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Warriors: A Vision of Shadows #1: The Apprentice's Quest Kindle Edition
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A new adventure begins in Erin Hunter’s #1 bestselling Warriors series
For many moons, ThunderClan, ShadowClan, RiverClan, and WindClan have lived in peace in their territories around the lake. But now they must decipher a mysterious prophecy—a message that will send one young medicine cat apprentice on a quest to determine the fate of all the warrior Clans.
Full of epic adventure and thrilling intrigue, the beginning of this fifth Warriors series is the perfect introduction for readers new to the Warriors world. And for dedicated fans, it’s a long-awaited return to the era of Bramblestar’s ThunderClan, after the events of Omen of the Stars.
About the Author
Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. In addition to having great respect for nature in all its forms, Erin enjoys creating rich mythical explanations for animal behavior. She is also the author of the Seekers, Survivors, Bravelands, and Bamboo Kingdom series.--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
From the Back Cover
Embrace what you find in the shadows, for only they can clear the sky.
For many moons, the warrior cats have lived in peace in their territories around the lake. But a dark shadow looms on the horizon, and the time has come for one young cat to shape his destiny—and the fate of all the warrior Clans.
Alderpaw, the son of the ThunderClan leader, Bramblestar, is eager to find his place in Clan life. When he begins having strange dreams—visions that can only have been sent by the warrior ancestors in StarClan—Bramblestar names him apprentice to the Clan’s medicine cat. But the omens in Alderpaw’s dreams will soon send him away from everything he has ever known on a quest to ensure the Clans’ survival.
The warrior cat Clans have enjoyed many moons of peace and prosperity—but a dark season approaches, and those days will soon be over. Guided by a mysterious vision, the young apprentice Alderpaw of ThunderClan must go on a dangerous journey . . . a journey that may be the Clans’ only hope.
The saga continues!
Don’t miss a single warriors series
The Prophecies Begin
The New Prophecy
Power Of Three
Omen Of The Stars
A Vision Of Shadows
And See How The Clans Came To Be In
Dawn Of The Clans--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B0105V61JC
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Reprint edition (March 15, 2016)
- Publication date : March 15, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 7351 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 299 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #39,912 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2016
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A nice little quest/journey type, similar to most. Basically what happens is Alderpaw, is a warrior apprentice, but then switches to a medicine cat apprentice because he is not a fit warrior. The four clans in all receive a vision that goes something like: "Embrace what you find in the shadows, and the sky will be clear". But, when Alderpaw shares his vision with Bramblestar, he thinks Skyclan is in trouble. So, they go on a quest, go to Skyclan, and it turns out; Skyclan all got killed/scattered by rogues because they still had those disgraceful "daylight-warriors", and they got wrecked. Then, Alderpaw goes back to the Clans w/ gang, but gets separated. Alderpaw has ANOTHER vision, telling him to go into a tunnel. Nettlepaw, a Shadowclan apprentice who joined at the beginning because she wandered away from home, found 2 kits in the tunnel. They took them back, thinking they where the answer. Then, Rowanstar had to take one while Bramblestar took the other one. Then the book ends.
- Very well written/edited. For the most part, there where no major contradictions, errors, or what you would expect, and the book was captivating, and made you want to read more. Also, at parts it makes you cry, like when Twigkit and Violetkit are split up into different clans. Also, you are surprised that they "failed the quest". (Okay, I am a spoilers maniac, but at least read the book to find out when happens there)
- Logical. It makes perfect sense why Rowanstar would want to get the kits from Thunderclan (at the end). Also, the characters in the books, unlike some other books, maintained the same feelings/characteristics throughout the entire story. Spakpaw: energetic, envious (of Nettlepaw), hopeful, encouraging. Alderpaw: concentrated, gives up easily, smart with herbs, cannot hunt well. Nettlepaw: disrespectful, bold, daring. (In some aspects similar to Squirrelflight, minus the disrespectful). The only illogical part will be discussed in the cons section.
- Journey TO Skyclan. If you've read, you know what happens when they arrive to "Skyclan" territory. But, the journey TO that territory is VERY well developed, with in-depth descriptions SHOWING each difficulty different cats faced. Ex, Sparkpaw found the journey exciting a lot more than difficult, but she resented Nettlepaw. Alderpaw found it difficult to keep his self-esteem high, and occasionally felt as he was not contributing to the group. Nettlepaw, well she just hated being bossed around.
- ONE Illogical Error. When all four clans' medicine cats received the vision, really I saw NO NEED to give it to Shadowclan, Riverclan, and Windclan. The quest was basically Thunderclan's, but Nettlepaw tagged along because she left camp, misbehaving, as usual. Still, only Thunderclan needed to receive the vision
- Journey BACK from Skyclan. In almost all journey books, the journey back is a problem. It usually lasts about 1-3 chapters at most, with little description, mainly just telling. That is exactly what happened here. The journey back, Alderpaw and Nettlepaw get separated from the group, and they find their own way back. They go to a Twolegplace (human city or neighborhood, depending on how big it is) and it says, for many moons they traveled until the recognized the same farmhouse from the beginning! Then, they take shelter, travel for more "moons", and get back, finding the kits in a tunnel near the first Thunderpath (highway or street). Still, the book is very good.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and recommend it to those willing to satisfy themselves with another good warriors book. Cannot wait until the books to come.
** I would like to find out why it was necessary to have Twigkit and Violetkit to be separated, (which by the way, made cry!)
** Also why Needlepaw seemed to be cold toward Alderpaw at the full moon gather. I feel something plot-twisty after such a physically and emotionally trying quest as it seemed the two had bonded on the way back home.
** Onestar seems to upped his crankiness since the last we all read about him. I'd like him to return the nicer less stereotypical Windclan bad tempered cat, to the way he was pre-leader, Onewhisker self at the end of his life. I just loved him back then!
** Where is Ivytail's mate! Vicky, one of the Erin's said Ivytail would get a mate this series.
Although book was good, I would have given it a 4 1/2 stars if it were possible. I felt it was rushed, especially the last 10%. Maybe the publishers should have allowed more pages in the book so she could've slowed it down a bit and I didn't get the abrupt ending feel I had. BUT I STILL LOVE THE BOOK LIKE ALL WARRIOR BOOKS. <3
When Aderpaw and the others found what they thought was the Star clan, they were surprised to see that the cats of the Star clan did not know the rules of conduct for hunters. The thunder clan cats thought they acted like rogue cats.
Aderpaw found out that the cats had run out the Star clan of cats and they scattered throughout the forest and town.
When Aderpaw and the others escaped, Aderpaw fell in the river and swept away over a waterfall. As they tried to find their way back home, they found two kittens under the highway. These were young kittens with their eyes closed and because of them and hunger, Aderpaw became a good hunter.
I can't wait to get the next book to see where Aderpaw"s quest will take him next and what will happen to the kittens.
I really loved this book. What a great way to start a new generation of Warriors under Bramblestar? Don't get me wrong, I loved Firestar. And I loved the Dawn of the Clans series as well. Different generations of cats all connected to each other one way or another. I've read the books from start to finish (The Sun Trail thru The Apprentice's Quest) in order of events on the timeline. And they each beautifully connect the cats to each other. And I have a feeling this new arc will do just that.
Alderpaw going on his quest to the Gorge to find SkyClan and only finding the rogues who ran out SkyClan, is just one part of it. I think the next part of the story in book 2 is going to involve the 2 kits Alderpaw and Needlepaw found. The rogues from the gorge are supposed to show up. And you know the Clans won't take that too lightly. And lastly, I have a feeling Hawkwing (SkyClan Deputy) will show up. He is supposed to have his own book that takes place just before the first book of this series. The third book being name The Shattered Sky tells me that it will involve the modern SkyClan cats. And I can't for all of them to be released.
I love these books and this one was just as good.
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I was so fustrated when i heard the name Bramblestar - Im so used to Firestar!
Alderpaw is my favourite character in the entire series. Sparkpaw is just annoying