I swear these covers are just getting more amazing as the series continues.: Erin Hunter, I am going to buy every book you write because you have proven yourself too many times over that with patience and development, even the most laid-back of settings can evolve into something so much more than a reader could imagine. View all 11 comments. Sep 21, Kelly rated it it was amazing Shelves: This Warrior's set has taken The Turn. The first two books felt a little sluggish, but this one perked right up.
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Of course, with a title like The First Battle, you can't expect things to end well. I've read plenty of battles within the Warriors Universe and the one that concludes this volume is on the same level as The Last Hope from Omen of the Stars. Yes, I am fangirl-ing over a bunch of cats.
I will be over there deeply bowing to the league that is Er Oh my goodness. I will be over there deeply bowing to the league that is Erin Hunter. During the first two books of Dawn of the Clans, I had trouble feeling a connection to any of the characters. Something in this one changed. It was so magnetic right from the start. I was pulled to either side of the issue; I could see their reasonings, their struggles, their beliefs; I understood the actions of each despite their being misinformed.
And knowing a big battle would end it all? Excuse me while I go drop-kick my hope out the window. The First Battle has now brought back an element to the Warriors World that I sorely missed in the first two books: It doesn't really have that name yet well, because neither group has been labeled a "clan" yet. But I got starry kitties and prophetic dreams and this huge spiritual surge of emotion that only comes with the Medicine cats and lost-souls.
Things aren't completely set up yet, but holy crap those last two chapters You may notice this book made it to my Tear-Bending shelf. Even though this shelf is reserved for books that make me sorely sad, few have physically made me cry. This book had me bawling similarly to the ending of The Last Hope. I felt the pain welling and tried to hold it back, but damn you Kitties. One line and it all gushed out. Every single line of dialogue was so powerful. You wouldn't think it came from feral cats. People may not even believe me.
Anyway, I can't see the next three books of Dawn of the Clans losing this rebound. And now I have to wait another six months for the next one. I'll just live with my feels until then. View all 3 comments. Feb 15, haley rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am a long-time fan of all the Warriors books. Some are definitely better than others. But of all the books, I think this book is the best.
That's a large claim, that The First Battle is the best of all the Warriors books. But I truly believe that and here's why: You see, firstly I teared up reading this. I've only cried reading a handful of books and this is one of them. I have a heart of ice, so if I cry that means the book is very moving. And The First Battle is very moving. If, like me, you I am a long-time fan of all the Warriors books. If, like me, you are a fan of the Warriors saga, there is something very powerful of seeing everything just fall into place.
The clans are finally starting to be established and that really made me emotional. And it turns out he's not as much as a villain as we'd thought. The best thing about The Dawn of the Clans books is that there are no true villains. No one is purely evil just for the sake of it.
Even Clear Sky, who has done some despicable things, when things are told from his perspective, is shown to have some goodness inside of him. I think it shows the maturity of the writer when there isn't just a villain who is just one-sidedly evil, but rather characters with complicated and misunderstood motives. Also, in this book, there's a lot of action. In general, there's never a dull moment in a Warriors novel.
But to understand it, you have to read The Sun Trail and Thunder Rising, the first and second books respectively. The Sun Trail is decent enough but nothing special and Thunder Rising is entertaining but again, not anything particularly amazing. But it's worth it, when you finally get to The First Battle.
Aug 09, Ivy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nice to see all the cats again. RIP cats who died. Hope they will be able to live in harmony. Can't wait to read The Blazing Star!!! View all 4 comments. Jun 07, MistyWish rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: May 18, Nadia rated it really liked it Shelves: I didn't really like the idea of the whole "Dawn of the Clans" thing, but this is the book that changed mind. The first two weren't so exciting. It took me a three days to read them, and for me, that's a long time.
With this book it took me a day to read it. It was hard to put it down. I've been reading the Warriors book for years and they never get old. Jan 28, Brianna Wichlacz rated it it was amazing. These books are still my favorite series! Nov 19, Alita added it. Clear Sky continues to be the worst villain. Do the Erins know they can write villains whose motivation is not to get as much power as they can?
Like, do they really know? Also, what is with the fridging? May 30, Atlas added it. So good, but so sad. All the little threads are starting to come together!
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Jul 17, Hollyleaf Thunder rated it it was amazing. May 06, Alexa rated it it was amazing. I chose to do my second book review on another Warriors book. The entire series is by Erin Hunter. This particular book is one of the new series: Dawn Of The Clans. The entire series is about two brothers fighting over how and where the other cats should live. Clear Sky, a light grey cat with blue eyes, decides that he and the cats who follow him should live in the forest. Gray Wing, a dark grey cat with g I chose to do my second book review on another Warriors book. Gray Wing, a dark grey cat with golden eyes, lives on the moor with his group of cats.
The moor cats accept Thunder back slowly, along with Frost, who was banished by Clear Sky because of an untreatable injury. Gray Wing agrees to go and speak with his brother in an attempt to stop the oncoming fight, while the moor cats fret about when and if they should begin battle training. Thunder is criticized when he tells them that battle training is not necessary yet. Thunder decides that he will speak with his father before Gray Wing, and he tells Clear Sky that Gray Wing wants to meet him by the four trees.
After Thunder leaves, Clear Sky tells his group that they need to train more for the battle. The last thing he wants to do is lose to his brother. When the meeting finally arrives, both brothers bring quite a few cats from each of their groups, not being able to trust each other. As Thunder runs to hide, he vows to get revenge on his father. Clear Sky almost kills Gray Wing, but it was what ended the battle. You always have and you always will. While the cats are gazing upon the fallen that the battle took away from them, spirits of the dead cats and others before began to fill the clearing.
They brought a message to the two groups of cats: I really enjoyed this book. The intensity leading up to the meeting was interesting and it left me wanting to read more. I am excited to find out what happens in the next book of the series. I am interested to find out if the cats actually unite and Clear Sky keeps his promise. Mar 16, Honah rated it it was amazing.
Dec 07, Dolly rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This is the third book in the Dawn of the Clans series by Erin Hunter. It appears to be the fifth of many series about wild cats, and it's a prequel to the original series. With more than pages, this is a great book for older children to start expanding their reading comprehension abilities and challenging themselves with longer books.
I love books that get our girls excited to read and the Warriors did that for our youngest. She is in love with these stories! I like to read whatever they ar This is the third book in the Dawn of the Clans series by Erin Hunter. I like to read whatever they are reading, so we can chat about the stories and discuss the characters and plots. I am not at all familiar with these cats, so sometimes I mix them up. I am starting to see where the plot is going, especially when you discover that the original five clans Sky, Thunder, Shadow, River, Wind were established by cats of those names.
I am very curious to see how the saga continues. In this story, we see the origins of Starclan view spoiler [, although the terrible battle that took so many lives was heartbreaking to read hide spoiler ]. This was a quick, entertaining and dramatic read. I find it interesting that this series is cowritten by a group of female authors who go by the pseudonym Erin Hunter. With four writers in the group, it certainly allows them to be prolific. Our youngest is a huge fan of all of the books in the Warriors Universe , and she has read all of the published books.
Now she is waiting for more books to be published, experiencing for the first time, the frustration of waiting for the next book. Your instincts might tell you that these tactics aren't honorable. But, if there's one thing I've learned since I came down from the mountains, honor means nothing to the dead. Let your mistakes teach you.
May 13, Michelle K. I think this book has showed a bit more maturity than certain previous books, though it probably won't be recognized by some in the case of Clear Sky's POV. First, let me state that I abhor Clear Sky's actions, who some cats call the evilest cat ever. But let me say that I can understand him on some level. His mind has become so warped by the grief of the last two books that his plans for a happy life for his group have b 4. His mind has become so warped by the grief of the last two books that his plans for a happy life for his group have been twisted into something unrecognizable.
It's not OK, but he's not in his right mind; he actually believes, with conviction, that what he's doing is helping. Overall, I was frustrated with many cats, not just Clear Sky.
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I was angry that the moore cats couldn't accept Thunder's return, and treated him as a deserter because he had previously left home with a father he never knew, but wanted to. Thunder learned the truth the hard way, he shouldn't be scorned on top of it. I like the way the books depict a cat heaven. Call me stupid, unscientific, blaspheming. I don't care, my beliefs are my own, and I like this aspect of the book. That's why it makes me sad that the other books say that their spirits fade in time. Which makes me wonder, how could forgotten spirits fade if they visited other cats in their dreams?
They shouldn't be forgotten, then, should they? This may be directed at a cat; but these cats are like people. Children shouldn't assosciate shame with being fat. Some people can't help being fat or skinny because of health reasons, like myself. I feel bad enough about my weight gain without anyone projecting negetivity onto me, like I'm some pig who can't stop stuffing my face.
I don't eat much, but my fibro prevents the proper amount of daily excercuse. Feb 01, Xander G. This installment of the warriors series tells about the events that lead up to the battle between the two groups, led by Clear Sky and Gray Wing. My favorite character was Thunder, son of Gray Wing and one of the most intelligent cats, though he is young. The story kept me guessing what Clear Sky would lead himself into, and my favorite part was when every cat that had died after the battle had returned and told Clear Sky to control himself.
Just about every scene was written to crisp perfectio This installment of the warriors series tells about the events that lead up to the battle between the two groups, led by Clear Sky and Gray Wing. Just about every scene was written to crisp perfection, but especially battle and death scenes.
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Some parts just had me thinking how Erin Hunter, the group of authors, could be so cruel with the emotional scenes. They kill off the characters that you love the most, but it just immerses you further into the story. Once I saw the first death scene, I wanted to find out if anything happened to Clear sky, and I just kept flipping through pages.
I loved everything about this book, and would recommend it to everyone who loves fantasy action stories. I rate this book 5 stars because of the sheer enjoyment it put me through. I will happily get my hands on the next in the series and I will continue nonstop! Mar 16, Lucy rated it it was amazing. I didn't love the characters and they annoyed me to no end. Then I picked up the first Dawn of the Clans. To be honest, I thought it was dumb at first. But I reread it when the second book came out and continued the series. I was amazed at how emotionally compelling it was and how close I felt to the characters, especially during this book.
The unique romance between Turtle Tail and Graywing and how much Graywing really cared for the kits pulled at my heartstrings. And discovering that Clear Sky isn't trying to be evil made me like him. River Ripple is a boss as well Having Turtle Tail die and so many others fall in the battle made me cry and I have fallen in love with this series. I hope the Erins keep writing as well as this and I'm looking forward to the yet unreleased books!
Oct 10, Ryan rated it really liked it. The First Battle is an amazing book and an excellent addition to the Warriors: Dawn of the Clans. The plot felt satisfying and had numerous subplots to make the book better and neat characters. On the downside, I felt that the climax of the book was very short and rushed.
But in spite of that, the climax was suspenseful. Anyway, The First Battle was a decent book that I'll rate four stars. Apr 26, Preston Leisure added it. The Dawn of the Clans series takes readers back to the earliest days of the Clans, when the cats first settled in the forest and began to forge the Warrior code. The rivalry between Gray Wing and Clear Sky has driven a bitter wedge between the forest cats.
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The First Battle (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans, #3) by Erin Hunter
This was such a good book, and there were a lot of emotional moments in this book, and throughout the first 3 books in this series! This is a really good book. It has a lot of action and basically makes the cats seem human, like they have consciences and real emotions and can actually plan attacks, etc. I really like the plot, because it has a lot of suspense and foreshadowing that makes the reader excited to read ahead. The thing I didn't really like about the book was that it became kind of boring towards the end, because everything was mostly the same - the descriptions of the cats, their thoughts, mostly everything!
The author also left a bit of a cliffhanger at the end so readers would read the next book. I would recommend this series to grade kids as it will be very interesting for them to read about cats.