The Path of a Warrior Spoiler Page

A new set of 3 novellas will be published April 9, 2019. It will contain stories about Redtail, Tawnypelt, and Shadowstar. Let the discussion begin 😊

Feb 19th, 2019: Page has been updated to be a spoiler page!

Note: We know you’re excited to continue reading about the lives of these characters, and love the world that the Erins have set up, but Kate is very busy and may not be able to get back to you regarding specific questions you may have – and she certainly can’t answer questions that spoil the next books! If a moderator or Kate tells you that they can’t answer your question, then we ask you to respect that answer. Thank you for your understanding! 🙂

(This cover has the wrong names on – it might not be 100% legitimate, but it is pretty and will do for now…)

  421 Replies to “The Path of a Warrior Spoiler Page”

  1. Tuliptalon
    April 11, 2019 at 2:00 am

    I laughed so hard when the Oakheart death scene was incorrect XD!


    Ridin shotgun under a hot sun

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    • Foxie is 16 (as of yesterday)!
      April 11, 2019 at 5:56 pm

      Out of all of the mistakes, it had to be that one 😂 That was literally what the first series revolved around. I was super excited to read his novella but I’m like shaking my head now haha (haven’t gotten Path of A Warrior yet).


      Faith it 'til you make it

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    • April 12, 2019 at 12:30 pm

      The funniest mistake in warriors was Heavystep the Undying. Or Ravepaw.


      Where do you find hope?

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      • April 14, 2019 at 7:59 pm

        Oh yes the Heavystep thing 😛 He died twice before they finally removed him from the Allegiances rip


        Don't Lose Ur Head 🗡💚

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      • Frostpaw | Frostfire (Frosto)
        April 16, 2019 at 2:01 am

        he’s the magical immortal cat that never gets credit 😛


        Cheet4SW

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        • April 16, 2019 at 2:27 pm

          I think he should get a super edition that deletes the mistakes: “Heavystep’s Lives” about how StarClan gave him nine lives for some reason.

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          • Frostpaw | Frostfire (Frosto)
            April 17, 2019 at 2:09 am

            he was a discount leader that got two lives 😛


            Cheet4SW

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          • Tuliptalon
            April 20, 2019 at 6:44 pm

            Raven, you should check Vicky’s profile on Warriorcats.com. You’ll see why when you do it 😉


            Ridin shotgun under a hot sun

      • Hawkstorm
        April 19, 2019 at 4:29 am

        My favorite mistake was when Graystripe called Mistystar and Stonefur his kits.

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      • April 22, 2019 at 4:48 pm

        No it was “Stormkit stared at his bother” from CP 😛


        gold’s fake & real love hurts

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      • Minnowpaw(flake)/ Troutfern
        April 25, 2019 at 3:01 pm

        There’s something going on in RiverClan.
        Heavystep died twice, and now Beetlewhisker came back from the dead.
        Mothwing must’ve been using the power of science to revive them before she believed in StarClan


        so guys we did it

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    • Amberwing
      April 19, 2019 at 11:55 pm

      what did it say it was?


      *has very strong feelings* sry

      • April 20, 2019 at 1:22 am

        Basically instead of Oakheart’s death in Into the Wild (via rockslide) Redtail was the one who killed him instead, which finding out the mystery behind Redtail and Oakheart’s deaths was a good chunk of the first arc’s plot.

        (Not sure if that’s what you meant but)


        ketchup is a smoothie

      • Tuliptalon
        April 20, 2019 at 6:44 pm

        In older versions of Bramblestar’s Storm.


        Ridin shotgun under a hot sun

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        • willowstep
          May 15, 2019 at 4:48 pm

          XD i have that edition the book where graystripe got memory loss and called them his kits
          i got really confused when i read that part
          vintage bramblestar’s storm for 200.00 dollars


          dont die graystripe

  2. Moonshade
    April 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Can someone explain why Tawnypelt had to step down? I’m just kinda interested as I’d love her to be leader and I don’t have the book haha

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    • April 12, 2019 at 8:32 am

      In my opinion, it was mainly because of the disrespect she got when she was deputy and how so many of her clanmates didn’t completely trust her because of the whole Darktail thing and her being with Rowanstar. Or in other words, they didn’t trust her because they didn’t think she should have left with Rowanstar after Darktail took over and should have done something about it. The book isn’t explicitly clear on her decision, but that’s what I think! 🙂


      Don't Lose Ur Head 🗡💚

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    • Frostpaw | Frostfire (Frosto)
      April 16, 2019 at 2:02 am

      I think she didn’t feel she was right as the deputy for the “new ShadowClan”; it was time for a younger cat to have a chance to lead 🙂


      Cheet4SW

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  3. Pebbleglow
    April 11, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Kate, between which books will these three novellas take place?


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    • A Kate for All Seasons
      April 12, 2019 at 7:50 am

      I have no idea. The editors write the novellas, me and Cherith write the novels 😛


      BlogTeam Administrator, Leader

    • April 12, 2019 at 8:29 am

      If I check the allegiances of my copy, it seems that Redtail’s Debt takes place during the end of Bluestar’s Prophecy until the beginning of Into the Wild. Tawnypelt’s Clan is in between Tigerheart’s Shadow/Darkest Night and River Of Fire (I kinda forget which book Tigerstar/heart came back in whoops but it’s that and the book after, if that makes sense). And lastly, Shadowstar’s Life is after Thunderstar’s novella that I forget the name of rip me. I hope this is helpful! 🙂


      Don't Lose Ur Head 🗡💚

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      • Pebbleglow
        April 12, 2019 at 3:56 pm

        Thanks! That’s good enough for me. I’m getting the books next week and I just wanted to know which ones to read in order.

        It will probably show up on the Fandom some time later on… Who knows


        • April 12, 2019 at 6:53 pm

          Oh okay! Cool! I just read Shadowstar’s first because I was most excited about that one 😛


          Don't Lose Ur Head 🗡💚

          • Tuliptalon
            April 13, 2019 at 12:23 am

            Slow down there. Redtail’s Debt is after Spottedleaf’s Heart.. am I allowed to mention that book here? *gulps*


            Ridin shotgun under a hot sun

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            • Embers on a Spring Dawn (Emberdawn)
              April 13, 2019 at 12:43 am

              Add a “spoilers for (book) below” tag just in case 🙂


              Moderator, BlogClan's Deputy

      • Frostpaw | Frostfire (Frosto)
        April 16, 2019 at 2:10 am

        Thunderstar’s Echo was the title 😀


        Cheet4SW

      • Minnowpaw(flake)/ Troutfern
        April 25, 2019 at 3:03 pm

        Shouldn’t Tawnypelt’s Clan take place between River of Fire and The Raging Storm? Tigerheartstar came back in RoF, and Tawnypelt stepped down in TRS


        so guys we did it

  4. April 12, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    I’m genuinely surprised that no one has talked about Tawnypelt visiting the tribe and the new Tribe of Rushing Water content (e.g Stormfur, Brook, and their kits)


    ketchup is a smoothie

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    • April 12, 2019 at 9:03 pm

      She literally kidnapped her grandson so he could go to there with her…

      Amazing.


      Bold of you to assume I'm Navy

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      • April 14, 2019 at 10:20 pm

        That was the best part. I loved the family road trip with Tawnypelt, Shadowkit, and Dovewing.


        ketchup is a smoothie

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        • Frostpaw | Frostfire (Frosto)
          April 16, 2019 at 2:03 am

          I thought of The Long Haul but a Warriors version when you said that 😛


          Cheet4SW

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          • Minnowpaw(flake)/ Troutfern
            April 25, 2019 at 3:04 pm

            I can’t wait until Shadowkit enters a contest to guess the weight of a pig, and they end up going back to ShadowClan with a semi-sentient piglet


            so guys we did it

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            • willowstep
              May 15, 2019 at 4:51 pm

              tigerstar jr.- lets keep this pig so it poops pork


              dont die graystripe

    • April 14, 2019 at 10:20 pm

      Although I hate the StormxBrook ship I’m happy to see that Stormfur is doing well and has two new kits (Breeze That Rustles the Leaves and Feather of Flying Hawk).


      ketchup is a smoothie

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      • April 23, 2019 at 3:39 am

        Why do you hate StormxBrook?

        (Literally whenever you say you hate a ship I like I wanna know why because I value your ship opinion 😛 )


        gold’s fake & real love hurts

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        • April 25, 2019 at 3:31 am

          Because I’m too lazy to type out an essay and too tired to as well, I’m simply going to quote the words of someone else on WCRP because it’s exactly what I think about StormxBrook.

          Does have mentions of Stockholm Syndrome, so if that makes anyone uncomfortable, then you might as well not read because it’s the main factor as to why I dislike the StormxBrook ship. (Some things were taken out, though. Here’s the whole thread, though: http://wcrpforums.com/thread/38777/stockholm-syndrome-stormfur)
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          Today lets talk about something I don’t see get brung up much. And one of the reasons why I don’t like the modern tribe or Brook x Stormfur, haha. Oh joy, anyways rant time.

          First of all, what is Stockholm Syndrome?

          “It’s a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity. These feelings, resulting from a bond formed between captor and captives during intimate time spent together, are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims. Generally speaking, Stockholm syndrome consists of “strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other.”

          “Formally named in 1973 when four hostages were taken during a bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholm syndrome is also commonly known as “capture bonding”.

          Causes:
          The crisis situation lasts for several days or longer.

          The hostage takers remain in contact with the hostages; that is, the hostages are not placed in a separate room.

          The hostage takers show some kindness toward the hostages or at least refrain from harming them. Hostages abused by captors typically feel anger toward them and do not usually develop the syndrome.

          Symptoms:
          The hostages have negative feelings about the police or other authorities.

          The hostages have positive feelings toward their captor(s).

          The captors develop positive feelings toward the hostages.

          I’m pretty sure Stormfur suffered from SS during his time with the tribe, and one of the main reasons why he stayed with them in the end as well.

          Stormfur was singled out from the start, the Tribe kept dropping hints that they expected him to stay, but Stormfur always mistook them, and figured they meant other things. They’d bond with him, quickly grow friendships, to the point where even Crowpaw got angry about Stormfur spending more time with them over their group.

          When Tawnypelt was healed and they wanted to leave suddenly the vibe turned rotten and hostile. They prevented them from leaving, and Stormfur is clearly distressed but tried to keep his calm. They even used force on them, to keep them from escaping, then moving them from room to room. And eventually used force to separate them, and shove the other cats out of the cave keeping Stormfur prisoner.

          The scenes that make me angry though is when Brook speaks to Stormfur, she lied to him, betrayed his trust, and still expected him to understand while holding him prisoner. Forcing him into something he didn’t want to be a part of, and expecting him to throw away the well being of his own Clan, his own faith, in favor of theirs. They threaten them, intimidated them, held them prisoner against their will while also treating them with kindness before hand, and even after everything got out they still tried to make Stormfur feel comfortable. Giving him the best spot, bringing him prey, offering to share tongues with him. This is literally the concept of Capture Bonding.

          It’s funny, cause the moment Brook was introduced, all she cared about was their precious prophecy, that’s all she saw in Stormfur. All of them did. But Stormfur thought they liked him for who he was, not because they wanted their own hides to be saved. These cats are honestly horrible, does anyone remember when Stoneteller sent six cats to kill Sharptooth and not to return until they did their job? And only 3 were left, one of them was Brook’s brother, who lost his tail to the mountain lion.

          It’s only when they escape thanks to Sharptooth attack does Stormfur feels more sympathy for them, enough to want to help them. If he hadn’t bonded with these cats, hadn’t known them over the course of several days, things wouldn’t have happened the way they did.

          The others weren’t so eager to go back and help, and Stormfur was convinced that Silverstream told him to go, when asked about if she said it or not, he said “not exactly”. Meaning it was his perception of what she meant. Anyways we all know the deal, they go back, Feathertail is actually the cat of their prophecy, she saves them, she dies, etc.

          Now something I want to point out, is that when they did return to help, Stoneteller down right victim blamed Stormfur for not helping them, clearly blaming him for Star’s death at the jaws of Sharptooth, along with the other damages caused the night they escaped. “You didn’t help us. You ran away.” Uhh??? Of course he’d run away for his life after you all were keeping him prisoner and trying to force your beliefs and hopes onto him while there’s a crazy mountain lion running amok. Brook then says that she knew Stormfur would come back and was happy to see him…hmmm……seriously? How more obvious can this be.

          Also when Talon came back they were quick to blame him and his group for not killing Sharptooth and even wanted him killed for disobeying them by coming back to the cave, just…gross.

          The price for helping a bunch of cats with bees in their brains was the death of his sister, instead of mourning her sacrifice they celebrated Sharptooth’s death just like that, causing Stormfur to flinch. The one that comforted him in a moment where he was emotionally vulnerable was Brook, one of the cats that held him hostage, furthering that bond again.

          I really feel for Stormfur though, it’s said that once or twice he’s seen looking to talk to Feathertail, but then remembers she’s dead. Shows just how close the two of them were.

          Anyways fast forward to after Graystripe’s capture, at this point Stormfur assumed the worse, like the other cats. His mother died giving birth to him, his father is probably dead, his sister died saving the the tribe, and he feels that everyone close to him is vanishing. He had given up his feelings on Squirrelflight because they were in different clans and thought Bramblestar suited her better. So by this point the strongest bond he had left was with the tribe and Brook thanks to that good ol’ Stockholm Syndrome.

          In the end he chooses the tribe over the clans, and like Brook says, he’ll always keep coming back, yikes. He claims he’s in love with Brook, and the other reason he stays is because Feathertail died there and is buried there. Now he has reasons to be tied down there, and none left in the clan, and he always assumed they didn’t like him because he was Half Clan. So I guess you can add that last point, “negative feelings about the police or other authorities.
          ” to the list too now.
          By Maplefrost on WCRP
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          And thus, why I hate StormxBrook without really having to type anything. I really would’ve preferred Stormfur x Squirrelflight, Stormfur x Tawnypelt, or Stormfur x No one.


          ketchup is a smoothie

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          • Minnowpaw(flake)/ Troutfern
            April 25, 2019 at 3:06 pm

            Stormfur x Squirrelflight would’ve been an interesting ship tbh


            so guys we did it

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            • willowstep
              May 15, 2019 at 4:53 pm

              wow i did not think about that before hmm…….


              dont die graystripe

  5. Foxtail (Foxie)
    April 12, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    So guys what’s with my Barnes&Noble not having Path of A Warrior? I just got home from there and I couldn’t find it. What happened? Is it not there anymore? Has it not arrived? Did it get sold out? Is it being republished because of Redtail’s Debt’s inconsistency?

    So many questions 😛


    Faith it 'til you make it

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    • Tuliptalon
      April 13, 2019 at 12:23 am

      Probably sold out..


      Ridin shotgun under a hot sun

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    • Breezylight
      April 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

      The possibility is that they sold out as soon as it got out or haven’t arrived yet, though Barnes and Nobles should have it unless it is being republished due to the mistake, but that hasn’t been announced so it’s likely sold out

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    • April 14, 2019 at 8:01 pm

      Oof 😛 I got to a Barnes & Nobles at around 5:30 pm on April 9th and they had like 7 copies so idk what to tell you sorry 😛 Probably just sold out?


      Don't Lose Ur Head 🗡💚

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  6. April 14, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Kate, or anyone who actually read Path Of A Warrior that can answer: is Feather of Flying Hawk named after Feathertail *goes back to sleep*


    An everlasting piece of art

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    • Breezylight
      April 14, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      Maybe😱😱😱 (I haven’t finished Tawnypelt’s Clan yet)

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      • Tuliptalon
        April 14, 2019 at 5:07 pm

        That is a possibility..


        Ridin shotgun under a hot sun

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        • Jaysnow
          April 21, 2019 at 1:54 am

          It’s a very likely possibility. Kate can’t answer since she isn’t involved with the novellas, though. I like to think this myself.

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    • April 16, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      I read it a while back, but Feather of Flying Hawk isn’t real.

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      • April 16, 2019 at 7:06 pm

        What do you mean?


        An everlasting piece of art

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      • Fireleap
        April 18, 2019 at 3:32 pm

        What are you talking about?

      • April 19, 2019 at 5:19 pm

        Uh…I checked my copy of Tawnypelt’s Clan and Feather of Flying Hawk is very much real:

        “Yes,” said Stormfur proudly. “You met Breeze, and that’s her littermate, Feather of Flying Hawk, over there.” He gestured with his tail at a stone-gray cat practicing fighting moves with some other to-bes on the other side of the cave.


        ketchup is a smoothie

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  7. Sunpaw
    April 14, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    This seems to be everyone’s reaction to Redtail’s Debt on Tumblr:

    — OMSC GUYS IT WAS SO BAD THERE WAS A PLOT INCONSISTENCY
    — *shoving the entire first arc in the Erins’ face* SEE? LOOK HERE! REDTAIL DIDN’T KILL OAKHEART
    — *about the line where Tigerclaw says that Redpaw owes him his life* WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY *screams*
    — STAGLEAP IS AMAZING
    — YAY WILLOWPAW AND REDPAW INTERACTION
    — OMSC RAVENPAW WAS SO OOC AGGGGHHHHHH

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  8. April 22, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Kate, I have 2 questions:

    1. Should we accept the “Oakheart killed by a rock death” or the “Oakheart killed by Redtail death” as canon?
    2. Darkstripe’s parents are Willowpelt and Tawnyspots, but in RD Tawnyspots died before Willowpelt was made a warrior, so is Darkstripe’s parentage still canon?


    gold’s fake & real love hurts

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    • A Kate for All Seasons
      April 23, 2019 at 11:49 am

      This wasn’t my book. I’m afraid you’ll have to ask the editorial team ℅ HarperCollinsUS or Working Partners Ltd.


      BlogTeam Administrator, Leader

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  9. Kiara
    April 22, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Kate, did Fern Leaf die? She doesn’t appear in either Thunderstar’s Echo or Shadowstar’s Life.

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    • Tuliptalon
      April 25, 2019 at 12:37 am

      Kate probably can’t answer that! She is not involved in the novellas, as said above ^^^


      Ridin shotgun under a hot sun

  10. April 25, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaghggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhh I desperately want to read it but I don’t have the book yet 😛


    procrastination EXTREME

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