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A Dangerous Path (Warriors, Book 5) Hardcover – June 1, 2004
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Gr. 6-9. The saga continues in the fifth book in the Warriors series as the cat Fireheart, now deputy leader of Thunderclan, finds himself taking on even more responsibility because clan-leader Bluestar is both physically and mentally ill. Add to that the dangerous machinations of treacherous Tigarstar, the head of Shadowclan, and a pack of renegade dogs. Bluestar becomes certain that all the members of her clan, including Fireheart, have betrayed her; the ancestral Starclan cats have abandoned her; and Windclan is hunting in Thunderclan's territory. After Bluestar declares war, it's up to Fireheart to find a way to avoid the battle. Hunter maintains the established characterizations of his sentient cats, who still retain their feline natures. With compelling intrigue and fast-paced actions, this is one of the most exciting books in the series--and, happily, there's another volume to come. Sally Estes
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“A fast-paced animal adventure. Recommend this series to fans of animal fantasies such as Redwall or Dark Portal.” (VOYA)
“A good, suspenseful adventure story that urges readers onward.” (ALA Booklist)
“With compelling intrigue and fast-paced actions, this is one of the most exciting books in the series.” (Booklist)
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It was very frustrating to see Bluestar get worse and worse. Fireheart could do nothing about it.
How the dogs were depicted were really scary. I love dogs too but in this it was very scary!
This from my 11 year old granddaughter:
This book was...indescribable. After I finished book four I kind of forgot the series...but when I got this book, my interest flared back up again. Fireheart finds himself playing leader as Bluestar falls into a deeper state of confusion. With a leader believing she heads a Clan of traitors and cowards, Fireheart must be stronger than ever as danger lurks behind every tree. Meanwhile, Fireheart faces problems within ThunderClan, as the son of Tigerstar draws nearer to being an apprentice, Sandstorm's love seems to fade, and a former ally continues to betray his Clan. Bluestar's condition has not improved; if anything, it has worsened. But a former friend of Fireheart seems to regret his decision...will Graystripe return to his birth Clan? And with every Clan a potential enemy, distrust is more abundant than ever, making Bluestar even more confident in her belief that StarClan has abandoned the cats. And Fireheart must realize that Bluestar's last life will not last forever, and, holding the title of deputy, Fireheart will soon take the throne!
The characters DEFINITELY seem real. The way they act, the way they talk, the way they plot. My favorite character is the main one, Fireheart, and his crush, Sandstorm. Fireheart is brave and daring and he always tries to find a way around a fight...and if he can't he's a great fighter. Sandstorm is a pretty cat and she's really strong and fast, not to mention smart. I like how the author portrays her, because so many times the girls are shown as weak or helpless. The character I don't like...well they're the two you're not supposed to like, Darkstripe and Tigerstar. The bad guys...they are always plotting to try and turn Tigerstar's ThunderClan born kits (kittens) into ShadowClan kits by having Darkstripe take the kits out of ThunderClan territory to visit their father on ShadowClan land. And Tigerstar is evil to the core. He's not above stealing kits from their homes at night. The story is very fast paced, but perfect for me. It gives you enough time to understand what's happening, but doesn't spend too much time lingering on small things...I always wish there was more when I finish one! I can see the story playing out as if I were standing next to the main character (as a cat, of course). The author is very descriptive to where if I was asked to draw a scene from the story without ever reading it before, going only off the passage read to me, I could do it easily. I don't know if this story would help a cat-hater understand cats or not...there are a lot of trustworthy, smart, and brave cats in the Warriors series...but there are also many traitors. You also have to keep in mind that these are nothing like the "kittypets" humans keep in their homes. They are larger than tamed cats, some more so than others, and they live in developed cat communities with four separate groups: ThunderClan, the Clan of the main character, RiverClan, a Clan that ThunderClan is indebted to for shelter in a fire, ShadowClan, Clan of Tigerstar the traitor, and WindClan, who is not mentioned as much but has a debt to Fireheart and his buddy Graystripe for bringing them home from the Twolegplace when a virus swept through their Clan. In case you're wondering about their weird names... they have a naming system. We'll use Graystripe's name. This is Fireheart's best bud. When a cat is born they call it a kit. Depending on some trait of their appearance or personality, the cat is named, in this case, Graykit. When Graykit is made an apprentice to be a warrior, he automatically becomes Graypaw. When Graypaw is done training with his mentor, which takes a long time, the Clan leader decides what to name him, in this case Bluestar decides on Graystripe. All leaders use the first part of their original name, like Bluestar's would be Bluekit, then add "-star" to the end to signify leadership and connection with StarClan, the God of the Warriors world.
Most recent customer reviews
Nerve racking and thrilling
A great adventure
I Love This Series can't wait to read the next one