The Fourth Apprentice (Warriors: Omen of the Stars Series #1)

The Fourth Apprentice (Warriors: Omen of the Stars Series #1)

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by Erin Hunter

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Erin Hunter's #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues in Warriors: Omen of the Stars—now featuring fierce new art. The first book in this fourth series, Warriors: Omen of the Stars #1: The Fourth Apprentice, brings more adventure, intrigue, and thrilling battles to the epic world of the warrior Clans.

It has been foretold that


Erin Hunter's #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues in Warriors: Omen of the Stars—now featuring fierce new art. The first book in this fourth series, Warriors: Omen of the Stars #1: The Fourth Apprentice, brings more adventure, intrigue, and thrilling battles to the epic world of the warrior Clans.

It has been foretold that Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and one other cat will hold the power of the stars in their paws. Now they must wait for a sign from StarClan to tell them which of their Clanmates will complete the prophecy.

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Children's Literature - Renee Farrah Vess
Cats from Riverclan, Windclan, Shadowclan, and Thunderclan are suffering due to a lack of water. The lake has essentially dried up, leaving only thin, muddy puddles and cracked dirt. Tempers flare and accusations arise from neighboring clans as they blame one another for the clan's discomfort and struggles. There is no relief in sight until an apprentice named Dovepaw has a vision of beavers building a dam far up the river. Cats Lionblaze and Jayfeather take this seriously, as they believe Dovepaw may be the third cat in the Starclan prophecy, and they keep her visions to themselves. They do voice a call for an investigation regarding the change in the water source for the lake. It is decided that two members from each clan will investigate the river's alleged obstruction, and hopefully return water to the lake. For the first time since the Great Journey the clans are traveling beyond their borders together and leaving their differences behind them. First in the "Warriors: Omen of the Stars:" series, early fantasy readers who enjoy books by Kathryn Lasky will fit naturally within the feline world created by Hunter. Reviewer: Renee Farrah Vess

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Warriors: Omen of the Stars Series , #1
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5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
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8 - 12 Years

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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 bestselling Seekers and Survivors series.

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The Fourth Apprentice (Warriors: Omen of the Stars Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 187 reviews.
Silvertail87 More than 1 year ago
Firestar is the BEST CAT EVER!!!! BTW its Mousefur, not Mudfur(Mudfur died in the old forest remember?) I really hope Hollyleaf escaped the tunnels, because I liked her. I know she was annoying sometimes, but she respected the Warrior code more then anybody. (How many of YOU can say you always follow the code and stick to the rules?) She was intellegent and thoughtful. ThunderClan should honnor that. Honeyfern should not have died! I was it had been Mousewisker, or someone annoying. :( She was gonna have kits with Berrynose!!! :( Jayfeather and Lionblaze are SO AWESOME! :D Im sad Hollyleaf died, but Im glad it wasn't Lionblaze or Jayfeather. I KNOW, I KNOW there's a gray cat on the cover, but I reallyy hope its Ivykit! No offense to graystripe or cinderheart, but Im sick of so many gray cats!!! There's MILLIONS OF THEM! Where's Leafpool now??? I miss her she was so amazing and sweet. I miss her and hope she comes back! Im grateful to Nightcloud. She kept Crowfeather focused on his Clan. I know he and Leafpool were never the same again, but he needed to stick with WindClan. Thanks, Nightcloud. On the subject of WindClan, WHY did Onestar have to go so bad?!?! He was my fav cat before he became leader! He used to be sweet and gentle, now he's attacking the ThunderClan camp!!! Why did he do that again? Im confused. Sol, Firestar's kin? No offense but HONESTLY, the way Sol is now, its hard for me to imagine him a kittypet.(I know Firestar was, but Firestar is special) I am glad Ashfur died. I never trusted him from the moment he was born. If he loved Squirrelflight so much why did he try to hurt her? I thought he would keep flirting with her, to see if he could get her to change her mind. What a jerk. I wish Lionblaze had killed Tigerstar in his dream. I HATE HIM!!! Sorry, but he caused to many things to go wrong. Like when Stonefur died. :( I loved him. :'( Warriors is the best series of book in the whole world. I love reading them and I cant wait for the new book to come out. I hope this reveiw helped you out some. Thanks for letting me share my ideas, Silvertail in ThunderClan
Frosttail More than 1 year ago
Some people say that WHITEWING would be the last member of the Three, but Erin Hunter counts Cloudtail and Firestar(that guy ROCKS:))as the same generation, so Dovekit or Ivykit will be in the Three. I'm SO SAD Honeyfern died! :( Its cruel!!! Hollyleaf could be a little annoying, but she had more respect then anybody for the Warrior Code. Even more then Firestar. If you don't like Hollyleaf, fine. But I think she deserves to be honnered because of her courage and willingness to do the right thing. One question, what will happen to Leafpool now? Dose she die in the forest? Join another clan? Im confused. I don't think Toadkit will be Jayfeather's apprentice. He talks about it, yes, but dose he really fit the part? Hollyleaf changed her mind, I think Toadkit will, too. He dosen't seem like the kind of cat to be gentle and caring for others. I imagine him hunting for mice, not yarrow. Jayfeather and Lionblaze are so AMAZING!!! I'm not sure who I like better. Don't get me wrong, I think Leafpool is amazing, but I think it was a bad idea on her part to name Jayfeather after his father. I cant believe Crowfeather was such a jerk! You'd think he'd be at least a LITTLE happy that he has 3(now 2)more kits! I think he needs to remember how much he loved Leafpool, and how much Leafpool loved him. They had to go their seprate ways, no choice. I wonder what the kit's power will be. I know there's a gray cat on the cover, but what if that isn't Dovekit? what if its Graystripe or Cinderpelt? I hope its Ivykit who will be in the Three, I'm not really sure why though.(lol) Thanks for reading my comment, I hope it answered any questions you might have. I love Warriors and I can't wait to read the new book. Buh Bye, Frosttail in Thunderclan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The next book of a series that I can't stop reading! It is a book every generation will enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for this book! @ first i thought it'b be Ivykit but then the cover has Dovekit so... that kinda ruind it.and Something tells me that the one with omunis dreams- will have Tigerstar in 'em. Just a hunch. And now thinking about it- i think Hollyleaf wasn't on of the three- i mean she didn't real have any powers. At 1st my fav cat point of veiw to read from was Lionblaze- because when Hollyleaf went 2 help Riverclan- i found that kinda annoying. And Jayfeather was too hotheaded. but in the end Jayfeather was my fav. I hope they do the piont of veiw thing like thay did in The power of three because The New prophesy (or how ev u spell that) was all over- u could never predict with cat's piont of veiw u'd hear from. One thing that kinda gets me anoyed is that every prophesy- they say- This is the biggest thing that's happen to the clans. Another thing 2 the last person's comment- it's Mousrfur not Mudfur. My- fav's would b- Firestar- b'cause he's the best. Cloudtail- cause he's cool. Leafpool- cause i like her calmness.Greystripe- cause he's verry loyal. Whitestorm, LionHeart, Spotted Leaf, Yellowfang, and all of the old leaders(even though they're dead)- cause, well idk just do :)
Fireclaw More than 1 year ago
I think that dovekit is going to be the third of the three because lion jay dove they are all anamial beginings holy and ivy are plants not anamial so it fits. I think that brambleclaw will forgive squirrelflight and leafpool will become an elder. I also think that some how skyclan will come back and find the clans and I hope that they do because i really liked the skyclan cats. I think that firestar would like to see skyclan come back so he could know how they made out. I think that lepordstar will die she is so old. I wonder what happened to princess and if she will ever come back to the clans i think it would be good if she did because i liked her. I also wonder if graystripe and sandstorm will become elders in this book because mousefur and longtail aren't that much older than them and they have alreday been elders for a while so i think they might become elders in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey guys! I cant wait for this book to come out. Before I begin, I have to say that it makes me sad that people say they dont like Hollyleaf. I know she was obsessed with the code, but she just wanted to be a good clan member and the fact that she found out she was half clan, was hard on her. I feel sad that she wasnt able to ever have a real talk with her mother OR aunt-you know who they are. Things might have been different if the three had talked to Leafpool or Squirrelflight.....Now that I have THAT out of the way, I want to say that I bet it's Dovekit that has the powers (just a hunch). Now that a new series is about to start, there are some questions to ask. #1 Will Firestar die? :( #2 What will Squirrelflight and Leafpool do now that there secret is out? #3 How does Sol tie into all of this? He just has to. #4 Whats the "fourth apprentice's" power. #5 Has anyone besides me realized that the elder Mudfur, has been alive since the first book of the first series? She is the OLDEST CAT that has been alive! Congrats to her! :) #6 Some people are saying that Sol is related to Firestar somehow. Is that true? --Okay, thats it. Thanks for skimming/reading my review! Bybybybybybyby ********PS.Heres a shoutout to my fave cats in the books. Leafpool(even though she lied), Squirrelflight(even though she lied), Brambelclaw(cuz he's awsome), Firestar(cuz hes the best cat ever), Mudfur(she is old :O), Hollyleaf(she was dealing with alot and she should be honored), and the three cats with stars in there paws( it would take too long to write them all down). They are all great!*********
EagleFeather More than 1 year ago
*WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS* The answer to the question on which kit of Whitewing and Brichfall's will be the third cat of the Three is simple. In the book Sunrise at the very end, Whitewing tells Jayfeather and the others that she named the fluffy gray kit Dovekit. A gray cat is on the cover of The Fourth Apprentice. It's pretty obvious. Why else would she be on the cover? Dovekit is the third of the Three. Also, I would like to say that the ending for Sunrise and The Power of Three Series was very sad and rather cruel. It was SOOO sad when Honeyfern died. :'( And are also glad that Sol is gone for good. He was dangerous. I did like it when Purdy came to live with the clans. He's so cool. lol ^_^ But I HATE Hollyleaf for what she did and am VERY glad she died. She deserved it. And what happened to Leafpool?? She left, yes, but how can Firestar let his daughter leave so easily?? Its not the first time a medicine cat had kits! Think of Yellowfang! I know it's wrong, but seriously, did it have to end that way? And it was really sad when Crowfeather denied his love for Leafpool. And OMG OMG OMG did anyone like want to cry when they realized that Leafpool named Jayfeather after his father CrowFEATHER?? You'd think Lionblaze and Jayfeather would be a little more understanding. Especially to Squirrelflight! That part was sad too. Now she and Brambleclaw are fighting! Everyone's sad and lonely. Well, except for Whitewing and Birchfall I guess. lol ok, well that's all i have to say. P.S. Jayfeather is SOOOOO awesome.
hawkcloud3 More than 1 year ago
even though almost everyone thinks dovekit and ivykit will be the other in the prophecy, i still have a theory. what about sol? whats his importance to the prophecy? in sunrise before the 1st chapter yellowfang says that midnight told sol everything. but WE dont know everything. and the thing i think, cloudtail is firestars kin, but then that would make WHITEWING kin of his kin. not dovekit and ivykit. the last thing is princess. remember her? we only know what happened to one, cloudtail. what about the other kits in princesses litter? theyre also firestars kin. and what if SOL is one of princesses kittens son? maybe he is part of the 3. i dont think these are true, but it gives you something to think about. Bye!
Icefox19 More than 1 year ago
It was no surprise that Hollyleaf didn't have any powers, I mean, she didn't have any dreams, TigerClaw didn't visit her and she killed. StaClan wouldn't have a cat that killed. I hope she made it to StarClan though, she wasn't that bad of a cat. I wasn't shiocked when they said that Leafpool was thier mother, everyone kind of suspected it. Anyway, I was really disappointed to find out that Crowfeather didn't care about his kits. I hate Nightcloud, no offense to those who do. She took Crowfeather away from a cat and kits that needed him. I hope Dovekit's the next inn the prophecy, the name's so caring it make sense because a dove is a peaceful name not like ivy. Ivey's just a wierd name. Hope this was helpful!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, read my stories at Username:Icefox19
Hawkfire More than 1 year ago
Warriors books have never disapointed me... but this one I think is the best so far. There is more violence but that is okay. The new siries Omen of the Stars, is said to have to do a lot more with the dark forest than usual.
Firestar-Rocks More than 1 year ago
For all of my clanmates waiting for this book I must say that I think Dovekit is going to be the one with the powers. I think that because Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Dovekit all have a animal name in their name, but Hollyleaf and Ivykit don't, but if you haven't noticed this yet they both have a plant in their name. As long as we're talking about Hollyleaf I don't think she was killed when the rocks caved in on in those underground tunnels. I think they collapsed after she went through so now I think she's just wandering in those tunnels like Fallen Leaves and she'll find a way out and go back to Thunderclan and appologize to Firestar and she'll be back in Thunderclan. You shouldn't say it was wrong for her to murder Ashfur because he would have told all the clans and there would be many arguements. I think they'll still let Leafpool be medicine cat because she's a great medicine cat.Thanks for reading my review and I hope you agree with my Ideas! Thank you to Firestar for being a great leader, Tigerstar for helping Lionblaze fight better than he does already, jayfeather for helping cats, Lionblaze for fighting with tooth and claw!
Willowstar16 More than 1 year ago
i cant wait 4 the fourth apprentice 2 come out!! there r a few questions that might b answered in this book. wat will happen 2 leafpool? who will take hollyleaf's place: Dovekit or Ivykiy? wat power will she possess? will Sol come back again? will Crowfeather clame Jayfeather and Lionblaze as his kits? will Brambleclaw forgive Squirrelflight? will Crowfeather forgive Leafpool? the 1 thing im sure of is that this serie and all those after will b full of: romance, secrets, wonders, battles, and much, much more. well i gotta get back 2 my clan. i hope u enjoy the fourth apprentice. Willowstar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book because you get to see the final one of the three.I won't tell you what she can do ,but I will tell you it's a power kind of like what JayFeather does to know where he's going.Ther's are new animals in this book that put the clan cats in a corner for a while,but they still pull through.Get ready for a big battle, with evil cats.Also see what happens to BreezePelt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great series. Very addictive. If you or your child like cats this is the book for you. Its great fiction series about the cat world and what they would do if they could talk and if we let them go! Its really great, so read it sometime.
Shadowfeather More than 1 year ago
Hi! Shadowfeather hear! Before I say anyhthing about the books, i am looking for a clan and clan! I am a warrior with green eyes and dark gray fur. Okay, now to the books. I thought sunrise was a great book and this one will be even better. I was happy the Hollyleaf left she was so annoying but i was suprised to hear she killed ashfur but it kinda made sense if you think about it. but I like Jayfeather and Lionblaze, Lionblaze being one of my favorite characters and those of you who dont like Firestar, how could you! he is like the best leader ever! I feel bad for Brambleclaw too because he found out that Lionblaze, jayfeather, and hollyleaf werent his real kits and i thought it made alot of sense that Crowfeather and Leafpool were the real parents. About what was going to happen in the new book. Toadkit is going to become Jayfeathers apprentice and Lionblaze will probably end up getting rosekit as his apprentice. Dovekit will probably be part of the prophecy. well i should stop because this is getting really long. can't wait! Shadowfeather
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is gunna be the bestest book ever ok sorry all hollyleaf fans but she was way annoying she was all "AWMAWGOSH WE NEED TO FOLLOW THE WARRIOR CODE" talk about annoying but how can you peeps say that about firestar he rocks how can you wish him dead after what he did for thunderclan so what happens now leafpool resigned but where does she go, edlers den, warrior duties, learn to fight as an pprentice, or does she just leave i beleive she leaves- Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- she was awsome so any ways as soon as i read the prologe i couldnt put it down CANT WAIT TO GET FURTHER INTO IT ENJOY
Sandtalon More than 1 year ago
I can't wait the fourth apprentice to arive I'v read all the books.In Sunrise I wasn't suprised by Crowfeather and Leafpool being the parents or of Hollyleaf not being one of the three, but I was suprised that Hollyleaf killed ashfur he deserved it I think.The new leaders will be Crowfeather Russetfur Mistyfoot And Brambleclaw. I also hope that Firestar will die soon because he's boring and nosy.As for who will be the last of the three it will be Dovekit because ahe's on the cover.Jayfeathers apprentice will be Toadkit and Lionblazes will be who ever is the last of the three. Lionblazes mate will be Icepaw and I think Brambleclaw will forgive Squirflight and they will have kits of there own. By Sandtalon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Holy cow! I cannot WAIT for this book! I'm SO glad Hollyleaf died, no offense to those who liked her. I mean she killed Ashfur, he wasn't the greatest cat in the Clans but he didn't deserve to die like that, speaking of wich I thought Squirellflight had killed him. I'm kinda hoping Firestar will die soon, he's getting a bit annoying. If he doesn't die than Lepordstar probably will. I'm also wondering if Sol will come back, because he just fell off the face of the planet. He can't be done with the Clans, not yet at least. I can'y wait to find out the connection between the Ancient Clans, the modern Clans and the Tribe of Rushing Water.~ Starmark
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At moon res 3 All positions open except leader. Get there fast! I am moonstar
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This book is good, just give it time to unfold it will be great. It’s about these cats that are really strong and have know idea what happened to the lake. Now this cat has super senses and hears the big brown animals putting logs stopping the river. Now all the clans must work together. I recommend this book.
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I highly recommened the Warrior seriers. The books are a good read for children. I am a grandmother, and my two grandaughters read the series, then give me the books to read. Then we talk about the cats and their life in the forrest, and the differant family clans. For grown-ups, and grandmothers, it keeps you in touch with your children and grandchildren. Also, it is wonderful for the children to read. The whole Omen of the Stars series is full of action, and we look forward to the clans adventures. Erin Hunter is a wonderful author.