Rainpaw lists some books that might have inspired Warriors.
Howdy, Rainpaw here and I am going to look at some possible inspirations for the Warriors series.
I know a couple books that possibly inspired Warriors and I shall talk about them. I will only be featuring 5 books.
1. Tailchaser’s Song- This book is possibly the biggest inspiration for Warriors just because of how the cats were named. Tailchaser’s Song is a book about a housecat named Fritti Tailchaser who goes on a journey to find the love of his life, Hushpad. From the villains to the heroes to the storytelling, this book was the main inspiration for Warriors.
Author: Tad Williams
2. Felidae- I gush over this book (and it’s movie) a lot. Felidae is a book that was made into a movie about a talking cat. This book/movie follows the cat detective, Francis, who tries to uncover the mysterious deaths of the cats in his neighborhood. He is aided by the old but intelligent cat Pascal and Bluebeard. The main inspiration from Warriors was the ending battle. Francis rips open the killer’s stomach and any Warriors fan would have this weird vibe, thinking that this was the inspiration for Tigerstar’s death.
Author: Akif Pirincci
3. Watership Down- Watership Down is a novel about rabbits trying to escape their warren, when one of the rabbits gets a vision that everyone will die. Led by Bigwig and Hazel, the rabbits leave the warren and encounter many obstacles. This book was a loose inspiration for everything on this list and it is one of the first novels about animals.
Author: Richard Adams
4. The Plague Dogs- The Plague Dogs is another novel by Richard Adams about two dogs who leave a laboratory where they were being harmed with ruthless experiments. This book was possibly an inspiration for Warriors because of the animal-human relationship in the book.
Author: Richard Adams
5. Ratha’s Creature (series)- The Ratha’s Creature series is a book series about prehistoric cats. It was possibly an inspiration for Warriors because of the cat behaver and Clan relationship in the book. I got a Warriors vibe as I read through the series.
Author: Clare Bell
Well that is it. Thank you for reading, and have a wonderful day. I suggest you read these books if you want to. They are really fun reads and it’s cool to see more books that were like Warriors.