Warriors: A Dangerous Path: Book #5

by Erin Hunter

Paperback, 2005



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PB Hun

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PB Hun

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PB Hun




HarperCollins (2005), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 336 pages


Tigerclaw is back and more dangerous than ever as the new leader of ShadowClan, but he is not the most terrifying enemy Fireheart must face as a new force sweeps through the woods.

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336 p.; 5.13 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member Rainclaw
I love this book because it is interesting and exiting. It makes me horrified to think that Tigerclaw is back and now he is the leader of Shadow Clan.
LibraryThing member mr17
very good book if your like cats, and like adventure.
LibraryThing member billybobjoeysileo
fireheart is elected the leader of the clan and now he finds out tigerclaw has come back and is the leader of shadowclan. he MUST get rid of him before he destroys the entire of thunderclan.
LibraryThing member snikita
In this book Tigerstar is back as the new leader of Shadow-Clan. The cats in Thunder-Clan fear for what he will do. That is not the only danger awaiting them because a pack of horrendous dogs are loos in the forest. When the Thunder-Clan deputy, Fireheart gets to know that Tigerstar is responsible
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for leading the dogs to their territory he gets really mad but has more important things to worry about like Bluestar being on the last of her nine lives.I would recommend this book to people who like courages cat and adventure.
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LibraryThing member jians
Fireheart knows that Tigerclaw is exiled from ThunderClan, he actually hoped he was gone for good but to his horror Tigerclaw is now Tigerstar leader of ShadowClan! He has to prevent ThunderClan from Tigerstar, but he does not know that Tigerstar has another way to destroy his clan. Perhaps another
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kind of animals, like dogs...
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LibraryThing member squirrel66hm
Good book with sad parts and happy parts
LibraryThing member ywoo
Now Tigerstar is the leader of Shadowclan. Fireheart the deputy of Thunderclan has to protect Thunderclan from the plan of Tigerstar.
LibraryThing member KendallR
Fireheart is shocked and nervous of the newly introduced Shadowclan leader, Tigerstar. But Fireheart has other things to worry about. Cats are mysteriously getting themselves injured, and all fireheart knows is that Thinderclan needs to be careful...........
LibraryThing member kenzie12368
I have to say that the danger in the dangerous path was certainly true. There was a lot of cruel moments that had to be passed through.
LibraryThing member benuathanasia
Such a beautiful, imaginative series. I choose to believe this is what happened to my Taz after she went missing. I can easily picture her being Shadow Clan.
LibraryThing member TnTexas
I appreciated the fact that this book stands well on its own, despite the fact that it's part of a series with a continuing storyline. In other words, you can read it on its own and still feel like you've read a complete story instead of only part of one. Obviously reading the previous books makes
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the reading experience a bit richer, but still .....

Anyway, the kids and I found this to be an enjoyable book overall. But I feel a word of warning is warranted for younger reader and their parents. The series has been getting progressively darker for a couple of books now. That bent takes a pretty sharp turn in this book and might not be suitable for sensitive readers.
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LibraryThing member MerryMeerkat
Wow. I keep thinking these books are going to get predictable and boring but they do not. I totally adore them. LOVE these books, but not much to review except commentary on things going on:

Things are heating up as Tigerstar becomes leader of Shadowclan. Fireheart has to speak at a clan meeting for
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the first time. I keep wanting Fireheart and Sandstorm to get together and have kittens but in this book, after several falling outs, they at least declare that they love each other.

Bluestar continues to decline, almost going completely mental but comes back at the end only to die and obviously Fireheart is about to become clan leader in book 6.

I’m so sick of Tigerstar, I wish Fireheart would defeat him already, but I suspect that will take place in book 6.

Greystripe FINALLY returns to Thunderclan after Riverclan kicks him out for not attacking Fireheart. I am so glad Fireheart has his best friend back.

The only thing that bothered me about this book was how crazy Bluestar was becoming. I hated her renaming the cat (can’t remember original name now) Lostface, I found that particularly cruel. But at least Bluestar regains some rationality before she dies at the end.

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LibraryThing member JuliaW.G3
Fireheart, still the clan deputy knows that Tigerstar is up to something bad. But Fireheart has a bigger problem, a group of dogs moved in at the Snake Rocks. Bluestar gives Cloudpaw his warrior name, Cloudtail, but no other apprentices got their warrior names making them jealous. Swiftpaw (one of
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the apprentices) got really mad about that and tried to convince the other apprentices to go with his and defeat them to save ThunderClan. But only one other apprentice said yes Bightpaw. When they left, the next day the mentors Longtail (Swiftpaw's mentor) and Whitestorm (Brightpaw's mentor) couldn't find them that's when Fernpaw finally told them that they went out to fight the dogs. But Fireheart didn't get there in time, when they got there Swiftpaw and Brightpaw were all bloody. Sadly Swiftpaw was already dead and Brightpaw barley alive. When Bightpaw was still too injured to talk she kept saying in her sleep "pack, pack, kill, kill". When she got well enough to do average cats duties, Bluestar gave her, her warrior name Lostface. Tigerstar put a trail of rabbits that led from the Snake Rocks to the entrance of the ThunderClan and at the end of the rabbit trail one of the ShadowClan warriors killed Brindleface so the dogs would have the taste of cats and destroy ThunderClan. But luckily Fireheart caught that and separated the trail before the dogs caught on. All the ThunderClan cats went to the Sunning Rocks to be safe. Then Fireheart made a plan to lure the lead dog off the gorge and hopefully the others would follow. Fireheart was the last cat that the dogs were following but the lead dog caught him and right before the dog was going to put the death blow on Fireheart Bluestar came and head-butted the lead dog close to the edge.
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LibraryThing member Sheila1957
Tigerclaw has finally gotten what he wants--his own clan. Now Tigerstar, he is the leader of Shadow Clan. He is tearing Thunder Clan apart as the clan tries to rebuild after the fire (see book 4.) Fireheart is having problems as the deputy of Thunder Clan. Bluestar is not well and has lost faith in
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Star Clan. Fireheart knows how bad it is for the clan and now there is more darkness in the forest that seeks to destroy Thunder Clan.

I love this series. As I get further into the story I get sucked in the books and want to know what will happen. Now truths are being publicly revealed. Loyalties are being tested and strained. New problems are arising. What is the sense of keeping your clan's secrets when full disclosure would help all the clans?

This series is well done and will hold the interest of all readers regardless of age.
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