The apprentice’s parents and Thrushpelt soon arrive, and they worriedly rush her back to camp. They blame Thistleclaw, but the spiky warrior insists that she should have been trained to better climb trees. They set her in the medicine cat’s den, and Thrushpelt says that she’s off-duties for awhile. Featherwhisker makes Spottedpaw eat some herbs, and assures the cats surrounding that the apprentice will get better.
Spottedpaw races through the trees, running from a fox. She gasps, then awakens, realizing it was a dream. Featherwhisker tends to her, telling the tortoiseshell that she still needs to rest awhile. Spottedpaw protests that she’s bored, but the medicine cat simply gives her several stacks of herbs to sort out. Featherwhisker shows her which one is which, and she finishes quickly. The medicine cat talks about what it’s like to hold a healer’s rank in the Clan, and she seems interested. Poppydawn comes to visit Spottedpaw, and Willowpaw follows. The gray apprentice exclaims that she caught a thrush for her, and the tortoiseshell thanks her. Willowpaw asks when Spottedpaw will be training again, and Featherwhisker says she needs a few more days to rest. However, in two days, the apprentice is able to hobble around camp unassisted. She meets with Redpaw and Swiftbreeze, who are glad she seems better. Sunstar looks at Spottedpaw, reminding that she can only go back to her duties once she’s fully healed. A patrol returns, with everyone boasting about how Tigerpaw chased off some kittypets. Thistleclaw is with them, and bounds over to Spottedpaw. He offers to take her out on a walk, and they make amiable conversation. The apprentice spots an injury on Thistleclaw’s ear, and asks why he didn’t have Featherwhisker tend to it. He says that only the weak are injured, and he wants to keep it as a battle scar. Spottedpaw is briefly unsettled by his answer, but moves closer to him. She purrs as she sits down, only thinking about how happy she is sitting here with Thistleclaw.
Spottedpaw organizes Featherwhisker’s store, commenting that he’d better not mess it up again. The medicine cat thanks her as she makes her way across to Thrushpelt. She meows a greeting to her littermates, who have just returned from a hunting patrol. Spottedpaw practices her hunting skills with her mentor, and when he is appeased, they separate to go hunting. She hears voices coming from a distance, and sees Bluefur, Thistleclaw, and Tigerpaw confronting an intruder. Spottedpaw realizes that they have cornered a black kit, and watches as the dark tabby apprentice attacks it. She holds her breath as Thistleclaw goads him on until Bluefur steps in to intervene. Spottedpaw takes a deep breath, backing away. Thrushpelt finds his apprentice and says that they need to return to camp. She agrees, helping her mentor carry their prey back to camp. Her shoulder aches, and Thrushpelt says that she can go get herself something to eat. Thistleclaw invites her to eat with him, and she follows the warrior to a shady spot. Spottedpaw bravely mentions that she saw his earlier confrontation of the kit intruder, but he defends his actions. She becomes angry with him, and runs away to a spot near Sunningrocks. Thistleclaw follows her with prey and apologizes, complimenting Spottedpaw, and saying they could have a future together. She feels at ease with his words, and he invites her come somewhere with him tonight. Spottedpaw agrees, and he disappears into the bushes.
Spottedpaw waits up in her nest for Thistleclaw, wondering where he’ll take her. Goosefeather enters, telling her that she is the one who loves foolishly. She is confused by his words, not understanding what they mean. Later at night, she hears a crack, seeing Thistleclaw in front of of her. He beckons her to follow him, and the two cats race through a dark, dank forest. Thistleclaw insists that she’s safe with him, and takes her to meet a cat named Mapleshade. After they get acquainted, they follow the she-cat to a place somewhat like a training hollow. Mapleshade orders Thistleclaw and Houndleap to fight, and Spottedpaw is bewildered that the spiky warrior obliges without complaint. The two cats viciously fight with each other, claws unsheathed. She calls a warning to Thistleclaw when she sees Houndleap getting the upper hand. However, the warrior doesn’t seem to hear her, and slams his opponent against a tree. Spottedpaw is horrified, realizing that she’s in the Place of No Stars. She sees Thistleclaw pummel Houndleap, and decides to gather bracken to stop his bleeding. She returns with some, and presses it against the scrawny tom’s wounds. Spottedpaw asks the bleeding cat why Thistleclaw, but the spiky warrior approaches from behind. He answers that he’s becoming a better warrior, and she protests that this is evil. Thistleclaw seems to disagree, and she starts to run away from him into the looming forest.
Spottedpaw awakens, her pelt filthy and matted. Her littermates are shocked at her condition, and tell her to clean up before training. However, Thrushpelt quickly spots her, and tells her that they are going on a border patrol. The warrior then seems to take a second look at Spottedpaw, instead saying that she should go clean up, then meet her later for training. She agrees, leaving out the gorse tunnel. Spottedpaw then ducks into some ferns to clean up, hoping no one will notice her. However, Thistleclaw sees the apprentice and offers to take her out training with Whitepaw and Tigerpaw. Spottedpaw hesitantly says yes, and he leaves to bound back to camp. Thistleclaw soon returns with the two following him, but Tigerpaw protests that Spottedpaw only just begun her training. His mentor silences the dark tabby’s protests, saying it’s good to have a new training partner. The spiky warrior pairs Whitepaw and Tigerpaw against each other, saying Spottedpaw will fight the winner. The three apprentices race to the sandy hollow, with Tigerpaw easily winning. They then begin their training match, and Whitepaw manages to beat his competitor by flicking sand in his eyes. Thistleclaw summons Spottedpaw to fight Whitepaw, and she fares well. She almost beats the white apprentice when the tortoiseshell pauses, remembering that the move she’d been about to use came from the Place of No Stars. Spottedpaw flees in terror at the memory, but Thistleclaw comes after her. He confronts her, and she bleats that being in that dark forest is wrong, and that he should stop. Thistleclaw refuses to listen to Spottedpaw, saying that he must do it to keep his Clan safe. He then insists that he would do anything for her, the she-cat he loves. Spottedpaw hesitates, not knowing what to say due to her conflicting emotions.
Spottedpaw wakes early the next morning, and Featherwhisker asks her why she’s up. She says that she had bad dreams, unwilling to tell the medicine cat about Thistleclaw’s troubling Place of No Stars visits. The apprentice quickly turns away, spotting Stormtail across the clearing. She notices that he’s very frail, and seemed to be drinking a lot. Spottedpaw asks if the warrior is okay, and he and Bluefur insist that he’s fine, and will go on patrol. Speckletail then leads the cats out of camp, but the apprentice continues to worry. She tells her thoughts to Featherwhisker, who agrees that he'll go and bring the gray tom back to camp. However, White-eye bursts into the den with a thorn in her eye. The warrior panics, but Featherwhisker is able to treat the injury so that she’ll still be able to see. The medicine cat tells Spottedpaw to go after Stormtail, ignoring Thrushpelt telling her that she needs to clean out the elders' den. She races to Snakerocks, soon catching up with the patrol. Spottedpaw informs the cats of the situation, and they spread out to find Stormtail. However, the tortoiseshell apprentice spots him slumped beneath a boulder. She wails for help, soon bringing the patrol running. They collaborate to carry Stormtail back to camp, as he is unconscious but still breathing. Spottedpaw runs ahead to warn Featherwhisker, and the tom lays out a nest for him. The patrol comes in and sets Stormtail down, and Featherwhisker diagnoses him with the thirsting sickness. He says it cannot be cured, but that the gray tom can be made comfortable. Spottedpaw then leaves the den, reprimanding Bluefur for letting Stormtail on patrol earlier. Thrushpelt soon interrupts her, leading his apprentice out into the forest. The tom tells her that it’s okay if she wants to be a medicine cat apprentice, as he can tell she likes helping Featherwhisker. She is appalled, but after some thought, Spottedpaw insists that she wants to be a warrior.
Spottedpaw dreams herself into the Place of No Stars, and goes to find Thistleclaw. She sees him in Mapleshade’s training sessions, pummelling a light brown tabby she-cat. Spottedpaw tries to step in and stop him when he deals a killing bite, but he snarls at her. She is too late, and the she-cat fades from beneath her. Spottedpaw is bewildered, and Mapleshade orders Thistleclaw to get rid of her. He leads her away from the scene, asking what she wants. Spottedpaw pleads with him to stop coming here, so they can have a future together. She insists that she does have the option to become a medicine cat, as Thrushpelt said, but would rather be a warrior with him. Spottedpaw says that if he truly loves her, he’ll promise to never come here again. Thistleclaw shakes his head, saying that being in the Place of No Stars is a part of his destiny that he can’t ignore. Spottedpaw pleads with him one last time, but the warrior insists that he needs to feel the rip of flesh between his claws. Thistleclaw meows that every battle will be won, and their enemies blood shed. Spottedpaw backs away, saying that he’s now made his choice. She wishes him the best, then turns to leave him. The apprentice awakens in her own nest, smelling of blood. Spottedpaw pushes her way out of the den, seeking Featherwhisker. On the way, Stormtail thanks her for saving him, and Bluefur apologizes for what she said the previous day. Spottedpaw accepts the apology, and finds the medicine cat in his den. The tom asks if she needs help, but she replies that she’d like to become his apprentice.
Tigerclaw receives his warrior name from Sunstar along with Whitestorm. The Clan cheers for them, and Spottedpaw notices that Bluefur is pregnant. ThunderClan assumes that the father is Thrushpelt, but the queen seems unsure. Spottedpaw senses Thistleclaw watching her, but doesn’t return the glance. She knows that he plans to become the next deputy, after Tawnyspots. Featherwhisker leads her back to the medicine den, commenting that he wishes White-eye and Bluefur had waited until newleaf to bear kits. Spottedpaw seems to agree, and both conclude that the Clan will care for the queens no matter how hard the leaf-bare. Shortly after, Bluefur’s kitting begins in the nursery. Spottedpaw assists her mentor as the blue-gray she-cat works in bringing her kits into the world. Soon enough, two healthy she-cats and a tom are born to a tired mother. Thrushpelt enters the den, asking what Bluefur would like to name them. She names her kits Stonekit, Mistykit, and Mosskit. Featherwhisker comments that the father didn’t choose any of the names, but Spottedpaw dismisses the comment. She lets out a long purr, thinking about how perfect the kits are.
Spottedpaw stops to catch her breath, wondering why she offered to become a medicine cat. She has been fetching wet moss for several cats for a good portion of the day, and is exhausted. Spottedpaw sees Tawnyspots emerge from the dirtplace, looking very frail. The apprentice worries about him, knowing he might have to step down soon. Bluefur’s kit approach Spottedpaw, asking if she’s brought a treat for them. She says that it’s only fresh moss, and the younger cats are disappointed. Spottedpaw quickly delivers the moss to Goosefeather, and sets out to get more. On her way out of camp, she sees Thrushpelt bring a squirrel over to the kits as a treat. They get excited, but Bluefur insists that they’ve had enough to eat already. Thrushpelt apologizes to the kits, and walks away with his prey. Thistleclaw returns from a patrol, announcing that they beat some kittypets today. Spottedpaw notices that Fuzzypelt has a splinter, but when she takes it out, the apprentice realizes it came from the Twolegplace. She realizes that the patrol purposefully sought out the kittypets, even though they hadn’t crossed the border. Bluefur comes to the same conclusion, and is angry, but Spottedpaw says that they may as well get used to a bossy Thistleclaw as he’s bound to be deputy. The queen’s eyes darken, and replies that that won’t happen if she can help it. Spottedpaw urges her to focus on her kits, but Bluefur insists that she loves them, but her Clan might need her. The apprentice is confused by the conviction in her voice, and watches her walk away. On the night of the Gathering, Bluefur requests to go with the patrol. Spottedpaw is surprised, but agrees she’ll watch her kits. Bluefur thanks her, and the cats begin to file out of camp. Spottedpaw gives a mint leaf to Tawnyspots, then checks on the nursery to see every cat asleep.
Later that night, when the patrol returns, Bluefur tells Spottedpaw in a low voice that she’s made her choice. She goes to sleep, but is awakened by a soft rustle and some murmuring. Spottedpaw sees that Stormtail is on guard, and tells him of what she heard. They both look for the source of the sound, but he fails to see it. Spottedpaw then turns slightly and realizes that Bluefur and her kits are sneaking out. She feels conflicted, knowing that whatever the queen is doing is for a purpose. Spottedpaw tells Stormtail to go take a look, but he still comes up empty handed. The medicine cat apprentice insists that he go look on the other side of the ravine, while she goes the other way. Spottedpaw follows Bluefur to Sunningrocks, where she sees two shapes talking. She realizes that the queen is giving away her kits, and prays to StarClan that they stay safe. A voice sounds in her mind, telling her that the kits will be okay. Spottedpaw knows that the voice is Snowfur’s, who is Bluefur’s sister. The medicine cat apprentice vows that she and Bluefur will both guard their hearts, and never be foolish or blind again.
The Great Hunger
The Great Hunger was a starvation epidemic in ThunderClan that took place in Goosefeather's Curse, and killed several cats. Goosefeather, ThunderClan's medicine cat, first received a vision that the Clan would starve. He, the leader Doestar, the deputy Pineheart, and the other medicine cat Cloudberry decided that in order to prevent this epidemic, the Clan could dig holes around camp where they could store prey during leaf-bare. However, it rained after the holes were dug and the food became spoiled. Just like Goosefeather had foreseen, the Clan has trouble finding food.

Harepounce, Flashnose, Stagleap, and Hollypelt all die from the Great Hunger. Once newleaf comes, prey starts to come back the forest, but just as the Clan is starting to recover, Doestar also dies from sickness.

Lightning Tail
Lightning Tail is a black tom with green eyes. He is ThunderClan's very first deputy, chosen by Thunderstar himself.
Lightning Tail and his sister, Acorn Fur, are the children of Hawk Swoop and Jackdaw's Cry, and they are born a couple seasons after the mountain cats have settled into their new territories. Almost from birth, Lightning Tail follows around Thunder, his adoptive brother, and best friend. Gray Wing jokingly states that Lightning Tail was given his name from always hanging around Thunder. He often shows his support for Thunder and his ideas, and is upset when Thunder decides to leave Gray Wing and Tall Shadow's group to be with his real father, Clear Sky. While not fully understanding why Thunder leaves the group, he respects his friend's choices, and Lightning Tail is one of the very first to welcome Thunder back, once the ginger tom realizes how bad Clear Sky is.
When Turtle Tail's kits go missing, having been taken by Tom, their father, Lightning Tail is one of the cats to volunteer to go and find them. He is joined by Thunder, and the two set off to find the kits and their mother, who had already taken off to go find her missing offspring. Lightning Tail and Thunder vow to return with Turtle Tail and her kits, but their journey includes some hardship. Lightning Tail finds Turtle Tail's body, presumably hit by a Twoleg monster. Lightning Tail is devastated, but he pushes on in Turtle Tail's memory to find Owl Eyes, Pebble Heart, and Sparrow Fur, as that is what Turtle Tail would have wanted. Lightning Tail and Thunder are successful, and return to Gray Wing and Tall Shadow with Turtle Tail's kits, as well as the news that Turtle Tail has been killed.
Lightning Tail fights alongside of Thunder, Gray Wing, and Tall Shadow's cats, and the battle has many drastic consequences. Lightning Tail's mother, Hawk Swoop, is killed in battle, and the black tom mourns alongside his sister, Acorn Fur. After Hawk Swoop's death, Acorn Fur decides to go live with Clear Sky's group, much to Lightning Tail's horror. He understands his sister's problem, though, when she explains that she is not ready to return to their old group without their mother or father.
When Star Flower, a rogue cat, appears, Lightning Tail is one of the very first cats to voice his distrust of her. He is enraged when Thunder automatically trusts everything she says, and the two get into an argument over how Thunder feels about her. His distrust is soon diminished, however, when Star Flower turns against One Eye, her father, and a rogue cat who wanted to control and destroy everything the mountain cats had built in their territories.
Many seasons later, Lightning Tail and Thunder have started their own group, and they are named ThunderClan, after Thunder himself. Lightning Tail, being Thunder's most trusted friend, is eventually named deputy, or second-in-command, of ThunderClan. The black tom is responsible for keeping ThunderClan safe whenever Thunder, later named Thunderstar, leaves the camp. He does his job well, and Thunderstar appreciates his companionship, wise words, and skilled teachings.
When dogs appear in the forest and torment the Clans, Lightning Tail is one of the cats who go out to attempt to chase them away. Lightning Tail is attacked, and killed, by the dogs while protecting Thunderstar. Lightning Tail is welcomed to StarClan by Gray Wing, and the black tom stays in StarClan. He is warmly welcomed, and finally is able to reunite with his parents, whom he has not seen in many moons. Lightning Tail tells Thunderstar that he will watch over him from StarClan. Owl Eyes, a very close friend of Thunderstar and Lightning Tail, is chosen as the next deputy of ThunderClan in Lightning Tail's place, a choice that Thunderstar believes Lightning Tail would approve of.
Later, Thunderstar and his mate, Violet Dawn, become parents. One of Thunderstar's kits is named after Lightning Tail- a small ginger she-cat who bears the name Lightning Stripe. Thunderstar recalls the memory of his friend, and believes that Lightning Tail would have loved Lightning Stripe and her littermates. He holds a vigil for Lightning Tail, putting Thunderstar at peace with the death of his friend.
Erin Hunter Answers Your Questions Summer 2011
Erin Hunter Answers Your Questions Summer 2011 is when Victoria Holmes answered fans' questions on the Warriors Official Forum, July 27, 2011. It follows the model of the Erins' answering fan questions in Fall 2010, as well.

Vicky answered questions on all of the Clans, and other affiliations. The groups included were:

Vicky also touched on other aspects, such as:

  • The Book
  • Clan Life
  • Warriors
  • Places
  • The Authors