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Warriors Series: A Complete Guide to the Epic Fantasy Saga by Erin Hunter


How Many Books in the Warriors Series by Erin Hunter?




If you are a fan of fantasy books featuring cats, you might have heard of the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. This is a long-running and popular series that has captivated millions of readers around the world. But how many books are there in the Warriors series? And what are they about?




how many books in the warriors series by erin hunter



In this article, we will answer these questions and give you an overview of the Warriors universe. We will also provide some tips on how to read the books in order and enjoy them to the fullest.


Introduction




What is the Warriors series?




The Warriors series is a fantasy adventure saga that follows the lives of four clans of wild cats living in a forest. The clans are ThunderClan, ShadowClan, RiverClan, and WindClan. Each clan has its own territory, culture, and code of honor. The cats face various challenges and threats from other clans, rogue cats, humans, and natural disasters.


The series was created by a team of authors who use the collective pseudonym Erin Hunter. The main authors are Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Victoria Holmes, and Tui T. Sutherland. They also collaborate with other writers and editors to produce the books.


The first book in the series, Into the Wild, was published in 2003. Since then, the series has grown to include seven sub-series, each consisting of six books. There are also several spin-off books, such as super editions, novellas, manga, graphic novels, field guides, and other books.


Why is the Warriors series popular?




The Warriors series is popular for many reasons. Some of them are:



  • The books have engaging plots that combine action, mystery, romance, and drama.



  • The books have rich world-building that immerses readers in the culture and history of the clans.



  • The books have diverse and complex characters that readers can relate to and root for.



  • The books have themes that explore topics such as loyalty, courage, friendship, family, identity, and destiny.



  • The books have a large and active fan community that creates fan art, fan fiction, fan videos, and fan websites.



The Main Series




Warriors: The Prophecy Begins




Books in this series




The first sub-series in the Warriors series is called Warriors: The Prophecy Begins. It consists of the following six books:



  • Into the Wild (2003)



  • Fire and Ice (2003)



  • Forest of Secrets (2003)



  • Rising Storm (2004)



  • A Dangerous Path (2004)



  • The Darkest Hour (2004)



Summary of this series




This series introduces the main protagonist of the saga, Firestar. He is a domestic cat who leaves his home to join ThunderClan, one of the four clans of wild cats. He soon discovers that he has a special destiny and a prophecy to fulfill. He also makes friends and enemies among the clan cats, and falls in love with a beautiful she-cat named Sandstorm.


This series follows Firestar's journey as he learns to adapt to the clan life, faces various dangers and challenges, and rises to become a leader and a hero. He also uncovers a dark secret that threatens the peace and harmony of the clans.


Warriors: The New Prophecy




Books in this series




The second sub-series in the Warriors series is called Warriors: The New Prophecy. It consists of the following six books:



  • Moonrise (2005)



  • Dawn (2005)



  • Starlight (2006)



  • Twilight (2006)



  • Sunset (2006)



Summary of this series




This series focuses on the next generation of clan cats, especially Firestar's daughter Squirrelflight and his nephew Brambleclaw. They are among the six chosen cats who receive a prophecy from StarClan, the ancestors of the clan cats. The prophecy warns them that their home is in danger and that they must find a new place to live.


This series follows the six cats as they embark on a perilous journey to find a new home for their clans. They also face new enemies, allies, and challenges along the way. They also have to deal with their own personal issues, such as love, betrayal, and loyalty.


Warriors: The Power of Three




Books in this series




The third sub-series in the Warriors series is called Warriors: The Power of Three. It consists of the following six books:



  • The Sight (2007)



  • Dark River (2007)



  • Outcast (2008)



  • Eclipse (2008)



  • Long Shadows (2008)



  • Sunrise (2009)



Summary of this series




This series centers on the three grandchildren of Firestar: Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf. They are part of another prophecy that states that they have special powers and a great destiny. Lionblaze has the power of strength, Jayfeather has the power of sight, and Hollyleaf has the power of ... well, that's a spoiler.


This series follows the three cats as they grow up and discover their powers and their roles in the prophecy. They also face new threats and mysteries that test their faith and loyalty. They also learn some shocking truths about their past and their family.


Warriors: Omen of the Stars




Books in this series




The fourth sub-series in the Warriors series is called Warriors: Omen of the Stars. It consists of the following six books:



  • The Fourth Apprentice (2009)



  • Fading Echoes (2010)



  • Night Whispers (2010)



  • Sign of the Moon (2011)



  • The Forgotten Warrior (2011)



  • The Last Hope (2012)



Summary of this series




This series continues the story of Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf, as well as their new friend Dovewing. Dovewing is another cat with special powers who replaces Hollyleaf in the prophecy. She has the power of hearing things far away.


Warriors: The Power of Three




Books in this series




The third sub-series in the Warriors series is called Warriors: The Power of Three. It consists of the following six books:



  • The Sight (2007)



  • Dark River (2007)



  • Outcast (2008)



  • Eclipse (2008)



  • Long Shadows (2008)



  • Sunrise (2009)



Summary of this series




This series centers on the three grandchildren of Firestar: Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf. They are part of another prophecy that states that they have special powers and a great destiny. Lionblaze has the power of strength, Jayfeather has the power of sight, and Hollyleaf has the power of ... well, that's a spoiler.


This series follows the three cats as they grow up and discover their powers and their roles in the prophecy. They also face new threats and mysteries that test their faith and loyalty. They also learn some shocking truths about their past and their family.


Warriors: Omen of the Stars




Books in this series




The fourth sub-series in the Warriors series is called Warriors: Omen of the Stars. It consists of the following six books:



  • The Fourth Apprentice (2009)



  • Fading Echoes (2010)



  • Night Whispers (2010)



  • Sign of the Moon (2011)



  • The Forgotten Warrior (2011)



  • The Last Hope (2012)



Summary of this series




This series continues the story of Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf, as well as their new friend Dovewing. Dovewing is another cat with special powers who replaces Hollyleaf in the prophecy. She has the power of hearing things far away.


This series follows the four cats as they prepare for the final battle against a dark force that threatens to destroy the clans. They also have to deal with their own personal problems, such as love, jealousy, and guilt.


Warriors: Dawn of the Clans




Books in this series




The fifth sub-series in the Warriors series is called Warriors: Dawn of the Clans. It consists of the following six books:



  • The Sun Trail (2013)



  • Thunder Rising (2013)



  • The First Battle (2014)



  • The Blazing Star (2014)



  • A Forest Divided (2015)



  • Path of Stars (2015)



Summary of this series




This series is a prequel that tells the origin story of the clans. It follows the ancestors of the clan cats as they leave their old home behind and travel to find a new place to live. They also have to face many dangers and hardships along the way.


This series shows how the cats form bonds with each other, develop their own traditions and rules, and establish their territories and names. It also shows how they cope with conflicts and changes that shape their future.


Warriors: A Vision of Shadows




Books in this series




The sixth sub-series in the Warriors series is called Warriors: A Vision of Shadows. It consists of the following six books:



  • The Apprentice's Quest (2016)



  • Thunder and Shadow (2016)



  • Shattered Sky (2017)



  • Darkest Night (2017)



  • River of Fire (2018)



  • The Raging Storm (2018)



Summary of this series




This series introduces a new generation of clan cats, especially Alderheart, Sparkpelt, Twigbranch, and Violetshine. They are part of a new prophecy that involves a mysterious cat named SkyClan.


This series follows the four cats as they try to help SkyClan find its place among the other clans, and deal with a new enemy that threatens to destroy them all. They also have to face their own challenges, such as finding their true mates, mentors, and friends.


Warriors: The Broken Code




Books in this series




The seventh and latest sub-series in the Warriors series is called Warriors: The Broken Code. It consists of the following six books:



  • Lost Stars (2019)



  • The Silent Thaw (2019)



  • Veil of Shadows (2020)



  • Darkness Within (2020)



  • The Place of No Stars (2021)



  • A Light in the Mist (2021)



Summary of this series




This series continues the story of Alderheart, Sparkpelt, Twigbranch, and Violetshine, as well as their new friends and relatives. They are faced with a new crisis that affects the connection between the clans and StarClan.


This series follows the cats as they try to restore the balance between the living and the dead, and fight against a tyrant who wants to rule over all the clans. They also have to deal with their own secrets, fears, and hopes.


The Super Editions and Novellas




What are the Super Editions and Novellas?




The Super Editions and Novellas are spin-off books that expand the Warriors universe. They are standalone stories that focus on specific characters or events that are not covered in the main series.


The Super Editions are longer books that usually follow the life of a single character from birth to death. They also explore the history and culture of different clans or groups of cats.


The Novellas are shorter books that usually focus on a specific event or situation that affects a character or a group of characters. They also provide insight into the thoughts and feelings of different characters.


How many Super Editions and Novellas are there?




There are currently 14 Super Editions and 24 Novellas in the Warriors series. Here is a list of them:



Super Editions


Novellas


Firestar's Quest (2007)


Hollyleaf's Story (2012)


Bluestar's Prophecy (2009)


Mistystar's Omen (2012)


SkyClan's Destiny (2010)


Cloudstar's Journey (2013)


Crookedstar's Promise (2011)


Tigerclaw's Fury (2014)


Yellowfang's Secret (2012)


Leafpool's Wish (2014)


Tallstar's Revenge (2013)


Dovewing's Silence (2014)


Bramblestar's Storm (2014)


Mapleshade's Vengeance (2015)


Moth Flight's Vision (2015)


Goosefeather's Curse (2015)


Hawkwing's Journey (2016)


Ravenpaw's Farewell (2016)


Tigerheart's Shadow (2017)Spottedleaf's Heart (2017)Crowfeather's Trial (2018)Pinestar's Choice (2017)Squirrelflight's Hope (2019)Thunderstar's Echo (2017)Graystripe's Vow (2020)Redtail's Debt (2019)Daisy's Kin (2021)Tawnypelt's Clan (2019)Shadowstar's Life (2019)Pebbleshine's Kits (2020)Tree's Roots (2020)


Shadowstar's Life (2019)


Pebbleshine's Kits (2020)


Tree's Roots (2020)


Mothwing's Secret (2020)Daisy's Kin (2021)Blackfoot's Reckoning (2021)Spotfur's Rebellion (2021)


How do they relate to the main series?




The Super Editions and Novellas are not essential to understand the main series, but they do provide more background and depth to the characters and events. They also fill in some gaps and answer some questions that fans might have.


Some of the Super Editions and Novellas are set before, during, or after the main series. Some of them are also connected to each other or to other spin-off books. For example, Firestar's Quest is a sequel to The Darkest Hour and a prequel to SkyClan's Destiny. It also introduces SkyClan, which plays a major role in A Vision of Shadows and The Broken Code.


If you want to read the Super Editions and Novellas in chronological order, you can follow this guide: https://warriors.fandom.com/wiki/Reading_list


The Manga and Graphic Novels




What are the Manga and Graphic Novels?




The Manga and Graphic Novels are spin-off books that are illustrated in a comic-style format. They are usually shorter than the Super Editions and Novellas, and have less text and more dialogue.


The Manga and Graphic Novels are divided into three types: manga trilogies, standalone manga, and graphic novels. The manga trilogies are three-part stories that follow a specific character or group of characters. The standalone manga are single-volume stories that focus on a specific event or situation. The graphic novels are adaptations of some of the Super Editions or Novellas.


How many Manga and Graphic Novels are there?




There are currently 15 manga trilogies, 4 standalone manga, and 6 graphic novels in the Warriors series. Here is a list of them:



Manga Trilogies


Standalone Manga


Graphic Novels


The Lost Warrior (2007)


The Rise of Scourge (2008)


The Lost Warrior (2007)


Warrior's Refuge (2007)


A Shadow in RiverClan (2012)


Warrior's Refuge (2007)


Warrior's Return (2008)Ravenpaw's Path (2010)Warrior's Return (2008)Tigerstar and Sasha: Into the Woods (2008)SkyClan and the Stranger: The Rescue (2011)Tigerstar and Sasha: Into the Woods (2008)Tigerstar and Sasha: Escape from the Forest (2008)SkyClan and the Stranger: Beyond the Code (2011)Tigerstar and Sasha: Escape from the Forest (2008)Tigerstar and Sasha: Return to the Clans (2009)SkyClan and the Stranger: After the Flood (2012)Tigerstar and Sasha: Return to the Clans (2009)Ravenpaw's Path: Shattered Peace (2009)A Clan in Need (2010)Ravenpaw's Path: Shattered Peace (2009)Ravenpaw's Path: A Heart of a Warrior (2010)The Heart of a Warrior (2010)Ravenpaw's Path: A Heart of a Warrior (2010)The Rise of Scourge (2008)The Rise of Scourge (2008)Graystripe's Adventure: The Lost Warrior (2007)Graystripe's Adventure: The Lost Warrior (2007)Graystripe's Adventure: Warrior's Refuge (2007)Graystripe's Adventure: Warrior's Refuge (2007)Graystripe's Adventure: Warrior's Return (2008)Graystripe's Adventure: Warrior's Return (2008)Skyclan and the Stranger: The Rescue (2011)Skyclan and the Stranger: The Rescue (2011)Skyclan and the Stranger: Beyond the Code (2011)Skyclan and the Stranger: Beyond the Code (2011)


Skyclan and the Stranger: After the Flood (2012)


Skyclan and the Stranger: After the Flood (2012)


How do they relate to the main series?




The Manga and Graphic Novels are not essential to understand the main series, but they do provide more visual and emotional appeal to the characters and events. They also add some details and perspectives that are not found in the main series.


Some of the Manga and Graphic Novels are set before, during, or after the main series. Some of them are also connected to each other or to other spin-off books. For example, The Rise of Scourge is a prequel to The Darkest Hour and a sequel to Bluestar's Prophecy. It also shows the origin story of Scourge, one of the main villains in the series.


If you want to read the Manga and Graphic Novels in chronological order, you can follow this guide: https://warriors.fandom.com/wiki/Reading_list


The Field Guides and Other Books




What are the Field Guides and Other Books?




The Field Guides and Other Books are spin-off books that provide more information and fun facts about the Warriors universe. They are usually written in an encyclopedic or interactive style, and have illustrations, maps, quizzes, games, and other features.


The Field Guides are books that explain the history, culture, geography, and mythology of the clans and other groups of cats. They also include profiles of various characters, clans, places, and events.


The Other Books are books that are not part of any sub-series or spin-off series. They include books such as short stories, activity books, coloring books, sticker books, and special editions.


How many Field Guides and Other Books are there?




There are currently 7 Field Guides and 11 Other Books in the Warriors series. Here is a list of them:



Field Guides


Other Books


Secrets of the Clans (2007)


The Untold Stories (2013)


Cats of the Clans (2008)


Tales from the Clans (2014)


Code of the Clans (2009)


Shadows of the Clans (2016)


Battles of the Clans (2010)


Legends of the Clans (2017)


Enter the Clans (2012)


Path of a Warrior (2019)


The Ultimate Guide (2013)


A Warrior's Spirit (2020)


The Warriors Guide (2007)


A Warrior's Choice (2021)


Warriors: Enter the Clans (2012)


Legends of the Clans (2017)


Warriors: The Ultimate Guide (2013)


Path of a Warrior (2019)


Warriors: The Warriors Guide (2007)


A Warrior's Spirit (2020)


A Warrior's Choice (2021)


How do they relate to the main series?




The Field Guides and Other Books are not essential to understand the main serie


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